Aid Opportunities

Grants, scholarships, loans and work- study programs are available to cover the difference between what a family will be expected to contribute and the actual college costs.

The largest source of scholarship money at our private institutions is the funding that the institutions provide themselves. Federal and state financial aid programs are also available to students attending a Louisiana private college. In some cases, you may be able to obtain additional loans to meet the family contribution.

We encourage you to contact your institution’s financial aid office and request information on what is available.

Below are brief descriptions of the different types of aid:

Scholarships and Grants

TOPS (The Taylor Opportunity Program for Students)

Go Grant (Louisiana’s need-based award)

Federal Grants

  • General information about Federal Grants is available on the Federal Student Aid website
  • Federal Pell grants – maximum award: $5,920. These are federally funded, entirely need-based and determined on the basis of a formula developed annually by U.S. Department of Education and reviewed by Congress.
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG) – maximum award: $4,000. These federal funds enable a college’s financial aid office to award additional grants to students with demonstrated financial need.


Federal Loans

Institutional Loans

Contact your institution’s financial aid office

Federal Education Credits

The Hope and Lifetime Learning tax credits benefit students or parents who pay tuition and related expenses for attendance at least half-time in a degree-granting program. These credits are subtracted directly from the total federal tax on a return.


Admission applications are handled by the individual institutions. Please see our member institutions page to find your school and begin the admissions process