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NEWS ITEMS FROM TULANE UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL AID

POSTED 11/04/16
TOPS Update for Current and Prospective Students - November 3, 2016


POSTED 09/09/16
Constitution Day: September 17, 2016
While the United States of America celebrates Constitution Day on Saturday, September 17, 2016, the Tulane Law School will offer an educational session commemorating this special day on Friday, September 16, 2016 from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM in Room 110 of the Law School’s Weinmann Hall, 6329 Freret Street, New Orleans, LA. Additional information concerning the U.S. Constitution can be found at the following website: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html


POSTED 07/11/16
TOPS Update for Current and Prospective Students - July 20, 2016


POSTED 07/11/16
TOPS Update for Current and Prospective Students - July 11, 2016


POSTED 06/08/16
TOPS Update for Current and Prospective Students - June 8, 2016

The current budget for the State of Louisiana's upcoming fiscal year, as recently passed by the legislature, calls for a 52% reduction to TOPS funding. At this level each student would receive 48% of his/her anticipated TOPS award. The Legislature has now entered a Special Session to tackle the state’s remaining budget deficit and to find funding for critical education and health care services, including TOPS. The legislature has a goal of increasing TOPS funding to at least 75% which would increase individual awards to the same percentage, however those debates are ongoing. It is also important to note that if the TOPS program is NOT fully funded, then TOPS eligible students will have the option to defer their TOPS award for the next year if they wish to do so. This page will be updated as new information arrives. Decisions about funding for TOPS will be made between today and June 23rd, so please use this time to contact your State of Louisiana legislators to let them know you support full funding for the TOPS program. To find your legislator please go to: http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/FindMyLegislators.aspx


POSTED 03/04/16
Update on 2016-2017 Financial Aid Processing

We wish to welcome all who are applying to Tulane for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year.

At this time, the Tulane University Financial Aid Office has commenced e-mailing 2016-2017 award notifications to those admitted incoming full-time undergraduate students who have completed (by the recommended 2/15/2016 deadline) both a 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a 2016-2017 College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile application. Please note that Tulane's financial aid counselors are continuing to review the multitude of applications received to date for those incoming freshmen students who have been offered admission and we expect to continue to send award notifications throughout the month of March as we progress through our review of financial aid applications. 

As a reminder, the FAFSA determines an applicant’s eligibility for all federal student aid, while the CSS Profile determines an applicant’s eligibility for our need-based Tulane Scholarship. Incoming freshmen who have only completed the 2016-2017 CSS Profile should immediately complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA (exception: non-U.S.-citizens who are not permanent U.S. residents do not need to complete the FAFSA). 

For incoming full-time undergraduate applicants, our recommended deadline of February 15th for completing financial aid applications (specifically, both the 2016-17 FAFSA and 2016-17 CSS Profile form) has passed; HOWEVER, we will continue to accept late applications and awards will be made on a funds-available basis. If you wish to review the necessary steps for applying for financial aid for the 2016-2017 year, please click here (http://tulane.edu/financialaid/steps/index.cfm). 

We expect that incoming full-time undergraduate freshmen applicants completing ONLY THE FAFSA will begin to receive award notifications concerning eligibility for federal student aid the week of March 28, 2016. 

We are scheduled to begin reviewing completed aid applications in mid-March for incoming applicants admitted to other divisions of the University (graduate divisions and the School of Continuing Studies), and for those applicants, we expect award notifications to start the week of March, 21, 2016. 

All 2016-2017 financial aid applicants should now be able to securely access the status of your financial aid application via Tulane's Gibson Online Portal (https://gibson.tulane.edu/). If you do not know your logon credentials, be sure to click on the "Forgot your username or password?" link, and Tulane will e-mail (to your e-mail address of record)your necessary log-in credentials. 

Upon successful log-in, you can navigate to the Financial Aid tab and select any of the options listed under Services. Selecting “Requirements, Holds, Academic Progress” will let you view what aid applications we’ve received and what additional documents we ultimately need to receive. Be sure to select the “2016-2017” academic year to view 16-17 information. 

Tulane’s merit scholarships for incoming freshmen are listed under the “Award Information” section of Gibson’s Financial Aid tab for 2016-2017, but will only be visible after the viewer has accepted Terms and Conditions. Upon reviewing your award details via Gibson, please understand that your acceptance of any award does NOT reflect your commitment of an admission offer nor does it obligate you to enroll at Tulane University. 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ONLY APPLICABLE TO INCOMING FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE FRESHMEN: Tulane will often make initial award offers without receipt of any tax information documentation; however, all Tulane and/or federal need-based awards are contingent on our final review of federal tax returns and IRS tax transcripts. For our need-based Tulane Scholarship, we will ultimately require that signed copies of 2015 federal income tax returns (and accompanying schedules and W-2s) be provided to our office in order to validate all reported income data. Also, students selected by the U.S Department of Education for verification of tax data reported on the FAFSA will need to provide Tulane with IRS 2015 tax return transcripts (this is a print-out from the IRS) and a specific verification worksheet. Please understand that the U.S. Department of Education will NOT allow Tulane to use copies of signed tax returns that have been submitted as verification documentation of income. We regret there will therefore be some situations in which those awarded Tulane need-based scholarship funding AND selected for federal verification will need to provide Tulane with BOTH 1) signed copies of tax returns for Tulane to validate income AND 2) IRS tax return transcripts to verify income for federal student aid purposes. 

Please send any documentation related to your financial aid application to our new secure processing center partner in New Hampshire!
Tulane University Financial Aid Processing Center
P.O. Box 8090
Portsmouth, NH 03802


POSTED 02/18/16
FEDERAL PERKINS LOAN PROGRAM TO END (UPDATE)
New Federal Perkins Program regulations were made law on December 18, 2015.  A link to guidance from the Department of Education regarding the regulations may be found at the bottom of the Federal Perkins Loan Disclosure link in the next sentence.  Disclosures regarding any new Federal Perkins Loan made after October 1, 2015 may be found on this link for FEDERAL PERKINS LOAN DISCLOSURE.


POSTED 02/17/16
Financial Aid News: UPDATED INFORMATION ON 2016 SPRING SEMESTER TOPS PAYMENTS

Louisiana has announced that its current budget crisis could impact the TOPS program for the current spring semester and into the future.

Tulane University is concerned about these developments and the serious financial implications this may have for our students from Louisiana.

TOPS payments were made by the State of Louisiana for eligible students enrolled in fall 2015, but to date it has provided only a portion of the funds we were expecting for the 2016 spring semester.

The State has promised to eventually provide 80 percent of the total amount due to eligible students for this spring.

Partial TOPS funding has arrived and is being disbursed to eligible students and we remain optimistic that all remaining TOPS funding will be forthcoming from the State for the 2016 spring semester. However, the State has suggested that the remaining TOPS funding might not become available until July 2016. We will continue to closely monitor the situation.

A special legislative session to address the budget crisis and the TOPS program has already commenced and is scheduled to conclude on Wednesday, March 9. Please know that we intend to update you and the Tulane Financial Aid website with the best information as it becomes available. We remain committed to continuing to work with the State in anticipation of receiving the full amount (100 percent) of 2016 spring semester TOPS payments for ALL Tulane students who are eligible.

In a worst case scenario, should the State not ultimately reach an agreement that will allow them to fulfill their remaining TOPS payment obligation to our students, Tulane University stands ready to assist impacted students by covering any TOPS shortfall for the 2016 spring semester.


POSTED 02/12/16
Financial Aid News: INFORMATION ON 2016 SPRING SEMESTER TOPS PAYMENTS

On 2/11/16, the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) announced an immediate halt of all TOPS payments to colleges and universities (both public and private) within the State of Louisiana. This unprecedented action by the State of Louisiana is attributable to the state’s current budget crisis.  

At this time, Tulane is awaiting further guidance from LOSFA as to the full implications of this action.  Earlier today (2/12/16), the State of Louisiana announced that they will soon resume TOPS payments for the 2016 spring semester, however we have no definitive details in regard to when Tulane would receive future payments for our students.  

Approximately 626 Tulane students are scheduled to receive TOPS payments for the 2016 spring semester, and Tulane promptly billed the State of Louisiana for the full amount ($1.6 million) of TOPS funds expected to be received for eligible Tulane students from Louisiana for the 2016 spring semester. However, Tulane then received recent notice that due to a funding shortfall, only a portion (approximately 43%) of Tulane students would receive their TOPS funding in a timely manner.  

LOSFA accepted the billing invoice that Tulane submitted in regard to this 43% allowance, and late this week Tulane received approximately $614,000 in 2016 Spring semester TOPS payments from the State. The specific Tulane students associated with the funds received are expected to have the full amount of their 2016 spring TOPS funding credit to their respective Accounts Receivable (A/R) accounts during the week of February 15th.  

At this time, the State still owes Tulane approximately $1 million in TOPS funds for the remaining 57% of our TOPS-eligible students.  

Again, while we are encouraged by today’s announcement that future payments will soon resume, we await guidance and information from state officials as to when Tulane might receive the remainder of these expected TOPS payments.  

We are optimistic that the remaining TOPS funds will ultimately be forthcoming for the 2016 spring; however, we have been informed that such payments may not be delivered to Tulane until possibly as late as July 2016. 

We will immediately update our website once any additional information is provided to Tulane.  

While we remain hopeful that all of Tulane’s TOPS recipients will receive their entire scheduled TOPS payments at some point for the 2016 spring semester, we share the frustration of not knowing when the State will deliver these remaining funds, and understand that impacted students may want to seek alternative funding options in the worst-case scenario that the State does not deliver TOPS payments expected for the 2016 spring term. 

Since Tulane always awards the MAXIMUM level of institutional need-based scholarship funding BEFORE factoring in a Louisiana student’s TOPS award, there is no additional institutional need-based scholarship warranted by the State’s failure to make TOPS payments. 

However, there may be opportunities for students and/or parents to explore federal and/or non-federal loan programs to replace the average $2,557 Spring 2016 TOPS tuition payment for an otherwise eligible Tulane student. 

Students are encouraged to explore our website and/or contact their respective financial aid counselor for more information. 

Please note that access to federal educational loans for the spring 2016 semester ends once a student is no longer attending spring 2016 classes, so it is vital that if such funding is needed, the student work with their financial aid counselor to package and secure the loan before that time.

Currently, the Tulane Accounts Receivable Office (billing office) has recognized all expected 2016 spring TOPS payments as “anticipated” payments, which means that finance charges have not been assessed for any balances owed to Tulane that would be completely covered by the ultimate TOPS payment from the State. However, please be aware that if the TOPS payment were to exceed current charges and to result in a credit balance, a refund of such a credit balance is on hold and will not be released until actual TOPS payment from the State is received.


POSTED 01/06/16
Financial Aid News: 2016-2017 Financial Aid Processing

We wish to welcome all who are applying to Tulane for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year. If you wish to review the necessary steps for applying for financial aid for the 2016-2017 year, please click here (http://tulane.edu/financialaid/steps/index.cfm). 

For incoming full-time undergraduate applicants seeking consideration for all federal and institutional need-based student aid resources, our recommended deadline is February 15, 2016 for completing your financial aid applications; specifically, both the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) AND 2016-2017 College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile form. Please note that the FAFSA is used solely to determine a student's eligibility for all federal student aid, while the CSS Profile (and the FAFSA) is required for student's seeking to be considered for Tulane's need-based scholarship funding.  

At this time, Tulane is scheduled "go live" with the 2016-2017 financial aid section of our on-line portal (Gibson) on March 1, 2016. Once operational, you will be able to check the status of your financial aid application, to view what applications and/or documents we have received and what possible additional applications and/or documents we are requesting before finalizing a financial aid award notification. Tulane's secure Gibson on-line portal will also ultimately provide details concerning your financial aid award. If you do not know your logon credentials, be sure to click on the "Forgot your username or password?" link, and Tulane will e-mail (to your e-mail address of record) your necessary log-in credentials.  

During the first week of March 2016 we expect to begin sending 2016-2017 award notifications to those admitted incoming full-time undergraduate students who have completed (by the aforementioned recommended deadline) both a 2016-2017 FAFSA and a 2016-2017 CSS Profile application. We expect to continue to send notifications throughout the month of March as we progress through our review of financial aid applications. In early April 2016 we are scheduled to send award notifications to those admitted incoming full-time undergraduate students who only completed the 2016-2017 FAFSA.  

Finally, please note that for all Tulane need-based scholarship recipients, we will ultimately require signed copies of 2015 federal income tax returns (and accompanying schedules and W-2s) be provided to Tulane in order to validate all reported income data. Please note that some students will be selected by the U.S Department of Education for verification of specific data reported on the FAFSA. If selected, you will need to provide Tulane with the specific documentation being requested. Often, this involves the submission of IRS 2015 tax return transcripts (this is a print-out from the IRS) in order to verify income data and a specific verification worksheet. Please understand that the U.S. Department of Education will NOT allow Tulane to use copies of signed tax returns that have been submitted as verification documentation of income. We regret that there will be situations whereby students awarded Tulane need-based scholarship funding AND selected for federal verification will need to provide Tulane with BOTH:  

1) signed copies of tax returns for Tulane to validate income AND;  

2) IRS tax return transcripts to verify income for federal student aid purposes. 

We apologize for any inconvenience. Tulane will often make initial award offers without receipt of any tax information documentation; however, all Tulane and/or federal need-based awards are contingent on our final review of the aforementioned tax returns and IRS tax transcripts.

 


POSTED 09/17/15
Financial Aid News: CONSTITUTION DAY

September 17 is Constitution Day, a day observed annually across the United States in honor of the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution. In recognition of Constitution Day, Tulane Law School will be holding a panel presentation on marriage equality entitled Same-Sex Marriage : The Implications and Impact of Obergefell v. Hodges.More information can be found at  http://www.law.tulane.edu/tlsNews/newsItem.aspx?id=19643 . This event will begin at 2:30 pm and be held in Room 110 of Weinmann Hall. It is an exciting opportunity to hear leading constitutional scholars and commentators examine the implications of this historic decision.


POSTED 01/11/16
FEDERAL PERKINS LOAN PROGRAM TO END (UPDATE)
New Federal Perkins Program regulations were made law on December 18, 2015.  The new regulations limit the program to be available only up to the 2017-2018 academic year for undergraduate students (and only those students who meet new criteria), and only up to the 2016-2017 academic year for graduate students (and only those students who meet certain criteria).  The new regulations now require additional disclosures to be made with each Perkins Loan disbursement.  The new criteria for undergraduate students will include a requirement that Direct Loans be awarded first, and for graduate students criteria includes the receipt of a Perkins disbursement prior to October 1, 2015 as well as continuation in the same program of study.  Details mentioned here are not all-inclusive, and interpretation of the new regulations are still being made.  We will update the website as we learn more about the new regulations.


POSTED 09/01/15
Financial Aid News: FEDERAL PERKINS LOAN PROGRAM TO END

Barring any last minute action by Congress, the Federal Perkins loan program is scheduled to end on 9/30/15. The following is a summary of what will be happening and who will be impacted if the Federal Perkins loan program ends as scheduled. 

  • 1. NEVER AWARDED A PERKINS LOAN AT TULANE: If you have never been awarded a Federal Perkins loan while previously or currently enrolled at Tulane, then the window is now closed as no new Perkins loans are being offered at this time to those who have never received Perkins. 

  • 2. NEW BORROWERS: Students are defined as new borrowers if they are currently enrolled at Tulane in a new program of study (defined as either a new degree/certificate program AND/OR a new major) who did NOT receive a disbursement of Perkins loan funds for the EXACT SAME program of study at Tulane prior to 6/30/15, yet who have been awarded a Perkins loan for the current 2015-2016 academic year. If you are a new Perkins borrower, then you MUST successfully complete these two requirements prior to the specified deadlines: 
    • a. By 11:59PM on 9/15/15, you MUST accept your 2015-2016 Federal Perkins Loan award (via the secure Tulane Gibson portal)! The Federal Perkins loan for all new borrowers who fail to meet this deadline will have their 2015-2016 Perkins loan award cancelled. 
    • b. By 11:59PM on 9/28/15, you MUST have completed the Federal Perkins Master Promissory Note (MPN). If you previously completed the Perkins MPN and received Perkins loan funds for a different program of study at Tulane during the past 9 years, then you have already successfully completed this necessary MPN. Otherwise, some new borrowers will be able to complete the MPN process on-line, while others may be required to print out the MPN and directly return the fully completed Perkins MPN to the financial aid office prior to the aforementioned deadline. This means that any printed Perkins MPN MUST be received at our office by 5PM on 9/28/15. The Federal Perkins loan for all new borrowers who fail to meet this deadline will have their 2015-2016 Perkins loan award cancelled, including if receipt of a completed Perkins MPN is delayed due to mailing or for other reasons. 

We regret that due to the short window of time prior to the end of the Perkins program, no exceptions will be given to these deadlines.

All new borrowers who successfully complete the above criteria, and meet all other eligibility criteria, will have the 2015 fall semester portion of their Federal Perkins loan disburse directly to their Tulane Accounts Receivable account prior to 9/30/15 AND any scheduled 2016 spring semester disbursement will be able to disburse in January 2016 (assuming all eligibility criteria is still fully being met).

We regret that for all new borrowers, federal regulations mandate that your Federal Perkins loan for the current 2015-2016 academic year will unfortunately be your last. Current law prohibits any new borrower from receiving future Perkins loan funds beyond the current academic year.

  • 3. OLD BORROWERS: Students are defined as old borrowers if they are currently enrolled at Tulane in the EXACT SAME program of study (defined as the exact same degree/certificate program AND major) for which the student received a disbursement of Perkins loan funds at Tulane prior to 6/30/15. All students meeting the definition of an old borrower will be eligible for Perkins loan “grandfathering” provisions as established by federal regulation. This means that for the current 2015-2016 academic year, and all future academic years that you remain in the EXACT SAME program of study at Tulane, you will be eligible to receive Federal Perkins loan funds, assuming you fully meet all other eligibility criteria. The deadline for accepting a Perkins loan is prior to the end of your period of enrollment for which it is offered.

    Old borrowers represent the only student population who will remain possibly eligible to receive Federal Perkins loan funds in the future, assuming that the EXACT SAME program of study is maintained. Current law requires that future Federal Perkins loan awards (beyond the current 2015-2016 academic year) be made only if a student still exhibits financial need AFTER all other need-based aid has been awarded. 

At this time we are unaware of any new identified source of funding that might be able to replace the future loss of Perkins loan funds. Current alternative funding options include the use of loan programs such as the Federal PLUS loan program (for parents of dependent undergraduates); or the Grad PLUS loan program (for graduate & professional students); or non-federal private alternative educational loan programs. If you have questions about the Federal Perkins loan program, then please contact our office. 



POSTED 08/02/15
Financial Aid News: AUGUST 2015 FINANCIAL AID REMINDERS

To ensure the timely crediting and disbursement of financial aid funds for the 2015 fall semester, we offer these reminders to all enrolled students who have been offered financial aid.  If you have already completed everything, then congratulations!

ALL STUDENTS: AID NEEDS TO BE ACCEPTED  click here for directions

ALL STUDENTS: BILLING WORKSHEET click here

STUDENTS ACCEPTING LOANS: click here for directions

PARENTS SEEKING LOANS: click here for directions

STUDENTS ACCEPTING FEDERAL WORK STUDY: click here for directions

STUDENTS Borrowing for Living Expenses (Students EXPECTING REFUNDS): click here for directions

LOUISIANA STUDENTS EXPECTING A "TOPS" AWARD: click here for instructions


POSTED 08/02/15
Financial Aid News: 2015-2016 Academic Year Aid Status

What All Continuing Full-Time Undergraduates Want to Know… When will I receive my 2015-2016 financial aid award notification?
The answer… It depends.

For those students who do not apply for Tulane and/or federal aid, yet solely receive a Tulane merit scholarship, those merit awards have been made for the 2015-2016 academic year and are viewable via the secure Tulane Gibson portal.  The exception would be for those students who failed to meet the minimum academic requirements for merit scholarship retention.

Be sure to check your award status on-line using the Tulane Gibson portal to assure that all requested documents have been received by our office.

Attention All School of Continuing Studies (SCS) and Graduate/Professional Students

If you completed a 2015-2016 FAFSA and we are in receipt of all necessary documents, then we anticipate that you will receive your 2015-2016 award notification within the next 30 business days.

We encourage SCS and appropriate graduate students to complete their respective 2015-16 financial aid addendums (available under the “forms” section of our website), as our receipt of this completed addendum allows us to make a more accurate award to cover your anticipated costs and desired level of borrowing.

Attention All Incoming Full-Time Freshmen

Welcome to Tulane!  We wish to remind you that in order to assure the timely disbursement of your fall semester aid, please be sure that you complete all of the applicable steps listed below:

1. Accept the aid you want to receive via Tulane’s secure Gibson portal.  All Tulane merit and need-based scholarship must be accepted! 
2. Tulane need-based scholarship recipients must provide our office with signed copies of the student’s and parents’ 2014 federal income tax returns (or completed 2014 non-filer forms if applicable) along with copies of all 2014 W-2 forms.  Tulane need-based scholarship funds will NOT disburse until this documentation is received and reviewed.
3. New Federal Direct Studen Loan borrowers (of Subsidized and/or Unsubsidized Loans) must complete a Federal Direct Student Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) at the U.S. Department of Education’s website.  New Stafford borrowers must also complete the Stafford loan on-line “entrance counseling”.  Failure to complete both of the requirements will result in Stafford loan disbursement delays.
4. Student awarded and accepting a Federal Perkins Loan must complete a Federal Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN).  After accepting your Tulane Perkins Loan offer via Tulane’s Gibson portal, you will subsequently receive an e-mail from a company called ACS or Xerox with a message from the Tulane Student Loan Office inviting you to visit their website to complete the Perkins MPN.  This is a third-party vendor Tulane uses for Perkins processing.  Failure to complete the Perkins Loan MPN will result in Perkins loan disbursement delays.
5. Student awarded and accepting a Federal Work Study (FWS) award will ultimately need to find a job on campus.  FWS recipients are encouraged to visit the Tulane Student Employment Office website for a listing of available positions; as well as plan on attending the Job Fair held on campus at the start of the fall semester.

POSTED 03/10/15

Financial Aid News:  Update on 2015-2016 Financial Aid Processing

We wish to welcome all who are applying to Tulane for the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year.

At this time, Tulane's financial aid counselors are reviewing the multitude of applications received to date for those incoming freshmen students who have been offered admission. By March 11, 2015, we expect to be sending 2015-2016 award notifications to those admitted incoming full-time undergraduate students who have completed (by the recommended deadline) both a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile application.  We expect to continue to send notifications throughout the month of March as we progress through our review of financial aid applications.

As a reminder, the FAFSA determines an applicant’s eligibility for all federal student aid, while the CSS Profile determines an applicant’s eligibility for our need-based Tulane Scholarship. Incoming freshmen who have only completed the 2015-2016 CSS Profile should immediately complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA (exception: non-U.S.-citizens who are not permanent U.S. residents need not complete the FAFSA).

For incoming full-time undergraduate applicants, our recommended deadline of February 15th for completing financial aid applications (specifically, both the 2015-16 FAFSA and 2015-16 CSS Profile form) has passed; however, we will continue to accept late applications and awards will be made on a funds-available basis.  If you wish to review the necessary steps for applying for financial aid for the 2015-2016 year, please click here (http://tulane.edu/financialaid/steps/index.cfm).

We expect that incoming full-time undergraduate freshmen applicants completing only the FAFSA will begin to receive award notifications the week of March 23, 2015.

We are scheduled to begin reviewing completed aid applications in mid-March for incoming applicants admitted to other divisions of the University (graduate divisions and the School of Continuing Studies), and for those applicants, we expect award notifications to start the week of March, 23, 2015.

The 2015-2016 academic year is now accessible under the Financial Aid tab in the Tulane Gibson secure portal (https://gibson.tulane.edu/)!

Upon successful log-in, you can navigate to the Financial Aid tab and select any of the options listed under Services. Selecting “Requirements, Holds, Academic Progress” will let you view what aid applications we’ve received and what additional documents we ultimately need to receive.

At this time, you may securely access the status of your 2015-2016 financial aid application via Tulane's Gibson Online Portal. If you do not know your logon credentials, be sure to click on the "Forgot your username or password?" link, and Tulane will e-mail (to your e-mail address of record)your necessary log-in credentials.

Tulane’s merit scholarships for incoming freshmen are listed under the “Award Information” section of Gibson’s Financial Aid tab for 2015-2016, but will only be visible after the viewer has accepted Terms and Conditions. Upon reviewing your award details via Gibson, please understand that your acceptance of any award does NOT reflect your commitment of an admission offer nor does it obligate you to enroll at Tulane University.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE ONLY APPLICABLE TO INCOMING FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE FRESHMEN: Tulane will often make initial award offers without receipt of any tax information documentation; however, all Tulane and/or federal need-based awards are contingent on our final review of federal tax returns and IRS tax transcripts. For our need-based Tulane Scholarship, we will ultimately require that signed copies of 2014 federal income tax returns (and accompanying schedules and W-2s) be provided to our office in order to validate all reported income data. Also, students selected by the U.S Department of Education for verification of tax data reported on the FAFSA will need to provide Tulane with IRS 2014 tax return transcripts (this is a print-out from the IRS) and a specific verification worksheet.  Please understand that the U.S. Department of Education will NOT allow Tulane to use copies of signed tax returns that have been submitted as verification documentation of income. We regret there will therefore be some situations in which those awarded Tulane need-based scholarship funding AND selected for federal verification will need to provide Tulane with BOTH 1) signed copies of tax returns for Tulane to validate income AND 2) IRS tax return transcripts to verify income for federal student aid purposes.

Please send any documentation related to your 2015-2016 financial aid application to our new secure processing center partner in New Hampshire!
                  Tulane University
                  Financial Aid Processing Center
                  P.O. Box 8090
                  Portsmouth, NH 03802

POSTED 02/06/15

Financial Aid News: 2015-2016 Financial Aid Processing

Please send any documentation related to your 2015-2016 financial aid application to our new secure processing center partner in New Hampshire!

Tulane University
Financial Aid Processing Center
P.O. Box 8090
Portsmouth, NH 03802




PERMANENT POSTINGS:


Alternative Financing Options
Alternative financing options to assist undergraduate students and their parents with educational expenses not covered by other forms of financial aid are described
here. These options include monthly payment plans through Tuition Management Systems (TMS), Federal PLUS Loans and Private/Alternative Education Loans.

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