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Applying for financial aid

Applying for aid is simpler than you think

We know the financial aid process can be intimidating—our counselors and staff members are standing by for any help you might need.

Please contact our office or reach out to your assigned counselor.

Phone: 504.865.3231

Fax: 504.865.3233

Location: Thomas Hall 302

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*All calls and emails will be answered within normal office hours of Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. (during peak times it may take up 24-36 hours to answer all calls, emails, and text messages).


Our mailing address is:

Loyola University New Orleans

Office of Financial Aid

6363 St. Charles Ave.

New Orleans, LA. 70118

Meet Our Team

Kimberly Rankins, Administrative Assistant,

Did you know that you have an assigned Financial Aid Counselor? Feel free to reach out to them with the information below. 

Current and prospective undergraduate students

"A - O" Trinity Williams, Financial Aid Counselor,

"P-Z" Rachel Caire, Assistant Director,


Law and Graduate students (not online)

Katarina Perlsweig, Financial Aid Counselor,


Online Undergraduate and Graduate (including Nursing)

Kaitlin Harper-Loendorf, Associate Director,


Leadership Team

Mary Musso, Sr. Associate Director,

Check your eligibility


Financial aid eligibility depends on a number of factors, from your academic accomplishments to your family's financial circumstances. If you've been admitted to Loyola, then you're already being considered for merit-based financial aid. If you're interested in grants, federal need-based loans, or a blend of all available types of aid, the only way to find out what your family qualifies for is to complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).

Check your eligibility

Understand the costs

Direct and Indirect

There are two types of costs to keep in mind as you plan your finances, direct and indirect. Direct costs include tuition, fees, housing, and a meal plan. Additionally, you'll need to account for indirect costs such as books, transportation, and all living expenses. Our resources will help you form a clearer picture of the costs you'll need to meet through both financial aid and/or an out-of-pocket contribution.

Understand your costs

Submit the FAFSA

You're set to apply!

This step is critical but simple. You and your parents will need to gather some documents and information, and then you're all set to apply online.

Submit the FAFSA

Finalizing My Award

It's easy!

Finalizing your financial aid award is easy! Once Loyola University has received your FAFSA information, the Financial Aid Office will calculate your estimated eligibility for the financial aid programs offered at the University. We will send you a Financial Aid Award Packet to your home address as well as a digital version. Then, you will need to decide how you would like to move forward with your financial award. 

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Learn about other types of aid

There are specific aid programs that will make the most sense for you and your family, depending on a variety of factors and personal circumstances. These include grants and scholarships, student loans, and student work opportunities. Explore these options, and connect with your financial aid counselor to receive any assistance you might need.

Find grants

Find scholarships

Find student loans

Find student work opportunities

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Resources to keep you going

You're a few steps closer to joining the Wolf Pack. We're here to help you along the rest of the way with the following resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about deadlines, tax forms, or about submitting the FAFSA? Explore our FAQs to find answers to some common questions.

Net Price Calculator

Our net price calculator can provide you and your family with a helpful approximation of what you might receive in aid—and thus what you can expect to pay for your first year.

Forms and Worksheets

There are a variety of forms needed for FAFSA verification, and accepting and verifying your financial aid. They're all housed in one place for your easy access.

Finalize your award

Once we have received your FAFSA information, we will calculate your estimated eligibility for aid programs and will send a Financial Aid Award packet to your home. This packet tells you what you qualify for and how much you were offered.

Meet remaining costs

Get tips on how you can cover the cost of tuition at Loyola.