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RN to BSN

Do you have questions about financial aid?

A special email account is set up for you to ask questions - faonline@louisiana.edu. A financial aid counselor assigned to the RN-to-BSN program will respond.

All communication about the status of your financial aid application is sent to your UNIVERSITY assigned email address, not your personal email address. Check your UNIVERSITY email address.

Steps to Apply:

Step 1 - File the FAFSA

  1. Apply for admission to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
  2. Review this website for information about various types of aid.
  3. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for the applicable term each year. Please include the UL Lafayette school code: 002031.
  4. Follow your financial aid progress on ULink.

Step 2 - Review & Verification

Now that you have completed the FAFSA and have been admitted to the University, the next step is to ensure that your financial aid application is complete.

  • Go to www.louisiana.edu
  • Click "ULink" (located at the top of the webpage)
  • Click on the "New ULink" graphic
  • Enter your ULID and Password (first-time users must select "Activate My Account")
  • Select the "Tuition and Aid" tab
  • Under the "Manage Financial Aid & Scholarships" section, for the 2016-2017 Award Year , select "Check my outstanding requirements" option
  • Select 2016-2017 Award Year and Submit
  • Complete and/or Submit all requested requirements

Read these tips for completing your financial aid application:

SAR Review. Every financial aid applicant will need to review the Student Aid Report (SAR) for accuracy. The FAFSA that you submitted is processed by the Central Processing System (CPS) and generates a SAR. If you do not receive an email regarding your SAR within three weeks of submitting your FAFSA, contact the CPS at 800-433-3243 to check on the status of your application.

Verification. Some applicants will be selected for a verification process. If you are requesting federal financial aid, which includes grants or loans, you could be required to provide additional information or documentation to our office. Please check ULink for required documents and respond quickly to any requests for additional information.

Step 3 - Award

Once your financial aid requirements are satisfied we will continue processing your financial aid awards. Award notifications are emailed to your University email account. You can review the awards on ULINK.

Follow the steps below to accept and/or decline your financial aid awards:

  • Go to www.louisiana.edu
  • Click "ULink" (located at the top of the webpage)
  • Click on the "New ULink" graphic
  • Enter your ULID and Password (first-time users must select "Activate My Account")
  • Select the "Tuition and Aid" tab
  • Under the "Manage Financial Aid & Scholarships" section, for the 2016-2017 Award Year , select "My financial aid and scholarship awards" option
  • Select 2016-2017 Award Year and Submit
  • Click on the "Accept Award Offer" tab (if this tab is unavailable, you must first accept your Terms and Conditions)
  • Review offered awards to accept and/or decline, then submit decision.

If your award includes loans, you may need:

Step 4 - Disbursement

To be eligible for Federal Loans you must be at least half-time each semester. Fall and Spring semesters include both A and B Terms.

If you are attending Term A you must register for your Term B courses by the 5th class day of the semester (Fall/Spring).

To reserve your class schedule you will have to sign/click the consent form each semester on ULINK.

Please check your University email often for any other instructions on how to reserve your classes.

Your funds will be available for disbursement provided that you qualify and complete all requirements. Some common things that prevent your aid from being disbursed:

  • You've not completed Direct loan entrance counseling.
  • You've not signed and submitted a master promissory note (MPN) for your Direct loan and/or PLUS loan.
  • You've not registered for the minimum required hours (you must be enrolled at least half-time (which is at least 6 hours between A and B).

Learn more at the Office of Financial Aid Apply for Aid site.

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Tips to Ensure You Acquire Financial Aid:

  • Monitor your UL Lafayette email for further instructions from the UL Lafayette Financial Aid Office.
  • When calling the financial aid office, request to speak to a financial aid officer who works specifically with RN-to-BSN students.
  • Do not assume "everything is okay" if you do not receive additional correspondence after an initial request for information.
  • Be proactive and request confirmation of your status.

Please contact faonline@louisiana.edu if you have any questions.

Financial Aid Office
P.O. Box 41206
Lafayette, LA 70504

Phone: 337-482-6506
Fax: 337-482-6502
Email: FAONLINE@louisiana.edu

Operating Hours:
Monday-Thursday 7:30 am-5:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am-12:30 pm

RN to BSN Scholarship:

LACANE Scholarship - The Louisiana Council of Administrators of Nursing Education (LACANE) offers $500 each fall to support registered nurses returning to school to pursue a baccalaureate degree in nursing at an accredited nursing Program in the state of Louisiana. Interested applicants should review requirements to determine eligibility. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

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