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Financial Aid

Do you have questions about financial aid?

Email faonline@louisiana.edu if you have questions. A financial aid counselor assigned to the MBA or RN to BSN program will respond. All communication about the status of your financial aid application is sent via your University-assigned email address, not your personal email address.

Steps to Apply:

Step 1 - File the FAFSA

  • Apply for admission to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Review this website for information about various types of aid
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the applicable term each year; include the UL Lafayette Federal School Code: 002031
  • 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 louisiana.edu
  • Click ULink (located at the top of the page)
  • 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 2018-19 Award Year, select Check my outstanding requirements option
  • Select 2018-19 Award Year and Submit
  • Complete all requests and submit all required documents

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 and 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 - Awards

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:

  1. Go to louisiana.edu
  2. Click ULink (located at the top of the page)
  3. Enter your ULID and Password (first-time users must select Activate My Account)
  4. Select the Tuition and Aid tab
  5. Under the Manage Financial Aid & Scholarships section, for the 2019-20 Award Year, select My financial aid and scholarship awards option
  6. Select 2019-20 Award Year and Submit
  7. Click on the Accept Award Offer tab (if this tab is unavailable, you must first accept your Terms and Conditions)
  8. Review offered awards to accept and/or decline, then submit decision.

If your award includes loans, you may need to:

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. Here are some typical examples of 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 (a minimum of six hours between Terms A and B).

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

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 MBA or RN to BSN online students, depending on your program.
  • 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 questions.
Financial Aid Office
P.O. Box 41206
Lafayette, LA 70504

Email: faonline@louisiana.edu

Operating Hours:
Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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