La Salle University



Financial Aid FAQs

General Information

» What are the deadlines to apply for Aid?
» What are the different types of Aid?
» What is the La Salle overaward policy?
» What is verification?
» What is an independent student?
» Office Hours and Telephone Numbers?
» What is my aid eligibilty if I am in a preparatory program or am taking prerequisites to get into a Master’s program?
» What is my aid eligibility if I am in the Teacher Certification Program?
» What is my aid eligibility if I am in the ESL Certification Program?
» What is my aid eligibility if I am taking Post-Master’s classes in Psychology for state licensure?
» What is my aid eligibility if I am taking courses for a graduate certificate program?
» What if I withdraw from all my courses?
» What are some of the reasons I might see a change in my financial aid package from last year?
» What does my acceptance status mean to me, and how does it affect my financial aid eligibility? 

Scholarships, Grants, Discounts, and Tax Credits

» What about scholarships for returning students?
» What is the Hope Scholarship/Lifetime Learning Credit?
» What is the PA New Economy Tech Scholarship?
» What about my PHEAA State Grant?
» What is the discount for members of religious orders and Catholic school teachers?

Student Jobs On Campus

» How do I apply for Budget jobs?
 » How do I apply for Federal Work Study jobs?

Co-ops and Study Abroad Programs

» How do I get aid for study abroad?
» What if I do a co-op?

Credit Balances: Refunds and Money for Books

» What if I need money for books?
» How do I get my refund and money for books?

Reading Bills: Memos and Credits

» What are those credits and memos on my bill?

Special Circumstances and Academic Progress

» I have special circumstances, what do I do?
» What academic progress must I make?
» Will I be eligible for financial aid if I repeat a course that I already passed?

Employee Tuition Benefits

» What are the employee tuition benefits?
» What are the tuition benefits for employee dependents?
» What is Tuition Exchange?

Accessing Information Online

» How can Brother Luwis answer my aid questions?

Can I get financial aid for Study Abroad?
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Every student applying to study abroad MUST meet with a representative from the Financial Aid Office to complete the Study Abroad Application.  Meetings are by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling 215-951-1070 or emailing finserv@lasalle.edu.

Students studying abroad during Fall or Spring Semesters
Students studying at an approved La Salle University consortium or partner school during the fall or spring semesters will be charged full-time La Salle University tuition for the semester by La Salle University. This charge covers tuition and housing abroad.  Students will receive an exemption of the University fees.

If necessary, students must notify the Campus Housing Office at (215) 951-1371, and Dining Services at (215) 951-1388, of their plans to study abroad and request to be removed from their University housing and meal plan.  Costs such as airfare, meals, books, personal incidental expenses and other travel costs are not included in the University charges.

Students who wish to receive financial aid must apply for financial aid in accordance with the regular La Salle University policy and procedures. For application instructions, visit http://www.lasalle.edu/howtoapply

Financial Aid and Scholarships that MAY be used for Study Abroad
Federal Pell Grant
PHEAA State Grant
Federal subsidized/unsubsidized Direct Loans
Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans
Private Alternative Loans
Christian Brothers Scholarship
Scholarships from outside sources, with written permission only

Financial Aid and Scholarships that MAY NOT be used for Study Abroad
Founder’s Scholarship
Excellence in Learning Grant
Academic Achievement Award
La Salle Grant
La Salle University Endowed Scholarships
Federal Perkins Loan
Federal SEOG Grant
Athletic Scholarships
Tuition Exchange
Tuition Remission

There are Study Abroad Scholarships available to eligible students.

Students studying abroad during the Summer Semester
Students studying abroad during summer semester at a La Salle University consortium or partner school will be billed by La Salle University for the specific cost of the program. Costs vary based on the school and length of program. Charges normally cover tuition for 6 credits, fees and housing.  Some programs include 1-2 meals per day. Students will receive an exemption of their University fees. 

Costs such as airfare, meals, books, personal incidental expenses and other travel costs are not included in the University charges.

Student loans are the only type of financial aid that is generally available to students for summer. Students are encouraged to maximize their Federal subsidized/unsubsidized Direct Loan eligibility first and, if necessary, can consider Private Alternative Loans. Students borrowing federal student loans must enroll for at least 6 credits for the semester.

To apply for federal student loans for summer semester, students must have a current-year FAFSA on file, and complete a Summer Semester Institutional Data Form on the mylasalle portal. For application instructions, visit http://www.lasalle.edu/howtoapply

Refunds
A refund is issued when the student has a credit balance on his/her student account.  Credit balances are created when there are remaining funds from loans and financial aid after the University charges have been covered.  Refunds will be processed by the La Salle University Office of Student Accounts and will be issued in accordance with the regular La Salle University refund schedule. No refunds will be made available to students until AFTER the La Salle University drop/add period ends for a particular semester.