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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?

What if I need money for books?

Students who receive financial aid in excess of their charges will have a credit balance on their account once the University has received the funds. This credit balance may be used for books and other expenses.

There are two ways you can receive money for books:

  1. You can wait for your refund check to be processed, which is usually done approximately two weeks after the drop/add period. The Business Office mails this check directly to your home address.
  2. You can transfer some of your credit balance to your Gold Card. Gold Card applications can be obtained from the Office of Student and Accounts Receivable. Upon completion of this application, you must take the application, along with a $10.00 processing fee, to the Office of Student and Accounts Receivable. Your student ID card will then be activated and the transfer completed. The ID card now acts as a debit card in the campus bookstore, as well as the Union Market and Main Food Court. Please note that the Office of Student and Accounts Receivable sets a limit to the amount of money that can be transferred to a student's Gold Card. Please see the Office of Student and Accounts Receivable for details.