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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 do a co-op?

If a student is doing a co-op/internship and will be enrolled in less than 12 credits during that semester, he/she must come to the Student Financial Services Office to see how their financial aid may change due to differences in tuition charges and credits. If a student is enrolled in at least 12 credits during the co-op/internship semester, their financial aid will not change.
Below is the financial aid which can be used during a co-op/internship:

  • Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized loans
  • Federal Pell Grant – Pro-rated for number of credits during co-op semester
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan
  • PHEAA Grant (must enroll for at least 6 credits to receive a part-time PHEAA grant)

If a student has an outside scholarship, they must get written permission from the organization to use it while attending their co-op/internship.
If the student is enrolled for less than 12 credits during the co-op/internship semester, La Salle University grants and scholarships cannot be used.
If the student will be enrolling in summer classes immediately after the co-op/internship and was ineligible for La Salle funds during the co-op/internship semester, then the student could be eligible for a prorated amount of La Salle financial aid during the summer. The student may be part-time during the summer to be eligible for these awards. If the student elects to use a La Salle scholarship during the summer following the co-op/internship, then the summer would count as a semester towards the 8-semester limit that apply to some La Salle scholarships. Funding for the summer is subject to availability of funds.
Please see your financial aid counselor if you have any questions regarding your financial aid and co-ops and/or internships

Students participating in a co-op/internship must be enrolled for at least 6 credits in order to be eligible for Federal Direct loans.