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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?

Policy for the Discount for Members of Religious Orders and Employees of Catholic Schools

Persons employed within a religious order may receive a 30% tuition-only reduction for courses taken in all programs, except for Graduate Religion.  Full-time day students may not receive the discount in conjunction with any other La Salle funding except for the Mission Grant, if offered.  To apply, the student is required to present a letter from his/her order verifying his/her status for each semester the tuition reduction is to be granted.  Students must apply each term.  Note:  Christian Brothers and Seminarians are exempt from this discount.

Persons employed as full-time teachers in Catholic schools within the dioceses of Philadelphia, Allentown, Trenton, Camden, and Wilmington may receive a 30% tuition-only reduction in the College of Professional and Continuing Studies Division and Graduate Division (except Graduate Religion). Students may receive the discount for up to 9 credits per semester. For summer courses, the student may receive the discount for 9 credits for the entire summer term. The student must present a letter from the principal of his/her school verifying full-time employment and a copy of the semester’s bill to Financial Aid to have the discount credited. This must be done for each semester. Discounts cannot be stacked on top of other financial aid.