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Financial Aid FAQs

General Information

» What are the deadlines to apply for Aid?
» What is the La Salle overaward policy?
» What is an independent student?
» 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?

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

Accessing Information Online

» How can Brother Luwis answer my aid questions?

How do I get my refund and money for books?

If you are a financial aid recipient with a credit balance on your account after all tuition, fees and other charges are covered, a refund will be issued after the add/drop period (first 7 days of each semester). Generally, refunds are processed within one week. Please note that in the beginning of all semesters, refunds will take approximately two weeks to process due to the large number of students with credit balances.

La Salle University must process all refunds within two weeks if the credit is due to Federal financial aid only. For example, if you are charged $2,000 for the fall semester and you have a Federal student loan for $3,000, the credit would be from Federal financial aid. 

Refunds are mailed to the student's home address. No exceptions.

If you have a credit balance, you may elect to have a portion of this credit balance transferred to your Gold Card account. Many students use this option to purchase books during the beginning of the semester when it may take a few weeks to get the refund processed. Please see the Office of Student and Accounts Receivable for more information regarding Gold Card transfers.