In a typical year, at least 97 percent of undergraduate students seeking degrees or certificates at La Salle University receive financial aid. More than three quarters of the money is grants and scholarships, which you don’t pay back.
The key to receiving almost all types of financial aid is filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly known as the FAFSA. La Salle requires just two other steps to complete your aid application.
Here are the financial aid options that are available for undergraduate students:
All four kinds of aid are available for fall and spring semesters, and some are available for summer semesters, too.
To continue receiving financial aid, you must file a FAFSA every year and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
If you drop a class or drop out of school, you may have to pay back some or all of your financial aid. This makes it essential for you to speak with a Financial Aid counselor before you drop a class. The counselor will help you understand your options so you can choose the best one.
If you want to drop a class because you’re having difficulty, a better option is to get Supplemental Instruction or tutoring at the Center for Academic Achievement. Both services are free. The center provides group Supplemental Instruction for early courses in biology, business, and chemistry, and it offers private tutoring for more than 70 undergraduate classes across the curriculum.
Because your FAFSA asks for income information from two years ago, your need for financial aid may have changed before you start classes. A family health crisis may have consumed money saved for college, you or a parent may have lost a job, or you may have experienced some other unexpected hardship.
If you experienced a change in your family’s finances, contact the Financial Aid office to see if we can increase your financial aid award. It may not be possible, but we’ll do the best we can to get you more money. Having documentation of your misfortune increases your chances for success.