Scholarships, Discounts, and Tax Credits FAQs

Browse the questions below for information related to scholarships, the American Opportunity Tax credit, and special tuition discounts. Feel free to reach out to the Office of Financial Aid if you have any questions.

What about scholarships for returning students?

The Office of Financial Aid oversees the many grants and scholarships that are donated through various resources, both within and outside of the La Salle community. These scholarships are not guaranteed and are dependent upon the criteria set by each individual donor.

To be considered for additional scholarship assistance throughout the year, please complete the Common Scholarship Application.

For more information on scholarships, please visit the scholarship section of our website.

What is the American Opportunity Tax Credit?

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides a maximum annual tax credit of $2,500 per eligible student for the first four years of higher education.

For more information, visit the IRS website.

What is the discount for members of religious orders and Catholic school teachers?

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 Undergraduate Evening and Weekend Programs 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.