The Student Financial Aid Office supports our students' success by:
- Providing access, aid, and advisory services to the campus to facilitate student recruitment, enrollment, and retention
- Assisting with the removal of financial barriers to education
- Complying with federal, state, and university policies governing financial aid programs
Financial planning is a major factor in making a successful transition into a Health Profession or Graduate program. The “Cost of Attendance”, sometimes referred to as “Student Budgets”, is designed to provide students with an accurate projection of reasonable educational costs. The Student Financial Aid Office computes a total “Cost of Attendance” figure or “Budget” based on the required direct or indirect educational expenses which make it possible for a student to attend college. The COA may only include expenses that are incurred during the period of enrollment. A periodic review is performed to ensure that the student budgets are comprehensive and adequate. The responsibility for the development and maintenance of the student COA resides with the Financial Aid Administrator. There are three basic COA components that apply to all Federal Student Aid programs: Tuition and fees, books/supplies, room and board. However, federal regulations allows for the inclusion of other direct or indirect educational expenses on a case-by-case basis. A general description has been provided for each primary COA component. Learn more about COST OF ATTENDANCE.
CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund for COVID-19
LSUHS has received funding through the CARES Act to assist our students with allowable expenses incurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Current students can find HEERF-CARES Act FAQs & more information by visiting INSIDE Financial Aid.
Federal regulations require that students applying for funding through the Title IV Student Aid Programs must meet and maintain minimum academic progression requirements. Title IV Student Aid Programs include Federal Direct Subsidized Loans, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, Federal Direct GradPLUS Loans, Federal Direct PLUS Loans, Federal Pell Grant, and Federal Supplemental Educational Grant (SEOG). Although the SAP requirements apply primarily to Federal Student Aid Programs, other financial aid programs (state, institutional, and private) may require the same or similar academic measurements to determine eligibility. Learn more about Satisfactory Academic Progress & Conditions of Aid.