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Tuition & Aid

What is the school's plan for distributing the funds to students from the COVID-19 stimulus package, or CARES Act?

The University has finalized and initiated the process, according to federal guidelines, for administering CARES Act Grants to students, which includes assessing student need, determining individual payments, and distributing funds.

Learn more about eligibility and disbursement for CARES Act funds.

If you need financial assistance, you can also apply for help through the Student Emergency Fund. Food assistance is available to students through the Campus Cupboard.

Are scholarships and financial aid still available?

For incoming freshmen, scholarships are awarded based on qualifications once a student has been admitted. This is an on-going process, and the University is still accepting admissions applications.

For transfer students, scholarships are awarded based on both GPA and credit hours earned once a student has been admitted. This also is an on-going process, and the University is still accepting transfer applications.

Will my scholarship be honored?

Yes, scholarship offers made to students will be honored.

If students have questions, please call the Scholarship Office at 337-482-6515 and we will be happy to help.

How does pass/fail affect my TOPS and financial aid?

Gov. John Bel Edwards signed a proclamation to ensure college students are able to meet eligibility requirements for the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students. According to the proclamation, current TOPS recipients should be aware that:

  • Continuous enrollment, academic year earned hours, and GPA requirements were suspended for the 2019-2020 academic year.
  • A "P" grade counts as a completed course and does not affect the student's cumulative GPA.
  • An "F" grade does affect the student's cumulative GPA.

Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act into law. The CARES Act includes information related to student loan payment deferral and federal loans and Pell grants.

The University of Louisiana System has listed the highlights of the governor's proclamation and the CARES Act on a flyer. View the flyer and learn more about TOPS and the CARES Act.

How does remote learning affect benefits for veterans enrolled at the University?

Veteran’s benefits remain the same even if the University delivers coursework remotely. The only changes that will be submitted are withdrawals (official and unofficial). Please send an email to veterans@louisiana.edu if you withdraw from a course.

View more information at the Office of Veterans Services.

Is the Campus Cupboard open?

Yes. Campus Cupboard, UL Lafayette’s food pantry for students, faculty, and staff, is offering a pick-up service.

To ensure that orders are ready for pick up and to minimize face-to-face interactions, customers should complete this form.