FINANCIAL AID NEWS
The Gibson Online portal is where you will need to provide Tulane with your Social Security Number. Once you are ACCEPTED, you will be able to navigate to Tulane's secure "Gibson" portal at http's://gibson.tulane.edu/tulane/jsp/login.html. If you have not been issued a Tulane e-mail account (example: email@example.com), then click on the link titled "Forgot your username or password?" You will be prompted to enter an e-mail address and click "submit." If your entry matches the personal e-mail address Tulane has on record, then Tulane will promptly e-mail your Tulane ID and PIN to be used for accessing the Gibson portal. If you do not receive a prompt e-mail with this information, then you should contact your admissions office to confirm the personal e-mail address listed on your Tulane record.
Students who have been accepted AND who have confirmed that you will be attending will be sent an e-mail from Tulane Banner Department providing you with your Tulane ID Number, e-mail address and original PIN, which you will need to access Gibson Online, and thus, input your Social Security Number. Tulane University must have your Social Security Number in order to be able to download your Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from the Department of Education. Please do this step immediately.
INCOMING STUDENTS: In February or early March 2014, you are encouraged to complete your 2014-2015 FAFSA and your 2014-2015 School of Medicine Financial Aid Addendum. In order to receive an offer of aid prior to May 15, 2014, it is recommended that you have them completed prior to March 15, 2014. We continue to process admitted student aid throughout the year, so applications received after March 15, 2014 will be processed. Keep in mind that we cannot make an offer of aid until after the School of Medicine has made an offer of admission to you.
CONTINUING STUDENTS: You are encouraged to have your 2014-2015 FAFSA and your 2014-2015 School of Medicine Financial Aid Addendum completed by MARCH 30, 2014. MD/MPH students planning on attending the summer session especially need to have their FAFSA's completed in March.
You may view financial aid information at Gibson Online.
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For directions on accepting an award, click here.
On August 8, 2013, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 into law. As a result, interest rates for federal educational loans first disbursed on or after 07/01/13 and before 07/01/14 will be:
Federal Unsubsidized Stafford for GRADUATE students: 5.41%
Federal Graduate PLUS: 6.41%
For additional details, please refer to http://ifap.ed.gov/eannouncements/080913DirectLoanInterestRate2013t2014Eff070113.html
Michael Goodman's presentation is below. Dr. Hanson's presentation and handouts are on our Debt Management Page (see right column).
All first year medical students who are receiving aid were invited to attend The Financial Aid Orientation on August 8, 2013. Attendance is mandatory. Information that was provided to the School of Medicine's Class of 2017 is available in a Powerpoint Presentation.
Direct Deposit is the fastest way to receive your financial aid living expense refund. In order to receive a Direct Deposit refund you will have to set it up in Accounts Receivable. They are currently developing a new system to handle this function and information will be shared with you when it is available.
After school starts, you will be notified when you have a credit balance in Accounts Receivable, then you need to go to Accounts Receivable's web site and request a refund on their system.
If you have any questions pertaining to billing and payments, please go to the Accounts Receivable web site as it is loaded with information, or you can phone them at 504-865-5368.
The National Health Service Corps offers primary care medical, dental and mental health clinicians up to $60,000 to repay student loans in exchange for two years of service at health care facilities in medically underserved areas. Learn more at the Department of Health and Human Services web site.
Residency and Relocation Loans are NON EDUCATIONAL CONSUMER LOANS that are available directly from your respective lenders to provide you with additional funds to travel for interviews, as well as provide funds for you to move after graduation. Since these loans are not educational student loans, University Financial Aid does NOT have a role in the processing of this loan. You apply directly to your lender and the funds are sent directly to you.
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