Special News Items: 2013-14 Academic Year and 2013 Summer Financial Aid Processing Updates
2013-14 ACADEMIC YEAR Financial Aid Processing Update
Incoming Full-time Freshmen Undergraduates
At this time the majority of financial aid award notifications have been e-mailed to incoming full-time undergraduate students who applied for aid and who have been offered admission. You may securely access the status of your 2013-2014 financial aid application via Tulane’s Gibson Online Portal.
• Acceptance of any financial aid offered is NOT in any way a binding commitment to attend Tulane. You are encouraged to accept aid at the point in time when you feel confident that you plan to matriculate at Tulane.
• Those who completed the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) AND the 2013-2014 College Scholarship Services (CSS) Profile applications, were reviewed for both Tulane need-based scholarship funding and all federal student aid.
• Those who only completed the 2013-2014 CSS Profile application were tentatively reviewed for both Tulane need-based scholarship funding and all federal student aid. However, the 2013-2014 FAFSA application must also be completed in order to finalize the award (international students excepted).
• Those who only completed the 2013-2014 FAFSFA were reviewed for all federal student aid ONLY, as the CSS Profile application is required for us to consider eligibility for Tulane need-based scholarship funding.
• Those awarded need-based “Tulane Scholarship” (whether or not any Tulane merit scholarship was also awarded), must ultimately provide the Tulane Office of Financial Aid with signed copies of parents’ and student’s 2012 federal income tax returns (including all schedules and W-2 forms), or, if a federal income tax return is not required to be filed, a completed 2012 non-filer form (non-filer forms are available on the forms section of this website).
• Tulane ultimately requires verification of sibling enrollment (form available on the forms section of this website) for all students awarded need-based “Tulane Scholarship” who have also identified that a SIBLING will be enrolled in an undergraduate degree program during the 2013-2014 academic year.
Incoming Full-time Transfer Undergraduates
Financial aid applications from Incoming transfer students will be reviewed over the next several weeks in anticipation of award notifications being sent in early May.
Incoming Graduate Students and Incoming School of Continuing Studies (SCS) Students
At this time Tulane has started e-mailing financial aid award notifications to incoming graduate and SCS students who applied for aid and who have been offered admission. Remember, the 2013-2014 FAFSA is required to be completed in order for Tulane to determine your eligibility for all federal student aid.
In May Tulane will start the review process of all aid applications for continuing students. Please be sure to check Gibson Online regarding any required documents and or applications being requested. Awards will not be finalized until all necessary materials are received.
2013 SUMMER Financial Aid Processing Update
Summer/Fall 2013 for Continuing 2nd Year Social Work Students
At this time Tulane has started e-mailing financial aid award notifications to those students who will be starting their 2nd year of graduate study at the School of Social Work and who have completed the 2013-2014 FAFSA and submitted all requested documentation. First disbursements of aid will coincide with the first week of summer semester classes.
2013 Summer School Students
In general, registration for the upcoming 2013 summer school sessions will commence this month (April 2013). Students seeking consideration for federal student aid for summer school costs are required to have completed the following before packaging occurs:
1. 2012-2013 FAFSA;
2. 2013-2014 FAFSA;
3. Tulane 2013 Summer Addendum: complete the appropriate summer addendum (undergraduate, undergraduate abroad, or graduate), available at the forms section of this website; and
4. 2013 Summer School registration
Tulane will start packaging summer financial aid on May 1st (after having reviewed completed summer addendums). You may securely access the status of your 2013 summer financial aid application via Tulane’s Gibson Online Portal.
Special News Item: 2013-2014 Financial Aid Processing Update
We wish to welcome all who are applying to Tulane for the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year. If you wish to review the necessary steps for applying for financial aid for the 2013-2014 year, please click here (http://tulane.edu/financialaid/steps/index.cfm).
For incoming full-time undergraduate applicants, our recommended deadline of February 15th for completing your financial aid applications (specifically, both the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid and 2013-2014 CSS Profile form) has passed; however, we will continue to accept late applications and awards will be made on a funds-available basis.
At this time, Tulane's financial aid counselors are reviewing the multitude of applications received to date for those incoming freshmen students who have been offered admission. We are scheduled to start reviewing completed aid applications in early March for incoming applicants admitted to other divisions of the University.
Early in March 2013 we expect to be sending 2013-2014 award notifications to those admitted incoming full-time undergraduate students who have completed (by the recommended deadline) both a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a CSS Profile application. We expect to continue to send notifications throughout the month of March as we progress through our review of financial aid applications.
At this time, you may securely access the status of your 2013-2014 financial aid application via Tulane's Gibson Online Portal. If you do not know your logon credentials, be sure to click on the "Forgot your username or password?" link, and Tulane will e-mail (to your e-mail address of record) your necessary log-in credentials.
Finally, please note that for all Tulane need-based scholarship recipients, we will ultimately require signed copies of 2012 federal income tax returns (and accompanying schedules and W-2s) be provided to our office in order to validate all reported income data. Please note that some students will be selected by the U.S Department of Education for verification of specific data reported on the FAFSA. If selected, you will need to provide Tulane with the specific documentation being requested. Often, this involves the submission of IRS 2012 tax return transcripts (this is a print-out from the IRS) in order to verify income data and a specific verification worksheet. Please understand that the U.S. Department of Education will NOT allow Tulane to use copies of signed tax returns that have been submitted as verification documentation of income.
Tulane will often make initial award offers without receipt of any tax information documentation; however, all Tulane and/or federal need-based awards are contingent on our final review of the aforementioned tax returns and IRS tax transcripts.
We regret that there will indeed be situations whereby students awarded Tulane need-based scholarship funding AND selected for federal verification will need to provide Tulane with BOTH: 1) signed copies of tax returns for Tulane to validate income AND 2) IRS tax return transcripts to verify income for federal student aid purposes. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Special News Items: Important 2013-14 Financial Aid Information!
We welcome all students who plan to apply for financial aid during the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year at Tulane University. At this time, Tulane is starting to electronically receive 2013-2014 aid application materials. This includes our electronic receipt of 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) data and 2013-2014 College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE application data (from those full-time undergraduates seeking Tulane need-based scholarship consideration.
Tulane's secure on-line Gibson portal is scheduled to operational on March 1, 2013 for students to check the status of their financial aid application materials. During early March 2013 we anticipate that initial award notification e-mails will start being sent to incoming student populations.
See Steps for further information on how to apply for financial aid.
Special News Items: Be Ready for 2013 Spring Pre-registration!
Sibling Enrollment Verification Deadline is 11/30/12!
Be Ready for 2013 Spring Pre-registration!
During November, Tulane students planning to enroll for the upcoming 2013 spring semester will have an opportunity to pre-register for their classes. The university's Accounts Receivable Office places "registration holds" on the accounts of those students with past due financial obligations owed to the university (defined as balances that were due by 10/31/12 and remain unpaid). Such holds prevent a student from participating in the pre-registration process. If the disbursement of pending financial aid will resolve an existing balance, settling a student's account and allow for the removal of a "registration hold", then we want to be sure that students have successfully completed all necessary steps for the prompt disbursement of pending aid.
Students are encouraged to check the status of any pending 2012 fall aid disbursements by securely logging into Gibson to view their financial aid records. If students have any questions about pending aid, they are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office.
Sibling Enrollment Verification Deadline is 11/30/12!
Over 400 full-time undergraduate students were recently notified of the need to have sibling enrollment verification forms completed and submitted to the Financial Aid Office by Friday, November 30, 2012. Note: Tulane students can view the "outstanding financial aid requirements" via Gibson to determine if the sibling enrollment verification requirement is being requested. This requirement is only for those students receiving Tulane need-based scholarship funding for the 2012-2013 academic year and who reported on their financial aid application materials that one or more siblings are also attending college at the undergraduate level during the current academic year. Since the number of siblings in college can significantly impact our determination of a student's financial need, Tulane's long-standing policy is to require verification of sibling enrollment during the fall semester of the academic year.
Tulane students should be sure that each of their siblings enrolled at the undergraduate level completes our form (found on our Financial Aid Forms page as the 2012-2013 Sibling Enrollment Verification Form). Please note that this requires having a representative at the financial aid office of their respective school sign and submit the form back to our office. Completed forms can be faxed directly to the Tulane Financial Aid Office (fax #: 504.862.8750).
In cases where a sibling is not enrolled, or we fail to receive the requested verification, then Tulane will make necessary adjustments and recalculate a student's financial need. Such calculations often result in a reduction of Tulane need-based scholarship and possibly a reduction in federal need-based aid. Students are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions concerning the sibling verification process. Remember, the deadline is 11/30/12!
Alternative Financing Options
Alternative financing options to assist undergraduate students and their parents with educational expenses not covered by other forms of financial aid are described here. These options include monthly payment plans through Tuition Management Systems (TMS), Federal PLUS Loans and Private/Alternative Education Loans.
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