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New Orleans Colleges Stepping up to Offer More Affordable Options for Four-Year Programs

14:07 May 11, 2020
By: Graham Andreae

Colleges are offering increased financial aid, as four-year private universities become less of a possibility for many students and families.

In the midst of fears for the health and welfare of everyone around us, the thought of college, for some, feels like a luxury that is no longer affordable. New Orleans colleges are not blind to this and are acting accordingly. As a direct result of these concerns, colleges in the New Orleans area are making attending a four-year university more affordable.

NOLA.com reports that Loyola University is offering up to nearly $60,000 of financial aid towards housing as well as tuition and fees. In fact, the university is offering some form of financial aid to approximately 99 percent of its students.

According to Tulane University, they plan on working with students on a case-by-case basis. Tulane is offering scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $15,000. This is to offset the $78,400 per year fees that include housing.

Xavier University started offering a program called the LOVE Fund, which is the result of donations by alumni and other supporters and is thus far able to fund the smaller needs of students and the school, such as the technology for regular student requirements.

The University of New Orleans (UNO) is offering a full tuition scholarship, known as the Privateer Pledge, but is also reducing summer courses for students by at least $300. Dillard University is not waiving tuition or fees but is offering a rolling admissions process.

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