In order to be eligible for any form of federal, state, or institutional financial aid, you must fulfill the following requirements:
- You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- You must have a valid social security number.
- You must be admitted into a degree-seeking program. You may apply for aid before you are admitted but you must be admitted before aid can be awarded or disbursed to you.
- If you are a male of at least 18 years of age, you must be registered with selective service.
- To retain eligibility you must maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP).
- To receive most types of aid at Xavier University of Louisiana, you must be a full-time student.
- First time college students must have a high school diploma, a General Educational Development Certificate (GED), or home schooled diploma.
Financial Need/Award of Need Based Aid
The data provided by you to the federal central processor on the FAFSA form is put through a calculation established by the federal government. This calculation establishes an Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your eligibility for need-based aid is calculated by subtracting your EFC, along with any outside resources (i.e. Veteran benefits, scholarships, tuition waivers, fellowships, etc.) from your Cost of Attendance (COA). This gives the financial aid office your financial need at Xavier University of Louisiana.
If your EFC and other resources are less than the COA, then you may have financial need, and every effort is made to meet that need with a package that may include grants, work-study, and subsidized loans. Apply early otherwise you may find that the only funds available are from loan programs.