PMBA - FINANCIAL AID
Student Loan Programs
At the graduate level students use a combination of federal loans and personal funds to attend business school. At Tulane, all loans and merit aid is administered through a centralfinancial aid office. Under the Federal Family Education Loan Program, assistance includes subsidized and unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans. Other federal programs include Perkins and GradPlus loans, and the Federal Work-Study option. A federal offer of financial aid consists of a package of student loans and campus employment as determined by federal eligibility criteria. Applicants must be a United States citizen or permanent resident and be enrolled at least half-time (defined as six credit hours at Tulane). To apply for federal aid, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Prospective students can complete the application at any time at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Once a student has confirmed their acceptance to the MBA program, please visit http://tulane.edu/gibson-online.cfm to track the status of a pending FAFSA application at Tulane University.
Eligibility for federal assistance is determined by the Office of Financial Aid, based on federal need-based criteria. All questions and correspondence regarding need-based financial aid should be directed to:
Office of Financial Aid
205 Mechanical Engineering Building
New Orleans, LA 70118-5698
(504) 865-5723 phone
(800) 335-3210 toll-free phone
(504) 862-8750 fax
International students must certify funds to complete one year of the program to secure a VISA to study in the United States. The student should have adequate resources planned to complete the program, and to take advantage of the international experience. International students may seek to borrow funds through the Alternative loan program, however, this option requires that the student have a credit-worthy cosigner who is either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
International students should explore International Education Financial Aid (IEFA) website for additional scholarship and loan opportunities. This online resource offers a searchable database which provides direct links to a number of organizations offering assistance to fund study in the United States.
In addition, Latin American students from any member country of the Organization of American States (OAS), can seek to borrow funds through the Rowe Fund loan program. The Rowe fund offers up to $15,000 in an interest-free loan to cover the cost of graduate studies.