Scholarship Resources 

For Louisiana Residents

TOPS

LOSFA (Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance) determines eligibility for all students.  Eligibility determined by LOSFA supersedes TOPS award listed on any student’s early ‘estimated’ award letter from XULA. 

Renewal

Students must:

  • Enroll as a full-time student during each Fall and Spring semester during the academic year
  • Remain continuously enrolled
  • Earn 24 hours of credit during the academic year.

At the end of each academic year the following TOPS cumulative grade point average (GPA) as determined by LOSFA, must be maintained:

  • Opportunity Award:       2.30 End of First Year academic year  2.50 End of all other academic years
  • Performance Award:      3.00 End of all Academic Years
  • Honors Award:                3.00 End of all Academic Years

For more information or to contact LOSFA:

Website:  http://www.osfa.la.gov/index.jsp

E-mail: custserv@la.gov
Telephone: 1-800-259-5626

TOPS COVID-19 FAQS
 

Louisiana Go Grant

The La Go Grant is a need-based grant offered by the State of Louisiana to support nontraditional and low to moderate-income students who need additional aid to afford the cost of attending college.

To be eligible for a Louisiana Go Grant, a student must:

  • Be a Louisiana Resident;
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  • Receive a federal Pell grant;
  • Have remaining financial need after deducting Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and all federal/state/institutional grant or scholarship aid ("gift aid") from student's Cost of Attendance (COA); LAGO is awarded to bring total gift aid to 60% of unmet need.
  • Be a student enrolled in an eligible Louisiana institution on at least a half-time basis (minimum 6 hours).


Federal TEACH Grant

The TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 a year to students who are completing or plan to complete course work needed to begin a career in teaching.
 

Who can get a Teach Grant?

To receive a TEACH Grant, you must:

To apply, please meet with your advisor in the Division of Education.


External Scholarships

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Where do I mail a scholarship check?

External scholarships should be mailed to the following address:

Xavier University of Louisiana

1 Drexel Drive Box # 121

New Orleans, La  70125

What should be included?

When awarding scholarship funds please include in the memo, the student’s full name and Xavier ID number, if available. 

How long will it take for my scholarship to post to my award?

We process a large number of external scholarships.  Please allow 3-5 business days, once we have received your scholarship funds, for processing and posting to your financial aid award.  

How will scholarships be applied?

It is our policy that all external scholarship awards are split evenly between the Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year in which it is received unless otherwise stated in a letter or memo accompanying the scholarship check.


Notifying Xavier of External Scholarships

If expecting external scholarships, students should notify us by submitting an award letter to the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships.  Award letters should come from the scholarship organization and include student’s name and the amount of the award. With the letter on file, we can add the expected award to the student’s financial aid award.


Scholarship Returns for non-attendance

If a student does not attend Xavier, any unused portion of the scholarship is returned to the organization unless otherwise stated by the organization. 


DC Tag

Residents of the District of Columbia may qualify for additional resources to help decrease the cost of college.

The DC Tuition Assistance Program (DCTAG) awards up to $2500 per academic year for eligible DC residents attending private institutions.  To find out if you are eligible or to apply please visit https://osse.dc.gov/dctag.  The deadline to complete an application is Tuesday, June 30, 2020.


UNCF Scholarships

UNCF is the nation’s largest private scholarship provider for minority group members. Each year, they award more than $100 million in scholarships to more than 10,000 students at more than 1,100 schools across the country, including the prestigious network of 37 HBCUs.

To apply for UNCF Scholarships go to:

https://scholarships.uncf.org/?_ga=2.68873297.1189206393.1538757145-951664565.1538757145

UNCF Scholarships in varying amounts are available to students who meet the following criteria;

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale ( some scholarships require 3.0 GPAs)
  • Full-time enrollment in a college or university, presently or prospectively
  • FAFSA application completed
  • Financial need verified by the financial aid director of the college or university you wish to attend


All eligible Xavier students are encouraged to complete the UNCF General Scholarship application each Fall semester:

https://scholarships.uncf.org/Program/Details/43ece5ef-ce78-4cbd-a6ae-79043edbaf6b

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