Merit Scholarships

A mix of institutional merit-based awards and need-based aid makes Loyola an affordable option for families of all income levels. Scholarships for first-year and transfer students are based on outstanding academic records, competitive test scores, and significant community involvement. Talent-based scholarships are also available in music, theatre arts, and visual arts. Scholarships range from $2,000 to full tuition annually.

Students are automatically considered for institutional merit-based scholarships when they apply for admission. These awards are based solely on academic merit as identified in the application process and do not require an interview. December 1 is our priority deadline for admission and institutional merit-based scholarships. Applications will continue to be accepted throughout the year on a space and fund available basis. 

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for all need-based federal, state and institutional aid programs. Students that submit the FAFSA by March 1 will receive maximum consideration for institutional need-based aid. For more information about submitting the FAFSA, visit the Loyola University Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Freshman Scholarships

Ignatian Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Candidates for the Ignatian Scholarship are identified by the admissions staff via the application process. We encourage applicants to submit supplemental resumes, personal statements and/or activity listings to highlight their community involvement, demonstrated leadership and history of service throughout high school. If selected to interview for the Ignatian scholarship, students will be contacted directly by their admissions counselor beginning in January. Applicants with a minimum cumulative *3.5 GPA on a 4-point scale in academic subjects combined with a minimum 29 ACT composite or minimum 1300 SAT combined score may qualify for consideration. The priority deadline for applications is December 1, however applicants will be considered through January.

Institutional Merit-Based Scholarship

Merit-based scholarships are awarded based *GPA and standardized test scores. Students should submit all exams to the admissions office. Students whose GPA and standardized test scores fall below these ranges may be considered on an individual basis. Please refer to the grids below.

ACT Test Score 

Scholarship Grid for First-Year Incoming Freshmen by ACT Score
*as calculated by the Loyola Admissions Office

SAT Test Score (critical reading + math sections only)

Scholarship Grid for First-Year Incoming Freshmen by SAT Score

 *as calculated by the Loyola Admissions Office

Transfer Applicant Scholarships

Transfer Scholarship

Scholarships for transfer students are based on a student's college *GPA. Applicants whose GPA falls below this threshold may be considered on an individual basis. Please see the grid below.

Scholarship Grid for Transfer Students
*as calculated by the Loyola Admissions Office 

International Student Scholarships

International Student Scholarship

Scholarships for international students are based on a seconday school *GPA and SAT or ACT score. Applicants must be a non-U.S. citizen and must submit a standardized test score in order to be considered. Applicants whose GPA and test scores fall below this threshold may be considered on an individual basis. Please see the grid below.

Scholarship Grid for International Students
*as calculated by the Loyola Admissions Office 

Talent Based Scholarships

Theatre Arts Scholarship

Theatre arts majors only; by audition and appointment. Click here for this year's theatre arts audition days. While we hope to see you on campus, we understand that is sometimes not possible.  We do accept DVD auditions, which can be mailed to the Office of Admissions.  March 1 is the deadline for first-year applicants to submit a recorded audition and receive consideration for both admission and scholarship.  After March 1, recorded auditions will be considered for admissions only. Transfer student recorded auditions are accepted on a rolling basis for admissions and scholarship.  Click here for audition requirements.  Please contact the Department of Theatre Arts at 504.865.3840 for more information. Theatre Arts Audition Application

Music Scholarship

Music majors only; by audition and appointment. Click here for this year's music audition days. While we hope to see you on campus, we understand that is sometimes not possible.  We do accept DVD auditions, which can be mailed to the Office of Admissions.  March 1 is the deadline for first-year applicants to submit a recorded audition and receive consideration for both admission and scholarship.  After March 1, recorded auditions will be considered for admissions only.  Transfer student recorded auditions are accepted on a rolling basis for admissions and scholarship. Click here for audition requirements.  Please contact the College of Music and Fine Arts at 504.865.3037 for more information.  Music Audition Application

Visual Arts Scholarship

Visual arts majors only; audition and portfolio review required.  Click here for this year's portfolio review days.  While we hope to see you on campus, we understand that is sometimes not possible.  Students can mail their portfolios to the Office of Admissions.  March 1 is the deadline for first-year applicants to submit a portfolio and receive consideration for both admission and scholarship.  After March 1, portfolio reviews will be considered for admissions only.  Transfer student recorded auditions are accepted on a rolling basis for admissions and scholarship.  Click here for portfolio requirements.  Please contact the Department of Visual Arts at 504.861.5456 for more information; March 1 deadline. Visual Arts Portfolio Review Application

Athletic Scholarships

Loyola University New Orleans is member of the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) competing at the Division I level. Scholarships are available for qualified players. Applicants should complete the required athletic recruitment questionnaire in order to be considered.