CDS 2012 Financial Aid



Aid Awarded to Enrolled Undergraduates

H1. Enter total dollar amounts awarded in the 2010-2011 academic year to full-time and part-time degree-seeking undergraduates in the following categories.
Include aid awarded to international students (i.e., those not qualifying for federal aid).

Academic year for which data reported for items H1, H2, H2A, and H6 below: 2011-2012 Final

Needs-analysis methodology used in awarding institutional aid: Federal Methodology (FM)

  Need-based Non-need-based
  $ $
Scholarships/Grants
Federal 18,986,216 82,792
State (all states, not just Louisiana) 2,756,159 14,597,829
Institutional: Endowed scholarships, annual gifts and tuition funded grants, awarded by the college, excluding athletic aid and tuition waivers (which are reported below). 0 8,921,714
Scholarships/grants from external sources (e.g. Kiwanis, National Merit) not awarded by the college 1,173 775,780

Total Scholarships/Grants

21,743,548 24,378,116
 
Self-Help
Student loans from all sources (excluding parent loans) 15,663,605 19,648,413
Federal Work-Study 278,504  
State and other work-study/employment 0 2,744,971

Total Self-Help

15,942,109 22,393,384
 
Parent Loans 0 1,026,194
Tuition Waivers 0 4,062,359

Athletic Awards

0

2,984,634

 

H2. Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Aid: Aid that is non-need-based but that was used to meet need is counted as need-based aid. Numbers reflect the cohort receiving the dollars reported in H1.

Note: In the chart below, students may be counted in more than one row, and full-time freshmen are also counted as full-time undergraduates.

 

First-time
Full-time
Freshmen

Full-time
Undergrad
(Incl. Fresh)

Less Than
Full-time
Undergrad

a Number of degree-seeking undergraduate students (Fall 2010 cohort) 2,294 10,660 1,867
b Number of students in line a who applied for need-based financial aid 2,051 8,373 949
c Number of students in line b who were determined to have financial need 1,409 6,164 814
d Number of students in line c who were awarded any financial aid 1,398 6,129 788
e Number of students in line d who were awarded any need-based scholarship or grant aid 913 4,170 539
f Number of students in line d who were awarded any need-based self-help aid 773 3,997 589
g Number of students in line d who were awarded any non-need-based scholarship or grant aid 959 2,855 51
h Number of students in line d whose need was fully met. (excludes PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans and private alternative loans) 455 2,272 179
i On average, the percentage of need that was met of students who were awarded any need-based aid. Excludes any aid that was awarded in excess of need, as well as any resources that were awarded to replace EFC. (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) N/A N/A N/A
j The average financial aid package of those in line d. Exclude any resources that were awarded to replace EFC. (PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) $8,195 $8,238 $5,079
k Average need-based scholarship or grant award of those in line e $5,128 $4,823 $3,010
l Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) of those in line f $2,980 $3,818 $3,643
m Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans, unsubsidized loans, and private alternative loans) of those in line f who were awarded a need-based loan $2,957 $3,791 $3,628

 

H2A. Number of Enrolled Students Awarded Non-need-based Scholarships and Grants: Numbers reflect the cohort receiving the dollars reported in H1.

Note: In the chart below, students may be counted in more than one row, and full-time freshmen are also counted as full-time undergraduates.

 

First-time
Full-time
Freshmen

Full-time
Undergrad
(Incl. Fresh)

Less Than
Full-time
Undergrad

n Number of student in line a who had no financial need who were awarded institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid (exclude those who were awarded athletic awards and tuition benefits) 237 1,061 8
o Average dollar amount awarded to students in line n $3,476 $2,787 $1,582
p Number of students in line a who were awarded an institutional non-need-based athletic scholarship or grant 62 274 10
q Average dollar amount awarded to students in line p $6,790 $7,693 $5,940

 

Include 2012 undergraduate class who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 who started at your institution as first-time students. Include only loans made to students who borrowed while enrolled at your institution. Include co-signed loans. Exclude those who transferred in. Exclude money borrowed at other institutions.
H4. Percent of of the class (defined above) who borrowed at any time through any loan programs (institutional, state, Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized, private loans that were certified by your institution, etc.; exclude parent loans). Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans.

59.6%

H4a. Percent of the class (defined above) who borrowed at any time through federal loan programs--Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans. NOTE: exclude all institutional, state, private alternative loans and parent loans. 59.3%
H5. Average per - undergraduate - borrower cumulative principle borrowed of those in line H4. $19,661
H5a. Average per- undergraduate - borrower cumulative principle borrowed through federal loan programs--Federal Perkins, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized. Include both Federal Direct Student Loans and Federal Family Education Loans. These are listed in line H4a. NOTE: exclude all institutional, state, private alternative loans and exclude parent loans. $19,710

 

Aid to Undergraduate Degree-seeking Nonresident Aliens

H6. Indicate your institution's policy regarding institutional scholarship and grant aid for undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens: Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available
If institution financial aid is available for undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens, provide the number of undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens who were awarded need-based or non-need-based aid: 184
Average dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens: $14,672
Total dollar amount of institutional financial aid awarded to undergraduate degree-seeking nonresident aliens: $2,699,705
H7. Financial aid forms non-resident alien first-year financial aid applicants must submit: International Student's Certification of Finances.

 

 

Process for First-Year/Freshman Students

H8. Financial aid forms domestic first-year (freshman) financial aid applicants must submit:
FAFSA
Institution's own financial aid form (for college scholarships only)
H9. Indicate filing dates for first-year (freshman) students.
Priority date for filing required financial aid forms: May 1.
Deadline for filing required financial aid forms: No deadline for filing required forms (applications processed on a rolling basis)
H10. Indicate notification dates for first-year (freshman) students.
Students notified on a rolling basis: Yes
If yes, starting date: April 1
H11. Indicate reply dates.
Students must reply by (date): ______________ or within 2 weeks of notification.

 

 

Types of Aid Available to Undergraduates

H12. LOANS:

Federal Direct Student Loan Program (Direct Loan)
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct PLUS Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
College/university loans from institutional funds

 

H13. SCHOLARSHIPS and GRANTS

Need-based:
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunities Grants (SEOG)
State scholarships/grants
Private scholarships
College/university scholarship or grant aid from institutional funds

 

H14. Criteria used in awarding institutional aid. Check all that apply.

  Non-need Need-based
Academics X X
Alumni affiliation    
Art    
Athletics X  
Job skills X X
Leadership X X
Minority status    
Music/drama X  
Religious affiliation    
ROTC    
State/district residency X X

 

H15. If your institution has recently implemented any major financial aid policy, program, or initiative to make your institution more affordable to incoming students, such as replacing loans with grants, or waiving costs for families below a certain income level please provide details below:


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