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In case you are wondering…. Cost of attendance per year, not including personal expenses and transportation Tulane LSU Tuition 37,200 3,469 Rm & Bd 9,520 7,738 Fees 2, 596 1,371 Books 1,200 1,500 Total 50,516 14,078. What is Merit Money ?.

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In case you are wondering
In case you are wondering…..

Cost of attendance per year, not including personal expenses and transportation

Tulane LSU

Tuition 37,200 3,469

Rm & Bd 9,520 7,738

Fees 2, 596 1,371

Books 1,200 1,500

Total 50,516 14,078


What is merit money
What is Merit Money ?

  • Merit money is another word for scholarship money.

  • Students get scholarship money because they earn it, not because the need it

  • Scholarships are a way that colleges entice exceptionally well qualified students


Merit based money is based on
Merit-based money is based on:

  • Academic merit—ACT/SAT; GPA

  • Music/Arts

  • Talent

  • Athletics

  • Leadership

  • Extracurricular activities


Most merit money comes from the colleges themselves
Most merit money comes from the colleges themselves

  • Concentrate effort here

  • Go to the college’s website and search under “Prospective Students” and then “Financial Aid and Scholarships.”

  • The more selective a college, the less merit money it is likely to offer


How do i apply for this money
How do I apply for this money ?

  • Through the application for admission

    LSU, Louisiana Tech

  • Through a separate application

    ULL, NSU

  • A combination of both

    Tulane, Rhodes

  • By nomination

    Emory, Washington University in St. Louis


Managing deadlines is essential
Managing deadlines is essential

  • LSU—Nov. 15

  • NSU—Dec. 1

  • ULL—Nov. 15

  • Tulane—Nov. 15; Dec. 1; Jan 15.


Other sources of merit money
Other sources of merit money

  • National Merit

  • Departmental scholarships within universities

  • Major corporations

  • Churches and religious groups


More sources of merit money
More sources of merit money

  • Businesses with scholarships for children of employees

  • Professional organizations

  • Unions

  • Local civic organizations


Don t stop looking when your child matriculates
Don’t stop looking when your child matriculates

  • Departmental scholarships for upperclassmen

  • Special scholarships for students who do well once they get to college

  • On campus jobs

  • Resident advisors


Counseling center resources
Counseling Center Resources

  • Naviance

    Scholarship list

    Scholarship match

    National scholarship match

  • www.lsmsa.edu

    Counseling Newsletter

    Other financial aid resources

    These slides will be housed there


Internet resources
Internet Resources

  • www.collegeboard.com

  • www.studentsscholarshipsearch.com

  • www.scholarship.com

  • www.tuitions.com

  • www. srnexpress.com

  • www.fastweb.com


Articulation agreements
Articulation agreements

  • NSU

  • LA Tech

  • Grambling

  • McNeese State

  • Nicholls State

  • SLU

  • ULM

  • ULL

  • Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA


What can parent do to help
What can parent do to help?

  • Don’t pay for scholarship searches! These can be scams.

  • Start now, finding out as many options as possible

  • Know the competition and be realistic

  • Help students stay organized and meet deadlines

  • Be open about what you can afford


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