Louisiana Promise: Tulane will meet all financial needs, loan-free, for students with families earning less than $ 100,000
Louisiana Promise will increase the number of students at Tulane de Louisiana by opening up access to a much larger applicant pool that reflects the diversity of New Orleans and the state.
President Michael Fitts announced Louisiana Promise, a new initiative that will make an undergraduate degree from Tulane University more accessible and affordable for Louisiana residents from low- and middle-income families and increase access to education superior for all New Orleans students.
About 11% of Tulane’s undergraduates are from Louisiana – Louisiana Promise will increase that number by opening up access to a much larger applicant pool that reflects the diversity of New Orleans and the state.
“Louisiana Promise is a commitment to our state and our community to make higher education more accessible,” Fitts said. “If a Louisiana student’s dream is to come to Tulane, we don’t want financial issues to be a barrier to them being part of the Tulane family. These programs will help keep the best and brightest students in the state in Louisiana. “
“Louisiana Promise is a commitment to our state and our community to make higher education more accessible.”
President Michael Fitts
Fitts stressed the importance of the new program for Tulane and New Orleans, whose future is inextricably linked.
“Tulane wouldn’t be the kind of university it is missing from its unique location and New Orleans, in fact the whole state of Louisiana, is stronger, more vibrant economically, and has greater potential due to the Tulane presence, ”Fitts said. “Louisiana Promise is part of an ongoing commitment to our common destinies.”
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell praised the new program.
“I would like to congratulate Tulane University on the launch of the Louisiana Promise program, which will allow Louisiana high school students to attend Tulane. This builds on their investment, which I have the honor to commit to in the It is essential that we expand access to higher education for our youth here in New Orleans and throughout the state. We take every opportunity to support efforts to to recruit as diverse a university population as possible in our city. “
New programs associated with the Louisiana Promise initiative include:
Financial prices without debt
The Louisiana Promise Financial Awards will meet all loan-free financial needs for Louisiana High School graduates who were admitted to Tulane as full-time freshmen in the fall, whose families earn less than $ 100,000, and who meet other program requirements. The program will offer sliding scale financial aid scholarships based on an assessment of family income and assets. The program is designed to help eligible students attend Tulane without having to take out loans. These prices will be available in fall 2020 for next year’s entering class.
Pre-university summer program
Each year, Tulane will fund 50 Louisiana high school students to participate in a two-week residential pre-college summer program. Participating students will be nominated by a school counselor, teacher or community organization. This program will offer high school students the opportunity to discover university life and explore their intellectual, professional and creative passions.
“Louisiana Promise will include new ways to engage and support first generation students and other students who may never have considered Tulane, or a university like this, as an option,” Satyajit said. Dattagupta, vice president of enrollment management and dean of undergraduate admissions at Tulane. “Our goal is to reach students early in their high school careers and help them prepare for the college selection and application process.”
College preparatory center
Tulane will also establish a new college preparation center on campus, specifically designed for students in the New Orleans area. Open to those starting their first year of high school, the center will help aspiring first generation students and those without access to strong counseling / counseling programs. The center will offer a free program to help students prepare for taking standardized tests, such as the SAT and ACT. It will also teach students the college application process, how to choose the right university for them, how to navigate the financial aid process to maximize scholarship assistance, and what to expect once. to college. The center will also educate parents on the university application process and connect them with other families.
Tulane will partner with community organizations to ensure that area students are aware of these programs and to expand the reach and impact of these programs. For more information visit https://admission.tulane.edu/louisiana-promise .