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Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
Rosenwald Hall, Suite 203
2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

Ph. (504)816-4677
Fx. (504)816-5456

Office Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Financial Aid

Dillard University’s Office of Financial Aid is committed to making higher education accessible and affordable for all students. We are here to guide you through the financial aid process, from completing the FAFSA to understanding costs, tuition, and fees. Our team is dedicated to helping you explore various scholarship opportunities and financial resources to ensure you can focus on your academic journey without financial burden. Whether you are a prospective student or currently enrolled, we provide personalized support to help you navigate your financial aid options and invest in your future with confidence.

Each year, Dillard University awards $14 million in institutional aid, with an average institutional grant of $9,193 per student. Follow our step-by-step guide  to apply today!

Types of Financial Aid Available

Financial aid includes scholarships and any other funds that assist a student with paying for their college education. We encourage all students who think they may need help paying for college to apply. There are several different types of financial aid available to meet the needs of students in a variety of situations, including both need-based and merit-based financial aid. Need-based aid is offered to those who can prove a financial need for assistance (based on FAFSA), while merit-based aid is offered to students based on their academic abilities or achievements.

Four main types of financial aid include:

  • Scholarships, which are usually offered by a college, foundation, or other organization based on a student’s academic performance or other achievements.
  • Grants, which are usually offered by a government or other organization based on a student’s financial need. Dillard University also, however, offers grants to further defray the cost of attendance.
  • Work-Study, which are college programs that offer part-time jobs to students who demonstrate financial need, allowing them to work and earn money while in school.
  • Loans, which can be need-based or non-need-based, are available to students.

Student Aid Index Calculator (Estimator) 

This tool estimates the Student Aid Index (SAI) for the 2024-25 award year, not the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for the 2023-24 award year. The move from EFC to SAI will expand the number of qualifying Pell recipients and will render different results from prior years. 

Outside Scholarships

While our institution offers a variety of scholarships to students, there are also many outside sources that offer scholarships. Get started by reading our list of outside scholarships today.

For more information about financial aid and scholarships, please browse the frequently asked questions above or visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships page.

Downloadable Forms

Dillard University will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth and will reopen on Thursday, June 20, at 8 a.m.