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Scholarships & Financial Aid

You have financial options with your college planning, and we're here to help you find the best options for your situation.

Ideally, paying for your education is a long-term process of building and using a collection of savings, institutional aid, free money, and — if necessary — loans. However, there are many avenues for financing your education. Find out how financial aid and scholarships can help the financial pressure.

School of Geosciences Scholarships

The School of Geosciences has several scholarships available for you in varying levels of your academic career. These scholarships are based on the donations of numerous individuals and corporations and are awarded via departmental committee with college and university level approvals. Donors set up particular guidelines for their restricted gift. The departmental selection committee reviews your application information along with the guidelines of the varying scholarships in the awards process.

Some scholarships may be for entering freshmen from Louisiana, some may not have a preferred domicile, and others may be for sophomores, juniors, and/or seniors. Each scholarship has its own set of guidelines based on criteria developed by the donors. These scholarships also vary in the award amounts based on the individual scholarship criteria and fund balances.

For more information about departmental scholarships contact:

Dr. Eric Ferré, Director School of Geosciences,, 337-482-2888

University Scholarships

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has a variety of scholarship opportunities available. These scholarships include awards for in-state, out-of-state, international, first-time freshmen, first generation, and/or transfer students. The University’s Office of Scholarship is housed on the second floor of Martin Hall, room 260. The office is open Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm and Fridays, 7:30 am to 12:30 pm.

The University embraces diversity and works toward remaining the most affordable university in Louisiana, according to the U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency List, and remains in the top 10% of the most affordable four-year public universities in the U.S.

Visit the UL Office of Scholarships website or call 337-482-6515 for more information.