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Resources for Parents and Families

Parents and family members play an important role in our community at Loyola University New Orleans—you're part of the Wolf Pack, too! We want to make sure you have the information and resources you need to support your student.


Parents of the Pack

Parents of the Pack is a monthly email newsletter featuring a roundup of the most important information and updates from across the university. We share timely information about tutoring and career resources, ways your student can get involved, and anything else you need to help your student be successful.

Parents of Pack is a resource for anyone who provides an essential support system for Loyola students—parents, other family members, guardians, and more. Any other members of your household who wish to be added to this mailing list can subscribe here. If you have any questions, please reach out to families@jazzandartsfestival.com

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November 2023

Topics: registration resources, FAFSA reminders, peer tutoring, J-Term 2024, Illuminate Loyola, Commencement 2024, Sneaux, Wolf Pack Athletics, Ignatian Gratitude, Advent Wreath Drop, student spotlight on Victoria Sosa. 

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October 2023

Topics: Changes to FAFSA, TRIO Student Support Services, Career Center resources, Illuminate Loyola: give to the Loyola Fund, study abroad opportunities, nutritional support, flu shot fair, El Día de Muertos, Busy Persons Retreat.

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September 2023

Topics: Success Center resources, Wolf Pack Athletics Golf Tournament, LOYNO Magazine Summer 2023, walking pilgrimage of Camino Ignaciano for J-Term, contact info for Student Finance, cheer on the Wolf Pack, spirituality opportunities, student spotlight on Paola Ameglio.

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August 2023

Topics: Welcome from President Cole, Proxy Access vs. Records Release vs. Authorized User, J-Term study abroad options, new alumni boards, spiritual opportunities on campus, student spotlight on Makayla Hawkins, highlights from move in and Wolf Pack Welcome.

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July 2023

Topics: Prepare for the fall semester, Young Alumni Pack, Wolf Pack Welcome, spiritual growth opportunities for students, make a gift to receive your Loyola garden flag, accessing student information, J-Term study abroad opportunities, campus improvements.

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June 2023

Topics: Presidential welcome, student health insurance, Summer Session, faith community engagement, make a gift to receive your Loyola garden flag, study abroad, accessing student information, hurricane season reminders. 

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May 2023

Topics: Celebrating the Class of 2023!

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April 2023

Topics: Tutoring support, puppy party event, registration resources, move-out reminders, Commencement 2023, payment plans, LOYNO Magazine.

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March 2023

Topics: Trio Student Support Services, tutoring support, career services, payment plans, Loyola Loyal Day, Wolf Pack LaunchU, summer registration, campus care packages, Grad Fair.

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February 2023

Topics: Important dates, Mardi Gras safety tips, Lenten retreat in daily life, study abroad financials FAQ, Summer Session 2023, Career Expo 2023, Loyola Loyal Day, spiritual reflection on Lent and Mardi Gras.

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January 2023

Topics: Important dates, FAFSA Q&A, room selection guide for parents, summer study abroad programs, Confirmation classes, Office of Accessible Education, TRIO Student Support Services, reflecting on the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

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Important Dates

January 16, 2024

Start of the Spring 2024 Semester 

February 12–16, 2024

Mardi Gras Holiday

May 10–11, 2024

Commencement 2024

Changes to FAFSA Coming Soon

The Department of Education is streamlining the FAFSA process by reducing the number of questions and making it easier to transfer tax information directly from the IRS. As a result, the 2024-2025 FAFSA did not become available until December 30, 2023.

Here are some of the major changes to expect from the FAFSA Simplification Act:

  • The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be replaced with the Student Aid Index (SAI), which is calculated and used to determine your ability to pay for your student’s college and aid eligibility. 
  • As part of the new FAFSA reporting requirements, families will need to provide consent for FAFSA to access federal tax return information. Family size will be defined in alignment with tax return information. 
  • Access to Federal Pell Grants will be expanded to more students and will link eligibility to family size and federal poverty level. 

Take action now to prepare for the simplified FAFSA:

Loyola’s Office of Financial Aid is here to support you through this process. For individual questions, please reach our office by calling 504-865-3231, emailing us at finaid@jazzandartsfestival.com, or scheduling an appointment online.

Mom and daughter at Loyola

Need access to your student’s information?

In keeping with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a parent or guardian must be explicitly authorized by their student to receive access to information such as: 

  • Educational records
  • Registration status
  • Class schedule
  • Room and board
  • Financial aid
  • Billing information

There are a few different ways your student can give you access. Learn more in the links below. 

Instructions for Guardian Proxy Access

Instructions for Student Records Release

Instructions to Set up an Authorized User

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