Financial aid at Centenary is both merit- and need-based. All applicants are encouraged to file the FAFSA to make themselves eligible for the widest variety of financial aid.

Explore your options below, and contact our Financial Aid staff with your questions!

Centenary Affordability Pledge

The Centenary Affordability Pledge (CAP) will provide full tuition coverage for all new, incoming Louisiana students who are Pell Grant and TOPS eligible. The College will cover any tuition expenses that remain after the Pell and TOPS awards have been applied.

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Academic Scholarships

All first degree undergraduate applicants to Centenary are automatically considered for academic merit scholarships. These scholarships are renewable for up to three years for students who remain in good standing.

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Louisiana TOPS


Louisiana's Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) is a comprehensive state scholarship program that can be applied to your Centenary education. Eligibility and award amounts are determined by the state, so the program is subject to legislative revision and funding issues.

The FAFSA serves as the state's application for TOPS. Please visit the TOPS website for the most current information about this program.

  • Opportunity   $2859/semester
  • Performance $3059/semester
  • Honors          $3259/semester 

Institutional Scholarships & Grants

In addition to academic merit scholarships, Centenary also offers a variety of other scholarships and grants. Many of these institutional awards require the FAFSA.

Learn about institutional scholarships & grants

Artistic Merit Awards (Art, Music, Theater)

Artistic merit/talent awards are determined through audition or portfolio review by art, music, and theater faculty.

Learn about talent awards


The Federal Direct Student and Parent Loans is a low-interest loan designed to help students bridge gaps between scholarships and the cost of attendance.  Private Loans are also an alternative to parent loans.

Learn about student loans

State & Federal Grants

Filing the FAFSA is the first step toward applying for grant programs such as Louisiana's TOPS and the federal Pell Grant.

Learn about state & federal grants

Federal Work-Study

Work-study jobs provide part-time employment to students to help pay for educational and personal expenses.

Learn about work study

Veterans Benefits

Centenary accepts VA educational benefits for eligible veterans, active duty military personnel, and their dependents.

Learn about all VA benefits

Lauren Benoit

Music Education, Class of 2016

"My scholarship made it possible for me to attend Centenary, where I received a really unique education full of hands-on experiences that helped me grow as a musician and future music educator. Now I'm excited to start my career as an elementary school music teacher here in Shreveport."

Contact Info

Office of Financial Aid

2911 Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, LA 71104

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