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School of Professional Advancement

The Tulane School of Professional Advancement, or SoPA, offers a vast array of potentially life-changing opportunities to further develop professional skills and provide for career advancement. Tulane has a long history of educating working adults; SoPA is the most current evolution of that long-term commitment. SoPA has applied learning programs that incorporate both industry-relevant knowledge and a grounding in the liberal arts in offering undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates offered online and on campus.  

Financial aid opportunities for SoPA students for degree programs, teaching certification and post-baccalaureate certificates includes all of the following:
  • Federal student aid programs
  • Senior citizen discounts
  • Tuition discounts for public employees
  • Veterans & active duty educational assistance programs
Please note that financial aid opportunities for certificates other than teaching or post-baccalaureate do not include federal student aid programs.

Please check this listing to specifically identify current certificate programs that are eligible for qualifying students to receive federal student aid funds, as well as those which are not eligible. Any certificate program not noted as being currently eligible is currently not a program for which a student is eligible for federal aid; however, those enrolled in a degree program are eligible for federal student aid consideration.