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Fee Waiver Information


Out-of-State Fee Waivers are Available! Contact us if you meet the requirements.

OUT-OF-STATE FEE WAIVER REQUIREMENTS

For tuition purposes, first-time freshmen, transfer and continuing students from other states (U.S. citizens) may be considered to have some or all of their out-of-state fees waived when registering for admittance, provided they satisfy the following minimum criteria:

    1. Student must first satisfy the admission requirements.
    2. Student must demonstrate a financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid Office. Student must complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for need assessment.
    3. Student must complete the out-of-state fee waiver application after being admitted to the university, and submit it with required documents. The fee waiver application and accompanying documents cannot be faxed.
    4. First-time Freshmen, Transfer and Continuing Students must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50, to be evaluated at the end of each spring semester.
    5. Special Achievement Consideration (SPIRIT):
      1. Non-resident, undergraduate students (U.S. citizens) with high achievement in dance performance, or debate, or visual arts, or music performance, or theater performance may be considered a resident of Louisiana for tuition/fee purposes, if it is deemed that the students’ presence will improve the educational opportunities of other students. Cheerleaders, ROTC, Orchesis, Band, Choir or other university-recognized or sponsored spirit groups that perform at athletic game activities, and SGA members, may also be considered in this group. The applying student must meet each of the following criteria:

      1. New students must first satisfy admission criteria.
      2. Students must demonstrate a financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid Office.
      3. Demonstrate high achievement in the appropriate performance area.
      4. First-Time Freshmen, Transfer and Continuing Students must have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be evaluated at the end of the each Spring semester
      5. Demonstrate leadership.
      6. Commit to participate in the appropriate performance area.

*Upon approval of the SPIRIT out-of-state fee waiver/exemption, the group director must have students sign a statement of understanding which outlines the conditions of retaining the out-f-state fee waiver/exemption. The statement must be kept on file in the group director’s office for the duration of the waiver/exemption.

Students receiving the out-of-state fee waiver must sign a statement of understanding which outlines the conditions of retaining the waiver/exemption to be retained on file until graduation. The maximum time allowed for the out-of-state fee waiver is four (4) consecutive years.

Students who fail to maintain the requirements of the out-of-state fee waiver/exemption for any given review period will forfeit the waiver/exemption of subsequent semesters.

Students who fail to meet cumulative GPA requirement of 2.50 after the spring evaluation, will be given the summer to make-up. Failure to meet the requirements at the end of the summer will forfeit the out-of-state fee waiver/exemption for subsequent semesters.

APPEAL PROCESS

  • A written appeal may be submitted by any student wishing to have a waiver reinstated. The appeal will be reviewed by the Fee Waiver Appeals Committee to determine eligibility for reinstatement.
  • Student receiving the SPIRIT out-of-state fee waiver/exemption who chose to end their participation with the SPIRIT group and maintain a cumulative 2.50 GPA must submit a new application for out-of-state fee waiver/exception in order to maintain the waiver/exemption for subsequent semesters.

Additional Information:

(Please note: The out-of-state fee waiver requirements have changed in fall 2014)

For information on the out-of-state fee waivers, please contact:

GSU Undergraduate Admissions
318.274.6183
1-888-863-3655