Undergraduate Admission and Financial Information

Undergraduate Admission and Financial Information

Undergraduate Admission and Financial Information

General Principles 

Grambling State University seeks to enroll persons with excellent academic preparation, high ethical and moral standards, who aim to become contributors to the advancement of society. The University uses criteria for admissions; however, its historic commitment to educational opportunity remains central to all of its programs. Any person who desires to attend the university, but does not meet the criteria for admission is encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions to inquire about using summer and/or community college referral programs to gain admission. Grambling State University is committed to assisting those who matriculate with the achievement of educational goals.

Admission: First-time Freshman

A first-time freshman is defined as an entering freshman who has never attended any college (or other postsecondary institution). Includes students enrolled in the fall term who attended college for the first time in the prior summer term. Also includes students who entered with advanced standing-college credits earned before graduation from high school. Students interested in attending Grambling State University should submit an on-line application, along with all required documents to the Office of Admissions.

Applicants with Certificate of Achievement diplomas and General Equivalency Diplomas (GED) are not eligible for admission to Grambling; however, we can assist you with a referral to a community college to complete the minimum requirements to be admitted to Grambling State University.

All applicants must submit the general admissions documents (https://www.gram.edu/admissions/apply/), and new freshmen must meet the following criteria for admission. Admission to the university is conditional until evidence of graduation from high school and completion of required core units are received.

 

Table I. Admission Criteria - Fall 2019

GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY
MINIMUM ADMISSION STANDARDS for FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN

REQUIRED STANDARDS

High School Curriculum

19 units from Required Core 4 Curriculum
(see below)

Minimum HS GPA

Overall 2.0 GPA
(on 4.0 scale)

Test Score/Developmental Course Requirement

AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING

Require no more than one developmental course for students

meeting specific requirements.

 

ACT English subscore 18 or ACT Math subscore 19 OR

SAT Writing and Language 25 or SAT Math subscore 500

 

Students with an ACT Math subscore of 17 or 18 or an ACT English subscore of 16 or 17 may participate in the Developmental Pilot Program that requires enrollment in specific courses.

  

Table II. Required High School Courses

Required Core 4 Curriculum

Fall 2017
(19 units)

English I, English II, English III, English IV

4

- Algebra I or Applied Algebra 1A & 1B (count as 1 unit);
- Algebra II (1 unit);
- Geometry (1 unit);
- One unit from: Financial Math/Math Essentials, Pre-Calculus, Functions/Statistics, Calculus, Probability and Statistics, Discrete Math, or an approved Advanced Math Substitute

4

- Biology (1 unit);
- Chemistry (1 unit);
- Two units from: Physical Science, Integrated Science, Physics I or II, Physics of Technology I or II, Aerospace Science, Biology II, Chemistry II, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Agriscience II, Anatomy & Physiology, or approved Advanced Science substitute

4

- Civics or AP American Government (1/2 unit);
- Free Enterprise or Economics (1/2 unit);
- American History (1 unit);
- Two units from: World History, World Geography, Western Civilization, AP European History, Law Studies, Psychology, Sociology, African American Studies, or approved Social Studies substitute. (Note: Religion I, II, III, IV are approved substitutes for optional course(s)).

4

- Fine Arts Survey or one unit from the following:
- Art, Dance, Music, Theatre Arts, Applied Arts; or an approved Arts substitute.

1

-Foreign Language (two units from same language) or 2 Speech courses

2

Note: Those courses in bold print must be taken and those separated by commas provide the students with choices.

 

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS FOR OUT-OF-STATE NEW FRESHMEN

Options

Conditions

Option 1: (must meet all conditions)

Same admission standards as in-state students

Option 2: (must meet all conditions)

17or 18 units from Core 4 Curriculum

Minimum 2.00 GPA on Core 4 Curriculum

ACT Composite: 20 or SAT 940 (Reading & Math combined)

Minimum 2.00 overall GPA (on 4.0 scale)

Require no more than one developmental course
(See Developmental Course Minimum above)

Option 3: (must meet all conditions)

ACT Composite: 23 or SAT 1050 (Reading & Math combined)

Minimum 2.00 overall GPA (on 4.0 scale)

Require no more than one developmental course
(See Developmental Course Requirement above)

 

Note: Admitted students with an ACT Math subscore of 17 or 18 or an ACT English subscore of 16 or 17 must participate in a Developmental Pilot Program that requires enrollment in specific courses.

 

Application for Admission

Apply online at the University website: https://www.gram.edu/admissions/apply/. Online applications are accepted until the published priority deadlines for each semester. 

Please Note: Applicants with Certificate of Achievement diplomas and General Equivalency Diplomas (GED) are not eligible for admission to Grambling.

The following credentials must be received in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment by the published priority deadlines for fall, spring, or summer:

  • Application for Admission
  • Non-refundable $20 application fee. Application fee waivers are not allowed. Application fees can be paid:
    • Online when submitting the web application.
    • By mail with a money order or check.
    • By credit card by calling (318) 274-2617 or 274-6253.
  • ACT or SAT scores. Test scores are required of all freshman students. Scores may be faxed to 318-274-3292.
    • GSU Test Codes:  ACT: 1582 and SAT: 6250
  • Official High School Transcript (New Freshman Applicants) - Please Note: Transcripts can be faxed to 318-274-3292.
    • Louisiana Applicants: We will request your final high school transcript from the Board of Regents and the Louisiana Department of Education’s Student Transcript System (STS). It will not be necessary to have final transcripts sent to Grambling State University from your high school, unless you graduated before 2004.
    • Out-of-State Applicants: must submit an official, sixth or seventh semester transcript that indicates a minimum cumulative, un-weighted GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. The final transcript must be mailed to us immediately after graduation.
    • All New Freshman Applicants: We must determine if you are on the required core curriculum. If your current classes are not on your transcript, you must fax your 12th grade class schedule along with your transcript.
  • Official College Transcript (Transfer Applicants) - Please Note: Transcripts cannot be faxed.
    • Submit official transcript(s) from all regionally accredited institutions you have attended (even if the credits appear on another transcript).
  • Proof of Immunization/TB Questionnaire (Mandatory)

All students are required to submit a Medical History/Proof of Immunization form and TB Questionnaire to our Health Center before they can begin the registration process. The  required forms may be downloaded from the university website. You may mail or fax the completed forms. Mail proof of immunization and forms to 403 Main Street; P.O. Box 4251, Grambling, LA 71245 or fax documents to (318) 274-2481.

  • Application Priority Deadlines
    • Fall Semester – June 1st
    • Spring Semester – December 1st
    • Summer Sessions – May 1st

Note: If the student does not enroll for the semester applied, written notification to change to the next semester must be received. The application fee and credentials can only be applied to the subsequent semester of the initial application.

 

Admission of Transfer Students

Students who have attended a regionally, accredited institution since graduating from high school are considered transfer applicants. In order to be admitted, transfer applicants must:

  • Submit an application fee of $20,
  • Submit proof of immunization, and
  • Submit official transcript from EACH regionally, accredited institution attended, regardless if credits appear on another transcript. An official transcript is defined as one mailed directly from one institution to another. It bears the institution's seal, signature of the registrar, the date of issuance, and is issued to Grambling State University – Office of Admissions. (Note: A sealed transcript issued to the student is not official; it must be issued to us), and
  • Have earned at least 18 semester hours of college-level course work (excluding developmental courses) – Note: Student must have completed a college-level English and math course designed to fulfill general education requirement, and
  • Have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on college-level courses, and
  • Be in good standing and eligible to return to the last college or university of attendance

If the transfer applicant has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on college-level work and has earned less than 18 semester hours of course work (excluding developmental courses), the applicant must meet the admission criteria for new first-time freshmen. NOTE: The applicant will be admitted as a transfer student, but will be evaluated using the new freshman criteria.

 

Acceptance of Transfer Credit

Transfer credits will be evaluated by the Admissions Office and added to the permanent record only for persons who are enrolled as degree seeking students. All students who transfer from a regionally, accredited institution will be given credit for courses in which a grade of D or higher was earned, and that correspond to courses in the University’s curriculum. All courses will be used to calculate the cumulative grade point average.

The equivalence of a course taken at a state institution to a University course is determined by use of the Board of Regents transfer equivalency matrix. The equivalence of all other courses is determined by the appropriate department head. Credit is not given for course work taken at a college or university that is not regionally accredited. Courses accepted for credit are not necessarily used toward a degree.

Students can access the transfer articulation matrices that indicate the correlation of courses among Louisiana’s public colleges and universities by going to the Board of Regents website and viewing the Master Course Articulation Matrix.

 

Admission of Former Students

Any student not attending GSU for one regular semester, excluding summers, must apply for readmission. The readmission application and other required items must be submitted to the Office of Admissions at least thirty (30) days prior to registration. Former students who have attended other regionally accredited institutions during their absence from the University must submit official transcripts from each college attended. Items needed in order to be considered for readmission are:

  • Online application for admission
  • Application fee of $20.00
  • Official transcript from accredited college(s) attended while absent from Grambling State University
  • Proof of Immunization

Note: Proof of immunization must be provided even though Grambling State University was previously attended. Contact the Foster-Johnson Health Center for additional information.

 

Admission of Non-Traditional Students

Degree-seeking applicants who are 25 years of age or older may be admitted without meeting the core requirements of a traditional new freshman, and may need no more than one developmental course. However, for placement in appropriate English and mathematics courses, placement examinations will be administered and the results will be used to determine course entry level.

 

Community College and Grambling State University

First-time freshmen (in-state and out-of-state) who do not meet GSU admissions criteria are encouraged to take classes through a community college. After completion of developmental classes and the completion of 12 college credit hours with a 2.000 grade point average (excluding developmental grades), students will be able to continue their education at GSU as transfer students.

Community College students will have the opportunity to engage in a multitude of college activities. They will be eligible for financial aid, counseling, and health services. 

Prospective students who do not meet GSU admissions requirements will be referred to a community college as a pathway to becoming a GSU student.

For more information, contact the GSU Office of Admissions at (318) 274-6183.

 

Admission of International Students

International applicants are students who are not United States citizens. An international student applying for admission to Grambling State University must complete secondary school with appropriate certificate or diploma. The applicant must have a high degree of competence in the English language. In order to be admitted, the following requirements must be met:

  • The same core requirements in math and science as domestic applicants,
  •  GPA of 2.00 on a 4.00 scale,
  • A minimum English score of 18 and Math score of 19 on the ACT; or a 25 Writing and Language Score or Math score of 500 on the SAT,
  • Application for admission
  • $30 application fee (cashier’s check or money order),
  • Affidavit of Sponsorship,
  • TOEFL Score (minimum score of 500 paper-based, 173 computer-based, 61 internet-based),
  • Official high school transcript certifying completion of secondary school, and
  • Medical history form-immunization record and TB Questionnaire.

Applicants seeking to transfer to the University from an institution outside the United States must:

  • Request a Comprehensive Course by Course Report from an approved foreign credentials evaluator.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average 2.50 on a 4.00 scale,
  • Be in good standing and eligible to return to the last institution attended, and
  • Have earned at least 18 college-level credits (must have taken a college-level math and English).

If a transfer applicant has a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA, but has earned less than 18 college-level credits, then the admission criteria of a new freshman must be met.

International transfer applicants must follow the same application procedures described for new international students.

The Educational Testing Service located in Princeton, New Jersey administers the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) abroad several times per year at established and supplementary testing centers. Official TOEFL scores must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions. TOEFL IS WAIVED IN ENGLISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES AND WHERE THE APPLICANT SHOWS PROOF OF ENGLISH PROFICIENICY. In addition, the applicant must be in good physical condition.

 

Dual Enrollment

General Criteria

  1. Student must be at least a high school sophomore, junior or senior who is on track to completing Regents/TOPS curriculum at a public Louisiana high school.
  2. Student must have either PLAN or ACT (or SAT) scores on file at the high school.
  3. Student must be in good standing at the high school and meet the university’s enrollment criteria.
  4. Student must have permission from the high school principal and his/her parent/guardian to participate.
  5. Student must be enrolled in a college course for which dual credit (both college and high school credit) is attempted and recorded on the student's secondary and postsecondary academic record.

 

Right to Appeal 

Any prospective new student who is denied admission to Grambling State University has the right to appeal the decision by writing to the Admissions Appeal Committee – 403 Main Street, Box 4200 - Grambling, LA 71245.

New Freshman Applicants: A letter of appeal from the applicant and two (2) letters of recommendation from the principal, teacher or counselor must be submitted to the Admissions Appeal Committee. The prospective student will be notified of the decision by regular mail or email.

Transfer Applicants: A letter of appeal from the applicant describing special circumstances which contributed to student’s inability to meet the admission criteria, and two (2) letters of recommendation from an official at the school previously attended must be submitted to the Admissions Appeal Committee. The prospective student will be notified of the decision by regular mail or email.

All decisions of the Admissions Appeal Committee are final.

 

Out-of-State Fee Exemption Requirements

For tuition purposes, new students from other states (U.S. citizens) may be treated as residents of Louisiana when applying for admission to Grambling State University dependent upon fund availability and satisfying the following minimum requirements:

  • Students must first satisfy the admission requirements of the institution.
  • Students must apply for the out-of-state fee exemption.

Additional minimum admission criteria include:

First-time New Freshmen (with less than 18 college-level credits)

  • GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale), or

Transfer students (who have completed at least 18 credits of college-level work)

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on college level-work,
  • Have no need for developmental course work, and
  • Be eligible to return to previous institution.

Spirit Group

A non-resident, undergraduate student with high achievement in dance, debate, visual arts, music, or theater performance may be considered a resident of Louisiana for tuition/fee purposes.  Cheerleaders, flag corps, university-recognized or sponsored spirit groups that perform at athletic game activities, and the SGA president, may also be considered in this group.  The applying student must meet each of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate high achievement in the appropriate performance area.
  • Have a preceding semester and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale).  If applying prior to entering college, must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale).
  • Demonstrate leadership.
  • Receive a satisfactory rating in an interview.  Interview must be documented.
  • Commit to participate in the appropriate performance area.

Ambassadors

The Ambassadors is an organization open to non-resident and resident students who are interested in serving as student recruiters for the university. The Office of Admissions and Recruitment is responsible for the oversight of the Ambassadors program. Ambassadors assist with campus tours and serve as hosts at selected recruitment, university, and alumni events.  Additionally, Ambassadors are required to work assigned office hours in the Office of Admissions and Recruitment or other university offices as assigned. Non-resident students who participate in the Ambassadors program may be treated as residents of Louisiana if they meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Have a preceding semester and cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Demonstrate leadership ability
  • Must apply and gain a favorable rating during the interview process

All students receiving the out-of-state fee exemption must sign a statement of understanding which outlines the conditions for retaining the exemption.  There will be an evaluation of the student’s academic standing at the end of the academic year to determine if the conditions of the exemption have been met.  Any student who fails to retain the exemption will be notified, and any future registrations adjusted accordingly. 

 

Non-academically, a student will qualify regardless of high school/college GPA (transfer student) if:

  • One of the biological parents or legal guardian graduated from GSU,
  • Living with a biological parent who is an established resident of Louisiana,
  • Parent is a current member of the armed forces (not Reserve or Guard) and the home of record is Louisiana,
  • Student receives an associate or higher degree from GSU.

 

Advanced Standing and Credit by Examination

The University awards course credit for selected introductory courses to a student who makes an acceptable score on an examination. These examinations include (1) Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations, which are a part of the Advanced Placement Program available in some secondary schools, (2) the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), and (3) credit by departmental examination.

Advanced Placement Program

By means of the Advanced Placement Program, beginning students may be awarded college credit in some subjects. These are highly qualified students who have taken college level courses in conjunction with their high school programs. Annually, during the month of May, advanced placement examinations are provided to students who are involved in advanced placement courses. The following is a summary of courses for which credit is awarded by GSU along with the minimum examination scores.

 

AP EXAM

MINIMUM SCORE

GSU COURSE(S)

CREDIT HOURS

Art 2D Design

3

ART 105 and/or ART 210 and/or THEA 100 Students would have to test out of Drawing and Basic Design

3-9

Art History

3

Art 215

3

Biology

3

Biology 113, 115

4

Calculus AB

3

Mathematics 153

3

Calculus BC

3

Mathematics 153

3

Chemistry

3

Chemistry 105,107 or 111, 113

4

Computer Science A

3

Computer Science 107

3

Computer Science AB

3

Computer Science 110

3

Economics Macro

3

Economics 201

3

Economics Micro

3

Economics 202

3

English Language and Composition

3

English 101

3

English Literature and Composition

3

English 200

3

Environmental Science

3

Chemistry 101

3

French Language

3

French 101

3

Government & Politics US

 3

Political Science 201

3

Human Geography

 3

Geography 201

3

Physics B

3

Physics 109, 111

4

Physics C: Mechanics

3

Physics 153, 153L

4

Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism

3

Physics 154, 153L

4

Psychology

3

Psychology 200

3

Spanish Language

3

Spanish 101

3

Statistics

3

Mathematics 273

3

Studio Art Drawing

3

Art 101

3

U.S. History

3

History 201

3

World History

History 104

3

 

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

A student at Grambling State University may gain credit in a number of subjects by scoring on a Subject Examination at or above the level recommended by the CLEP. The examinations are available on campus at the Center for Academic Assessment. Registration must be completed three weeks prior to a test date. Applications are available in the Center for Academic Assessment.

Scores are provided by the Educational Testing Service with the exception of the essay for English composition which is scored by Grambling State University’s English Department. Students are graded on a pass/fail basis and must earn the minimum scores indicated for a passing grade. The grade is not computed in the student’s cumulative grade point average nor does it replace an earned letter grade. Students may not attempt credit by examination more than once for a given course. Credit by means of Subject CLEP Examinations is limited to 30 semester hours. Whether or not this credit is applicable to a student’s program will be determined by the department responsible for the academic program. Information on the subject examinations currently available and approved by GSU can be obtained in the Office of the Registrar, the Center for Academic Assessment, and on the University website.

 

College-level Examination Program Credit

CLEP Exams

GSU’S Equivalent Course

Passing Score

Sem. Hrs.

Business

Introductory Business Law

General Business 301

50

3

Financial Accounting

Accounting 201/202

50

3

Information Systems and Computer

Computer Information Systems

50

3

Principles of Management

Management 301

50

3

Principles of Marketing

Marketing 301

50

3

Composition and Literature

American Literature

English 203/204

50

6

College Composition Without Essay

English 213

50

3

College Composition With Essay

English 213

50

6

English Literature

English 200 

50

3

College Composition

English 101/102

50

6

Humanities

HUM 200, 201, 202, or 301

50

6

World Languages

French Language, L1

French 101/102

50

6

French Language, L2

French 101/102/201/ 202

59

12

German Language, L1

German 101/201

50

6

German Language, L2

German 102/202

50

12

Spanish Language, L1

Spanish 101/102

50

6

Spanish Language, L2

Spanish 101/102/201/ 202

63

12

History and Social Sciences

American Government

Political Science 201

50

3

History of the U.S.I

History 201

50

3

History of the U.S. II

History 202

50

3

Human Growth and Development

Education 200

50

3

Introduction to Educational Psychology

Education 300

50

3

Introduction Psychology

Psychology 200

50

3

Social Sciences and History

History 104

50

3

Western Civilization I

History 101

50

3

Western Civilization II

History 102

50

3

Science and Mathematics

Biology

Biology 103/104

50

6

Calculus

Mathematics 153

50

3

Chemistry

Chemistry 111/112

50

6

College Algebra

Mathematics 147

50

3

College Mathematics

Mathematics 131

50

3

Natural Sciences

Physical Science 105 and Biology

50

6

Precalculus

Mathematics 148

50

3

 

Credit by Departmental Examination

Several departments within the University prepare, administer, score, and award credit for their own examinations. These examinations are administered for the benefit of the students who believe they have already attained the level of knowledge required in the course(s).

The procedure for registering for credit by examination is listed below.

  • Students may register for credit by examination in any approved course, but only during regular registration periods. No examination can be given to a student who has not properly registered for the examination. Permission to take a credit examination in a given course will be denied to students who have previously attempted the course for credit, who have earned credit in a higher sequence course, or who have audited the course
  • Each credit examination must be approved in advance by the student’s advisor, the head of the department in which course is offered, and the dean of the college in which the department is located. Credit by examination should be approved only if a student has already gained a fundamental knowledge of the course.
  • Permission to take a credit examination is granted only to students currently enrolled at Grambling State University.
  • Credit for a course taken by examination can be awarded only if the student is officially registered for the course.
  • If a student has registered in a course or failed a prior credit examination in the course, the student will not be permitted to take a credit by examination in the course. A credit examination, once failed, may not be repeated.
  • No instructor should give a credit examination until the official application is completed by the student and approved by the proper officials.
  • The maximum number of credits which can be awarded through credit by examination is 24 semester hours, with not more than six semester hours in any semester. This includes credit by examination earned by transfer students prior to being admitted to Grambling State.

Credit for Military Service

Veterans with at least one year military service may be allowed a maximum of six semester hours of credit in activity courses in the Department of Kinesiology, in accordance with the recommendations of the Commission on Accreditation of Service Experiences. Veterans should submit official copies of service records to the Registrar’s Office during the first semester of attendance.

Credit will be allowed for college-level courses completed by correspondence and/or group study through the United States Armed Forces Institute. Along with the application for admissions, official copies of these credits should be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Recruitment.


Financial Aid and Scholarships

The mission of the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships is to enhance the overall mission of the university and to help students achieve their educational potential by providing appropriate financial resources. We will use our knowledge of institutional, state, and federal guidelines to manage the financial resources, to educate students and families, and to assist in removing financial barriers for those who wish to pursue a postsecondary education.

The University offers three types of financial aid: gifts, loans, and student employment.

Gifts: Scholarships, grants, and tuition fee waivers

Loans: Direct Subsidized and Direct Unsubsidized Loans, Direct Parent PLUS Loans and Non-Federal Alternative Loans

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study and Institutional Wages

 

Applying for Federal Financial Aid

Students who are interested in applying for federal aid must follow these steps:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov by March 1 of each year.
  • Receive the Student Aid Report (SAR) within two to four weeks. The Student Aid Report will list the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculated by the federal processor. The EFC is used to determine eligibility for federal aid programs. The Office of Financial Aid will receive the FAFSA results electronically if GSU’s federal code (002006) is listed on the student’s FAFSA.
  • Return all documents requested by the university by the end of the spring semester or before May 1 of each year. Most of the requested documents are available online at the university website: https://www.gram.edu/finaid/
  • Accept federal aid awards via banner web.

 

University Policy

All students must be accepted for admission to the university before federal aid is awarded. To receive federal aid, students must meet the minimum academic progress standards which are sometimes referred to as the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy. Students are expected to review the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy available on the university website or pick up a copy of the policy from the Financial Aid Office.

The university reserves the right to review, adjust, or cancel financial aid awards due to one or more of the following changes: enrollment hours, housing status, residential status, and dependency status. Other reasons for aid cancellation or adjustment include: default on federal loans, conflicting information received, and failure to comply with university regulations. A student who withdraws from school or receives all “F” grades may owe the university due to the required federal Return of Title IV calculations. Awards are made on the assumption that a student will complete the semester and earn grades for the courses attempted. Awards in excess of a student’s financial aid need or budget will be reduced; otherwise, the student must repay the amount over-awarded.

Grants

Pell Grants: Available to undergraduate students based on eligibility determined by the federal processor. The maximum grant award for 2019-2020 is $6195

Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (SEOG): Available to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. The base grant amount for the year at GSU is $1500.00. Awards are based on availability of funds.

Louisiana Go Grant: Available to students who are Pell Grant eligible and are from moderate and low income Louisiana families. The base award amount per academic year is $1000 for full-time students and $500 for part-time students.

TEACH Grant: Available to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary, middle, or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. The TEACH grant is available to students that have declared education as their intended major. The award amount per academic year is up to $4000.

 

Student Employment

Federal Work-Study: This program gives undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to work part-time while attending school. Students are paid once a month at the minimum wage rate. Students are eligible to work up to the amount of their authorized hours. The Office of Financial Aid must have the student’s electronic Student Aid Report (SAR) on file and the student must be making acceptable academic progress before awards are made. Students must apply early because of limited funding. Students must be authorized to work by the Office of Financial Aid and complete the required W-4, I-9, and L-4 forms. All forms can be printed from the financial aid website at www.gram.edu.

University Wage Program: A state-funded program that does not require financial need. Wage recipients are paid once a month at a wage rate determined by their department. Undergraduate Students must have at least a cumulative 2.0 Cum GPA and Graduate Students must have at least a 3.0 Cum GPA meet the academic progress standards.

Direct Loan Programs

Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans: Direct Stafford loans are available for undergraduate and graduate students. Direct loans can be subsidized and unsubsidized. A subsidized loan is awarded to students who have financial aid need. The student is not charged interest while enrolled at least half time. An unsubsidized loan is not awarded on the basis of financial aid need. Recipients are charged interest from the time the loan is disbursed until the loan is paid in full.

Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS): Parents of dependent students may apply for credit-based Direct Parent PLUS loans to pay the students’ educational expenses. The yearly limit on a PLUS loan is equal to the cost of attendance minus any aid received. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and must meet the minimum standards for satisfactory academic progress specified in the federal SAP policy.

 

Measures Mandated by Federal Regulation

  • First-time borrowers who have earned less than 30 credit hours must attend classes for 30 days prior to receiving loan proceeds.
  • First-time borrowers must complete the entrance counseling prior to receiving loan proceeds. At this time, borrowers are counseled regarding their rights, responsibilities, and obligations pertaining to repayment of their student loan(s).
  • All borrowers who graduate, transfer, resign, or do not return to Grambling the subsequent semester must complete the exit counseling. All graduating seniors must complete exit counseling. At this time, borrowers are counseled regarding their rights, responsibilities, and obligations pertaining to repayment of their student loan(s).
  • The University must notify the lending institution of the Guarantee Agency within 60 days after a borrower ceases to be enrolled at least half-time (six credit hours).
  • Borrowers with defaulted student loans are not eligible to receive any further Title IV assistance until the loan is fully repaid or satisfactory repayment arrangements have been made.

 

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance is the estimated total amount it will cost to attend an institution. It is determined by the Office of Financial Aid using rules established by the U.S. Congress. Cost of attendance is based on average costs incurred by students, and it includes tuition, room/board, books, transportation, and personal miscellaneous expenses. These figures are used solely for the determination of financial aid and does not represent an amount owed to Grambling State University.

 

Grambling State University Estimated Cost of Attendance for Louisiana Residents Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

(Out of State Fees are an additional $4511.50 per semester)

Expenses

Resident Living on Campus

Resident Living off Campus

Resident Living at Home with Parent

Tuition & Fees

$7683

$7683

$7683

Room & Board

$10990

$9656

$5536

Transportation

$2100

$3000

$3000

Books

$1800

$1800

$1800

Personal

$2130

$2130

$2130

Totals

$24703

$24269

$20149

 

Withdrawals and No-Shows

A students who accepts financial aid awards but fails to either withdraw or complete registration by the census day (14th class day for Fall & Spring and 7th class day for the Summer sessions) will have all awarded financial aid canceled. A student who receives federal financial aid, begin classes and then withdraws from all classes before completing 60% of the semester or earn all “Fs” will not be eligible to keep all the federal funds awarded. The university will calculate amounts to be returned to the Department of Education and the student loan agencies. Amounts returned will be billed to the student’s account.

General Refund Policy

If the total of a student’s scholarships, grants and loans exceed the amount of his/her fees, tuition, and/or university housing, the remaining funds are disbursed to the student in accordance with the university’s refund policy.

 

Scholarships

Academic Achievement Award: The following minimum criteria will be used in the selection process of the Academic Achievement Award:

  • ACT 25 and above - GPA 3.0 and above $5000 Academic Scholarship
  • ACT 24 - GPA 3.0 and above $4000 Academic Scholarship
  • ACT 23-GPA 3.0 and above $3000 Academic Scholarship

*Based on availability of funds and academic performance. Students admitted by Dec. 1 of the year prior to fall enrollment with the highest SAT/ACT scores and/or GPAs will have the greatest chance of receiving an award. Even if a student meets the criteria listed, there is a chance that he or she will not be awarded a scholarship (based on academic performance of a competitive candidate pool).

Academic Enhancement Scholarship:  The Academic Enhancement award is open to all undergraduate and graduates students who are in good academic standing with the university.

Alumni Scholarships: Various alumni chapters provide restricted scholarships. Inquiries about these awards should be directed to the prospective alumni chapter.

Athletic Scholarships: Students who exhibit outstanding athletic abilities in football, basketball, track, baseball, golf, bowling, tennis, softball, volleyball, or soccer can receive awards based on their abilities and a 2.0 GPA. Contact the Athletic Director, P. O. Box 868, Grambling, LA 71245.

Louisiana’s Tuition Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS): TOPS is a state funded scholarship program that offers scholarships to high school graduates throughout Louisiana. For additional qualifications students should contact their high school guidance counselor.

Endowed and Non-Endowed Scholarships with special standards are available on a competitive basis to students who meet the given criteria.  These scholarships are only offered when funds are available.  Information on these scholarships may be obtained through the website or by contacting the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships, P.O. Box 629, Grambling, LA 71245; (318) 274-6440.

How to Apply?
Submit all applications here (https://www.gram.edu/finaid/scholarships/apply.php), and only select the scholarships in which you meet all requirements for.

  • Bryan C. Griffin Endowed Scholarship for Math and Computer Science ($500)  
    • Must be enrolled full-time at Grambling State University and in good standing;
    • Must major in Math or Computer Science
    • Must be a resident of Caddo Parish preference given to resident of Shreveport
    • Must have and maintain a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Must demonstrate low to middle income financial disposition; preference given to low income
    • Must be actively involved with non-profit organizations that provide opportunities for growth in leadership and/or technology
  • Charles E. Grier Non-Endowed Spirit Award ($500) -
    • Must be enrolled full time at Grambling State University
    • Must have a minimum 2.0 high school grade point average
    • Must demonstrate need for financial assistance
    • Must be a member of the cheerleading team and exemplify team and university spirit
    • Must complete 10 hours of community service on or off campus
  • Debbie N. Robinson Endowed Scholarship in the College of Business -
    • award is open to students, in good standing, who are enrolled full time at Grambling State University
    • candidates must have at least a 2.75 grade point average
    • special consideration will be given to academic performance with a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) or higher on a 4.00 grading scale;  recipients must be in academic pursuit of a major in the College of Business;
    • Preference will be given to Accounting Majors; and 
    • all awards will be subject to the recommendation and approval of the Provost.
  • Crescent City Chapter Scholarship
    • Enrolled Full-Time at Grambling State University
    • Graduating Senior
    • Resident of Greater New Orleans Area (Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemine, and St. Charles Parish)
    • Must have scholastic financial need
    • Maintain 2.6 GPA
    • Recipient will be required to attend Crescent City Chapter event
  • The Ward Robinson C’72 Finish Line Scholarship
    • Enrolled Full-Time at Grambling State University
    • U.S. Citizens in their Senior Year
    • 2 female students in Computer Science or CIS
    • 2 students that are members of the band
    • GPA of 2.5
    • Financial need in order to complete graduation
    • Preference to students in final semester of matriculation, followed by first semester seniors
  • McCray-Dennis-Muse-Dangerfield-Sanders Non-Endowed Memorial Scholarship
    • Residents of Tangipahoa, St. Helena, Livingston, St. Tammany, and Washington Parishes
    • Enrolled Full-Time
    • All Academic Areas with Priority given to Education Majors
    • Freshman or beyond
    • 2.5 or above GPA
    • Priority to low to middle income status
    • Provide evidence of leadership skill and/or community service
  • Perry E. Thompson Scholarship 
    • A Full-time Student for Fall 2016
    • Have a Minimum 2.50 Cumulative GPA on 4.00 Scale from high school or College transcript
    • In good academic standing
    • A 1st or 2nd Semester Freshman
    • A resident of New Iberia, Louisiana
    • Involved in Extracurricular activities or Performed Community Service
    • Demonstrating a Financial Need
  • 100 Horses Alumni Band Scholarship
    • Must be an undergraduate continuing or new freshman enrolled full-time at Grambling State University
    • Must be a member of the Tiger Marching Band
    • Must be legacy (son or daughter) of a former member of the Grambling State University Marching Band
    • Living Parent of the student must be an active member of the 100 Horses Alumni Band
    • Deceased Parent of the student was an active member of the 100Horses Alumni Band
    • Have a Minimum 2.50 high school Cumulative GPA for incoming first-time freshman and a 2.50 Cumulative GPA for a continuing student on a 4.00 Scale
    • Be in good academic standing
    • Student must apply for scholarship renewal each year
  • Bernadene Coleman-Pope Scholarship
    • Must be a new freshman enrolled full-time at Grambling State University
    • Must be a Mathematics major
    • Have a Minimum 3.00 high school Cumulative GPA for incoming first-time freshman and a 3.00 Cumulative GPA for a continuing student on a 4.00 Scale and maintain the 3.00 GPA
    • Must be in good academic standing
    • Must be a member in at least one organization in which leadership skills are used an/or provided voluntary services
  • Abdulalim A. Shabazz Non-Endowed Scholarship
    • Student must be physically-challenged or
    • mobility-impaired or
    • a re-entry student
  • Dr. Maya Angelou Scholarship 
    • Must be in 3rd, 4th, or 5th year of studying leading to undergrad degree
    • Must have financial need
    • Must have a 2.5 GPA or better
  • Luther and Mary Ida Vandross Scholarship 
    • A U.S. Citizen
    • The first in your immediate family to attend college
    • Enrolled as a full-time incoming freshman at Grambling State University
    • Have a GPA of 2.80  or greater on a 4.0 scale
    • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Mrs. Pinkie Robertson Scholarship
    • Earn and Maintain a 2.5 GPA during their first semester Sophomore year
    • Enrolled full-time at Grambling State University
    • Student can re-apply if they qualify
    • Open to students from any state
  • Pinkie Robertson, Jennie V. Wilson and Dr. Lucy McIntosh Non-Endowed Scholarship ($500 ANNUAL)
    • Only open to Undergraduate
    • Must be enrolled full time at Grambling State University
    • Must earn and maintain a 2.5 grade point average during the first semester sophomore year
    • Priority will be given to candidates with a low to middle income status
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha General Scholarship ($500 Annually)
    • Must be enrolled full time at Grambling State University
    • Must earn and maintain a 3.0 grade point average
  • Shermika Sade Bolden Non-Endowed Memorial Scholarship (1,000 ANNUAL)
    • Must be an Accounting Major
    • Must be enrolled full time at Grambling State University
    • Must earn and maintain a 3.0 grade point average
    • Must be African American
    • Must be classified as sophomore, junior or senior
    • Two letters of recommendation required- one from faculty member the College of Business and another from a civic or community leader
    • 250 maximum essay describing your personal statement of future goals as it relates to Accounting
  • John L. and Evelyn Ford Crayton Non-Endowed Student Scholarship ($2,000)
    • Must be enrolled full time at Grambling State University
    • Must have a minimum 2.3 high school grade point average
    • Must be a first semester freshmen
    • Must be a resident of Morehouse or Natchitoches Parish; or be from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio or Gatesville, TX; or from Pomona, CA or surrounding areas
    • Must reside in a single parent household
    • Maybe an ex-offender/drug addict
    • Person must have a better desire a better quality of life as demonstrated through essay
  • Zelma and Steve Moffett Scholarship ($1000 Annually)
    • Enrolled Full-Time at Grambling State University
    • Priority given to first generation college students
    • Resident of Natchitoches, Red River, or Caddo Parish
    • Hold cum. High school GPA of 3.0
    • Incoming Freshman
    • Pursuing Major in Education
    • Involved in Extra-Curricular Activities/ and performed community service
    • Answer these questions:
      • Which high school, church, or community activity has given you the most satisfaction and why?
      • We know you are a talented student, what motivates you to be a good learner and to put forth your best effort?
      • What advice would you give middle students about achieving success?
      • Why are you interested in Education as a career?
      • What one class, teacher, book, or experience has changed the way you think? How?
      • If you were the mayor of your hometown, what changes would you make? Why?
      • What have you learned from someone who is very different from you?
      • What do you consider the most urgent problem in the world today?
      • Aside from a college degree, what do you hope to gain from your college experience?
      • If you were to ask your friends to describe you, what would they say?
      • Imagine yourself 10 years from today, what goals and ambitions do you have for yourself, personally and professionally?
      • Are there any questions that you wished we had asked or anything else about yourself that you would like us to know?
  • Rosemary Ewing Scholarship ($1000 annually)
    • Enrolled full-time at Grambling State University
    • Student in financial need
    • Teacher Education Major
    • Sophomore, junior or senior
    • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Alexis Johnson Scholarship ($500)
    • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
    • Senior year of the MSW PROGRAM
    • Demonstrated positive energy, drive and commitment to excellence as demonstrated through academic achievements.
    • Prior internship ow work experience
    • Volunteer experience in the community
    • 2 letters of recommendation (1 from a professor at Grambling Graduate School of Social Work and 1 from co-worker/friend/previous supervisor who can attest to the applicant’s character and why they deserve this award
    • Preference for military dependent currently serving on active duty or National Guard or Honorable discharge Veteran
  • NEVCO Sports, LLC Scholarship
    • enrolled full-time at Grambling State University and in good standing
    • enrolled in Department of Mass Communication
    • one junior, one senior undergraduate and two graduate students
    • undergraduate recipients must have maintained at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA and 3.0 GPA on no less than 12 hours of mass communication courses
    • graduate students should be actively involved in at least one student media operation and one student organization within the department

 

Other Institutional Assistance

Presidential GAP Fund

Apply on www.gram.edu/finaid/

  • Student must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Student must exhaust ALL federal financial aid options before being considered for GAP funds. (Subsidized Loans, Unsubsidized Loans, Plus Loans,
  • Student may not receive a refund from GAP funds.
  • If a student is awarded GAP funds and then receives additional funding from a different source after the GAP funds are posted, the GAP funds may be canceled if the additional award creates a credit balance (refund)
  • The maximum GAP award will be $800 (based on availability of funds)
  • Student can only receive GAP award once per academic year

Faculty, Dependent, Staff, and Spouse Exemptions: These fee reduction exemptions are granted to qualified faculty & staff members who have been employed full-time at a UL System institution. The dependents and/or spouse of employees may also receive the fee reduction exemption for undergraduate instruction only.

Louisiana Army and Air National Guard (LAANG) Tuition Exemptions:  This is restricted to members of the LAANG, 17-30 years of age, who are enrolled in public institutions. Members can claim tuition exemption for 5 separate academic years or a bachelor’s degree (whichever occurs first). Exemptions are disallowed for professional schooling, i.e. medicine or law. Applicants must be legal residents of Louisiana, registered voters, and in good standing with a Louisiana National Guard unit and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Tuition exemption is contingent upon satisfactory participation in the Louisiana National Guard. Contact the Headquarters Army and Air National Guard, Office of the Adjutant General, Jackson Barracks, New Orleans, LA 70146.

Miss Calendar Girl and Miss Cover Girl: This award is presented to the winners of the Cover Girl and Calendar Girl competitions. These awards are granted during the fall semester following the pageant. For additional information contact the Director, Favrot Student Union, Grambling State University, Grambling, LA 71245.

Miss Grambling Scholarship: This annual award is presented to the winner of the Miss Grambling competition. For additional information, contact the Director of the Student Union, Favrot Student Union Building, Grambling, LA 71245 or call (318) 274-6115.

Music Service Awards: Students interested in receiving service awards for the choir, marching band, symphonic band, jazz band, or orchestra should contact the head of the Music Department, Performing Arts Center Room 201 Grambling, LA 71245

Senior Citizens: Any person 55 years of age or older who registers for three credit hours or less per semester may do so at no charge except for the application fees and any other course-specified fees such as laboratory fees. For additional information, contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Student Government Association Scholarships: Eligible recipients are Grambling State University students who hold the following offices in the Student Government Association: president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer.

 


Official Enrollment

To retain classes and be considered officially enrolled, prior balances must be paid in full and current charges must also be paid in full. Failure to satisfy fully prior balances and current charges shall result in the cancellation of classes/registration. All students must obtain a REGISTERED FEE SHEET each semester to ensure official enrollment. Students not enrolled during the normal registration period will be assessed a late fee of $100.

 

Methods of Payment

Cash, check, credit/debit cards, money order, and bank wire are acceptable methods of payment. Payments may be made via several venues. The following outlines the methods acceptable for each venue.

Cashier’s Window: Payments may be made in the form of cash, credit/debit cards, check, or money order. Checks will be cleared through Tele-Check; returned checks will incur a $25 fee plus any charges assessed by the remitter’s bank. There is a 2% - 3% credit card processing fee.

Web Payments via the Internet: Payments may be made via credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express). There is a 2% - 3% credit card processing fee.

Postal Mail: Payments may be made by money order or check. Checks will be cleared through Tele-Check; returned checks will incur a $25 fee. Mail Payments to:  Grambling State University, Controller’s Office, P. O. Box 25, Grambling, LA 71245.

Bank Wire: Payments made through bank wire must be done through the Controller’s Office. For wiring instructions, please call (318) 274-6170.

Payments made by physical check must include the student’s name, Student ID number and/or last four digits of the SSN in the memo section of the check. Other pertinent information to enclose is the term in which the payment is applicable (ex. fall 2017; spring 2018, summer 2018), telephone contact, and if applicable, the specific purpose of the payment.

 

Deferred Payments

The university offers two deferment options:

Option 1: University Promissory Note – 25% of a student’s current semester’s charges may be deferred through the execution of a promissory note. The cost to execute the agreement is $50 plus a 6% interest charge. The student must see a cashier or a student accounts representative to apply.  The University Promissory Note may also be executed via GSU’s web site. Information regarding this plan is available on GSU’s web site.

Option 2: FACTS – Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan – Up to100% may be deferred depending on the time of enrollment in the plan. This plan requires a direct draft against a checking, savings, or credit card account. The cost of this program is $25 and may be executed via GSU’s web site. Information regarding this plan is available on GSU’s web site.

 

Refunds and Credit Balances

Students who officially withdraw from the university on or before the 14th class day for fall/spring terms and 7th class day for summer terms may receive credit subject to regulations governing the federal aid refund policy. A partial refund may be obtained if all of the following requirements are met.

  • The withdrawal is tendered via the Official University Withdrawal Form.
  • The Withdrawal Form is received prior to the 14th and 7th class days as indicated above.

Students who withdraw from the university after the 14th class day for regular academic terms and 7th class day for summer terms will not receive a refund.

 

Financial Responsibility Policy

BY CLICKING ON THE "ACCEPT" BUTTON YOU ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT BY REGISTERING FOR COURSES AT GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSITY YOU BECOME A PARTY TO A CONTRACT WITH GRAMBLING STATE UNIVERSTIY AND TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DESCRIBED HEREIN. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ, UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY SUCH TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

By registering for courses at Grambling State University (“GSU”), you hereby acknowledge that you are entering into a contractual arrangement with GSU, whereby you agree to comply with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to your registration, payment of fees, enrollment and attendance. Included in the rules and regulations that comprise the terms and conditions of this contract are those contained in any Grambling State University General Catalogue in effect during the years of your enrollment.

In addition to reading, agreeing with and accepting all of the terms and conditions set forth in the Grambling State University General Catalogue, you must specifically acknowledge and authorize the following:

  • All fees and other University expenses are due at the beginning of the semester.
  • I understand that I am fully responsible for any tuition and fees, room and board, miscellaneous charges and/or fines that I or the university add to my student account AFTER I complete registration and/or sign a promissory note.
  • I authorize Grambling State University to apply proceeds from my financial aid awards (up to $200 of prior year charges) and/or scholarships to pay current and/or delinquent tuition and fees, parking/traffic and/or library fines, late fees, and any PAST DUE charges.  In the event of default on my financial aid and/or scholarships, I understand that I am fully responsible for payment of the above listed charges.  Further I understand that if I decide not to attend Grambling State University or complete the registration process, I must officially withdraw.
  • I authorize GSU to electronically send my 1098T tax form to my online GSU Banner Web Account.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to cancel their registration by dropping all courses before classes begin if proper financial arrangements have not been made.
  • The University reserves the right to withhold future services (registration, transcript request, diploma, etc.) to persons who have any outstanding obligations with the University.
  • In the event that financial aid is reduced or cancelled, or in the event the student has not met the specified requirements for receiving such aid, the student will become responsible for the full balance of outstanding charges.
  • Failure to respond to demands for payment made by Grambling State University for laboratory school charges, dormitory fines, disciplinary fines, traffic fines, travel charges, and/or any Grambling State University related fines/charges may result in such debts being transferred to the State of Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, or other outside collection agency, for collection. Upon transmittal for collection, the student is responsible for collection/attorney’s fees in the amount of thirty-three and one-third per cent (33 1/3%) of the unpaid debt, and all court costs.
  • If payment is in the form of a check and the check is returned by the bank for any reason, a $25.00 service charge will be charged to the account. If the check is not redeemed promptly, the returned check may be submitted to the District Attorney’s office for collection. Upon transmittal for collection, the student will be responsible for any other collection costs imposed by the District Attorney’s office based on a percentage of the amount of the check.
  • Students leaving and/or withdrawing from Grambling State University prior to the 60% point in the semester, officially or unofficially, are obligated to return the federal aid received for that semester proportionate to the student’s attendance. Failure to return that portion of federal aid received upon demand may result in the amount owed being transferred to the State of Louisiana Attorney General’s Office or other outside collection agency, for collection. Upon transmittal for collection, the student is responsible for collection/attorney’s fees in the amount of thirty-three and one-third per cent (33 1/3%) of the unpaid debt, and all court costs.
  • Any debt owed to the university as a result of the student’s failure to make required payments or failure to comply with the terms of the applicable program as governed by the Grambling State University General Catalogue will result in a violation of the terms and conditions of this contract. Failure to respond to demands for payment made by Grambling State University may result in such debts being transferred to the State of Louisiana Attorney General’s Office or other outside collection agency, for collection. Upon transmittal for collection, the student is responsible for collection/attorney’s fees in the amount of thirty-three and one-third per cent (33 1/3%) of the unpaid debt, and all court costs.

 

Collection Policy

At the end of each semester, (spring, fall, summer sessions I and II), a student whose account has been inactive through the 14th class day for regular academic terms and 7th class day for summer terms, or the last day of registration, will be assigned to a collection agency for payment without further notification. The student is responsible for attorney fees and any additional collection fees and/ or costs.

I do fully understand that if my account balance at Grambling State University is not paid in full by the end of the semester, the balance will be forwarded to a collection agency for payment. Any additional costs associated with my account will be paid by me.

I am also aware that I will not receive any other form of communication from the University informing me that my account will be placed with a collection agency if it is not paid in full at the end semester.

If you should have any question regarding this Financial Responsibility Policy, please e-mail studentaccounts@gram.edu or call them at 318-274-2206.

 

Room Deposits

Upon graduating or leaving university housing, the room reservation fee may be refunded for students who paid fees prior to the priority deadline and provided proper notice of leaving university housing.   Any outstanding account balance, charge for losses, damage to university property, or other charges due the university will reduce the amount of the refund.

 

Residential Hall Charges

Students who withdraw from the university on or before the 14th class day for regular academic terms and 7th class day for summer terms may receive a charge calculated on a daily rate for the term assessed and pending the following:

  • Regulations governing the federal aid refund policy.
  • The withdrawal is tendered via the Official University Withdrawal Form.
  • The withdrawal form is received prior to the 14th and 7th class days as indicated above.

Students who withdraw from the university after the 14th class day for regular academic terms and 7th class day for summer terms will be responsible for the full term charges.

 

Board

Students who withdraw from the university on or before the 14th class day for regular academic terms and 7th class day for summer terms may receive a pro-rated credit for Board charges. The food service provider calculates the amount of credit pending the following:

  • Regulations governing the federal aid refund policy.
  • The withdrawal is tendered via the Official University Withdrawal Form.
  • The withdrawal form is received prior to the 14th and 7th class days as indicated above.

 

Fees and Expenses

The charges shown in the tables below are for tuition, mailbox, meals, and room in traditional campus residence halls. The charges for housing in campus apartments and Tiger Village are higher. These charges can be viewed by visiting the university website.

 

Undergraduate Fees

Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Semester

 

Resident

Non-Resident

Hours

 Commuting
(Off Campus)

  Traditional Dorm

Boarding
(On Campus)

 Commuting
(Off Campus)

  Traditional Dorm

Boarding
(On Campus)

12 and above

3,721.50

7,078.50

8,233.00

11,590.00

11

3,460.00

6,817.00

7,596.00

10,953.00

10

3,210.50

6,567.50

6,970.50

10,327.50

9

2,961.00

6,318.00

6,345.00

9,702.00

8

2,711.50

6,068.50

5,719.50

9,076.50

7

2,462.00

5,819.00

5,094.00

8,451.00

6

2,212.50

5,569.50

2,212.50

5,569.50

5

1,931.00

5,288.00

1,931.00

5,288.00

4

1,681.50

5,038.50

1,681.50

5,038.50

1-3

1,432.00

4,789.00

1,432.00

4,789.00

 

Graduate Fees

Fall 2019/Spring 2020 Semester

 

Resident

Non-Resident

Hours

Commuting
(Off Campus)

Traditional Dorm

Boarding
(On Campus)

Commuting
(Off Campus)

Traditional Dorm

Boarding
(On Campus)

12

3,691.50

7,048.50

8,203.00

11,560.00

11

3,657.00

7,014.00

8,168.50

11,525.50

10

3,622.50

6,979.50

8,134.00

11,491.00

9

3,588.00

6,945.00

8,099.50

11,456.50

8

3,248.50

6,605.50

7,260.50

10,617.50

7

2,930.00

6,287.00

6,440.50

9,797.50

6

2,611.50

5,968.50

5,620.50

8,977.50

5

2,261.00

5,618.00

4,768.50

8,125.50

4

1,942.50

5,299.50

3,948.50

7,305.50

1-3

1,624.00

4,981.00

1,624.00

4,981.00


Note: Fees are subject to change without notification.

Laboratory, Nursing, and Distance Learning Internet course fees are assessed on specific courses and programs, per course.

International students are assessed a $60 International Student Service Fee. International students are assessed an international student insurance fee (rates vary depending on your age) per semester.

 

Residence Hall and Related Fees

Application Fee: A $50 application fee is non-refundable. First-time students, students who re-apply after a break in attendance and continuing students who fail to pre-house during the Pre-Housing Period are required to pay this fee. Applications without this fee are considered incomplete and cannot be processed.

Room Reservation Fee: All students are required to pay a $150 Room Reservation Fee, which is refundable if paid by the priority deadline and all other guidelines are met. This refund can be requested at the end of their stay in university housing. This deposit is in addition to the $50 application fee and must accompany the application to ensure room assignment.

Room Fee: Students who do not complete the registration process will be charged a prorated room fee if they check-out before the 14th class day (Fall/Spring) and 7th class day (Summer).

Other: Please reference the residential life section of the catalog or contact the Student Account’s Office for other fees and fee related information.

 

Credit Balance Refunds and Other Student Payments

Payments to students resulting from credit balances, work-study, wage and other payments are processed via or direct deposit or a mailed check.  This is the university’s official method of student payment and each new student must complete a Direct Deposit Authorization form.  For students who do not complete the Direct Deposit Authorization form, the payments will be processed via check and mailed to the last known address on file with the university.  If the check is returned in the mail, the funds will be turned over to the State of Louisiana-Unclaimed Property Department.  ALL PARENT PLUS LOAN REFUND CHECKS WILL BE MAILED HOME TO THE PARENT TO THE ADDRESS ON FILE WITH THE FAFSA.

 

Refund of Residence Hall Fees

Students withdrawing from the university under special circumstances must submit a written refund request within 30 days of withdrawing. The refund is subject to reduction/forfeiture for loss of and/or damage to university property.

Students who do not complete the registration process, or who officially withdraw may receive a pro-rata refund of the room fee based on the number of unoccupied room days remaining in the term. Room Reservation Fees are not refundable when students withdraw from the university.