Grambling State and Bossier Parish Community College Forge New Partnership

BPCC Faculty and Staff Receive Reduced Tuition Waiver Benefits to attend Grambling State University

Grambling, La. – October 15, 2020 – Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) and Grambling State University have signed a memorandum of understanding allowing qualified BPCC employees who wish to enroll at Grambling State University to receive reduced tuition waiver benefits.

“Bossier Parish Community College and Grambling State University share a common vision of innovation and collaboration, which ultimately leads to enhanced educational services for our region. We are so grateful to be able to offer our faculty and staff this opportunity to further their education with such an outstanding leader in higher education at a reduced cost,” said BPCC Chancellor Dr. Rick Bateman Jr. “This partnership demonstrates our continued commitment to ensuring a quality higher education remains affordable and accessible for our people and together, we will continue to create pathways for higher education opportunities in northwest Louisiana.”

Under the agreement, full-time faculty and staff at BPCC will be allowed to enroll at Grambling State University for undergraduate or graduate courses at a reduced rate plus certain applicable fees.

“Grambling State welcomes the opportunity to work with the outstanding faculty and staff at BPCC who seek to enhance their education,” said Grambling State President Rick Gallot. “The commitment to continued growth and knowledge signifies the culture of excellence that exists there.”

Full-time BPCC employees must meet normal admission requirements for enrollment in the GSU program. They will be able to register for up to six (6) hours per semester (including the summer term) at a reduced rate of $25 per credit hour, not to exceed $75 for any three (3) credit hour undergraduate course and for up to six (6) hours per semester (including the summer term) at a reduced rate of $50, not to exceed $150 for any three (3) credit hour graduate course.

Those wishing to enroll should contact the Office of Academic Affairs at BPCC to complete an enrollment form. Once they have completed the enrollment form, it will be sent to Grambling State for approval. For more information about enrollment, please contact

About Grambling State University 

Grambling State University, located in Grambling, Louisiana, is a historically black university founded in 1901 that combines the academic strengths of a major university with the benefits of a small college. This combination enables students to grow and learn in a serene and positive environment. The 590-acre campus offers 43 undergraduate and graduate academic programs. A member of the University of Louisiana System, Grambling State University has been accredited by 13 accrediting associations and holds accreditations in all programs required by the Louisiana Board of Regents. With a longstanding tradition of excellence, Grambling State University continues to emphasize the value and importance of each student, exemplified by our motto: Where Everybody Is Somebody. For more information, visit