Tuition Hardship Waiver

The Tuition Hardship Waiver provides a tuition exemption to eligible Louisiana students for the increase in tuition along with the cost of the Academic Excellence Fee and the Operational Fee. Students must complete the application and meet all criteria in order to be eligible:


  • Students must be a Louisiana resident; and
  • Students must be a full-time student; and
  • Students must maintain continuing academic eligibility for federal financial aid; and
  • Students must qualify for pell grant as determined by the United States Department of Education.
  • The waiver cannot be used in connection with other scholarships that exempt the same fees

Application and Deadlines

  • Students must complete and submit the waiver applications to the Financial Aid Office
  • Students must be eligible for the waiver by the respective deadlines:

              - Fall or Fall/Spring application: October 1
              - Spring only application:
April 1
              - Summer only application: July 1

  • Students must apply on an annual basis
  • Students must apply for Summer as a separate award period