Jul 03, 2022  
2021-2022 General Catalog 
    
2021-2022 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Aid and Scholarships




AMY MARIX
Director
JESSICA OTT
Associate Director
AIMEE THIBODEAUX
Assistant Director
RACHEL STANSBURY
Assistant Director

OFFICE OF ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT: FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
OFFICE: 1146 Pleasant Hall
TELEPHONE: 225-578-3103
FAX: 225-578-6300
E-MAIL: financialaid@lsu.edu
                scholarships@lsu.edu
WEBSITE: www.lsu.edu/financialaid

LSU awards scholarships in the form of cash awards, tuition and nonresident fee exemptions, room and board, and employment opportunities to students who meet qualifications.

In addition to the scholarship programs, the Office of Enrollment Management administers a number of federally funded and state funded financial aid programs. The total amount of funding disbursed annually through these programs is approximately $300 million.

LSU Scholarships

We value our students as more than just a test score, and we are committed to providing access to one of the nation’s most valued degrees for all students. LSU is consistently ranked a Top Value by Kiplinger, Forbes, Money and SmartAsset.

Our holistic scholarship review process allows for a comprehensive evaluation of each applicant. Several factors are weighed in the scholarship awarding process, including, but not limited to: academic transcripts, standardized test scores, family background, achievements in and out of the classroom, and letters of recommendation from an academic source, involvement, leadership, service, and demonstration of financial need.

Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen, transfer students, Louisiana residents, and out-of-state residents. We are committed to being a smart investment in your educational journey, and as a result, scholarship dollar amounts have historically been adjusted and increased year over year.

The Common Application is used for both admissions and scholarship review, so all future students are encouraged to apply by the published deadlines.

Awards range in value from $500 per year to a full ride. 

  • Merit-Based Scholarships
  • Legacy Scholarships
  • Major-Specific Scholarships
  • Study Abroad Scholarships
  • Research Scholarships
  • Work Study Awards
  • Need-Based Awards
  • Federal Grants
  • Federal Loans
  • LSU is one of only a handful of universities in the nation to award the prestigious Stamps Scholarship.

LSU scholarship recipients who are considering dropping below full-time status should contact the Office of Enrollment Management to determine effects on scholarship retention. You may have the option to place your scholarship on hold.

LSU scholarship recipients who feel that extenuating circumstances prevented have prevented you from meeting the retention requirements for a scholarship, you may be eligible for a scholarship appeal.

If extenuating circumstances prevented a student from meeting the retention requirements for a scholarship, a Scholarship Appeal may be filed. The appeal must be submitted with accompanying documentation by the deadline date given. All supporting documents will be retained in the student’s file.

If you feel you have circumstances that would designate a scholarship appeal, please fill out the Scholarship Appeal Form, attach all necessary documentation and return to scholarships@lsu.edu

Scholarships and Awards Restricted to a Particular Field of Study

Students interested in applying for the following scholarships and awards should check with the individual colleges for up-to-date information concerning amounts and requirements. All awards are administered based on available funding. Those scholarships and awards marked with one asterisk (*) are funded through the LSU Foundation. Those marked with two asterisks (**) are sponsored by the LSU Alumni Association.

Scholarships by College

Other Scholarships and Awards

*Albert L. Clary Memorial Scholarship (varies) Awarded to EF alumnus of Louisiana Boys State or Girls State; financial need must be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Alice Maw International Students Assistance Fund: international students; to assist with financial emergencies or urgent needs that would interfere with their academic progress or success. Priority should be given to under-represented ethnicities.

*Alexander P. Tureaud, Sr., Chapter Endowed Scholarship (varies) Awarded to EF; minimum 3.00 GPA and 18 ACT; US resident; preference to siblings of alumni; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Allan B. Crow Scholarship Fund: students should be from a Ruston, LA high school or Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. Financial needs of the applicants should be a strong factor in the awarding process.

*Anna R. Meyer Memorial Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to UG from Ouachita Parish; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Ben Mayer Scholarship (varies:$350) LA resident with demonstrated academic ability and financial need; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Bernice and R. J. Stoker Scholarship (varies:$1,000) Awarded to UG; preference for graduates from Sabine or Caddo Parishes; financial need may considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Bingham Cushman Stewart Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG based on academic credentials; preference to family of Boh Bros. Construction Co. employees; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Board of Supervisors Scholarship (varies) Awarded by individual members of the LSU Board of Supervisors for UG in the amount of the UG tuition and GR/professional students in the amount of GR tuition. A limited number of nonresident fee exemptions are available to qualified undergraduate students. Applications available at www.lsusystem.lsu.edu.

Caffee, Davenport, and Wilkinson Scholarship (varies) Awarded to SO, JR, or SR; minimum 3.0 GPA; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Campus Club of LSU Scholarship (varies) Awarded to children or grandchildren of dues paying members of LSU Campus Club; minimum 3.0 GPA; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Captain John Adrian Martin Memorial Scholarship (1:$1,000) Awarded to EF; graduate of Woodlawn High School (B.R., LA); candidates recommended by High School principal; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Carolyn H. Hargrave Scholarship (varies:$1,000) Awarded to UG; financial need may be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Cary J. Richardson Memorial Fund (varies) Awarded to EF; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Charles B. Sherrouse Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to UG; graduate of Franklin Parish high school; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Chep Morrison Memorial Scholarship (1:$950) Awarded to UG; major in pre-law; minimum 3.0 GPA; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Chick-Fil-A Bowl Endowed Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; preference to graduate of Play It Smart Program in Atlanta, Georgia; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Christopher M. Broussard Memorial Scholarship: Full time undergraduate student, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA, financial need may be a consideration and should be a graduate of catholic high school; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Christin Claire Cosby Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to graduate of Live Oak high school; minimum 2.8 GPA; financial need may be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Clarence P. Dunbar Scholarship (2:$1,200) Awarded to EF; graduate of a St. Landry Parish high school; awarded by assorted Cmte.

*Collis B. Temple, Sr. Endowed Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to UG; financial need shall be considered; preference to minority students; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Dallas/Ft. Worth LSU Alumni Chapter Scholarship (1:$1,000) Awarded to UG resident of D/FW; minimum 3.00 GPA and 23 ACT; financial need may be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Dallas Legacy Award (1:$1,500) Awarded to UG; graduate of D/FW area high school; minimum 3.00 GPA and 26 ACT; dependent of Alumni Association of Dallas member; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Dean Carolyn Collins Distinguished Scholar and Citizenship Scholarship (varies) Awarded to FR or SO; minority student demonstrating academic excellence and community service; 3.3 GPA; preference to residents; awarded by assorted cmte.

*Delta Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Fraternity Award (varies) Awarded to SO, JR, or SR; minimum 3.00 GPA; preference for members, alumnae, legacies, or relatives; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Dennison Family Scholarship (varies) Awarded to EF; must be enrolled in college of engineering, science, or the E. J. Ourso College of Business; minimum 3.0 GPA; preference to an under-represented group, must be a recipient of the federal Pell Grant, financial need shall be considered;  awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Donald W. Keller Family Scholarship (varies:$1,000) Awarded to UG; resident of TX; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Dr. Ben H. and Clare Roy Thibodeaux Scholarship (varies:$1,000) Awarded to UG from high schools in certain parishes; financial need may be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Dr. Charles Henry Voss Memorial Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to UG; LA resident; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Fannie Guy Memorial Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; graduate of DeSoto Parish high school; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Farmer’s Grain Terminal Scholarship (1:$2,000) Awarded to EF; minimum 3.0 GPA; graduate of high school from certain parishes; financial need may be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Foster Jones Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to EF; graduate of a Richland Parish high school; outstanding ACT scores and academic ability; selected by LSU Foundation Cmnte.

*Fred Fenn Endowed Scholarship (varies) Awarded to EF; outstanding GPA, ACT scores, and class rank; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*General Gordon Ingersoll Scholarship (varies:$1,000) Awarded to UG; minimum 3.0 GPA; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

George F. Baumann Estate Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*George W. Hollinshead Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; preference to graduates of Avoyelles Parish in agriculture or education; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Georgia Pacific Foundation/Port Hudson Scholarship (1:$1,500) Awarded to EF; graduate of Zachary High School; major in engineering; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Gertrude Bott Saucier Scholarship (varies:$800) Awarded to UG; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Gillis W. Long Memorial Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to UG; LA resident; major in pre-law, pol. sci., or government; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Harry and Edna Tate Halbedel Trust Scholarship (varies:$500) Awarded to SO, JR, or SR; financial need shall be considered; shows high level of leadership/service; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Harry and Ruth Henderlite Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*J. Leon Clark Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG or GRAD; financial need shall be considered; minimum 2.5 GPA; nominated by Baptist Collegiate Ministry and awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Jacob R. Bankston Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; physical/systemic disability; financial need may be considered; application from Disability Services; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*James M. Koenecke Memorial Scholarship (varies) Awarded to EF; outstanding academic and leadership qualities; minimum 3.25 GPA and 25 ACT; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*James S. and Paula K. McHugh (varies) Awarded to GR; minimum 3.0 GPA; US citizen; financial need may be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Jeffrey Bouton Memorial Graduate Award (varies) Awarded to GR; majoring in Forestry, Herpetology, Oceanography, Recreational Therapy, or Veterinary Medicine; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*John Boyd and William Terry Mitchell Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; must be from specified state; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Joseph A. Kleinpeter Scholarship for Engineering and Science (1:varies) Awarded to UG; majoring in engineering or science/mathematics; minimum 3.00 GPA and 23 ACT; preference for graduates of Amite High School , Oak Forest Academy, and residents of Tangipahoa Parish; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Judge D. Irvin Couvillion Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; minimum 2.0 GPA; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Joseph F. Dohrer Memorial Scholarship (1:varies) Awarded to EF; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Knights of Pythias Memorial Scholarship (1:$1,000) Awarded to EF; minimum 3.0 GPA; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Landon Farris Von Kanel Endowed Scholarship (varies) Awarded to EF; minimum 2.5 GPA; preference to residents of the Cayman Islands and MS; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Legislative Act 353 of the 1974 Regular Session (varies) Awarded to UG; dependents of law enforcement officers or fire fighters killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty in Louisiana (who register as full-time students) receive exemptions from tuition, on-campus room and board, and book allowances. Applications available at www.lsu.edu/scholarships.

*Leon Guerin-Al Evans-Al Girior Memorial Scholarship (4:varies) Awarded to UG; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Leslie G. Gruber Scholarship (1:$1,000) Awarded to EF; graduate of TN high school; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*LSU Foundation General Scholarship Fund (varies) Awarded to UG; minimum 3.0 GPA; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*LSU Foundation Merit Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; minimum 3.0 GPA; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*LSU Foundation Strategic Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; minimum 3.0 GPA; targets strategic areas of low enrollment; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*LSU Foundation Opportunity Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; financial need must be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

LSU Kiwanis Club Scholarship (1:$1,000) Awarded to UG; dependent of LSU staff member; minimum 30 hours earned and 2.50 GPA; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*LSU Staff Senate Scholarship (1:$500) Awarded to UG; dependent of LSU current or retired staff member; minimum 24 hours earned and 2.50 GPA; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Marilu Remolina Scholarship (1:$500) Awarded to UG; foreign born or the child of foreign born parents; international students are not eligible; student must file FAFSA; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Mattye F. McGivney Memorial Scholarship (varies: $1,000) Awarded to SO, JR, or SR; LA resident; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Mike McNeal Memorial Scholarship (1:$500) Awarded to EF; graduate of Tara High School; major in Business; minimum 3.3 GPA; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Olson Family Endowed Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; minimum 3.0 GPA; LA resident; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Pam Kinamore Memorial Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; major in Art & Design; minimum 3.00 GPA; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Patricia Reso Freitag Scholarship for Public Good Awarded to UG; major in Child and Family Services or Social Work in the College of HSE, Coastal Environmental Science in the College of the Coast, or Disaster Science Mgmt in the College of HSS. Minimum GPA of 3.0, Financial need must be considered. Awarded by FA&S Cmte. 

*Philip J. Barbier Memorial Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; minimum 3.0 GPA; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Roland Kizer Student Body President Scholarship (1:$500) Awarded to student body president as of October 1st; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Rose Long McFarland Scholarship (varies) Awarded to JR or SR; major in Science; financial need may be considered; preference to single mothers; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Police Jury Association of LA Award (1:$500) Awarded to JR; LA resident; major in pol. sci., government, or education; awarded by Police Jury Association of LA, Inc.

*Schrenk scholarship in education and engineering: Awarded to UG; School of Education or the College of Engineering. awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Sidney Joseph Reso Scholarship in Stem Education: Awarded to UG; major in a STEM field of study in the College of Science or College of Engineering; Min 3.0 GPA, Preference should be given to female students historically underrepresented in college. Awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Sigma Chi Endowed Scholarship (varies) Awarded to UG; member of LSU Sigma Chi fraternity; minimum 2. 5 GPA; demonstrated leadership ability and personal character; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Skip Bertman Leadership Scholarship (varies:$1,000) Awarded to EF; minimum 2.75 GPA; demonstrated outstanding leadership ability; financial need may be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Sports Diva Scholarshp (varies) Awarded to UG; preference to first generation and female students; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Susan Wang Redfearn Memorial Award (varies) Awarded to UG; participate in Campus Crusade for Christ, Chapel on Campus College Ministry, or Navigators; financial need shall be considered; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

*Wayne and Ellen Brown Scholarships Awarded to UG; awarded by FA&S Cmte.

Graduate Scholarships and Awards

For additional information on scholarships and awards for students in the Graduate School or professional schools, see the publications issued by those divisions and The Graduate School  section of this catalog.

Federal Financial Aid Programs

LSU administers all Title IV federal programs which are based on a student’s demonstrated financial need. Funds received from the federal programs help students to cover school expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. All such programs are subject to regulations authorized by the United States Department of Education, as well as university policies consistent with these federal regulations and are subject to change.

Detailed information on these programs can be found on the Internet at www.lsu.edu/financialaid.

Eligibility for Financial Aid

All students must meet the following criteria to apply for Title IV federal aid—grants, work study, and loans:

  • Be enrolled as a regular student in a degree-granting or certificate program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen (permanent resident).
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (most programs—regular semesters: undergraduate, six hours; graduate, five hours).
  • Not be in default on prior student loans or owe a refund on a federal grant.
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress as described in the section, Satisfactory Academic Progress for Purposes of Financial Aid Eligibility.

Application for Federal Financial Aid

Students who wish to apply for the programs described in this section should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at fafsa.gov. It is recommended that the application be filed no later than February 15 for summer or fall enrollment or October 1 for spring enrollment. These applications cover aid awarded for the upcoming academic year (beginning with the summer term) and application must be made each year.

Once the Office of Enrollment Management has received your FAFSA, additional documentation will be requested through your myLSU accounts. To receive a loan for the academic year, the deadline to return all required documents is the first business day of May.

Once all documents are processed, an award letter will be sent via the student’s myLSU account to allow them to accept or decline their aid. 

Please note that students will not receive an award notice until all verification documents have been properly submitted and processed.

For additional information on these programs, as well as, information regarding how financial need is determined and an LSU student’s cost of attendance, visit www.lsu.edu/financialaid or Financial Aid & Scholarships Consumer Information.

Grants

  • Federal Pell Grants—Undergraduate students working toward their first degree are eligible for consideration. Eligibility is determined by a federal need analysis formula.
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants—Undergraduate students working toward their first degree, who show exceptional financial need may qualify. Funds are limited.
  • Louisiana Go Grants—Undergraduate students working toward their first degree, who demonstrate financial need not exceeding 60% of need based eligibility after deducting their Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) and all federal/state/institutional grant. Funds are limited.
  • Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant—Undergraduate and Graduate students enrolled in an eligible program, maintain a 3.25 GPA, and commit to teach in high-need filed, at a low-income school, for at least four years within eight years of completing the program for which the grant was awarded.

Campus-Based Programs

  • Federal Work-Study Program—Campus jobs provided to full-time students, not on academic probation, who show financial need. Students earn an hourly wage (beginning at minimum wage) and are paid every two weeks. Students who are awarded Federal Work-Study employment have the option of choosing job sites designated as community service agencies. Funds are limited.

William D. Ford Federal Direct Loans

LSU participates in the following Loan Programs:

  • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans—Based on financial need, the interest on this loan does not accrue while the student is in school. Payments are deferred until six months after the student ceases being enrolled on at least a half-time basis.
  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans—This program enables students to borrow, regardless of need. Interest will accrue on this loan while the student is enrolled, and may be paid or capitalized as agreed by the borrower and the lender.
  • Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)—This program allows parents of dependent students to borrow per year up to the cost of education, less any other aid. The repayment period begins on the day the loan is disbursed, and the first installment to the DOE is due within 60 days of that date. This loan is not based on need.
  • Direct Graduate PLUS Loans (GRAD PLUS)—This program is a loan for graduate and professional students that are taken in their own name. This loan will give these students a valuable federal loan alternative to private loans. Just like parent borrowers, these students will be able to borrow under the PLUS program up to the cost of education less other aid received. In addition, these borrowers will have to meet the same credit eligibility requirements that apply to parent borrowers.

Loan disbursements normally occur the week prior to the start of classes. Depending on the award package, loans will be disbursed accordingly: (1) summer, fall, and spring loans will occur in three equal disbursements; (2) fall and spring loans will occur in two equal disbursements; and (3) semester only loans will disburse in one disbursement at the start of the semester. All federal aid funds are applied directly to your student account in the Office of Bursar Operations. If the amount credited to your account is greater than the amount you owe to the university, you will be issued a refund for the credit balance. Allow up to seven business days for the Office of Bursar Operations to process a direct deposit or refund check.

When a student borrower graduates, resigns, or otherwise ceases to be enrolled on at least a half-time basis at LSU, he/she is required to attend an exit counseling session. The online session explains what the borrower should expect upon entering loan repayment. Entrance and Exit counseling can be accomplished at www.studentloans.gov.

Loan Cancellation

A student (or a parent in the case of a PLUS loan) may cancel one or more of their loan(s) or disbursements of their loan(s) within 14 days from the disbursement day.

Contact the Office of Enrollment Management for information on how to complete this process. Exceptions to the timeframe above may be made on a case-by-case basis.

Satisfactory Academic Progress for Purposes of Financial Aid Eligibility

Undergraduate Students

In order to receive financial aid, a student must be making “satisfactory academic progress. For the purpose of participating in any of the federal student aid programs, the LSU Office of Enrollment Management has established the following policy for determining satisfactory academic progress for undergraduate students:

  • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each fall, spring, and summer semester.
  • Students must earn at least 67 percent of all hours attempted.
  • Students may only receive financial aid for a maximum of 180 attempted credit hours (243 for a five year curricula).
  • Students pursuing multiple bachelor’s degrees may only receive financial aid for a maximum timeframe of 150 percent of the minimum hours to complete the degree minus the hours completed as general education courses.

If these established criteria are not met at the end of the fall, spring, or summer semesters, students may seek to appeal if mitigating circumstances affected their academic performance. For a student to re-establish eligibility they must either (1) receive an approved appeal or (2) meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements at the end of the next semester in which they enroll. The complete Satisfactory Academic Progress policy may be viewed at www.lsu.edu/financialaid.

Graduate/Professional Students

For the purpose of participating in any of the federal student aid programs, the LSU Office of Enrollment Management has established the following policy for determining satisfactory progress for graduate and professional students:

Graduate Students:

  • Students must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each fall, spring, and summer semester.
  • Students must earn at least 67 percent of all hours attempted.
  • Students may only receive financial aid for a maximum of 45 attempted credit hours.
  • Students pursuing multiple master’s degrees will be allowed an additional 150 percent of the published length of the academic program.
  • Doctorate students may receive financial aid for a maximum of seven years from the first semester of their program.

Professional Students:

  • Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each fall, spring, and summer semester.
  • Students must earn at least 67 percent of all hours attempted.
  • Students pursuing DVM degrees may only receive financial aid for a maximum of 267 attempted credit hours.
  • JD/CL students may receive financial aid for a maximum of 141 attempted credit hours.

If these established criteria are not met at the end of the fall, spring, or summer semesters, students may seek to appeal if mitigating circumstances affected their academic performance. Students are notified when they are not considered to be making satisfactory academic progress at the end of each semester. For a student to re-establish eligibility they must either (1) receive an approved appeal or (2) meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements at the end of the next semester in which they enroll. The complete Satisfactory Academic Progress policy is available online.

Resignations/Unofficial Withdrawals

Students who receive financial aid funds and then resign or unofficially withdraw (cease attendance) during the first 60 percent of the enrollment period will be required to repay all or part of the aid they received. The amount of aid that must be returned is based on the period of time the student remained enrolled. Detailed information regarding the return of funds and post-withdrawal disbursements, if applicable, is located at www.lsu.edu/financialaid.

Federal aid must be returned within 45 days to the appropriate programs in the following order: Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans, PLUS (Parent) Loans, Graduate PLUS Loan, Pell Grants, and SEOG. The amount of aid to be returned will be calculated at the time of resignation. For unofficial withdrawals, the amount will be calculated at the end of the enrollment period. Until this obligation is settled, requests for academic transcripts will not be processed and any further financial aid may be in jeopardy.

Campus Employment

Those students who want to work on campus, but do not qualify on the basis of financial need, may seek regular student employment by contacting various departments on campus. Only full-time students who are not on academic probation are eligible to hold campus jobs. Graduating seniors who are part-time in their final semester may have permission to work in a campus job. The LSU Olinde Career Center location in the Student Union provides assistance to those who seek part-time, internship, co-op, or volunteer positions on and off campus. Graduate students should inquire about the availability of assistantships in their departmental offices. For additional information, visit Olinde Career Center.

Short-Term LSU Loans

Full-time students, who have completed registration, and have not received a credit balance check, may apply for short-term Hiram Student Loans in the amount of $300 for undergraduate students and $500 for graduate/professional students. Students must not be on academic probation to receive these loans. Students must have repaid any prior short-term loans to be eligible. Loans are made starting on the first day of classes and continues for the first two weeks of classes. Students are permitted a maximum of 60 days to repay the loan in full. A 2 percent service charge is assessed on the amount borrowed. This 2 percent service charge is equivalent to an annual interest rate of 12 percent.

Hiram Student Loans are to be repaid at the Office of Bursar Operations, 125 Thomas Boyd Hall, on or before the maturity date shown on the promissory note signed by the student at the time the loan was negotiated. Students who fail to repay Hiram Student Loans by the maturity date may jeopardize their chances of receiving future loans.

Accounts that must be turned over to LSU’s attorneys for collection are assessed an additional collection fee. All international students who are interested in Hiram Loans should contact the International Student Office prior to receiving loans or working in jobs on campus.

Veteran’s Benefits

The Financial Aid and Scholarships Office, Pleasant Hall, assists students who qualify for various Veterans Affairs educational benefits, Louisiana National Guard, or Dependents’ State Aid exemptions. Students should contact the Office of Veterans Affairs to request processing of enrollment certifications for each term they will receive the benefit.

More information is available at the Office of Veterans Affairs website: www.lsu.edu/vetaffairs.