Hardship Waiver

The legislature and the University of Louisiana System (ULS) Board have approved increases in tuition and fees, which will assist Southeastern and other universities in retaining outstanding faculty, maintaining quality academic programs, providing scholarships to our students, and continuing to improve technology. 

As directed by the Legislature, Southeastern has also made provisions for students with demonstrated financial hardship brought about as a result of such fee increases.  Students who meet the following criteria may qualify for a hardship waiver:

  • Must be a Louisiana resident; and

  • Must be a full time student; and

  • Must maintain continuing academic eligibility for federal financial aid; and

  • Must qualify for Pell Grant as determined by the Department of Education (undergraduate students only)

  • Must have applied for, qualified for and accepted full amount offered of all forms of financial aid (as indication of the student's financial hardship)

The waiver cannot be used in connection with other scholarships that exempt the same fees. The waiver is available for the fall semester and for the spring semester.  The waiver is not available for the summer term.  There is no limit on the number of terms for which a student can qualify.

In addition to the criteria listed above, to attain a hardship waiver the cost of attendance, defined as an estimate of the student’s educational expenses for a period of enrollment, pursuant to Title IV, must be greater than the amount that may be available to the student from all forms of financial assistance.

Should you qualify you may print and complete the Hardship Waiver Inquiry Form and forward to the Office of Financial Aid by emailing as an attachment to finaid@southeastern.edu, by mailing to SLU 10768, Hammond, LA  70402, by delivering to North Campus Financial Building, Room 121, or by faxing to 985-549-5077.