University Catalogue

NON-RESIDENT FEE WAIVER

 

Out-of-State Fee Waiver Scholarship: Option 1
The University of Louisiana System approved an out-of-state fee waiver scholarship for new non-resident beginning freshmen and undergraduate transfer applicants who meet the following University of Louisiana System-defined criteria:

  1. First-time freshman (less than 18 transferrable credit hours completed) shall have an ACT composite score of 21 (or an equivalent SAT score) and a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.25 or higher. Such students must also have no need for developmental courses. Students with transfer credit must have a 2.0 cumulative transferrable grade point average on all college-level work.
  2. Transfer students (at least 18 transferrable credit hours completed) shall have at least a 2.5 transferrable cumulative grade point average on college-level course work and no remaining developmental course requirements. They should be eligible to return to their previous institution.

 

To continue receiving the out-of-state waiver in subsequent semesters, including summer sessions, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Maintain status as a full-time student
  2. Remain in "good" academic standing
  3. Maintain satisfactory academic progress

 

To drop below full-time status, to stay out of school for a fall or spring semester, or to be placed on academic probation or suspension will forfeit the waiver. A student may reapply after the completion of one regular semester of full-time enrollment in "GOOD" academic standing.

 

Note: The following categories of students are not eligible for the waiver: Graduate students; other students who have already earned a bachelor's degree; and international students.

 

Out-of-State Fee Waiver Scholarship: Option 2 – Performance
A student with high achievement in dance performance, debate, visual arts, music performance, or theatre performance may be granted a waiver if that student's presence will improve the educational opportunities of other students. Cheerleaders, flag corps, university-recognized or sponsored spirit groups that perform at athletic game activities, and the SGA president, as well as certain others may also be considered in this group. The applying student must meet each of the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrate high achievement in the appropriate performance area.
  2. Have a cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in high school, if applying prior to entering college, or on at least 24 semester hours of college work.
  3. Demonstrate leadership.
  4. Receive a satisfactory rating in an interview (personal or by telephone). Interview must be documented.
  5. Commit to participate in the appropriate area (dance performance, debate, music performance, theatre performance) at the granting institution.

 

To continue receiving the out-of-state waiver in subsequent semesters, including summer sessions, a student must meet the following criteria:

 

  1. Maintain satisfactory participation and performance in the appropriate collegiate activity. Failure to maintain satisfactory participation and performance in one semester will result in forfeiting the waiver for subsequent semesters. After reestablishing satisfactory performance for at least one semester (not a summer session), the student may reapply for the waiver. A student may be exempted from this requirement by an appropriately designated official of the university after one academic year of performance.
  2. Maintain status as a full-time student.
  3. Maintain a semester and cumulative 2.0 grade point average. If the semester or cumulative GPA falls below 2.0, the student may retain the waiver for the succeeding semester, but will forfeit the waiver if the semester or cumulative GPA is below 2.0 at the close of that succeeding semester.

 

Out-of-State Fee Waiver Scholarship: Option 3 – International
The University of Louisiana System approved an out-of-state fee waiver scholarship for new international undergraduate student applicants who meet the following System-defined criteria:

1. First-time freshmen (under 12 credits of college-level work completed)

    • Minimum TOEFL score of 525 paper, 195 computer 75 Internet-based or IELTS Band 6.0, and

    • Have completed a recognized secondary program comparable to U.S. high school graduation with a cumulative high school GPA of 2.25 or higher, and

    • Have no need for developmental course work.

2. Transfer students (have completed at least 12 credits of course work in the U.S.)

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

 

International students for whom English is a second language are required to demonstrate college-level English proficiency by submitting the minimum required TOEFL Score. International students whose official language is English shall be expected to satisfy the same requirements as students from the United States.

 

To continue receiving the out-of-state waiver in subsequent semesters, including summer sessions, a student must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Maintain status as a full-time student

  2. Remain in "good" academic standing

  3. Maintain satisfactory academic progress

To drop below full-time status, to stay out of school for a fall or spring semester, or to be placed on academic probation or suspension will forfeit the waiver. A student may reapply after the completion of one regular semester of full-time enrollment in "GOOD" academic standing.

 

Note: The following categories of students are not eligible for the waiver: Graduate students; other students who have already earned a bachelor's degree; and currently enrolled non-resident students who enrolled prior to the effective date of this scholarship (Spring 2002).