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    Louisiana State University Eunice
   
 
  Sep 19, 2017
 
 
    
2011-2012 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

6. Fees, Financial Aid, and Scholarships



A full-time student is one enrolled for 12 or more semester hours of class work during a regular semester, or 6 or more semester hours of class work during the summer term.

A part-time student is any student enrolled for less than 12 semester hours of class work in a regular semester or less than 6 semester hours of class work during the summer term.

Fee Schedule

Fees for Louisiana residents are $103.75 for each semester hour of enrollment up to a maximum of $1,255.25 for 21 semester hours. During the fall semester, students are not allowed to schedule more than 19 semester hours without the approval of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Resident Fees

Fees for Louisiana residents are $115.00 for each semester hour of enrollment up to a maximum of $1,407.00 for 21 semester hours. During the fall semester, students are not allowed to schedule more than 19 semester hours without the approval of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

Sem. Hours Fee Sem. Hours Fee Sem. Hours Fee
1 $ 115.00 8 $ 920.00 15 $ 1,389.00
2 230.00 9 1,035.00 16 1,392.00
3

345.00

10 1,150.00 17 1,395.00
4 460.00 11 1,265.00 18 1,398.00
5 575.00 12 1,380.00 19 1,401.00
6 690.00 13 1,383.00 20 1,404.00
7 805.00 14 1,386.00 21 1,407.00

Nonresident Fees

Out-of-state residents (includes international students) will be charged an additional $186.00 per credit hour up to a maximum of $2,232.00 in additional fees for nonresident students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours

Special Fees

  1. Fees for auditing courses are in accordance with the above schedules. Fees for students enrolling for combined credit and audit work will be assessed in accordance with total hours scheduled.
  2. Application Fee, $25 (non-refundable)
  3. Prior Learning or Credit by Examination, $10 per credit hour.
  4. Online Course and Telecourse, $50
  5. Associate Degree Diploma Fee, $20.
  6. Registration for “Degree Only,” $5.
  7. Vehicle Registration Fee, $20.
  8. A per credit hour utility surcharge may be assessed in addition to the fees listed in the fee schedule.
  9. Science Lab Fee, $20.
  10. Nursing/Allied Health Lab Fee, $40.
  11. Art Lab Fee, $20.
  12. Health/Education Lab Fee, $25.
  13. Fire/Forensic Science Lab Fee, $15.
  14. A student who pays by credit card will be assessed a transaction fee on the amount charged.

Hardship Waiver

LSU Eunice, along with other state colleges and universities, was authorized by the Louisiana Legislature to raise tuition to offset the rising costs of post-secondary education. As directed by the Legislature, LSU Eunice will consider appeals for waiver of payment of the fee increase for students who meet the following criteria:

  1. Louisiana resident
  2. Full-time student (12 or more hours)
  3. Must have applied for, and be deemed eligible to receive federal financial aid (i.e. grants, loans, etc).
  4. Total cost of tuition, fees, books, and supplies exceeds the total amount received in grants, student loans, scholarships and other types of financial assistance (i.e. VA, Acadiana Works, etc)..
  5. The waiver cannot be used in connection with other scholarships that exempt the same fees.
  6. Students must also be maintaining satisfactory progress based on LSU Eunice scholastic regulations.

You may apply for the waiver if you meet all of the above criteria and have special circumstances. Special Circumstances are defined as extreme condition(s) which exist that may warrant re-evaluation of a student’s financial aid file. The circumstances must be different from what has already been reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Applications for waiver of tuition increase are available in the LSU Eunice Financial Aid Office. Please complete the fee waiver application and submit with supporting documentation to the Office of Financial Aid by June 7, 2011, for the summer semester and August 24, 2011, for the fall semester. No application can be accepted after the deadline. You are expected to make arrangements to pay your fees until your appeal can be considered. If the appeal is approved, your fee increase payment will be returned to you or your account will be credited.

Refund of Fees

  1. Refund of University and nonresident fees of non-Title IV students (not receiving federal financial aid) will be made on the following basis upon official termination (drops all classes and officially resigns) of the student’s registration (including withdrawal by student, cancellation of provisional admission, or dismissal of student by the University):
    1. Before classes begin: 100% refund
    2. Through the first two days of classes (one day in summer session): 90%
    3. From the third through the fifth day of classes (second through the third day in regular summer session): 75%
    4. From the sixth through the fourteenth day of classes (fourth through fifth day in regular summer session): 50%
  2. Reductions of fees resulting from all student schedule changes will be refunded in accordance with the above schedule.
  3. A student who is receiving Title IV financial aid (any federal financial aid) and who resigns from the University (drops all classes, and officially or unofficially resigns) prior to completing 60 percent of the semester may be required to return any calculated refund back to Title IV Programs. Refunds for tuition and University charges will be calculated through 60 percent of the semester by taking the number of calendar days remaining in the semester divided by the number of calendar days in the semester. Scheduled breaks for five consecutive days or more are excluded. If a cash payment has been released to the student then the student may be required to repay some of the federal grants if the student withdraws. Also, any money refunded by LSU Eunice to the Title IV Programs in excess of the institutional tuition refund policy may be subject to repayment by the student.
  4. All full-time students who become part-time students after the last day to receive refunds will continue to be eligible for all student activity privileges.

Deferred Fees

In some instances students may be permitted to defer the payment of a portion of fees assessed at registration. The following policy shall apply to delinquent student accounts receivable:

  1. A student may be dropped from the rolls of the University on the last day to drop/resign, if the student’s account is delinquent as a result of the student’s failure to pay deferred payments and/or other charges when due.
  2. A student may be dropped from the rolls of the University when the check offered by the student in satisfaction of his or her obligation for registration fees and/or other charges is not honored by the bank on which it was drawn by the last day to drop/resign.
  3. The date on which a student is officially dropped from the rolls of the University shall determine the effective date under which refunds shall be made and under which appropriate scholastic regulations of the University shall be applied.

Fee Exemptions

In addition to fee exemption scholarships, listed under “Fee Exemption Awards and Other Scholarship Programs,” LSU Eunice offers the fee exemptions listed below. To receive an exemption, students must provide appropriate documentation of their qualifying status. All exemptions are governed by criteria specified in state law and by the standards of the LSU Board of Supervisors. Some exemptions do not cover the technology fee, athletic fee, and/or the activity fee.

CHILDREN OF FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE OFFICERS, CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS, SANITATION WORKERS, SCHOOL TEACHERS, OR SCHOOL EMPLOYEES KILLED OR DISABLED. Children of firefighters, policemen, deputy sheriffs, correctional officers, or sanitation workers killed or permanently disabled in the performance of their duties are admitted tuition free so long as they meet academic requirements as full-time students and maintain a “C” average each semester. They are also entitled to cash grants of $125 per semester as an allowance for books. The exemption is limited to eight semesters. Children of public school teachers or school employees who were killed or permanently and totally disabled as a result of physical assault and battery while performing their duties receive the same benefits.

CHILDREN AND WIVES, WIDOWS, AND WIDOWERS OF WAR VETERANS. Children from 16 to 25 years old and wives, widows, or widowers of Louisiana residents who were members of the U.S. Armed Forces and who were killed or suffered a one-hundred percent service-connected disability during World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict, or the Vietnam Era, as defined by law, may enroll tuition free. The benefit for spouses is limited to 10 years from the time they became eligible.

FULL-TIME CLASSIFIED AND UNCLASSIFIED LSUE EMPLOYEES. With appropriate approval, eligible full-time classified and unclassified LSUE employees may register for job-related courses with a full tuition waiver under conditions specified in current personnel policies.

LOUISIANA NATIONAL GUARD EXEMPTION. Louisiana residents who are members in good standing of the active Louisiana National Guard are exempt from paying tuition for five separate academic years or until they receive a bachelor’s degree. Recipients cannot be on scholastic probation, and other regulations also apply.

NON-RESIDENT FEE EXEMPTION FOR FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES AND IMMEDIATE FAMILIES. Full-time LSU Eunice employees and members of their immediate families are exempt from paying the nonresident fees even though they have not resided in Louisiana long enough to meet the residency requirement.

PERSONS AGE 65 AND OVER. Persons age 65 years of age and older may enroll in regular LSU Eunice courses without paying tuition. For information, contact the Office of the Registrar.

SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF DECEASED FACULTY MEMBERS. Sons and daughters of faculty members who had five or more years of full-time service in the LSU System and who were tenured at the time of death are exempt from all University-assessed fees.

SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF LSU SYSTEM ALUMNI. Non-Louisiana resident sons and daughters of LSU System alumni are eligible for a partial fee waiver of 75 percent of the non-resident fee.

TEACHERS ENROLLED IN APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS. Under the Teacher Tuition Exemption Program, teachers may be exempt from tuition, except for activity fees, if they enroll in approved courses in their teaching areas, subject to regulations administered by the Louisiana Department of Education, which must approve all exemptions.

Student Aid

LSU Eunice administers a broad program of financial aid and employment to help students who need assistance to continue their education. The Office of Financial Aid administers and coordinates loans, grants, and student employment. A financial aid brochure is available which gives the procedures for making application for assistance. This brochure and additional information may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid.

Students who are enrolled simultaneously at LSU Eunice and at another institution can normally receive financial aid from only one of those institutions unless a consortium agreement has been established.

LSU Eunice uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to determine a student’s eligibility for all federal aid programs. Once the Financial Aid Office receives the electronic financial aid file, the student will be notified which supporting documents must be submitted before eligibility for aid can be determined. To be eligible for financial aid, a student must be in good standing and making satisfactory progress. Students who drop courses, resulting in a lower tuition rate, or who resign from LSU Eunice officially or unofficially may have to return a portion of the award.

Grants

FEDERAL PELL GRANTS. These grants are available to qualified students enrolled in an approved post-secondary educational program. The amount of the award ranges up to approximately $5,550 per academic year.

FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANTS. This grant is intended for the needy student. To be eligible for the FSEOG, the student must be eligible for a Federal Pell Grant and must demonstrate an exceptional need.

LEVERAGING EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE PARTNERSHIP (LEAP). The LEAP is available to full-time students who are Louisiana residents. To be considered for a LEAP grant, a beginning freshman must have either a 2.0 high school grade-point average or an ACT composite score of 20 or above, while a continuing, transfer, or re-entry student must have a 2.0 grade-point average on all college work attempted.

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION GRANTS. These grants are available to students who qualify because of physical disabilities which would ordinarily preclude the student from working. These grants are based on the individual needs of the student. Detailed information and application papers may be obtained from the Counselor, Vocational Rehabilitation, 825 Kaliste Saloom, Lafayette, Louisiana 70501, telephone (337) 262-5353.

Student loans

LSU Eunice participates in several loan programs. Loans must be repaid according to terms of the note signed by the applicant.

During the period that they are eligible to have their loan payments deferred, recipients of subsidized loans do not have to make payments on the loan principal and the interest is paid by the federal government. Unsubsidized loan recipients will have to make all interest payments themselves or have the interest capitalized. The Federal Direct Stafford Loan is available in both subsidized and unsubsidized forms. The Federal PLUS Loan and the Additional Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan are unsubsidized.

FEDERAL DIRECT STAFFORD LOANS. These low interest loans are made to students attending school at least half-time. Freshmen-level students may be eligible for a maximum of $3,500 per academic year. Sophomores may be eligible for a maximum of $4,500 per academic year. Repayment begins six months after leaving school or dropping below half-time enrollment. Students must complete an entrance interview when first receiving the Direct Stafford Loan and an exit interview when graduating, leaving LSU Eunice, or dropping below half-time. For students who are receiving a Federal Direct Stafford Loan for less than an academic year for a remaining period of enrollment and who will complete their training at LSU Eunice, the maximum amount for which they are eligible will be prorated according to federal guidelines.

UNSUBSIDIZED FEDERAL DIRECT STAFFORD LOANS. This loan carries the same low interest rate as the Federal Direct Stafford Loan. Repayment of the principal begins six months after leaving school or dropping below half-time. The interest must be paid while enrolled, or you may request that the interest be capitalized. Capitalization of interest is the addition of unpaid interest to the principal of your loan, thereby increasing your total debt and monthly interest payments. Students are eligible to borrow a maximum of $3,500 as a freshman and $4,500 as a sophomore. The Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan is offered if you are not eligible or have partial eligibility for the Federal Direct Stafford Loan. The amount of the Federal Direct Stafford Loan and Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan cannot exceed your maximum eligibility. Proration of the Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan is also required for remaining periods of enrollment.

Independent students may be eligible to borrow an additional $4,000 under the additional Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan.

FEDERAL DIRECT PLUS LOANS. Parents with good credit histories may borrow funds for a dependent child who is enrolled at least half-time. The yearly loan limit is the cost of education minus any estimated financial aid. Repayment begins 60 days after the final disbursement. There is no grace period for this loan. Applications for this loan may be obtained from the LSU Eunice Financial Aid Office.

Please contact the LSU Eunice Financial Aid Office if you have questions about any of these programs.

Due to federal regulations, the Stafford and Additional Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford disbursements of loans to first-year undergraduate students who are first-time borrowers must be delayed until 30 days after the first day of classes.

REPAYMENT OF FUNDS. If, at a later date, a student is determined to be ineligible for funds awarded, he or she must repay the funds. In no case may students receive funds in excess of their cost of education. Aid recipients should keep in mind that changes in the number of credit hours they schedule may affect their eligibility for additional aid. Accepting funds through any aid program may affect eligibility for other aid programs. All loan applicants are required to participate in an entrance and exit meeting. The Director of Financial Aid is available to answer questions regarding eligibility and refund policies.

Regular Campus Employment

Students meeting necessary academic requirements may be appointed to various campus jobs. Although student need is considered, skill and previous work experience are also important considerations. Departmental heads are responsible for employment of students who are not eligible for aid.

Federal Work Study

LSU Eunice participates in the Federal Work-Study Program. Employment under the Federal Work-Study Program is based primarily upon need. Students must indicate on the LSU Eunice Student Aid Application that they are interested in employment under this program. Students are also assigned as reading/mathematics tutors in local schools under the America Reads/Math Challenge Program.

Consumer Information

Information regarding the following consumer information will be made available on the LSU Eunice Internet web site:

  • Rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Federal Stafford Loan Deferments for Peace Corps or Volunteer Service
  • Available Financial Aid-a listing of all federal programs, how to apply, and the rights and responsibilities of the students
  • Institutional Information-cost of attendance, tuition refunds and the federal returns of refunds policy, academic programs, and the resignation process
  • Completion/Graduation/Transfer-out Rate
  • Campus Security Report
  • Report on Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data

Persons needing to review this information before it becomes available on the LSU Eunice web site should contact the Financial Aid Office in the Acadian Center, Room 110, for assistance.

Scholarships and Awards

LSU Eunice offers a variety of scholarships funded by private donors, by businesses, and by organizations. Some donors have established endowments to provide a permanent source of funding. Other scholarships are contributed by donors on an annual basis.

Persons interested in LSUE scholarships should apply by February 1 for scholarships that will begin the following fall semester. Applicants who apply after that date will be considered for any vacancies in scholarships that occur after scholarships have been awarded.

To apply, complete an LSU Eunice Scholarship Application (download an application). After reviewing the applications, the LSU Eunice Scholarship Committee awards the scholarships based on merit.

Scholarships do not require service and are given only to full-time students (with the exception of students in the nursing and other allied health programs). When an appointment is made for one year, it is usually for two consecutive semesters, beginning with the academic session in the fall. Recipients must earn at least a 3.0 grade-point average to continue a scholarship from the fall to the spring semester and a 3.0 grade-point average to continue a scholarship for the next year. Typically, high school students applying for scholarships should have a minimum 3.0 GPA in “core” academic subjects and an ACT composite score of 20 or above.

Scholarships provided by outside agencies are administered according to the rules and regulations prescribed by the donors, as accepted by the LSU Board of Supervisors.

A student automatically forfeits his or her award under the following conditions: failure to maintain the required scholastic average for any given scholarship or award; failure to claim the award for any semester; resignation during a semester; or being dropped from the rolls of the University.

LSU Eunice students who are not currently recipients of scholarships and have accumulated a 3.0 or better GPA are encouraged to apply for any vacancies that may exist among the several scholarships. LSUE students applying for scholarships must complete the LSUE Scholarship Application.

Applications are available in the Office of Student Affairs, Room 112 of the Acadian Center, phone 1-888-FOR-LSUE, ext. 218, or locally 550-1218. You can also download and print out an LSU Eunice Scholarship Application.

Fee Exemption Awards and Other Scholarship Programs

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SCHOLARSHIPS. Members of the LSU Board of Supervisors are entitled to award a limited number of scholarships annually. In order to be considered for a scholarship, students must apply directly to a Board member.

CENTENNIAL HONOR AWARDS. Forty cash scholarship awards are made to Louisiana residents. In order to be considered for this award, applicants must have an overall “B” average on high school work and a composite score of 25 on the ACT. Applicants must take the ACT by December in order to be eligible for this award the following fall. The period of validity is one academic year, or its equivalent, subject to renewal on the condition that the student maintain a minimum 3.00 GPA during the immediately preceding academic year. Continuing or transfer students can apply if their college GPA is 3.0 or higher.

MERIT HONOR AWARDS. Ten cash awards are made to high school seniors with an ACT composite of 23 or above and a high school GPA of “B” on core academic subjects. Recipients are selected by the LSU Eunice Committee on Scholarships. The award is for four consecutive semesters, so long as the student maintains the required academic average of 3.0 for each semester and a 3.0 overall average.

LOUISIANA TUITION OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS (TOPS). The Louisiana Tuition Opportunity Program for Students provides four different university scholarship opportunities, depending on the student’s high school record and performance on the American College Test (ACT). All of the awards require that students be Louisiana residents. Recipients must complete a core curriculum of courses in high school. All awards cover four years of college or eight semesters. The awards exempt students from paying tuition. The exemption does not cover the technology fee, the athletic fee, or the academic excellence fee. Some awards include a cash stipend. There are no income limits on who can qualify. Students must accept the TOPS award as a first-time freshman by the first semester following the first anniversary of their high school graduation. The program requires that students be enrolled full-time in at least 12 semester hours during regular semester and complete at least 24 credit hours each academic year. TOPS also sets minimum grade averages that students must maintain in college. A student who transfers to another Louisiana university can continue to receive the scholarship. LSU Eunice students who receive TOPS are also eligible to receive LSU Eunice scholarships, which, since TOPS covers tuition, become cash awards. Questions regarding TOPS standards should be addressed to the Office of Student Affairs.

To apply for any of the TOPS awards, students should submit the version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that corresponds to the year they plan to enroll in college. For example, students should submit the 2005-2006 version for school year 2005-2006. The state deadline is published in FAFSA.

All of the academic TOPS awards require 16.5 units of high school course work. Specific requirements are published by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance, which also publishes requirements for the TOPS Tech Award.

Three general college scholarship programs are offered through TOPS. In addition, a tech award is available for students enrolled in applied sciences programs. Grade averages indicated below are computed on core courses only.

Opportunity Award. To qualify for this award, students need a minimum 2.5 high school grade average and an ACT composite score equal to the prior year state average (the current average is 20). The award covers tuition costs.

Performance Award. To qualify for this award, students need a minimum 3.5 high school average and an ACT composite score of at least 23. The award covers tuition costs plus $400.

Honors Award. To qualify for this award, students need a minimum 3.5 high school grade average and a 27 or higher ACT composite score. The award covers tuition costs plus $800.

Tech Award. To qualify for this award, students need a minimum 2.5 high school grade average and a 17 or higher ACT composite score. LSU Eunice students must be enrolled in an associate of applied sciences program to qualify for this award. The award covers tuition costs.

For assistance with TOPS awards, contact the LSU Eunice Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services. The program is administered by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance, P.O. Box 91202, Baton Rouge, LA 70821-9202, 1-800-259-5626, ext. 1012; www.osfa.state.la.us/

Additional regulations not included in this catalog govern the administration of the TOPS program. All state scholarships are subject to availability of funds. Provisions governing awarding of scholarships may be amended by legislative action. For the latest information on TOPS, contact the offices listed in the preceding paragraph.

 

There are many scholarships given to students in attendance at the University which exempt the recipients from payment of a portion of the registration fee each semester. A student may claim fee exemptions in only one category per enrollment. Scholarships made available to Louisiana residents are as follows

PELICAN STATE HONOR AWARDS. These awards are given annually upon the recommendation of the Director of Pelican Boys’ and Girls’ State. This award entitles the recipient to exemption for four consecutive years from the date of matriculation.

4-H CLUB HONOR AWARD. Louisiana State University at Eunice will honor the 4H Club awards for the fee exemption scholarships upon the recommendation of the State 4H Club Agent and the Dean of the College of Agriculture, Louisiana State University.

FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA HONOR AWARDS. Louisiana State University Eunice will honor the Future Farmers of America awards for fee exemption scholarships upon the recommendation of the State Executive Secretary of FFA and the Dean of the College of Agriculture, Louisiana State University.

LOUISIANA ACADEMY OF SCIENCE HONOR AWARD. Upon recommendation of the Chairman of the Louisiana State Science Fair, an award will be given to one of the highest ranking participants in the nine areas of competition of the Louisiana State Science Fair.

LSU AT EUNICE DISTRICT LITERARY RALLY SCHOLARSHIPS. These awards are given to first place winners in the various contests upon the recommendation of the Coordinator of the District High School Literary Rally at LSU Eunice. They are valid for two consecutive years from the date of matriculation with the provision that the student must maintain the minimum scholastic requirements for these awards.

LSU Eunice Awards and Scholarships

The following scholarships and awards are given by local or area donors and administered by the Committee on Scholarships at Louisiana State University at Eunice:

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ACADIANA SCHOLARSHIP

BARTON FREELAND, SR. SCHOLARSHIP. Students from Acadia Parish are given priority for these awards, although students from other parishes may apply. (eight scholarships)

BETH STARK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship(s) will be awarded annually to a graduate of Eunice High School who will be a freshman at LSU Eunice and who has shown academic ability based on ACT scores and high grades.

BROUILLETTE-FORESTER SCHOLARSHIP. Preference is given to residents of St. Landry, Evangeline, or Acadia Parishes majoring in elementary or secondary education.

DR. BURKE BRIGNAC MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. The recipient must a resident of Evangeline Parish. Awards will alternate each year between science and liberal arts majors. (two scholarships)

CHANCELLOR’S SCHOLARSHIP. Preference will be given to a graduate of a high school in Acadia, Evangeline, or St. Landry Parishes. (five scholarships)

CLECO ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP. The recipient must be from a parish served by Central Louisiana Electric Company (CLECO) and have earned a 3.0 or higher grade-point average in high school. Preference is given to students majoring in business.

DANIEL LLOYD JOHNSON II MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This award is made to a graduate of a Eunice high school enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in nursing.

DR. CLAUDE F. OUBRE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is awarded to assist students pursuing an education at LSU Eunice.

DR. GLADYS PECK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is awarded annually, preferably to a graduate of a Eunice area high school majoring in business education. (four scholarships)

DR. HUEY GUAGLIARDO ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP FUND. This scholarship is awarded annually to a student who meets the general criteria for LSU Eunice scholarships who are pursuing a degree in English or English Education.

DR. J. J. STAGG MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Recipients must be students majoring in a pre-medicine curriculum.

ESTELLE AYCOCK MEMORIAL NURSING INCENTIVE AWARD. This award is given annually to a graduating nursing student who has shown those qualities which most exemplify those of Mrs. Estelle Aycock, including academic ability, leadership, above average nursing competence in clinical practice as well as nursing theory, and concern for man as a holistic being. The award is given to a resident of Louisiana.

EVANGELINE PARISH BAR ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP. This award is given to qualified residents of Evangeline Parish; first preference is given to students in a pre-law curriculum.

FANNY EDITH WINN EDUCATIONAL TRUST SCHOLARSHIP. This award is given to residents of Acadia or Jeff Davis Parishes who do not receive substantial financial aid. (four scholarships)

FIRSTBANK SCHOLARSHIP. The recipient of this scholarship is selected based on ACT scores and high school grade-point average.

FLORENCE MAUBOULES INSIGNS SCHOLARSHIP. Awarded only to qualified recipients participating in the LSUE Honors Program.

FOUNDING CHANCELLOR EMERITUS ANTHONY MUMPHREY EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP. This endowment was established by LSU Eunice students and is funded by contributions from faculty, staff, and alumni.

GEORGE “PHIL” HADDEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Awarded to a student from Acadiana with an ACT score of 20 or above and a high school grade-average of “B” or better. Continuing college students must meet minimum retention criteria.

HANCOCK BANK SCHOLARSHIP. Assistance to students pursuing their education at LSU Eunice.

JACQUE B. PUCHEU MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This award is made to a graduate of a Eunice high school majoring in a pre-law curriculum.

JON SARGENT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Recipient must be a member of the LSU Eunice Bengal Baseball team.

LAWRENCE DAVID DIESI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This award is made to students from the Twenty-fourth Senatorial District to attend LSUE.

LEROY BURNEY, JR., MEMORIAL INCENTIVE AWARD. The recipient of this award must be in good academic standing and a resident within the Eunice/Opelousas communities.

LEONARD GERALD “PEP” SPELL, JR., MEMORIAL FUND. Preference will be given to students from Acadia Parish who plan to major in criminal justice.

LEON E. TUJAGUE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. The recipient of this award must be a special education major. This award is made possible through the Eunice Association for Retarded Children.

LETTIE PATE WHITEHEAD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS. These scholarships are available to students admitted to the nursing program. (60 scholarships)

LOUIS DISCHLER JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. Recipients must be students majoring in a pre-law or education curriculum.

LSU EUNICE FACULTY/STAFF SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is supported by contributions from the LSU Eunice faculty and staff.

LSU ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP. An LSU Alumni Association Scholarship is awarded to a second-year student who is majoring in a four-year curriculum and who will transfer to Louisiana State University and A & M College.

MARY ARDEN DUPLECHIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP.

MITCH ASHY, ALEX ASHY, AND GEORGE ASHY FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship will be awarded annually based on the recipient’s ACT scores and high school grades. (two scholarships)

MR. AND MRS. KENNETH O. PRIVAT AWARD IN ART SCHOLARSHIP. This award is based upon a student’s scholastic and artistic ability. A portfolio of the student’s work should be submitted with the application.

MYTRTLE ODOM ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP.

NUNEZ-HOLBROOK SCHOLARSHIP. Recipient must be a participant in the LSUE Honors Program with a major in life sciences and/or education. Minimum 3.5 grade point average is required for selection.

OLIVE S. GIL VISUAL ARTS SCHOLARSHIP.

OPELOUSAS GENERAL HOSPITAL SCHOLARSHIP. Assistance to students pursuing their education at LSU Eunice.

RAY KROC MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This award is made to a graduate from St. Edmund High School or Eunice High School.

REHAB XCEL PHYSICAL THERAPY SCHOLARSHIP. This award is given to a pre-physical therapy major, with secondary consideration given to candidates in medically related fields.

RUBY ROBISON FREELAND SCHOLARSHIP. This award is given to a graduate of a high school in Acadiana. (two scholarships)

SERTOMA CLUB OF OPELOUSAS, INC., ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP. This award is given to a high school graduate from Opelousas who has a minimum 24 ACT composite and 3.0 grade point average, who is involved in extracurricular activities, and who has financial need.

SOPHIE WRIGHT KERSTEIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This award is given to a graduate of a Eunice high school enrolled in nursing.

ST. LANDRY BANK SCHOLARSHIP. Assistance to students pursuing their education at LSU Eunice.

SYLVIA ELEANOR REED MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP. This award is given to a female student majoring in education (other than physical education).

THEOVAL “BUDDY” FRUGE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This award is given to a freshman who plans to enroll in business management, preferably in the curriculum in the School of Industrial Technology. The recipient must be a resident of the Eunice area.

TRI-PARISH BANK SCHOLARSHIP. Assistance to students pursuing their education at LSU Eunice.

VILLE PLATTE ROTARY CLUB ENDOWMENT SCHOLARSHIP. This award is given annually to a student from the Ville Platte area. (four scholarships)

WESLEY H. CLANTON SCHOLARSHIP. This scholarship is awarded annually to a graduate of a Eunice high school who is majoring in pre-law and who has shown academic ability based on test scores and high school grades.

WILSON J. MOOSA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP. This award is given annually to a graduate of Eunice High School or St. Edmund High School.

In order to be considered for any of the above scholarships, students should file an LSU Eunice Scholarship Application by February 1st preceding the fall in which they plan to enroll and apply for admission to attend LSU Eunice.

Transfer Scholarships

Students planning to transfer to LSU, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, or McNeese State University are eligible to receive a limited number of transfer scholarships designated by those universities specifically for students who have completed two years at LSU Eunice.

The application requirements and the terms of the scholarships vary. For details, contact the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services.

Louisiana College offers tuition assistance and scholarships to LSU Eunice students who have completed 60 hours and who enroll at Louisiana College as full-time students. The amount of assistance or the scholarship is based on a student’s grade-point average. For more information, contact the Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services.

Hope Scholarship Tax Credit

Hope Scholarship. LSU Eunice students may qualify to receive the Hope Scholarship income tax credit for up to $2,500. Students must be enrolled at least half-time in an undergraduate degree, certificate, or other program leading to a recognized education credential. The credit is phased out starting at $100,000 modified adjusted gross income on joint returns or $50,000 on individual returns. The credit is not available on joint returns over $120,000 or individual returns over $60,000. The amount of tuition and fee covered by the Hope tax credit will be reduced by other grant and applicable scholarship aid received.

Lifetime Learning Tax Credit

Starting July 1, 1998, anyone returning to college to acquire or improve skills who does not qualify for the Hope Scholarship can receive a lifetime learning tax credit worth up to $2000. All other provisions are the same as those for the Hope Scholarship.