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.
Fees for Louisiana residents are $177.40 for each semester hour of enrollment up to a maximum of $2,195.80 for 21 semester hours. During the fall and spring semesters, students are not allowed to schedule more than 19 semester hours without the approval of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. During the summer semester, students are not permitted to take more than 12 hours.
Out-of-state residents (includes international students) will be charged an additional $223.50 per credit hour up to a maximum of $2,682.00 in additional fees for nonresident students enrolled in 12 or more credit hours.
Tuition fees are subject to change without prior notice until the first day of classes.
- 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.
- Application Fee, $25 (non-refundable)
- Prior Learning or Credit by Examination, $30 per credit hour or $30 per course, depending on the credits to be transcripted
- Online Course and Telecourse, $50
- Online course testing fees with Proctor U range from $15.00 to $23.75 per a one hour test paid for by the student for selected online courses. Faculty further disclose the number of tests that will be given in each online course syllabus made available to students on the first day of class
- Associate Degree Diploma Fee, $20.
- Registration for “Degree Only,” $5.
- Transcript Fee, $5 (per transcript)
- Vehicle Registration Fee, $30 for the academic year • $10 summer only
- Science Lab Fee, $20.
- Nursing/Allied Health Lab Fee, $40.
- Art Lab Fee, $20.
- Health/Education Lab Fee, $25.
- Fire/Forensic Science Lab Fee, $15.
- Modular Math Fee, $50
- A per credit hour utility surcharge may be assessed in addition to the fees listed in the fee schedule.
- A student who pays by credit card will be assessed a transaction fee on the amount charged.
Special Fees are subject to change without prior notice until the first day of classes.
Refund of Fees
- Refund of LSUE and nonresident fees of non-Title IV students (not receiving federal financial aid) will be made on the following basis upon official termination of the student’s registration (including withdrawal by student, resignation by student, cancellation of provisional admission, or dismissal of student by the campus):
- Before classes begin: 100% refund
- Through the first two days of classes (one day in summer session): 90%
- From the third through the fifth day of classes (second through the third day in regular summer session): 75%
- From the sixth through the fourteenth day of classes (fourth through fifth day in regular summer session): 50%
- Reductions of fees resulting from all student schedule changes will be refunded in accordance with the above schedule.
- A student who is receiving Title IV financial aid (any federal financial aid) and who resigns from LSUE (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 campus 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.
- 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.
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:
- A student may be dropped from the rolls of LSU Eunice 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.
- A student may be dropped from the rolls of LSU Eunice 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.
- The date on which a student is officially dropped from the rolls of LSU Eunice shall be the effective date under which refunds, if any, shall be made to the student, and shall determine the appropriate scholastic regulations of the campus shall be applied.
In addition to the fee exemptions 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, athletic, and/or 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 LSU EUNICE 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 campus-assessed fees.
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.
38 U.S.C. 3679(C). VETERANS ACCESS, CHOICE, AND
ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 2014
The following individuals shall be charged the in-state rate, or otherwise considered a resident, for tuition and fees purposes:
A VETERAN USING EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE under either chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill – Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in the State of Louisiana while attending a school located in the State of Louisiana (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
ANYONE USING TRANSFERRED POST-9/11 GI BILL BENEFITS (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in the State of Louisiana while attending a school located in the State of Louisiana (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor’s discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
ANYONE USING BENEFITS UNDER THE MARINE GUNNERY SERGEANT JOHN DAVID FRY SCHOLARSHIP (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in the State of Louisiana while attending a school located in the State of Louisiana(regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the Service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
ANYONE DESCRIBED ABOVE WHILE HE OR SHE REMAINS CONTINUOUSLY ENROLLED (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) THE SAME SCHOOL. The person so described must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge, release, or death described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.
LSU Eunice administers a broad program of financial aid and employment to help students who need assistance in financing their education. The Office of Financial Aid administers and coordinates loans, grants, and student employment. Additional information may be obtained from the Office of Financial Aid or from www.lsue.edu/financialaid. 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 (FASFA) to determine a student’s eligibility for all federal aid programs. Once the Office of Financial Aid receives the electronic financial aid file from FASFA, 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.
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 the student who meets the following criteria:
- is a Louisiana resident;
- is a full-time student (12 or more hours);
- has applied for, and be deemed eligible to receive, federal financial aid (i.e., grants, loans, etc.);
- whose 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.);
- whose waiver is not used in connection with other scholarships that exempt the same fees; and
- is also 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 that may allow for the awarding of more aid. 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 August 23, 2017 for the fall semester, by January 16, 2018 for the spring semester, and by June 6, 2018 for the summer 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.
Financial Aid Appeals Process
Students who do not meet the Standards of Academic Progress for Financial Aid can submit an appeal. The appeal from can be found at www.lsue.edu/financialaid/finaidforms. For additional information or to have questions answered, contact the Office of Enrolloment Management at (337) 550-1218 or visit room 112 in the Acadian Center on the LSU Eunice campus.
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 $5,920 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.
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.
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 is 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.
Dependent students may be eligible to borrow an additional $2,000 under the additional Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan.
Independent students may be eligible to borrow an additional $6,000 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 are also assigned as reading/mathematics tutors in local schools under the America Reads/Math Challenge Program. For more information, contact the LSU Eunice Financial Aid Office.
Scholarships and Awards
LSU Eunice offers a variety of scholarships funded by private donors, businesses, and 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 LSU Eunice 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 online scholarship application at http://eunice.lsue.edu:9040/cgi-bin/public/scholarapp.cgi. 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 3.00 GPA to continue a scholarship from the fall to the spring semester and a 3.00 GPA to continue a scholarship for the next year. Typically, high school students applying for scholarships should have a minimum 3.00 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 LSUE. 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. LSU Eunice students applying for scholarships must complete the online scholarship application. For more information, contact the Office of Enrollment Management, Room 112 of the Acadian Center, phone 1-888-FOR-LSUE, ext. 218, or locally 550-1218.
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 award is for two academic years provided that specific academic requirements are met each semester. This award may be renewed for subsequent years based on scholarship availability and academic performance. 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 two academic years provided that specific academic requirements are met each semester. This award may be renewed for subsequent years based on scholarship availability and academic performance.
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).
Opportunity Award. To qualify for this award, students need a minimum 2.5 high school grade average in core courses and an ACT composite score equal to the prior year state average (the current average is 20). The award covers tuition costs for a maximum of 8 semesters.
Performance Award. To qualify for this award, students need a minimum 3.0 high school average in core courses and an ACT composite score of at least 23. The award covers tuition costs plus an additional stipend of $400 per year for a maximum of 8 semesters.
Honors Award. To qualify for this award, students need a minimum 3.0 high school grade average in core courses and a 27 or higher ACT composite score. The award covers tuition costs plus an additional stipend of $800 per year for a maximum of 8 semesters.
Tech Award. To qualify for this award, students need a minimum 2.5 high school grade average in core courses and a 17 or higher ACT composite score. LSU Eunice students must be enrolled in an associate of applied sciences program or certificate program to qualify for this award. The award covers tuition costs for a maximum of 4 semesters.
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 2014-2015 version for school year 2014-2015. The state deadline is published in FAFSA (https://fafsa.ed.gov/). There are no income limits on who may 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. TOPS awards exempt students from paying tuition. The exemption does not, however, cover all of a student’s assessed fees. LSU Eunice students who receive TOPS are also eligible to receive LSU Eunice scholarships, which, since TOPS covers tuition, become cash awards. The TOPS program requires that students be enrolled full-time in at least 12 semester hours during regular semesters 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. For assistance with TOPS awards, eligibility, or regulations, contact the LSU Eunice Office of Enrollment Management. 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; http://www.osfa.la.gov.
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 LSUE 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 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 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 Eunice:
ALEXANDRIA BUSINESS FOUNDATION – For LSU Eunice students at LSU Alexandria
BARTON FREELAND, SR. SCHOLARSHIP – Students from Acadia Parish are given priority for these awards, although students from other parishes may apply.
“BLAIR” MANUEL MEMORIAL ENDOWED FUND –Qualified LSU Eunice Bengal Baseball player.
CHANCELLOR’S SCHOLARSHIP – Preference will be given to a graduate of a high school in Acadia, Evangeline, or St. Landry Parishes.
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.
COMMUNITY DONORS SCHOLARSHIP FUND – Annual Scholarships awarded in the following names:
- DR. J. J. STAGG MEMORIAL SCHOLAR
- MITCH, ALEX, & GEORGE ASHY FAMILY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
- BETH STARK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
- SERTOMA CLUB OF OPELOUSAS, INC. ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP
- BROUILLETTE-FORESTER SCHOLARSHIP
- COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ACADIANA SCHOLARSHIP
- KIM BERGERON MEMORIAL FUND
- GEORGE “PHIL” HADDEN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
- DANIEL LLOYD JOHNSON, II SCHOLARSHIP
- WILSON J. MOOSA MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
- MARY ARDEN DUPLECHAIN
DONALD AND BARBARA MAYEUX SCHOLARSHIP – This scholarship is awarded to assist students pursuing an education at LSU Eunice.
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.
DR. HUEY GUAGLIARDO ENGLISH SCHOLARSHIP FUND – This scholarship is awarded annually to a student who meets the general criteria for LSU Eunice scholarships and is pursuing a degree in English or English Education.
ELIZABETH STARK FAUST MEMORIAL ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP –This scholarship is awarded annually to a student who meets the criteria for academically qualified students. An essay is required for submission.
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.
FIRSTBANK SCHOLARSHIP – The recipient of this scholarship is selected based on ACT scores and high school grade-point average. (First National Bank of Louisiana, Crowley)
FLORENCE MAUBOULES INSIGNIS SCHOLARSHIP – Awarded only to qualified recipients participating in the LSU Eunice Honors Program.
FOUNDING CHANCELLOR EMERITUS ANTHONY MUMPHREY EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP – This endowment was originally established by LSU Eunice students. In 2007, it was renamed on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the campus; contributions are open to the public.
WHITNEY BANK SCHOLARSHIP - Assistance to students pursuing their education at LSU Eunice.
JON SARGENT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Recipient must be a member of the LSU Eunice Bengal Baseball team.
KENNETH O. PRIVAT ART SCHOLARSHIP - Recipient must be an art major.
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.
LAWRENCE DAVID DIESI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - This award is made to students from the Twenty-fourth Senatorial District to attend LSU Eunice.
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.
LEONARD GERALD “PEP” SPELL, JR., MEMORIAL FUND - Preference will be given to students from Acadia Parish who plan to major in criminal justice.
LETTIE PATE WHITEHEAD FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS - These scholarships are available to students admitted to the nursing program.
LEROY BURNEY MEMORIAL INCENTIVE AWARD - The recipient of this award must be in good academic standing and a resident within the Eunice/Opelousas communities.
LOUIS DISCHLER JR. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Recipients must be students majoring in a pre-law or education curriculum.
MYRTLE ODOM ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP - This scholarship is for non-traditional (25 years or older), continuing students with at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and a minimum of 12 earned hours.
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.
ST. LANDRY BANK SCHOLARSHIP - Assistance to students pursuing their education at LSU Eunice.
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.
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.
In order to be considered for any of the above scholarships, students should submit an online application by February 1st preceding the fall in which they plan to enroll and apply for admission to attend LSU Eunice.
Students planning to transfer to LSU A&M, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, or McNeese State University may be eligible to receive a limited number of transfer scholarships designated by those universities specifically for students who have completed two years at LSU Eunice. For more information, contact the transfer institution.
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 Louisiana College’s Office of Admissions at (318) 487-7259.
American Opportunity Tax Credit
The American opportunity tax credit (AOTC) is a credit for qualified education expenses paid for an eligible student for the first four years of higher education. You can get a maximum annual credit of $2,500 per eligible student. If the credit brings the amount of tax you owe to zero, you can have 40 percent of any remaining amount of the credit (up to $1,000) refunded to you.
The amount of the credit is 100 percent of the first $2,000 of qualified education expenses you paid for each eligible student and 25 percent of the next $2,000 of qualified education expenses you paid for that student. But, if the credit pays your tax down to zero, you can have 40 percent of the remaining amount of the credit (up to $1,000) refunded to you.
To be eligible for AOTC, the student must:
- Be pursuing a degree or other recognized education credential
- Be enrolled at least half time for at least one academic period* beginning in the tax year
- Not have finished the first four years of higher education at the beginning of the tax year
- Not have claimed the AOTC or the former Hope credit for more than four tax years
- Not have a felony drug conviction at the end of the tax year
*Academic Period can be semesters, trimesters, quarters or any other period of study such as a summer school session. The schools determine the academic periods. For schools that use clock or credit hours and do not have academic terms, the payment period may be treated as an academic period.
Lifetime Learning Credit
The Lifetime Learning Credit is a tax credit for any person who takes college classes. It provides a tax credit of 20% of tuition expenses, with a maximum of $2,000 in tax credits on the first $10,000 of college tuition expenses. You can claim the Lifetime Learning Credit on your tax return if you, your spouse, or your dependents are enrolled at an eligible educational institution and you were responsible for paying college expenses.
Unlike the American Opportunity credit, you need not be in the first four years of undergraduate classes. Even if you took only one class, you may take advantage of the Lifetime Learning Credit.
Eligible Educational Institutions
All accredited colleges and universities are eligible educational institutions. Additionally, vocational schools and other post-secondary institutions are also eligible. Basically, if the institution is eligible to participate in federal student aid programs through the US Department of Education, then you may use tuition paid to the school for claiming the Lifetime Learning tax credit.
Qualifying expenses include amounts paid for tuition and any required fees (such as registration and student body fees). Qualifying expenses do not include any of the following: books, supplies, equipment, room and board, insurance, student health fees, transportation, or living expenses.
You must be responsible for paying the college tuition and fees. You also need reduce your qualifying expenses when figuring your tax credit by the amount of financial assistance received from grants, scholarships, or reimbursements from your employer. You do not need to reduce your qualifying expenses, however, if you paid for college tuition using borrowed funds, including student loans, or by using gifts from family members.