Tuition Increase Hardship Waiver Policy and Guidelines
1. Tuition Increase Policy
Pursuant to authority granted by the Louisiana Legislature, Regular Session, 2008 under ACT
915 HB734, the Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and
Mechanical System, at its June 30, 2010 meeting, approved a resolution providing for an
increase in tuition at Southern University at Baton Rouge (SUBR), effective Fall 2010. This
legislation also allows for an increase of up to five (5%) percent in undergraduate tuition fees
period of three (3) consecutive academic years.
Beginning with the 2012-2013 Fiscal Year and thereafter, if the Board of Regents has determined
that the institution has met the short-term targets established in the performance agreement and
demonstrated progress on long-term targets, the institution shall be authorized to increase tuition
and fee amounts by up to ten percent (10%) annually, without legislative approval, until the
institution reaches the average tuition and fee amounts of its peer institutions.
The Tuition Increase Hardship Waiver amount also includes the academic excellence fee in the
amount of $120.00 per semester and the operational fee of $62.00 per semester as allowed under
LRS 17:1855.1 and LRS 17:3351 (d) (ii)17:3351(a)(5)(e), respectively.
The waiver shall not exceed four hundred forty one dollars ($441.00) per semester for
undergraduate students and four hundred eighty five dollars ($485.00) for graduate
2. Waiver Policy
Prior to imposing any increase or increases in tuition or mandatory attendance fee amount, or
both, established pursuant to the provisions of this Subparagraph, each management board shall
establish criteria for waivers of such increase or increases in cases of financial hardship.
Information about such waivers and the criteria and procedures for obtaining a waiver shall be
made available to all prospective students affected by the increase or increases in a timely manner
such that the prospective student can be aware of the increase or increases and the availability of
waivers thereto prior to the student having to make any final decision concerning attendance at
the college or university. This is a one time waiver for Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 semesters
only and will expire on May 24, 2013.
3. Eligibility Criteria
Students eligible to apply must:
a. Be a Louisiana resident.