2012-2013
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
for
a
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
students.
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.
b. Have full-time enrollment status.
c.
Apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance
(FAFSA) and have reques
t
ed all
t
ypes of available federal assistance.
d.
Have a valid FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid Office reflecting an annual Expected
Family Contribution (EFC) of zero (0) for the current academic period.
e.
Have accepted all types of financial aid offered.
f.
Meet all Satisfactory Academic Progress policy standards for receipt of federal financial aid.
g.
Not be the recipient of another form of fee exemption or waiver. Examples: National Guard, Title
29, Title 33, Faculty/Staff, etc.
h.
Not have tuition paid by another state or external agency or scholarship program.
Examples: Vocational Rehabilitation, ROTC Scholarship, TOPS, etc.
NOTE: If additional aid is received after the waiver is granted, the waiver will be cancelled.
4. Guidelines for Waiver
Southern University at Baton Rouge offers waivers to Louisiana resident students who
demonstrate financial hardship caused by the increase in tuition and fees effective Fall 2012
semester. Procedures have been established to provide waivers to eligible students for the amount
of increased tuition and fees. Any student who wishes to apply for the waiver during the 2012-
2013 academic year must complete a Tuition Hardship Appeals Form, which will be submitted
to the Tuition Hardship Appeals Committee. Documentation must be attached to support
circumstances.
The Tuition Increase Hardship Appeals Form is below.
5. Timelines
Students must complete and submit a Tuition Increase Hardship Appeals form to the Office of
rd
the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration located on the 3 floor of the J. S. Clark
Administration building by the close of business on January 18, 2013. Forms received after this
date will not be eligible for the exemption for the semester requested.
SPRING 2013
TUITION INCREASE HARDSHIP APPEALS FORM
STUDENT INFORMATION
Date:
Student Name:
Student Number:
E-Mail Address
Phone #
Permanent:
Phone # Local:
Address
(City / State / Zip)
D
ETAILS
IMPORTANT: Attach a copy of your Financial Aid Award Notification to this
form.
Describe the circumstances on which this tuition increase is causing a financial hardship. You must
attach
documentation to support these circumstances before application can be reviewed by the
Committee.
Documentation will not be accepted after the deadline.
Note: If granted, the Tuition Hardship Waiver will be posted to your student account. However,
if
additional aid is received after the Waiver is granted, the Waiver will be
cancelled.
Indicate your circumstances in the space provided below:
Student’s Signature: Date:
FOR COMMITTEE USE O
NLY
Committee’s Decision: Approved Amount $ Denied
Reason(s) for Denial:
Does not meet eligibility criteria No Documentation Other
Committee’s Signature: Date:
Form must be received by: January 18, 2013
Southern University and A&M College
In the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and
Administration
3
rd
Floor, J.S. Clark Administration
Buildin
g
P.O. Box 9212
Baton Rouge, LA 7081
3
(225) 771
-
5021
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