The following represents information on the institution, financial assistance, scholarship fraud, graduation rates, athletic participation, campus security, student rights and responsibilities, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act at Louisiana State University Eunice.
*In accordance with federal regulations set forth by The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, below is a summary of consumer information that must be made available to all students at LSU Eunice. Each topic listed gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and explains how it can be obtained.
Cost of Attending Louisiana State University Eunice:
For actual tuition and fee charges visit Fee Schedules at http://web.lsue.edu/docs/AcademicAffairs/ACADEMIC_BULLETIN.pdf.
For estimated tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, and personal/miscellaneous expenses visit http://www.lsue.edu/site349.php.
The university has a tuition refund policy that stipulates the amount of tuition and fees that are refunded to a student who withdraws from classes during a semester. This policy is published by the Office of the Registrar under Refund of Fees at http://catalog.lsue.edu/content.php?catoid=2&navoid=571.
A student may voluntarily resign from the university beginning with the first day of class through the final day for resigning shown in the "Academic Calendar." Resignation is initiated in the Office of the Registrar. The student must obtain a resignation form and file the form with the Office of the Registrar within 10 days after it has been endorsed by each administrative office indicated on the form. Resignation is not complete until the form is submitted to the Office of the Registrar.
Students who absent themselves from the University without leave and without official resignation will not be assigned "W" grades and, at the end of the semester, normally will receive grades of "F" in courses for which they are registered.
Repayment Policy (Return of Title IV Financial Aid):
The federal government mandates that students who withdraw from all classes may only keep the financial aid (federal "Title IV" grant and loan assistance) they have "earned" up to the time of withdrawal. Funds that were disbursed in excess of the earned amount must be returned by the university and/or the student to the federal government. Please click here for the entire policy. http://www.lsue.edu/site344.php
Descriptions of Academic Programs:
Information on the university's academic programs and degree offerings is available from the various schools/colleges and admitting offices. Click here for comprehensive academic information. http://www.lsue.edu/academics
Louisiana State University Eunice is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.
Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, at www.sacscoc.org , or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Louisiana State University Eunice.
Standards of Academic Progress:
Standards of Academic Progress (SAP) is the University's policy that denotes a student's successful completion of course work toward a certificate or degree. In order to receive financial aid, a student must meet the "standards of academic progress." For the purpose of participating in any of the federal student aid programs, the LSU Eunice Office of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services and the Financial Aid Office have established a policy for determining compliance with the Standards of Academic Progress (SAP). Please click here to review the policy. http://web.lsue.edu/docs/FinancialAid/2012-13/SAPPolicy2012-13.pdf
Overview of Financial Aid Programs:
LSU Eunice administers all Title IV federal programs which are based on a student's demonstrated financial need. Funds received from the federal programs help students to cover school expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. All such programs are subject to regulations authorized by the United States Department of Education, as well as University policies consistent with these federal regulations and are subject to change. For a complete description of programs please visit http://www.lsue.edu/site133.php.
How to Apply for Aid:
Students who wish to apply for the programs described above should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.gov . This application covers aid awarded for the upcoming academic year (beginning with the fall semester). For deadlines please visit http://www.lsue.edu/site342.php.
Once the Financial Aid Office has received the FAFSA electronically from the Federal Processor, additional documentation, if required, will be requested through the student's MyLSUE account under the Financial Aid tab. Once all documents are received and processed, an award letter will be made available in the same location on the student's MyLSUE account. The student will be required to submit a decision on the awards offered in the award letter (i.e., accept, decline, reduce).
Please note that the student will not receive an award letter until all verification documents have been properly submitted and processed. Documents submitted after the deadlines indicated will result in a delay of processing and, depending on how long after the deadline, possibly cause the student to be ineligible for financial aid for that semester/session.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, perpetrators of financial aid/scholarship fraud often use the following lines to sell their scholarship services; students should avoid any scholarship service or website that states the following:
• "This scholarship is guaranteed or your money back."
• "You can't get this information anywhere else."
• "I just need your credit card or bank account number to hold this scholarship."
• "We'll do all the work."
• "This scholarship will cost some money."
• "You've been selected by a ‘national foundation' to receive a scholarship" or "You're a finalist" in a contest you never entered.
If you believe you have been the victim of scholarship fraud, wish to file a complaint, or want more information, call 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or visit http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/scholarship/index.shtml
Campus Safety Resources:
Campus Safety and Security http://catalog.lsue.edu/content.php?catoid=2&navoid=569#Public_Safety
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): http://catalog.lsue.edu/content.php?catoid=2&navoid=564#Family_Educational_Rights_and_Privacy_Act
Equal Opportunity Statement:
LSU Eunice's Equal Opportunity Statement can be found in the Employee Handbook under "Employment Policies." The handbook is available at: http://web.lsue.edu/docs/BusinessAffairs/handbook.pdf
For a complete listing of campus office with contact numbers and links please visit: http://www.lsue.edu/CampusOffices