Guide to Consumer Information
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY IN SHREVEPORT
FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
Below are links or information on LSUS, financial assistance, scholarship fraud, graduation rates, campus security, student rights and responsibilities, and the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act at LSUS.
University policies and procedures and outlined fully in its catalog, student handbook and enrollment guide.
The link for the current university catalog is:
The link for the current student handbook is:
The link for the current enrollment guide is:
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 LSUS. Each topic listed gives a brief description of the information that must be disclosed and explains how it can be obtained. If you need assistance obtaining information listed or you would like a paper copy, contact the:
Financial Aid Office
One University Drive
Shreveport, LA 71115
Cost of Attending LSUS
For actual tuition and fee charges click this link:
For estimated tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board allowances, and personal allowance click this link:
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. Please review the university current catalog, "Finances" section, "Refund of Tuition and Fees". Click here for a link to the current university catalog:
The refund policy is also in the Summer/Fall and Spring Enrollment Guides. Click here for a link to the current enrollment guide:
A student may resign at any time before the final date for resignations. Check the academic calendar for dates (http://www.lsus.edu/news-and-events/calendar).
Click here to view the withdrawal policy:
Return of Title IV Financial Aid Repayment Policy
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. Click here for the link to the policy:
Descriptions of Academic Programs
Information on the university's academic programs and degree offerings is available from the colleges and the Admissions Office. Click here for comprehensive academic information: http://www.lsus.edu/academics
Instructional Facilities and Labs
Information on the university's instructional facilities and laboratories is available from the colleges and the Admissions Office. Click here for detailed instructional facilities: http://www.lsus.edu/academics
For information on library resources at the university, click here:
LSUS is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate and master degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of LSUS.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
To receive federal financial aid, a student must be making "satisfactory academic progress". Click on this link for the current policy:
Services for Students with Disabilities
Students with physical disabilities who must confer with financial aid should contact the office for an appointment in advance so that appropriate accommodations can be made. The phone number for the Financial Aid office is 318.797.5363.
Click here for a link to the Student Development Office's Disability Services website:
Overview of Financial Aid Programs
Click here for a link to the Financial Aid programs administered by LSUS:
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Click here for a link to apply for Financial Aid:
Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements
Click here for a link to the eligibility requirements for the different types of programs:
How Need-Based Financial Aid Recipients are Determined and How Need-Based Aid is Awarded
Click here for a link:
Financial Aid for Study Abroad
Students enrolled in a Study Abroad program may apply for financial aid through the Financial Aid Office. The courses the student is taking while studying abroad must be included in the student's degree.
Rights and Responsibilities of Aid Recipients
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Method and Frequency of Disbursements
Terms and Conditions of Employment Provided as Financial Aid
Terms of Student Loans, Including Repayment and Sample Repayment Schedule
Scholarship and Financial Aid Fraud
According to the Federal Trade Commission, perpetrators of financial aid 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."
•· "You're a finalist in a contest you never entered."
If you believe you've been the victim of scholarship fraud, wish to file a complaint, or want more information call 1(877) FTCHELP or click on this link:
The website to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is www.fafsa.gov. We encourage students to use the link on the LSUS website when applying on-line. If you make a mistake in entering the website, typically when you have completed the application, you will be asked to pay to process the "free" application. You are being scammed! Never submit credit card or bank account information when you are filing your FAFSA.
Graduation Rates and Statistics
This is the rate for degree-seeking full-time undergraduates who have graduated from their programs with 150% of the normal time for graduation. Click her for a link to the most recent detailed rates:
Campus Safety Resources
Click on this link to view the most recent Annual Security Report:
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Click on this link to view the FERPA policy:
Equal Opportunity Statement
The Equal Opportunity Statement is located on the first page of the current university catalog. Click on this link to access the current university catalog:
Contact Information for Admitting Offices and Schools/Colleges
Admissions, Office of Graduate Studies
Admissions, Office of Undergraduate Studies
Admissions for International Undergraduates
Admissions, Continuing Education-Licensed Practical Nursing