Office of Financial Aid

Each year, LSUS students receive millions of dollars in scholarships, grants and other types of financial aid. Have questions about what opportunities you qualify for and how to apply? LSUS’ Financial Aid Office is here to guide you through each step of the process.

The Financial Aid Office administers LSUS scholarships, federal aid (including grants, loans and work study), State of Louisiana's Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) scholarships and the State of Louisiana Go Grant Program. Learn more about the types of financial aid opportunities available.

Important Financial Aid Reminders/Updates

Financial Aid Calendar 

Complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA when attending Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024 

Complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA when attending Fall 2024, Spring 2025, Summer 2025 


Disbursement Dates for credit-balance refunds
 

Don’t forget to accept your financial aid before the start of EACH SEMESTER. You can do this approximately 2 weeks before the fee payment deadline each semester.  Login to myLSUS.  Go to Financial Aid > Financial Aid Acceptance > Accepted change No to Yes for the semester > Save Changes. 

Last Day to Drop/Census Date

Expected Check Date

Fall traditional semester

September 8, 2023

5 - 7 Business Days After Sep. 8th

Fall ’23 AP1/1C

September 5, 2023

5 - 7 Business Days After Sep. 5th

Fall ’23 AP2/1D

October 31, 2023

5 - 7 Business Days After Oct. 31st

Spring traditional semester

January 30, 2024

5 - 7 Business Days After Jan. 30th

Spring ’24 AP1/1C

January 23, 2024

5 - 7 Business Days After Jan. 23rd

Spring ’24 AP2/1D

March 19, 2024

5 - 7 Business Days After March 19th

Summer ‘24 AP1

May 14, 2024

5 - 7 Business Days After May 14th

Summer ’24 AP2

July 9, 2024

5 - 7 Business Days After July 9th

Summer session one

June 6, 2024

5 - 7 Business Days After June 8th

Summer session 1A

June 3, 2024

5 - 7 Business Days After June 4th

Summer session 1B

July 3, 2024

5 - 7 Business Days After July 3rd

*Credit-balance refunds are issued weekly after the semester/session census date.

Download a mobile-friendly PDF of the chart from above here.

Important Dates 

November 2023 

1st           SAP appeal deadline due no later than 4:30 pm CST

17th        SAP appeal results emailed

December 2023 

1st           SAP appeal deadline due no later than 4:30 pm CST

15th        SAP appeal results emailed

               Bookstore charges open for Spring

January 2024 

2nd          SAP appeal deadline due no later than 4:30 pm CST

3rd          Tuition and fee payment deadline for Spring traditional semester

10th        Tuition and fee payment deadline for Spring AP1/1C sessions

17th        Bookstore charges end

23rd        SAP appeal results emailed

February 2024 

1st           SAP appeal deadline due no later than 4:30 pm CST

16th        Sap appeal results emailed

26th        Bookstore charges open for AP2/1D sessions

March 2024 

1st           SAP appeal deadline due no later than 4:30 pm CST

6th          Tuition and fee payment deadline for Spring AP2/1D

13th        Bookstore charges end

22nd       SAP appeal results emailed

April 2024 

1st           SAP appeal deadline due no later than 4:30 pm CST

19th        SAP appeal results emailed

May 2024 

1st           SAP appeal deadline due no later than 4:30 pm CST

17th        SAP appeal results emailed

Should you have additional questions, please call our Financial Aid Office at 318-797-5363 or email us at finaid@lsus.edu.