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 and student handbook.


Student Handbook

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, see the Tuition and Fee Schedule.

For estimated tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board allowances, and personal allowance, see the Cost of Attendance.

Refund Policy

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. See the Refund Policy.

Withdrawal Procedures

A student may resign at any time before the final date for resignations. Check the Academic Calendar for dates. 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. See the Title IV Refund Policy

Descriptions of Academic Programs

Information on the university's academic programs and degree offerings is available from the colleges and the Admissions Office. See our comprehensive Academic Information.

Instructional Facilities and Labs

Information on the university's instructional facilities and laboratories is available from the colleges and the Admissions Office. 

For information on library resources at the university, see Noel Memorial Library. 

Accreditation Information

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."  See the current policy on Satisfactory Academic Progress.

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.

See the Disability Services page.

Overview of Financial Aid Programs

See the Financial Aid Programs administered by LSUS.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid.

Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements

View the eligibility requirements for the different types of programs.

How Need-Based Financial Aid Recipients are Determined and How Need-Based Aid is Awarded

See Eligibility and Conditions.

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 see Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams

View the FAFSA website to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  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. See Retention and Graduation Rates.

Campus Safety Resources

View the most recent Annual Security Report.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

View the FERPA Policy.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The Equal Opportunity Statement is located on the first page of 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

Official Cohort Default Rate

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year. 

National Cohort Default Rate FY 2016 is 10.6.

Louisiana State University Shreveport Cohort Default Rate FY 2016 is 8.6.

For more information about cohart default rates, please visit Official Cohort Default Rates for Schools.


Office of Financial Aid

AD 159
One University Place
Shreveport, La 71115
318-797-5366 (fax)

The Title IV School Code is 002013