Starting a successful career is closer than you think. With exceptional academics and generous financial aid, LSUS allows you to get your degree close to home while launching you to new heights.
As a parent you may be experiencing some apprehension about letting your "baby" leave the nest. At LSUS, we want you to feel confident that your child is getting a quality education and setting themselves up for success in their adult lives and future careers. Utilize resources on this page to help you and your student adjust to your new lives and roles.
Q. How are students placed in English and Math?
A. Results of the student's ACT scores determine placement in English and Math courses. ACT scores are the most objective and accurate measure available to predict a student's performance in college classes, such as English and Math. These scores are carefully reviewed in light of the student's previous educational experience and desired college curriculum.
Q. What is the cost of attending LSUS as an undergraduate?
A. The cost of attending LSUS (tuition and fees) is based upon a number of factors, such as residency status and the number of hours a student is enrolling. A full schedule of fees is found on the LSUS website at Accounting Services.
Q. How can I find out if my student is eligible for financial aid?
A. All financial aid decisions are based upon the results of the Federal Application for Free Student Aid (FAFSA). Information regarding this process is available at the LSUS Financial Aid Office. The FAFSA form is completed on-line. For more information, contact the LSUS Financial Aid Office (ADM 159, 797-5363) or visit Financial Aid online.
Q. What assistance is there for students with learning difficulties?
A. LSUS offers a variety of assistance for students with disabilities, whether a learning, physical, psychological, or sensory impairment. The student must contact the Student Development & Counseling Center's Assistant Director, who coordinates any accommodation on campus. The student will participate in a brief interview, provide documentation of the disabling condition and, if determined eligible for services, assist the Assistant Director in developing the most appropriate accommodations. For more information, contact SDCC (ADM 228, 797-5365) or visit Disability Services online.
Q. Who can give me information about my student's progress or grades?
A. Only your student can provide you with this information. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA, also known as the Buckley Amendment) is a federal law that provides guidelines for educational institutions regarding protection and release of student education record information. This law states that the right to inspect an educational record is limited solely to the student; parents have no inherent rights to inspect the educational record.
What can you expect from your student's college life?
Although you've lived with a student for quite some time now, college is likely to offer new (and maybe unexpected) opportunities and challenges not only for your student, but also for your relationship. To be sure, the demands of college are rigorous and impact many dimensions of the student's life. This section is devoted to offering information about what your student may be experiencing, helping you understand the changing nature of your relationship with your student, and provide some suggestions in coping.
In college, your student may experience:
How will this impact me?
These experiences are a normal and expected part of your student's development. Because of these new experiences, the nature of your relationship with your student is likely to change. While each relationship is different, you might be aware of some of these changes:
What can I do about it?
Know that despite all the changes your relationship may experience, your student continues to need your love, respect, and support. The challenge will be in discovering new avenues and expressions for this love and respect:
Family support can play a key role in any student’s academic success. Students coming directly to LSUS from high school may encounter challenges beyond the academic rigor of their classes as they explore their new adult independence. Non-traditional students may feel anxious about their decision to return to school or their ability to reach their goals.
As parents, spouses, partners, or children, you can assist your college students by providing a supportive community while respecting boundaries. Listen to their concerns and express support, while allowing them to adjust to their new learning environment and discover their own solutions to problems.
Here are some ways in which you can support your student: