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Office of
Financial Aid

Hardship Fee Waiver

As part Act 377 of 2015, Louisiana Tech University and other state colleges and universities were authorized to increase fees for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Louisiana Tech University has increased its mandatory fees by a net amount of $408 (Undergraduate and Graduate), or $136 (Undergraduate and Graduate) per quarter beginning this Fall.  The out-of-state fee has decreased for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Additional information regarding tuition and fees is available at http://finance.latech.edu/currentfees.php.  Louisiana Tech University is providing financial assistance for its most needy students who clearly demonstrate financial hardship in meeting the fee increases. 


Hardship Waiver Louisiana Resident Criteria (Category A):

In order to qualify for hardship waivers, students must:

  1. be a Louisiana resident; and
  2. be a full time undergraduate student; and
  3. maintain continuing academic eligibility for federal financial aid; and
  4. qualify for Pell Grant as determined by the Department of Education as an undergraduate or have a $0 Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as a graduate student; and
  5. cost of attendance must be greater than the amount that may be available to the student from all forms of financial assistance; and
  6. student must not have declined any federal financial aid awarded other than Parent PLUS Loan; and
  7. waiver cannot be used in connection with other scholarships and waivers that partially or entirely cover the same fee increases (i.e. TOPS, National Guard, etc.).

Hardship Waiver Criteria (Category B):

In order to qualify for hardship waivers, students must:

  1. be a full time or part-time undergraduate student; and
  2. maintain continuing academic eligibility for federal financial aid; and
  3. qualify for Pell Grant as determined by the Department of Education; and
  4. cost of attendance must be greater than the amount of all forms of financial aid accepted.

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