In addition, we have scheduled sessions on important and timely topics. Please join us for any of the sessions below.
Tuesday, March 31, 1:00 p.m | TRANSFER TUESDAY | http://lsua.it/z6K2
Join Candace Hamilton, LSUA Transfer Coordinator to learn about the transfer process.
Wednesday, April 1, 1:00 p.m. | TURN THOSE CREDITS INTO A DEGREE | http://lsua.it/Cx4k
Join Kaitlyn Nichols, LSUA Senior Associate Director of Admissions to learn how to take credits earned years ago and turn them into a degree. With both traditional on-campus courses and online programs, it is easier than ever to complete your degree, and it may take less time than you think!
Wednesday, April 1, 2:00 p.m. | ADMITTED STUDENTS TOWN HALL | http://lsua.it/Kz47
Join representatives from the Center for Student Success, Financial Aid, Residential Life, and First Year Experience to talk about next steps in the enrollment process. We can't wait to welcome you to the General's family!
Thursday, April 2, 1:00 p.m. | APPLYING TO LSUA | http://lsua.it/Mw23
E'Layzha Bates, Admissions Counselor/Recruiter and Kaitlyn Nichols, Senior Associate Director of Admission are here to answer any questions you have about LSUA Academic programs, the application process, how to apply for financial aid, and student support services. Scholarships are still available for the 2020 Fall semester!
If you withdraw from one or more courses from any Spring 2020 course, but after withdrawing, you are still enrolled in at least one course, no aid is reduced or returned.
If you are enrolled in Spring 3 (not to be confused with Spring 3rd session) for the 100% online programs, and withdraw from all classes, then we are required to determine what percentage of the term was completed, and if it is less than 60%, we would potentially have to return some aid back to the Dept. of Education, and you would owe the returned funds back to the school. April 1 is the 60% point of the term. In determining what percentage of the term was completed, we do not look at the withdrawal date, but the last date the student completed any documentable educational activity in the class. Just logging in to the class does not count.
If you are enrolled in Spring 3rd session only courses, and did not enroll in any Spring full session and/or Spring 2nd session courses, and withdraw from all 3rd session courses, then the same procedure is followed as described in the preceding paragraph.
If you are enrolled in any combination of courses for Spring, that includes full session only, full session and 2nd session only, all three sessions (full session, 2nd session and 3rd session), or full session and 3rd session only, or 2nd session and 3rd session only, and withdraw from all courses, no aid will be returned.
Withdrawing from any class could potentially affect your ability to receive aid in future terms. At the end of the semester, we will be checking all student’s academic progress to see if the requirements are met to continue receiving aid. The requirements are:
-Earn at least a 2.0 or higher overall GPA.
-Pass at least 70% of all attempted hours.
-Cannot have attempted more than 150% of the hours required for your degree. All hours attempted count, even if they were attempted while pursuing a different degree. Attempted hours are all hours that show on the LSUA transcript, that are considered to have been passed, failed, withdrawn, or incomplete. Example: According to the LSUA Catalog, the Associates of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) requires 72 hours to graduate. To determine the 150% requirement, multiply 72 times 150% or 1.5. That equals 108 hours. That means that the most hours a student can attempt and receive aid while seeking the ASN is 108 hours. This includes hours that were earned while seeking a different degree, so if a student was an English major, had attempted 60 hours, decided to change majors to the ASN, then the maximum number of hours the student could attempt and receive aid is 48 (108-60). Of course, the 150% requirement will be different for each degree, depending on the hours required to graduate with that particular degree.
If any of the above conditions are not met, then in order to receive aid for the next term, you would be required to submit a financial aid appeal and the appeal be approved.
If you are on a Financial Aid Remediation Plan and withdraw from any courses, you would be required to submit an appeal, as withdrawing would violate the terms of the appeal.
The energy surcharge is a fee that was put in place by the Louisiana Board of Regents back in 2000 and is assessed at all public universities within the state. It’s used to offset the cost of utilities to campus buildings, facilities, and datacenters (where all online materials are housed).
The graduation fee is something that is assessed to all students – even those that are enrolled in 100% online programs. It’s used to help with the cost of certifying students for graduation, completing degree audits, exit exams, and diplomas. These are expenses incurred regardless of the method of instruction.