Southern looks to out-of-state fee waiver program to help bolster lagging enrollment
BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — New numbers show enrollment is way down at Southern University. Now, the school is working to get those numbers back up with a program that was implemented in 2011.
Today Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success Albert Tezeno says recruitments and retention efforts are underway. One way they intend to gain numbers is by offering out of state students a little break on tuition. However, the name of the program could be misleading to some.
"We have a program on our campus called an out-of-state fee waiver and I want to make sure I am very clear on this out-of-state fee waiver,” he said. “This fee waiver is not going to waive tuition and fees for the students."
In reality the program allows out of state student the chance to pay fees closer to those who reside in state. The program is only open to those who qualify.
A full out-of-state fee waiver will be granted to any incoming freshman who graduated with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum ACT composite score of 22 or SAT of 1030.
Any student who wishes to continue receiving an out-of-state fee waiver beyond the initial award must remain a full-time student with a minimum of 12 hours (non-developmental) course load per semester and maintain a cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA.