Fee Exemptions

Grambling State University honors various fee-exemption programs which have been approved by the Louisiana Legislature or the University of Louisiana System.  Students may contact the Financial Aid Office regarding these exemptions to see if they qualify.

Veterans Affairs – provides educational assistance in state-supported colleges and universities for children of certain deceased war veterans.

Student Government Association – provides the equivalent of four tuition waivers to the top elected and appointed SGA officers at the universities and colleges governed by the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System.

Firefighters Disability – provides scholarships and financial assistance for children of firefighters injured in the course and scope of their employment resulting in their inability to be employed and to provide for related matters.

Disabled Police Officers – provides scholarships and financial assistance for children of police officers or deputy sheriffs who were either killed or permanently disabled after January 1, 1973, in the course and scope of the performance of their duties.

Senior Citizen - provides a tuition and registration fee waiver for any person over the age of sixty years; the exemption is limited to three credit hours per semester.

Faculty, Staff and Dependents – provides for a fee exemption for faculty and staff members as well as for the undergraduate dependents of faculty and staff members who qualify for the exemption.

National Guard
Louisiana Revised Statute 29:36.1 provide a tuition exemption to all members of the Louisiana Army National Guard and Air National Guard who meet all of the following criteria:

  • Seventeen years of age or older
  • Domiciled in the State of Louisiana
  • Registered to vote
  • Active member of the Louisiana Army National Guard or Air National Guard at the beginning of a semester and throughout the entire semester for which the exemption is received
  • Not on academic probation or suspension prior to or while receiving the National Guard tuition exemption

This exemption may be claimed for five separate academic years of work toward or until receipt of a baccalaureate degree, whichever occurs first.  Students must be listed on the Notice of Eligibility for Exemption form approved by the education services officer.  Student self-assessment fees and other registration fees are not covered by the National Guard Fee Exemption.

ROTC Room and Board Exemptions-provides room and board fee exemption for on campus ROTC students.  The following criteria must be met:

  • Student must be registered at Grambling State University
  • Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Physically fit
  • Must be a ROTC scholarship recipient
  • Must be in the ROTC program