Jan 30, 2023  
Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Catalog 2022-2023

Registrar and Financial Services



All students are expected to comply with the general LSUHSC-S provisions governing registration as specified in the general information section of this publication.

Each student is personally responsible for observing dates relevant to registration, the adding and dropping of courses, and the withdrawal or resignation from the university. Additionally, students are required to comply with time limits set forth by their school for the attainment of their degree.

Below is the contact information of the administrative offices on campus where information about specific topics can be provided:

Office of the Registrar

https://www.lsuhs.edu/our-schools/registrar
4th floor, Administration Building, room 403
Phone: 318.675.5205
Fax: 318.675.4758

The Registrar’s Office serves the educational community of LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport by maintaining the official record of each student and by providing excellent service and appropriate data to further the educational process of the school.

The Registrar’s Office is firmly dedicated to excellence and strives to foster a student-centered environment and to provide the highest level of quality service to the university community. The Office provides professional level support for current and former students of LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport. Services include managing and maintaining student academic records, transcript generation, grade processing, diploma requests, degree certification, enrollment verification, registering students in courses, and maintaining course information.

Enrollment Verification

Enrollment Verification certificates are available to currently enrolled students by contacting the office. Outside agencies requiring a verification of enrollment should contact the Clearinghouse online at www.studentclearinghouse.org or by phone at 703.742.4200.

Louisiana Residency Status

Residence status is determined by the Office of the Registrar and is based upon guidelines established by the LSU System in Permanent Memoranda 31 available on the Registrar’s website at http://www.lsuhs.edu/our-schools/registrar/residency-regulations

Official Transcripts

Official LSU Health Sciences Center -Shreveport transcripts of an academic record may be ordered online through the National Student Clearinghouse website at www.getmytranscript.org. We are listed as LSU Health Sciences Center - Shreveport.

Bursar’s Office

https://www.lsuhs.edu/admissions/student-financial-services/bursar
1st floor Medical School Building, Room 1-218
Phone: (318) 675-5224
Fax: (318) 675-5419

The Office of the Bursar is the focal point for students, staff, and faculty as they navigate their fiscal responsibilities at the University. The Bursar’s Office administers electronic tuition and fee statements, receives university fees and charges, and processes excess financial aid.

Tuition and Fees

Students in most professional curricula are enrolled by semesters. Tuition and fees vary by school and are based on the number of hours for which the student is enrolled. All students, depending upon the program in which they are enrolled may incur additional expenses. Tuition and fees are subject to change and are outlined at this website.  

Fees

Fees for graduation are normally assessed at registration for the semester in which the student intends to graduate

Associates or bachelors degree $10
Masters degree $15
Doctorate or professional degree $25

The fee for a duplicate diploma is $25. This fee is also assessed when a diploma is ordered and the student does not graduate as scheduled.

A fee of $26.50 is charged to cover the cost of thesis or dissertation binding.

All dissertations must be microfilmed, and a charge of $65 is assessed for this service.

An examination fee of $100 is applicable for students in the School of Graduate Studies who are enrolled in the Exam Only course. 

Payment of Tuition and Fees

An invoice outlining all university charges (including tuition and fees) is issued to the student’s LSUHSC - Shreveport e-mail account each academic term for which the student is enrolled. All tuition and fees charged by the university are due by the date indicated on the invoice. The due date is defined as the date in which the student begins classes based on the enrollment session. These dates are identified in the school’s academic calendar found in the catalog or located on the Office of the Registrar’s webpage. Final day to pay is 14th day of Fall/Spring enrollment session or First/Second half enrollment session and 7th day of Summer enrollment session. Accounts will be considered delinquent on the 15th day of Fall/Spring enrollment session or First/Second half enrollment session and 8th day of Summer enrollment session.

LSU Health Sciences Center at Shreveport complies with the requirements of as part of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Section 3679 of Title 38, United States Code.  LSU Health Shreveport will allow a student using Chapter 33 or Chapter 31 of the GI Bill to attend classes until VA provides payment to the institution.  LSU Health Shreveport will not impose a penalty or require the beneficiary to borrow additional funds to cover tuition and fees due to late payments from the VA. This does not include balances owed once payment is received from the VA. The individual will provide proof of entitlement to the institution with a “statement of benefits” or “certificate of eligibility” from the Department of Veterans Affairs stating coverage for the period in which the student is enrolled.

Refund of Tuition and Fees

Upon Termination of Enrollment
Students who withdraw during the first 60% of an enrollment period (semester, term, or billing period) receive a proportional refund of applicable fees based on the percentage of days remaining in the enrollment period as of the withdrawal date. The percentages are computed on a weekly basis with Monday being considered the first day of the week.  For example, a student who withdraws during the week of days 36 to 43 of a 118- day enrollment period would receive a 69.49% refund of applicable fees. Students who withdraw after the first 60% of the enrollment period do not receive a refund.

For student financial aid recipients, the refund is generally returned to the aid programs (SEE “Return of Title IV Funds” in the Student Financial Aid Section of this Catalog).

Withdrawal date is the day the student begins the official Termination of Enrollment process or otherwise officially notifies their school’s Student Affairs Office of their intent to withdraw. For unofficial withdrawals, the latter of the 50% point in the enrollment period or the last documented date of a student’s educational activity (such as an exam, lab assignment, or academic advisement appointment) is used. The first day of a leave of absence is considered the withdrawal date, unless the student is granted a special exemption based on the nature and length of the leave and their ability to return during the same academic period and resume studies without incurring any additional financial liability.

Student Financial Aid Office

https://www.lsuhs.edu/admissions/student-financial-services/student-financial-aid
4th floor Administration School Building, Room 405
Phone: (318) 675-5561
Fax: (318) 675-7893

The Student Financial Aid Office supports student success by:

  • providing access, aid, and advisory services to the campus to facilitate student recruitment, enrollment, and retention.
  • assisting with the removal of financial barriers to education
  • complying with federal, state, and university policies governing financial aid programs.

Students interested in receiving financial aid should contact this Office well in advance of their expected enrollment. Each student’s need for aid will be evaluated on information supplied and in accordance with Financial Aid Policy of LSUHSC-S. Representatives of the Office are available for consultation with all candidates for admission and students. See links below for more information.

Application Process and Eligibility Requirements
Cost of Attendance
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy 

Return of Title IV Funds