LSUHSC Hardship Waiver
The LSUHSC Hardship Waiver is a need based grant program meeting a State legislative mandate to set aside a portion of funds from tuition increases to alleviate the impact of those increases for needy students. Funds are awarded to Louisiana residents demonstrating significant financial need; this is defined as an official Expected Family Contribution (EFC) Free Application for Federal Student Aid result in the Federal Pell-Eligible range. Due to limited available funds, the school may consider for funding only applicants with Zero EFC and no other significant gift assistance. Awards are made on a first come first served basis. Award amounts vary.
Short-term loans for use in emergency situations relating to education are available through the Office of Student Affairs of each school in the Health Sciences Center. Processing time for checks is two working days following loan approval.