News release
Public Information Office    SLU 10880    Hammond, LA 70402    phone: 985-549-2341    fax: 985-549-2061

Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 8/5/02
      HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University is again offering an out-of-state fee waiver scholarship to qualified new freshmen and transfer students from outside Louisiana.
      The out-of-state fee waiver can save qualified students as much as $2,664 in tuition for the fall 2002 semester, said Director of Academic Services Stephen Soutullo. The 14,500-student state university in Hammond, La., first implemented the out-of-state fee waiver program on a trial basis last spring.
      Soutullo said 42 new students have applied for admission for fall 2002 using the out-of-state fee waiver, compared to 31 students in fall 2001. 
      “We’re extremely pleased to be able to extend the out-of-state fee waiver,” Soutullo said. “Southeastern is an easy commute for Mississippi students in communities bordering southeast Louisiana. Since many university courses are also available through the Internet, we anticipate that the number of out-of-state applicants will continue to rise before the fall semester begins.”
      To qualify for the waiver, non-resident beginning freshmen must have a minimum American College Test (ACT) composite score of 21, a grade point average of 2.25 or higher and no developmental course requirements.
      Transfer students must have at least 12 credit hours, a 2.5 or higher grade point average and no developmental course requirements. 
      “Out-of-state tuition fees range from $888 for students registered for four credit hours to $2,664 for full-time students taking 12 or more hours,” Soutullo said. “The fees are paid in addition to the university's regular tuition, which is approximately $1,215 for full time (12 hours) students.”
      Southeastern also offers a fee waiver scholarship to non-resident teacher education majors. The waiver is available to non-resident freshmen with a minimum American College Test (ACT) composite score of 21 or Scholastic Achievement Test (SAT) score of 970. Transfer students with 30 hours or more must have a 2.5 grade point average and must have passed the PRAXIS Series, the assessment required by colleges and universities for entry into teacher education programs.
      Students will be eligible for the scholarship as long as they continue to major in education and meet the university and its College of Education and Human Development’s progression and retention requirements. 
      Southeastern Louisiana University is one of eight public universities and colleges in the University of Louisiana System. Located in Hammond, midway between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, the 77-year-old university has an enrollment of approximately 14,500 students.
      Southeastern offers four associate programs, 43 baccalaureate programs, and 18 graduate  programs, including the new Master of Arts in Teaching degree and new master’s degrees in Integrated Science and Technology, Organizational Communication and Applied Sociology. All master’s degree programs and 97 percent of undergraduate programs are nationally accredited. 
      Registration for the fall 2002 semester is August 20-22. Students can apply for admission to Southeastern online at Additional information about the out-of-state fee waiver is available online at or by contacting the Southeastern Office of Admissions at 1-800-222-SELU or

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