LSU LAW SCHOLARSHIP RETENTION POLICY FOR CLASSES OF 2015 AND 2016*

At LSU Law, all merit based scholarships are conditional, which means that recipients must satisfy the retention requirements set forth in their scholarship notification.

For purposes of scholarship renewal, a student’s cumulative GPA is determined at the end of the Spring semester of each academic year. Thus all scholarships awarded to entering first year students will be maintained in full for a minimum of two semesters if the student remains enrolled.

It is LSU Law’s policy to reduce, not revoke, conditional scholarships for failure to meet retention requirements.

The following chart represents the number of students who entered with conditional scholarships in the most recent three LSU Law classes and the number of students whose conditional scholarships were reduced or eliminated after the first year of law school:

Students Matriculating in (Year) # Students Entering with Conditional Scholarships # Students Whose Conditional Scholarships Were Reduced or Eliminated
reduced eliminated
2012 44 14 0
2011 80 33 0
2010 72 17 0

Scholarships are revoked when a student is academically disqualified. This revocation is not retroactive. The scholarship is revoked to prevent an automatic entitlement to the scholarship award in the event that the student applies and is readmitted in the future. Formerly academically disqualified students who are readmitted must be reevaluated for scholarships with the current incoming class.

Tuition and fees are likely to increase by approximately 4 to 6 percent each year. Actual increases may exceed these estimates. Actual tuition and fee charges are generally determined in March or April for the following academic year.

*Prospective students should consult “LSU Law Scholarship Retention Policy for Classes Beginning with the Entering Class of 2014,” which follows immediately.

 

LSU LAW SCHOLARSHIP RETENTION POLICY
EFFECTIVE FOR ENTERING CLASSES BEGINNING FALL 2014

At LSU Law, effective with the class beginning the first year of law school in 2014, most scholarships will require that the recipient maintain a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75 or higher to retain the scholarship for the following academic year. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 for students in the most recent LSU Law class to complete the first year (the Class of 2015, which entered in Fall 2012) was equivalent to a class rank of 142 out of 199, or the top 71.4% of the class. In other words, using this benchmark, only those students in approximately the bottom 28.6% of the class by rank would not retain their full initial scholarship awards.

For purposes of scholarship renewal, a student’s cumulative GPA will be determined at the end of the Spring semester of each academic year. Thus all scholarships awarded to entering first year students will be maintained in full for a minimum of two semesters if the student remains enrolled.

If a student beginning the first year of law school in Fall 2014 or thereafter does not achieve a 2.75 cumulative GPA at the end of the first year of law school, the scholarship will be renewed at one-half (50%) of the initial award amount for the second year of law school. It is LSU Law’s policy to reduce, not revoke, conditional scholarships for failure to meet retention requirements. No student who remains enrolled will have his or her initial scholarship eliminated after the first year of law school.

For students beginning the first year of law school in Fall 2014 or thereafter, if a student whose scholarship has been decreased at the end of the first year of law school achieves a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher at the end of the second year of law school, the scholarship will revert to its original, full amount for the third year of law school. Thus some students who lose 50% of their scholarship during the second year may earn back the full scholarship for the third year of law school. 

Scholarships are revoked when a student is academically disqualified. This revocation is not retroactive. The scholarship is revoked to prevent an automatic entitlement to the scholarship award in the event that the student applies and is readmitted in the future. Formerly academically disqualified students who are readmitted must be reevaluated for scholarships with the current incoming class.

Tuition and fees are likely to increase by approximately 4 to 6 percent each year. Actual increases may exceed these estimates. Actual tuition and fee charges are generally determined in March or April for the following academic year.

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