Fee Exemptions

Nicholls 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 Fee Collection Center at (985) 448-4058 for more information regarding these exemptions and to see if they qualify.  Nicholls Online students are not eligible to receive exemptions.

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.

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


Senior Citizen – provides a tuition and registration fee waiver (not all fees are waived) for any person over the age of sixty years as described in the University of Louisiana System Board Rules, Chapter IV; the exemption is limited to three credit hours per semester.

Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) – Provides for a fee exemption for those students who qualify under the CODOFIL program in Louisiana.

Veterans Affairs – (See Academic Standards Policy below) – Provides educational assistance in state-supported colleges and universities for children of certain deceased war veterans.

Disabled Firefighters – (See Academic Standards Policy below) – 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 – (See Academic Standards Policy below) – 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.

National Guard – (See Academic  Standards Policy below) – Louisiana Revised Statute 29:36.1 provides 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 any 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.


Students receiving the following fee exemptions must not be on academic probation as defined by Nicholls State University and must be enrolled full time for 12 or more hours during any semester or term.

  • Veterans Affairs
  • Disabled Police Officers
  • National Guard
  • Disabled Firefighter

Students who are placed on academic probation or who do not complete the semester or term enrolled as a full time student will be ineligible to receive the fee exemption for future semesters or terms until such time they have completed a full semester or term and meet the above requirements for the exemption without receiving the exemption.


Veterans Affairs Exemption – can be received for a maximum of 8 semesters to be completed in no more than five years.

Disabled Police Officers Exemption – shall exist for the number of semesters shown in the University bulletin to complete degree requirements.

National Guard Fee Exemption – those receiving this exemption who become ineligible must also pay back the amount of the fee exemption received for the semester or term in which he/she became ineligible.

Disabled Firefigther Exemption – cannot be used for more than 10 semesters.

Students can obtain additional information on fee exemption criteria and eligibility from the University bulletin or by contacting the Controller’s Office.

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