Hardship Waiver of Tuition and Fee Increases Print E-mail

Purpose: To address cases of financial need to be applied to tuition and fees and increases when specified by Legislation, including the Academic Excellence Fee and the Operational Fee.


  • The determination of need will be based on the income and need tables or indexes as established by the federal financial aid assessment process, state residency, and academic eligibility for financial aid.
  • Criteria for eligibility for the tuition increase waiver will include students who apply and whose tuition and fees are not covered, or covered fully, by another source of financial assistance such Pell, TOPS or other grants in order of greatest need.
  • Submit previous year and last month of current year check stubs
  • If check stubs are not available, an official letter from Department of Human Resource or employer.
  • Must meet BRCC Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirement
  • Must exhaust all financial aid resources available with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) at 0
  • Must not be eligible for other tuition and/or fee exemption programs
  • Resident of Louisiana

Decisions will be based upon documented need due to income, lack of financial assistance, or financial hardship
Applications are available in the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships
Applications should be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships by the following deadlines:
Fall- July 15th                                    Spring- December 15th                   Summer- May 15th