Contracts and Waivers

Tuition Waivers

This page provides an overview of tuition waivers and reductions currently implemented Delgado Community College.

Tuition waivers are applied only in specific situations for students who meet specific eligibility requirements. This page is not exhaustive and may not include all legislatively mandated waivers. 

Eligible students must submit all required documents before the census day each semester.

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Provides educational assistance in state-supported colleges and universities for children of certain deceased war veterans.

Students receiving this exemption must be in good Academic Standing as defined by Delgado Community College and must be enrolled full time through Census day.

Eligible students will receive a Fee Exemption Certificate from the Louisiana Department of Veteran Affairs. You must submit the original certificate (or approved copy) to our office to receive the exemption.

Complete an Online Dependent of Military Wavier Request:  DEPENDENT OF MILITARY PERSONNEL WAIVER REQUEST

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.

Students receiving this exemption must be in good Academic Standing as defined by Delgado Community College and must be enrolled full time through Census day.

Eligible students will receive a Fee Exemption Certificate from the Police/ Sheriff’s Department. You must submit the original certificate (or approved copy) to our office to receive the exemption.

Complete an Online Dependent of Police Officer Wavier Request:  DEPENDENT OF POLICE OFFICER WAIVER REQUEST

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.

Students receiving this exemption must be in good Academic Standing as defined by Delgado Community College and must be enrolled full time through Census day.

Eligible students will receive a Fee Exemption Certificate from the Fire Department. You must submit the original certificate (or approved copy) to our office to receive the exemption.

Complete an Online Dependent of Firefighter Wavier Request:  DEPENDENT OF FIREFIGHTER WAIVER REQUEST

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

Students must be listed on the Notice of Eligibility for Exemption form approved by the education services officer.  Registration and other fees are not covered by the National Guard Fee Exemption.

Complete an Online National Guard Tuition Waiver Request: NATIONAL GUARD TUITION WAIVER REQUEST

Authorized by the College’s former governing board in 1989, the Board of Trustees for State Colleges and Universities, Delgado continues to offer waivers of tuition for active City of New Orleans Police Officers and Firefighters, as published in the Delgado Community College Catalog.

Eligible students will receive a Fee Exemption Certificate from the New Orleans Police/ Fire Department Training Divisions. You must submit the original certificate to our office to receive the exemption.

Complete an Online Active New Orleans Police Officers and Firefighters Waiver Request: NEW ORLEANS POLICE OFFICER AND FIREFIGHTER WAIVER REQUEST

Tuition is waived for Louisiana residents 60 years and over for one three-credit-hour course each semester/session (no auditing or non-credit).

Eligible students must provide a valid state issued ID and have met the age requirements by the first day of the semester or term.

Complete an Online Senior Citizen Waiver Request:  SENIOR CITIZEN WAIVER REQUEST

The tuition exemption/reduction policy for eligible employees of Delgado Community College and their eligible spouses and children/dependents is in accordance with the policies of the Board of Supervisors of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS). This tuition exemption/reduction policy applies only to credit courses; it does not apply to noncredit or self-supported courses.

Eligible full-time employees, eligible retired employees, and eligible spouses and children/dependents of employees who are currently employed, on disability, retired or deceased will be granted a tuition exemption or reduction, as appropriate, for courses taken in accordance with criteria established in this memorandum.

Eligible full-time employees may be granted educational leave during normal working hours in accordance with criteria established in this memorandum. Eligible employees and their eligible children/dependents and spouses are granted tuition exemption/reduction only; they are not exempted from student-assessed fees, surcharges or any other related expense.

Employee Request for Tuition Exemption (Form 1412/002

Employee Request for Tuition Reduction (Form 1412/003

Contact Human Resources for more information.

Waivers of in-state tuition, exclusive of student self-assessed fees, may be granted to the four highest-ranking (president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer) SGA officers not to exceed the cost of four full-time equivalent students. The waiver of tuition may remain in effect for the duration of the respective terms of office. Out-of-state tuition may be waived for the SGA president only. Institutions with more than one SGA, or with SGA’s on different campuses, may allow up to the equivalent of four full-time waivers per campus SGA.

 The Dual Enrollment (DE) program at Delgado Community College is designed for students who have the ability to benefit from instruction in either their chosen career path or enrollment in a transferable course at the College in their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school.  For more information, contact the Dual Enrollment Department.

Cross Enrollment: Delgado Community College has entered into agreements so that students at partnering institutions may enroll in courses not offered at their home institution during the semester of the cross-enrollment. Students interested in cross-enrolling at Delgado should contact the Registrar’s office at their institution to obtain the cross-enrollment form and specific procedures.

Third Party Contracts

A third-party organization may sponsor a student’s enrollment by committing to paying a student's mandatory tuition and registration fees. Most organizations will grant the sponsorships through an application process. Once the student recipients are identified, the organization will send the funds to the school along with award processing instructions.

If the organization requires that they be invoiced directly before issuing payment, the student may request that the campus accept a Third Party Contract. The Accounts Receivable Department coordinates Third Party Contracts.  Accounts Receivable does not assist students with identifying a sponsor.

Complete an Online Third Party Sponsor Payment Request:   THIRD PARTY SPONSOR PAYMENT REQUEST

Eligibility for Third-Party Contract

A Third Party Contract may be granted if the sponsoring agency:

  • Will sponsor all or most of the student’s mandatory tuition and fees.
  • Will send payment directly to Delgado Community College.
  • The sponsoring agency provides an authorization letter to the student and/or directly to Accounts Receivable. All third-party billing letters must:
    • Be printed on company letterhead and addressed to Delgado Community College.
    • Include the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN Number)
    • Include the complete billing address of your organization, including a primary contact name (email address, phone and fax numbers)
    • Include student name and LoLA ID number.
    • Indicate the semester of the sponsorship. 
    • List all fees the organization will cover.
    • Indicate the maximum amount that will be paid, if applicable
    • Include any special billing instructions
    • Be signed by an authorized official

A student’s account is not eligible for a Third-Party Contract if:

  • The sponsor’s payments will be sent directly to the student.
  • Only proof of enrollment or a copy of the student’s bill is required.
  • The sponsorship is for living, travel or miscellaneous academic expenses (i.e., books, supplies).
  • The third party is a family member or a personal/family-owned business.