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In searching for an exact statute concerning tuition waivers for senior citizens in the state of Louisiana, I have been unable to locate it.  However, I will continue to look and update this entry when I can locate it.  Here is a list of all colleges, universities, and community colleges in the state.  Not all institutions may have senior citizens waivers or discounts including some of the ones listed below.  Colleges that I found a direct indication that they provided discounts or free tuition have a link underneath the college.

Update:  Concerning RS 17: 1807
"§1807. Persons over fifty-five; exemption from tuition; fifty percent reduction in the cost of textbooks

A. Any person age fifty-five years or over who registers for one or more courses of instruction at a public college or university in this state and who is a resident of this state shall be exempt from the payment of tuition and other registration fees and shall receive a fifty percent reduction in the cost of textbooks, reference books, manuals, and other aids to instruction which is required by any course in which such student is enrolled when purchased from a public college or university operated bookstore.

B. Any funds lost to any public college or university as a result of this Section shall be reimbursed to the college or university by the state.

C. The tuition exemption and reduction in textbook costs provided in this Section shall be provided only if and to the extent that there are sufficient funds appropriated by the legislature to reimburse the public college or university granting them.

Acts 1990, No. 824, §1, eff. July 24, 1990; Acts 1995, No. 307, §1."
This information was found at the location.

These are the colleges and universities listed below that are a part of the Louisiana State University system.

Contact Info: 225-578-1174
 
Contact Info:  225.578.8646

Contact Info: This is a list of locations in 64 parishes.

Contact Info: 225.763.2500

Contact Info: 504.280.6000
Golden Agers tuition waiver information can be found here. It is listed with the deceased veteran's info.

Contact Info: 318.797.5363

Contact Info:  888.473.6417

Contact Info: 337.457.7311

Contact Info: 504.568.4820

Contact Info: 318.675.5561

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These are a list of the universities that make up the Southern University System.

Contact Info: 225.771.2790

Contact Info: 504.286.5000
* Information can be found on page 66 of this document .

Contact Info: 318.670.6000
*  Tuition waiver information for persons 55 and over here .

Contact Info: 225.771.2552

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These are the colleges that make up the University of Louisiana System.

Contact Info: 318.247.3811
*SENIOR CITIZEN TUITION EXEMPTION

Contact Scholarships Office at P. O. Box 629, Grambling, LA 71245

Contact Info: 318.257.2000 or Financial Aid: 318.257.2641

Contact Info: 337.475.5065
*Information about senior citizen tuition waivers are found on page 104.

Contact info: 985.448.4048
*Go to the bottom of the page to view tuition waiver information .

Contact Info: 318.357.5961
* Senior citizen tuition information found here  .

Contact Info: 985.549.2245
* Form for senior citizens tuition .  Senior citizen waiver information here on page 3.

Contact Info: 337.482.1000

Contact Info: 318.342.5320

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Louisiana Community and Technical College System

Contact Info:  225.216.8000
* The Young at Heart/50+ Program phone number -  225.216.8450

Contact Info: 318.678.6000
* Senior citizen waiver information if you do not qualify for the Pell Grant.

Contact Info: 504.671.5012

Contact Info: 985.857.3659

Contact Info: 318.345.9145
* For more information on the tuition waivers click here.

     @ Baton Rouge Campus-225.359.9204
     @ Folkes Campus, Jackson La -225.634.2636
     @ Jumonville Campus, New Roads, La - 225.638.8613
     @ Westside Campus, Plaquemine, La - 225.342.8228

Contact Info: 504.278.6200
* Tuition waiver information may be found on page 35 of this document.

Contact Info: 225.675.8270
Contact Info: 337.521.8910
     @Lafayette Campus- 337.521.8896
     @New Iberia Campus 337.373.0185
     @Franklin Site  337 413.8146
     @EMS Academy 337.521.8929
    
Contact Info: 337.491.2688

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Comments

  1. For Louisiana, Revised Statute 17:1807 states:

    §1807. Persons over fifty-five; exemption from tuition; fifty percent reduction in cost of textbooks

    A. Any person age fifty-five years or over who registers for one or more courses of instruction at a public college or university in this state and who is a resident of this state shall be exempt from the payment of tuition and other registration fees and shall receive a fifty percent reduction in the cost of textbooks, reference books, manuals, and other aids to instruction which are required by any course in which such student is enrolled when purchased from a public college or university operated bookstore.

    B. Any funds lost to any public college or university as a result of this Section shall be reimbursed to the college or university by the state.

    C. The tuition exemption and reduction in textbook costs provided in this Section shall be provided only if and to the extent that there are sufficient funds appropriated by the legislature to reimburse the public college or university granting them.

    Acts 1990, No. 824, §1, eff. July 24, 1990; Acts 1995, No. 307, §1.

    I have asked LSU about this and they stated that they do this for persons aged 65 and older. I am trying to find out what that change is based on, when the law says 55. I'd be interest in what you find out.

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    1. The LSU Registrar's office just told me 65 years of age as well and that it would be reduced. What gives?

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    2. Hello, Can you please tell me if free or reduced tuition for people over 55 still active in 2022 if so, where can I recieve more information about this program?

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  2. I have searched the General Laws and this is what I have found. Thank you for making me aware.

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    1. I also spoke with the Registrar's office and was told 65. Does anyone have any other information on this?

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  3. The number you have listed for LSU is incorrect. This is the office number to some guy in a Financial Department. The real number is 225-578-1174

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  4. Thanks for this update to find the 55+ Community in Massachusetts and make them in single organisation.

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  5. I was told that the original law, Act 585 of 1975, established the reduced tuition to age 65. Revised Statutes after that lowered the age, but said " Any funds lost to any public college or university as a result of this Section shall be reimbursed to the college or university by the state." Since the state doesn't reimburse, they said the Board of Supervisors didn't adopt it.

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