Student Accounts

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Department Hours Contact Us
Monday and Thursday 1101 Bertrand Drive
8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Lafayette, LA 70506
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Phone: (337) 521-8904
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fax: (337) 262-5122








Located in the administrative suite (Suite 400) of our Lafayette campus' Ardoin building, we provide a variety of financial services to and for the college community and other outside stakeholders of the institution. These services include, but are not limited to, accounting, billings, collection of student fees, receipts of revenues, grants, and financial reporting.

Our mission is to provide quality business and financial services to support excellence throughout the college community.  We strive for integrity, teamwork and innovation. We seek to employ best business practices to balance operating efficiencies with essential controls for safeguarding the College’s assets.

The Student Accounts Office seeks to be an active partner in achieving the College’s mission and goals by providing excellent support and service to students, faculty, staff, and others through a knowledgeable, well-trained, customer-oriented staff.


We, the employees within the Student Accounts Office, affirm that our actions will be in harmony with these values:

• Service
   • Accountability
   • Efficiency
   • Integrity
   • Stewardship

Fee Information

Academic Excellence Fee

The Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges, by R.S. 17:1871 (B) and 3351 (A) (5) and in accordance with Article VII, Section 2.1 (A) of the Constitution of Louisiana, has provided for the assessment of an academic excellence fee at each institution under its management and supervision effective for the Fall 2003 session and thereafter.  The board established this fee in addition to other tuition and attendance fees. The purpose of this fee is to promote academic excellence by enhancing instructional programs; however, no proceeds shall be used to pay the salary of any university or university system administrator.

ACTS 2003, No. 1132 Effective July 2, 2003.

The fee amount per student shall not exceed seven dollars and fifty cents per credit hour per academic session and shall not exceed ninety dollars per academic session.  SLCC charges seven dollars ($7.00) for each hour taken during each session.  If a student is scheduled for twelve (12) hours or more, this fee is eighty-four dollars ($84.00).  If a student has received an award under the TOPS program, the student must pay for this fee.  TOPS does not pay for the Academic Excellence fee.

Graduation Fee

All graduating seniors are assessed a $25 graduation fee.  This fee is used to defray the cost of diplomas, building rental and a graduation reception.


LCTCS Board approved a fee of $3 per credit hour (max $36) effective fall 2011 to support implementation and continued operation of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

Late Fee

Any student registering or paying for classes after regular registration will be charged a late registration fee of $25.00.

Non-Residents Fee

Out-of-state residents are charged non-resident tuition, up to a maximum of $2760 for 12 hours. The Office of Admissions determines eligibility for classification as a Louisiana resident after the Application for Admission and other related documents have been submitted.

NSF Checks Fee

When payment is made by check, the student’s registration is provisional until the check has cleared the appropriate bank.  The charge for each returned check is $25.00.  The student’s provisional registration will be canceled after the return of a check issued to the College for payment of fees, unless payment is made in full or other appropriate action is taken to fulfill the student’s financial obligation.  When registration is canceled, the student is not allowed to continue attending classes.

When a student’s registration is canceled because of the issuance to SLCC of a returned check, the student will not be permitted to re-enroll (even though cancellation of his registration prohibited the earning of any credit) until the financial obligation has been cleared.

If a returned check is turned over to a collection agency or to the District Attorney’s Office for collection, future checks will not be accepted from that individual.   Payment in cash, credit card, or by money order will be required.

Operational Fee

House Bill 1062 imposed a 4% operational fee to be used to cover mandatory higher education increases.

Technology Fee

The Louisiana state legislature approved this self-assessed student fee in 1997.  The proceeds are for "implementing, replacing, improving, and expanding technologies to benefit student life and learning". For the purpose of this fee, "technologies" includes, but is not limited to, instructional and laboratory equipment, and the networking and supporting computers and telecommunications infrastructure necessary to support these activities. SLCC students, through a referendum presented by the SGA during the Spring 2000 semester, approved this fee. The LCTCS board also approved this fee in March 2001.  This fee became effective during the 2001-2002 academic year.

Student Services Fee

Covers fees for student services such as registration, financial aid, bursar function, security, library, etc.