Institutional Aid Programs

Internal Tuition Discounts and Waivers are awarded in accordance with the Louisiana Postsecondary Education Tuition and Fee Policy, Tuition Discounts and Waivers, adopted by the Board of Regents.  LCTCS colleges are authorized to charge lower rates to students recruited for special talents, including academic, performing arts, and athletic abilities subject to the guidelines set forth below.

Because BPCC Internal Waivers are not supported by third party funding, there is not monetary value.  Therefore, individuals receiving internal waivers will be credited with the allowed actual tuition charge.  Actual tuition charge does not include books, mandatory enrollment fees, technology fees, course fees, academic excellence fee, operational fee, or any other expenses.

Students of BPCC may participate in the following scholarship and tuition assistance programs:

Student Services Tuition Waivers

These waivers are awarded in return for services rendered to BPCC. Some of these areas are as follows:

  • Pep band and jazz band members
  • Choir and drama club members
  • School newspaper staff
  • Student Government Association officers; and
  • Athletic waivers such as baseball, basketball, soccer, and softball team members;
  • Cheerleaders, mascot, and danceline members, etc.

For more information, see the Student Life Tuition Waivers webpage and the Athletics Department General Information policies page.

Vocational Rehabilitation Grants

Vocational Rehabilitation provides assistance to help pay educational costs for students suffering from permanent disabilities that constitute a job handicap. This program usually covers the expense of tuition and fees.

Eligibility is predicated upon an individual with a disability benefiting from vocational rehabilitation services in terms of achieving employment, including supported employment. Therefore, applications for services are accepted at the time an individual with a disability reaches or nears the minimum age of legal employability. To apply, students should contact Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, Room 708, 1525 Fairfield Avenue, Shreveport, LA 71101 or may call 318-676-7155.

Louisiana National Guard Tuition Waiver

The Louisiana National Guard provides a tuition waiver to students who are members in good standing.  Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) according to the BPCC SAP policy. The amount of the award is normally the cost of tuition and does not include student self-assessed fees. Student must pay all fees not covered by the tuition waiver.

BPCC Teacher Institute

A person who is a full-time Louisiana classroom teacher teaching on a temporary Louisiana teaching certificate in Louisiana in a public or private school, and who is working on permanent certification, may participate in the Teacher Institute. A teacher may take up to two 3-hour courses for $100 each ($200 maximum). Teachers must provide a copy of their T-Certificate and a letter from the school principal where they teach certifying that the course(s) they are taking at BPCC apply toward permanent certification. A new letter is required each semester. For more details, contact Lesa Taylor-Dupree, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, at 318-678-6348. (The program does not include paraprofessionals or teacher aides.)