Audit notes problems in Southern U tuition waiver program
BATON ROUGE - An audit of a Southern University scholarship program finds that some students received awards in excess of a $1,000 maximum, criteria for the awarding of scholarships lacks specifics and that reports on the program to the Legislature have been incomplete.
The report, released Monday by the state Legislative Auditor, includes a response in which the system president says the problems are being addressed.
The audit reviewed a program in which Southern University System board members grant partial tuition waivers to students. It covered the past two academic years. Auditors found that 141 waivers were granted.
The audit found seven cases in which students received awards in excess of a $1,000 limit.
In another instance, a student received a waiver despite not meeting the required grade point average.