Student Consumer Information

The U.S. Department of Education requires schools receiving Title IV funding to disseminate and report certain information to students. In an effort to assist students in making informed decisions, SOWELA Technical Community College posts a vast amount of student consumer information online. The information has been compiled and listed on this page for the ease of our students both current and prospective.

General Information

Campus Map
SOWELA College Catalog
SOWELA Accreditation
2017-2018 Student Cost of Attendance Information (PDF)
SOWELA Faculty and Staff Information (PDF)
Faculty and Staff Directory
Gainful Employment Information
Tuition and Fees for 2017-2018 (PDF)
Student Body Diversity (PDF)
Textbook Information (opens new window)
BankMobile Contract Disclosure (opens new window)

Student Policies & Procedures

Copyright Infringement and Unauthorized Peer-to-Peer File Sharing (PDF)
Proof of Immunization (PDF)
Alcohol and Drug Procedure (PDF)
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Title IX and ADA Coordinator Information
Campus Sexual Harassment Confidential Advisors
Sexual Harassment Policy (PDF)
Sexual Assault procedure (PDF)
Tuition Refund PROCEDURE
Withdrawal PROCEDURE (PDF)

Student Services

Career Planning and Placement
Constitution Day
Facilities and Services Available to Students with Disabilities
Student Activities
Student Grievance PROCESS AND Form
Voter Registration (online) (opens new window)
Voter Registration (paper) (PDF)

Financial Aid

Code of Conduct for Employees Offering Financial Assistance (opens new window)
Purchasing Books and Supplies with Financial Aid
Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Violations (PDF)
Financial Aid Shopping Sheet (PDF)
How to Apply for Financial Aid
Types of Financial Aid Offered at SOWELA
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (PDF)
Return of Title IV Student Financial Aid (PDF)
College Navigator (opens new window)
Net Price Calculator
National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS (opens new window))
Terms and Conditions (PDF)
Veteran’s Benefits


Academic Programs at SOWELA
Student Completion, Graduation, and Transfer-Out Rates (PDF)

Louisiana Transfer Degree

Associate of Arts
Associate of Science

Workforce Programs
McNeese State University Articulation/Course Transfer Information (PDF)
Northwestern State University Articulation/Course Transfer Information (PDF)
Ashford University Articulation/Transfer Agreement (PDF)
Credit by Examination Policy (PDF)
Academic Renewal Policy (PDF)
Process Technology Fast Track Acceptance Policy (PDF)

Safety and Security

Register for the SOWELA Emergency Notification System (opens new window)
Clery Act
Louisiana DUI and DWI Laws (PDF)
Security Report – Main Campus (PDF)
Security Report – Morgan Smith Instructional Site (PDF)
SOWELA Emergency Procedures (PDF)

Contact Information

The Enrollment Services One Stop is where students go to receive information on Admissions, Financial Aid, and Registration. It is located in the Sycamore Student Center.

SOWELA Technical Community College
Office of Enrollment Services 
3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave.
Lake Charles, LA 70615
Phone Number: (337) 421-6550 or (337) 421-6545
Fax Number : (337) 491-2054

SOWELA Technical Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

EEO/Title IX Officer:

Title: Ms. Tonya Sadler Grayson, Director of Human Resources
Address: 3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, LA 70615
Phone: (337) 421-6914 or (800) 256-0483 ext. 6905

ADA Officer:

Title: Ms. Christine Collins, Director of Student Support Services
Address: 3820 Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Ave, Lake Charles, LA 70615
Phone: (337) 421-6969 or (800) 256-0483 ext. 6969

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