Undergraduate Fees ! Expenses
The Board of Supervisors may adjust fees and costs for dining plans and housing at any time and without providing advance notice to students. Please check with the Office of the University Registrar, 112 Thomas Boyd Hall, 225/388-1686, for up-to-date fee information.
FEES AND EXPENSES
Student expenses, other than campus fees and nonresident fee, will vary with the individual. A Baton Rouge area student living with parents or a student living on campus spends about $2,425 in addition to fees, housing, and a dining plan per school year. A student living off campus can expect to spend at least $6,925 per academic year for rent, food, clothing, laundry, cleaning, books and school supplies, transportation, entertainment, and incidentals. Married students spend approximately $13,000 per academic year.
Total first-year expenses for sororities, including some one-time fees, average $1,500; subsequent yearly costs are approximately $950 and monthly dues average $40. Costs for fraternities average $1,500 for the first year, which includes some one-time fees. The following is an approximation of what a student may expect to spend each semester for fees, room, and dining plan.
FULL-TIME FEES (12 Credit Hours) - FALL SEMESTER
Louisiana residents - $1,447
For more information about room rent, contact the Department of Residential Life, 99 Grace King Hall.
Students are offered the choice of the following one-semester dining contracts for dining services beginning the first day of orientation and continuing through the final examination period. Rates for dining plans, effective the fall semester of 1999, vary from $405 to $925 per semester. Please note that dining plan rates are subject to change at the beginning of a semester or summer term.
* McDonald's and Domino's will accept only cash or Tiger Express for meal purchases. For a complete list of retail establishments, please see "Retail Dining" under "Contract Terms."
Only newly enrolled freshmen who live in University residence halls are required to participate in a University dining plan. For more information about dining plans, see the "Student Life and Academic Services" section of this catalog or contact University Dining Administration, P.O. Box 25056, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70893, telephone 225/388-8505.
A nonrefundable application fee of $25 (check or money order) must accompany the application for admission. In addition to this fee, a nonrefundable late application fee of $15 is charged students who file applications after December 1 for the spring semester, after May 1 for the summer term, and after June 1 for the fall semester. The University is not responsible for cash sent by mail.
Student Technology Fee
The Student Technology Fee shall be five dollars ($5) per credit hour for up to 15 semester credit hours per semester, and no fee shall be charged to an individual student during a given semester for semester credit hours in excess of 15. This fee is dedicated to the acquisition, installation, maintenance, and intelligent use of state-of-the-art technology solely for the purpose of supporting and enhancing student life and learning and of preparing graduates for the workplaces of the twenty-first century.
Student Health Service Fee
At each fall and spring registration, all full-time students are required to pay a $70 student health service fee ($42 for the summer term). This fee is included in the Required Fees and entitles the student to use of the Student Health Center. No charge is made to visit a primary care physician, but charges are assessed for specialty clinics and treatments, pharmaceuticals, X-rays, and laboratory work. Students who use the mental health services are allowed three pre-paid visits and thereafter are charged according to a sliding fee scale.
Part-time students who want to use the center have the option of paying the $70 fee, which entitles them to the same services as full-time students for the entire semester. Part-time students also have the option of paying a per-visit charge of $25, which includes a follow-up visit for the same medical condition.
Nonstudent spouses are allowed to pay the semester fee for treatment in the Student Health Center. Ancillary service charges (lab, pharmacy, x-ray) will be assessed at student rates.
Fees for auditing courses are in accordance with the "Regular Semester" and "Summer Term" fees. Maximum fee is $1,202 for the regular semester and $1,041 for the summer term. Fees for students enrolling for combined credit and audit work will be assessed in accordance with total hours scheduled.
Industrial Cooperative Education Program
Students enrolled in the alternating Industrial Co-op Program pay the Tuition and Required Fees according to the following schedule during the semesters they are working full time.
Three-Week Summer Short Courses
Students enrolled in three-week summer short courses must pay the Registration Fee (nonrefundable), Tuition and Required Fees, and Nonresident Fee (if applicable). With a few exceptions, these fees conform to the summer term fee schedule.
Undergraduate Geology Field Fees
(Excluding Technology Fee of $5/credit Hour)
Motor Vehicle Registration Fee
All students (full-time, part-time, night, and auditors) who operate or expect to operate a motor vehicle on campus regularly or occasionally are required to register with the Office of Parking, Traffic, & Transportation. A registration fee will be charged for each permit issued. The exact amount of this fee will be published each year in the Traffic & Parking Regulations issued by the Office of Parking, Traffic, & Transportation.
STUDENT ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE PLAN
A special plan is offered to students through an insurance company approved by the University. This coverage is strongly recommended to relieve students of possible financial strain in meeting expenses for medical services that the Student Health Center does not provide. The University requires that all nonimmigrant international students enroll in the LSU Student Insurance Program at the time of registration or provide evidence in advance of acceptable insurance to the International Services Office.
Students enrolled in the School of Veterinary Medicine are required to have sickness and accident insurance coverage through enrollment in the University-sponsored plan, or to have proof of participation in an equal or better insurance program.
PAYMENT OF FEES
Fee bills are mailed to students' home addresses prior to the beginning of each semester or summer term. All fees and other University charges are due by the date indicated on the fee bill. Payment should be made by mail using either a cashier's check, a personal check, or a money order. (The University is not responsible for cash sent through the mail.)
Students in good financial standing with the University may elect to defer payment of one-half of the fees using the LSU Touchtone Information System. Information is also available concerning budget plans designed for parents/students who wish to pay fall and spring fees on a monthly basis (including room and cafeteria fees).
LATE REGISTRATION SERVICE CHARGE
Students who do not pay fees by the deadline must pay a $75 late registration service charge when subsequently registering.
FEE EXEMPTIONS FOR INDIVIDUALS OVER 65
According to the provisions of Act 525 of the 1975 Louisiana legislature, individuals over 65 years of age may enroll in one or more college-level courses and be exempt from the payment of the University fee. Further information may be obtained from the Office of the University Registrar.
FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS TO THE UNIVERSITY
A student will be subject to dismissal from the University as a result of failure to pay fees and/or other charges when due or when a check offered by the student in satisfaction of an obligation to the University is not honored by the bank on which it was drawn. Due notice of the delinquency shall be given to the student by the Office of Bursar Operations. There will be a charge of $10 per returned check.
FALL SEMESTER FEES - UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
SUMMER SEMESTER FEES - UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
REFUND OF FEES
The Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965 requires that Title IV program fund recipients who enroll at an institution of higher education for the first time, and resign, receive a pro rata refund through 60 percent of the semester or term. Specific information regarding this refund schedule is available from the Office of the University Registrar.