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, 225/578-1686, 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 $1,732
Nonresidents $4,382

ROOM RENT

Residence halls--$1,355 to $1,625 per semester
Residential College and Honors College--$1,350 to $1,430 per semester
East Campus Apartments--$1,991 to $2,335 per person per semester
Nicholson and Edward Gay Apartments--$348 to $463 per month
For more information about room rent, contact the Department of Residential Life, 99 Grace King Hall.
Fraternity houses--$1,600 (average) per semester, including dining plan
Sorority houses--$1,500 (average) per semester, including dining plan
For more information about fraternity and sorority houses, contact the Office of Greek Affairs, 137 Johnston Hall.

DINING PLANS

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 2002, 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.

Resident Tiger(one semester contract). Choose any 225 meals per semester, even brunch and dinner on weekends, beginning the first day of orientation and continuing through final examinations.

Tiger Ultra(one semester contract). Choose any 175 meals each semester. Includes $100 bonus Paw Points to be used at specified retail* food service outlets on campus.

Tiger Plus (one semester contract). Choose any 125 meals each semester. Includes $200 bonus Paw Points to be used at specified retail* food service outlets on campus.

Tiger Lite(one semester contract). Choose any 75 meals each semester. Includes $320 bonus Paw Points to be used at specified retail* food service outlets on campus.

Traditional Tiger(one semester contract). Choose any 10 meals each week for the semester. Includes $150 in Paw Points to be used at specified retail* food service outlets on campus.

Tiger Luncheon Club(one semester contract). Lunch only. Includes 75 lunch meals each semester. Excludes weekend service. This plan does not satisfy the meal plan participation requirement for first semester freshmen who live on campus.

Students are also offered a choice of two-semester dining contracts:

Yearly Tiger 1(one year contract) Choose any 150 meals per year. Includes $500 bonus Paw Points to be used at specified retail* food service outlets on campus.

Yearly Tiger 2(one year contract) Choose any 200 meals per year. Includes $400 bonus Paw Points to be used at specified retail* food service outlets on campus.

* 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 Contracted Auxiliary Services, P.O. Box 25056, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70893, telephone 225/388-8505.

APPLICATION FEE

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 feeof $15 is charged students who file applications after December 1 for the spring semester, after April 15 for the summer term, and after April 15 for the fall semester. Applications submitted after the deadline date will be considered on an appeal basis only. The University is not responsible for cash sent by mail.

GRADUATION FEES

Bachelor's degree fee, $30.
Duplicate diploma fee, $20 (charged if a diploma is ordered and student does not graduate at that commencement).
Replacement diploma fee, $30.

SPECIAL FEES
Academic Excellence Fee

The Academic Excellence Fee is used to promote academic excellence by enhancing instructional programs. It will not exceed $125 per semester for a student who is enrolled on a full-time basis and will be pro-rated for a part-time student.

Student Technology Fee

The Student Technology Fee will be five dollars ($5) per credit hour for up to 15 credit hours per semester. Students who register for more than 15 credit hours will be charged no more that $75.

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 21stcentury.

Student Health Center 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.

Audit Fees

Fees for auditing courses are in accordance with the "Regular Semester" and "Summer Term" fees. Maximum fee is $1,508 for the regular semester and $1,216 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 (excluding the Technology Fee of $5 per credit hour).

SEMESTER/ CO-OP
TERM
CO-OP ONLY CO-OP & 3 HR. COURSE
     
Fall $180.00 $476.00
Spring 187.75 492.75
Summer 103.75 334.75

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)

Resident Students  
Tuition and Required Fees $600
Camp Fee 150
   
TOTAL $750

Nonresident Students  
Tuition and Required Fees $600
Nonresident Fee 1,325
Camp Fee 150
   
TOTAL $2,075

Other Fees

A small number of curricula and courses require the payment of additional fees. These fees are detailed in the college, school, or departmental listings or in the course descriptions.

Students registering for degree onlypay no registration fee. (Such students must register through the Office of the University Registrar no later than the beginning of the semester or summer term when the degree is to be conferred.)

Departmental Proficiency and Advanced-Standing Examinations--$20 per examination. An additional $20 processing fee is assessed for each examination administered by the Center for Assessment & Evaluation. These examinations are given free of charge to beginning freshmen who are participants in the Spring Testing, Freshman Orientation, or Special International Student Testing programs, provided the students complete the testing by the final date to add courses for credit during their first term of enrollment at LSU. All other students must pay the fees specified above.

Each LSU nonimmigrant student will be charged $10 per semester to support the programs, operations, and maintenance of the International Cultural Center.

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 Regulationsissued 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 recom-mended 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 to the International Services Office of accept-able insurance.

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 by the Office of

Bursar Operations 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 theie 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 dining 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 $25 per returned check.

FALL/SPRING SEMESTER FEES UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Residents Nonresidents
Tuition & Required Fees Tuition & Required Fees Nonresident Fee Total
Full Time (12 or more hrs):
15 hours AND ABOVE $1,747 $1,747 $2,650 $4,397
14 hours $1,742 $1,742 $2,650 $4,392
13 hours $1,737 $1,737 $2,650 $4,387
12 hours $1,732 $1,732 $2,650 $4,382
Part-Time:
11 hours $1,178 $1,178 $2,175 $3,353
10 hours $1,148 $1,148 $2,175 $3,323
9 hours $935 $935 $1,615 $2,550
8 hours $905 $905 $1,615 $2,520
7 hours $877 $877 $1,615 $2,492
6 hours $669 $669 $1,125 $1,794
5 hours $639 $639 $1,125 $1,764
4 hours $611 $611 $1,125 $1,736
3 hours $371 $371 $240 $611
2 hours $343 $343 $240 $583
1 hour $313 $313 $240 $553

SUMMER SEMESTER FEES UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Residents Nonresidents
Tuition & Required Fees Tuition & Required Fees Nonresident Fee Total
Full Time (6 or more hrs):
15 hours AND ABOVE $1,327 $1,327 $1,325 $2,652
14 hours $1,322 $1,322 $1,325 $2,647
13 hours $1,317 $1,317 $1,325 $2,642
12 hours $1,312 $1,312 $1,325 $2,637
11 hours $1,043 $1,043 $1,325 $2,368
10 hours $1,027 $1,027 $1,325 $2,352
9 hours $1,012 $1,012 $1,325 $2,337
8 hours $742 $742 $1,325 $2,067
7 hours $727 $727 $1,325 $2,052
6 hours $712 $712 $1,325 $2,037
Part-Time:
5 hours $472 $472 $935 $1,407
4 hours $457 $457 $935 $1,392
3 hours $306 $306 $265 $571
2 hours $291 $291 $265 $556
1 hour $275 $275 $265 $540
REQUIRED FEES FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
STUDENT RECOMMENDED FEES FALL SPRING SUMMER
Student Recreational Sports Complex $ 30.00 $ 30.00 $ 15.00
Performing Arts 5.00 5.00 0.00
The Phone 2.00 2.00 1.00
LSU Union Maintenance Fund 24.00 24.00 0.00
KLSU Radio 5.00 5.00 3.00
Mass Transit System 35.00 35.00 22.00
Organization Relief Fund (ORF) 0.00 3.00 0.00
LSU-TV 2.00 2.00 1.00
Campus Transit 1.00 1.00 1.00
Gumbo(Yearbook) 5.50 0.00 0.00
Legacy(Magazine) 1.50 0.00 0.00
Reveille 2.00 2.00 1.00
Student Government Programming, Support, and Initiatives 2.00 2.00 0.00
SUBTOTAL $ 115.00 $ 111.00 $ 44.00
STUDENT HEALTH SERVICE FEE $ 70.00 $ 70.00 $ 42.00
OTHER ALLOCATED FEES
Student Government $ 2.00 2.00 $ 0.75
Auxiliary Enterprise Maintenance Fund 3.75 3.75 1.85
Student Services Maintenance Fund 3.75 3.75 1.90
Reveille 2.00 2.00 0.75
Student Media 0.25 0.00 0.00
Gumbo(Yearbook) 0.00 4.50 0.00
Legacy(Magazine) 0.00 1.50 0.00
LSU Union 12.50 12.50 5.00
LSU Union Maintenance Fund 7.50 7.50 3.75
LSU Union Enrichment Fund 3.00 3.00 0.00
Spring Sports 0.00 6.00 0.00
Golf 1.25 1.25 0.75
SUBTOTAL $ 36.00 $ 47.75 $ 14.75
TOTAL $221.00 $228.75 $ 100.75
REGISTRATION FEE (NONREFUNDABLE) $ 10.00 $ 10.00 $ 10.00
TOTAL INCLUDED IN "REQUIRED FEES" $231.00 $238.75 $ 110.75

REFUND OF FEES

Refund of the University fee, nonresident fee, student health service fee, and student technology fee will be made on the following basis upon official withdrawal of the student. ("Days of classes" are days on which regular classes are held.)

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 ratarefund through 60 percent of the semester or term. Specific information regarding this refund schedule is available from the Office of the University Registrar.

No refunds will be processed for at least six weeks after registration.

No refunds will be made to anyone who owes the University. Student-initiated resignations will not be completed until all money owed to the University is paid.

Field service and transportation fees will be refunded on an individual basis upon recommendation of the department concerned.

Reductions and increases of fees resulting from student schedule changes will be refunded or charged in accordance with the above schedule.

All full-time students who become part-time students after the last day to receive refunds will continue to be eligible for all student activity privileges.

Students in good standing at the University, registered in any semester or summer term, who volunteer for military service or who are called to active duty in the armed services beforethe day midsemester examinations begin will have the University fee, nonresident fee, academic excellence fee, student technology fee, and student health service fee refunded. Students in good standing at the University who volunteer for military service, or who are called to active duty in the armed services after midsemester examinations begin, will be refunded 50 percent of the University fee, nonresident fee, and student health service fee. See also "Refund of Room Rent" in the Student Life & Academic Services" section of this catalog.

For information on the refund of other fees (such as housing, meal plans, etc.) refer to the section in this catalog pertaining to those fees.
SCHEDULE FOR REFUND OF FEES


Semester Summer Term

100 % Refund
90 % Refund
50 % Refund
No Refund
Fall or Spring

Semester
Before class

begins
First 6 class days
7th-24thclass day
After 24thclass day
Summer Session A
Before class

begins
First 3 class days
4th-12thclass day
After 12thclass day
Summer Session B
Before class

begins
First 3 class days
4th-7thclass day
After 7thclass day