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.
Student expenses, other than campus fees and nonresident fees, will vary with the individual. A Baton Rouge area student living with parents or a student living on campus spends about $2,185 in addition to fees, housing, and a dining plan per school year. A student living off campus can expect to spend at least $9,079 per academic year for rent, food, clothing, laundry, cleaning, books and school supplies, transportation, entertainment, and incidentals.
Total first-year expenses for sororities, including some one-time fees, average $2,000; subsequent yearly costs are approximately $1,000, not living in the house. Living in the house, a member's second year is approximately $2,000, which includes room and board. Costs for fraternities average $2,000 for the first year, which includes some one-time fees. Meals at the house, which are required for most first-year members, is $1,700. Living in the house, a member's second year is approximately $2,500, which includes room and board.
The following is an approximation of what a student may expect to spend each semester for fees, housing, and dining plan.
Please refer to the Office of Budget & Planning Web site (www.bgtplan.lsu.edu/fees.htm) for the listing of current fees.
Published on-campus rental rates for residence halls and apartments are per semester, per student. Please refer to the Residential Life Web site (www.lsu.edu/housing) for a listing of current rates.
Please refer to the LSU Dining Web site (www.lsudining.com) for information on meal plans, locations, and pricing
A nonrefundable application fee of $40 is required upon submission of the online application. Online options for payment include credit card or bank draft. 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 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.
The Academic Excellence Fee is used to promote academic excellence by enhancing instructional programs. Please refer to the Fees Glossary on the Office of Budget & Planning Web site which is located at: www.bgtplan.lsu.edu/fees/feeglossary.htm for the current amount of this fee.
During the 2004 Regular Session, the Louisiana Legislature passed House Bill 1062 authorizing the LSU Board of Supervisors to assess an operational fee of up to four percent of the total mandatory tuition and fees. The operational fee is used to cover state mandated costs and enhance instructional programs at the University. Please refer to the Fees Glossary on the Office of Budget & Planning Web site at www.bgtplan.lsu.edu/fees/feeglossary.htm for the current amount of this fee.
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 preparing graduates for the workplaces of the 21st century. Please refer to the Fees Glossary on the Office of Budget & Planning Web site at: www.bgtplan.lsu. edu/fees/feeglossary.htm for the current amount of this fee.
During registration, all full-time students are required to pay a student health center fee. This fee, included in the required fees, entitles the student to use of the Student Health Center. Please refer to the Student Health Center Web site (www.lsu.edu/shc) for a listing of exact fees.
There is no charge to visit a primary care clinician, but charges are assessed for specialty clinics and treatments, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic imaging, and laboratory work. Students can also see a mental health clinician, health educator, and registered dietician at no additional charge.
Part-time students who want to use the center have the option of paying the 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 pervisit charge, which includes a follow-up visit for the same medical condition.
Nonstudent spouses are allowed to pay the semester fee or per-visit fees for treatment in the Student Health Center. Ancillary service charges (lab, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging) will be assessed at student rates.
During registration, all full-time students are assessed the student recreation fee. This fee entitles students membership to University Recreation and access to the UREC Student Recreation Complex and UREC Sport & Adventure Complex. Please refer to www.lsu.edu/urec for a listing of the current rates, programs, and services. Part-time students may elect to purchase a UREC membership at the current student rate. Memberships may be purchased at the Student Recreation Center guest services desk. Student spouse, dependent, and family memberships are also available.
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.
Students enrolled in the alternating Industrial Co-op Program pay the tuition and required fees as follows:
Students enrolled in co-op only during the fall, spring, or summer semester pay the $50 co-op fee and all full time required fees (excluding the Student Sports Recreation and Student Health Center Fee). Please refer to the Office of Budget & Planning Web site at www.bgtplan.lsu.edu/fees.htm for the listing of current fees.
CO-OP & THREE HOUR COURSE
Students enrolled in co-op and a three-hour course during the fall, spring, or summer semester pay the tuition for three hours of credit and all full time required fees (excluding the Student Sports Recreation and Student Health Service Fees). Please refer to the Office of Budget & Planning Web site at www.bgtplan.lsu.edu/fees.htm.
See note section at bottom of Summer Student Required Fees Schedule on the Office of Budget & Planning Web site at www.bgtplan.lsu.edu/fees.htm.
Students enrolled in undergraduate geology field courses must pay the $150 camp fee, tuition, required fees, and non resident fee (if applicable) for six hours of credit. With a few exceptions, these fees conform to the summer term fee schedule. Please refer to the Office of Budget & Planning Web site at www.bgtplan.lsu.edu/fees.htm.
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.
A student health insurance plan is offered to students and their eligible dependents through an insurance company approved by the University. This coverage is strongly recommended to relieve students of possible financial strain in meeting expenses for medi-cal services that the Student Health Center does not provide.
The University requires that all nonimmigrant international students on "F" and "J" visas enroll in the LSU Student Insurance Program at the time of registration or provide evidence in advance to the Inter-national Services Office (ISO) of acceptable insurance coverage. All acceptable insurance plans must meet or exceed the following:
* Repatriation and medical evacuation coverage can be assessed separately for those students/dependents with policies lacking the repatriation/medical coverage requirements for $8.00 per semester.
Students are notified by e-mail each semester by the Office of Bursar Operations of the date the online fee bill is available on PAWS (Personal Access Web Services). All fees and other University charges are due by the date indicated on the online fee bill.
Students who do not pay fees by the deadline must pay a $75 late registration service charge when subsequently registering.
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.
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.
Title IV program fund recipients resigning from the University without completing at least 60 percent of the enrollment period will be required to return all or part of the aid they received to the appropriate programs in the following order: Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, PLUS (Parent) Loans, Graduate PLUS Loans, Pell Grants, Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National SMART Grant and SEOG. Specific information regarding this refund schedule is available at www.lsu.edu/financialaid.
|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-24th class day||After 24th class day|
|Summer Session A||Before class begins||First 3 class days||4th-12th class day||After 12th class day|
|Summer Session B||Before class begins||First 3 class days||4th-7th class day||After 7th class day|
|Intersessions||Before class begins||First class day||2nd–4th class day||After 4th class day|