Financial assistance is available to some students in the form of research or teaching assistantships. To ensure consideration for financial aid, all application materials should be submitted in accordance with deadlines established by the LSU Graduate School and the Division of Computer Science and Engineering. Students who are admitted to the Computer Science and Engineering Division will be automatically considered for financial assistance. No additional application form is required for financial consideration. Any assistantship is awarded on an annual basis, with no award implying automatic renewal from year to year.

For PhD program, the graduate teaching assistantship may be awarded/renewed by the division for a maximum period of five years given the student’s satisfactory performance and his or her continuous registration in only the doctoral program. The assistantship will be stopped as soon as the student decides/intends to either enroll in or switch to Master’s program (MCSC).