Castello CaetaniProgram Costs

Overview of Short-term/Summer Program Costs

There are three types of fees for every short term/summer program:

Program Fees

Program fees are specific to the program in which your student chooses to participate. On the specific program's page, a list of what is covered by the program fee is located under the "Dates and Costs" tab. Housing and some meals are always included in the program fees. Transportation, meals, health insurance, and other costs vary by program. Airfare is almost never included.

LSU Tuition and Fees

All students taking courses at LSU pay tuition and fees for the courses. The amount of tuition assessed is based on whether or not the student is a resident of Louisiana. Students who are not residents of Louisiana will pay out of state tuition for courses they take through LSU. All students who receive course credit through LSU pay tuition, regardless of the location of the course. Tuition is based on residency, not the location of the classroom. Courses taught on short-term programs are assessed tuition at the same rates as courses taught on the main campus. Tuition rates can be found in the LSU Fee Schedule.

Expenses not covered by the program fee

Airfare, passports, spending money, and some meals are generally not included in program fees. For an exact list of what is covered by the program fee, visit the program's page and look under the "Dates and Costs" tab.

Program Fee Costs

Installment One

$500 deposit added to students' billing statement when applying for program

Installment Two

Varies by program: will be on fee bill for same semester as program. (Will be $500 less than actual program fee since the deposit has already been paid)

 

LSU Tuition and Fees Costs

In-state tuition

LSU Fee Schedule

Out-of-State tuition

LSU Fee Schedule

 

Expenses not covered in program fee Costs

Airfare

Dependent on location

Meals

Some meals are covered in the program fee. For a complete listing of what is included in the program fee, see your programs "Dates and Costs" section.

Optional fieldtrips

Dependent on destination

Spending money

Dependent on location

Overview of Costs for International ExchangeAmerican University of Sharjah

Costs for LSU students placed into an ISEP exchange school

Fee Costs

ISEP Application Fee

$100

ISEP Placement Fee

$325

Internal APA Fee

$200

LSU tuition fee for 15 hours

LSU Fee Schedule

Room and meals to LSU

Approx $7,000/semester

Temporary housing during orientation

Approx $180(Country Specified)

ISEP Health Insurance

$77/month

Books and supplies

Dependent

Airfare

Dependent

Personal Expenses

Dependent

LSU Fee Schedule

Note: Benefits for ISEP-Exchanges are equivalent, not identical. They are based on the norm at your host institution and may be different from housing and meal costs at your home institution. The stipend you receive at the host institution is based on the local cost of living and is the amount that the outgoing international student has paid for you to take his/her place. Keep in mind that the program fee that you pay at your home university not only allows you to go abroad, but it also permits another ISEP student to study in your place at your home university.

Costs for LSU students placed into an ISEP school through ISEP Direct

Fee Costs

ISEP application fee

$100

ISEP Direct program deposit

$325

Internal APA fee

$200

Tuition and fees to host university

Dependent, see specific cost information

Room and meals to host university

Dependent, see specific cost information

ISEP Health Insurance

Included in ISEP Direct Fee

Books and supplies

Dependent

Airfare

Dependent

Personal Expenses

Dependent

Costs for LSU students placed at a Bilateral or Global E3 school: 

Fee Costs

Bilateral Application Fee

$ 200

LSU tuition and fees for 15 hours

LSU Fee Schedule

Room and meals to host institution

Dependent

LSU's Study Abroad Health Insurance

$2.38/day

Books and supplies

Dependent

Airfare

Dependent

Personal Expenses

Dependent

Additional expenses for all students going on exchange may include the following:

Fee Costs
LSU Concurrent Enrollment Fee $100/Semester
International Cultural Center Fee $10/Semester
SEVIS Fee $50/Semester
Passport  Approx. $110
Visa  Depends on country between $30 - $200
Currency Transaction Fee  Dependent on currency
Personal Expenses  Depends on country and lifestyle of student

Disclaimer: International exchange costs are estimates and may change at any time without prior notice.

  

Overview of Costs for NSE ExchangeUniversity of New Mexico

An NSE exchange is an extremely affordable study away option for LSU students. While on exchange, students have two options for payment plans: Plan A and Plan B. On both plans, most types of financial aid (including federal loans and TOPS) count toward your exchange. Was TOPS a major reason you stayed at LSU, as opposed to studying out-of-state? If so, study out-of-state with NSE and still use your TOPS!

APA and NSE charge a combined, non-refundable application fee of $263. This fee covers all administrative aspects of your exchange, including aiding with the course transfer process upon return.

Plan A: "Pay Away"

Students on Plan A pay in-state tuition and fees at the host university. Often, this amount can be less than LSU's tuition and fees. This option is very attractive for out-of-state LSU students and their families. Your financial aid is distributed by your host university and TOPS credits during the first week of class.

 

Plan B: "Pay Back Home"

Students on Plan B pay their regular tuition rate and fees to LSU, while studying at the host university. While on a Plan B exchange, you remain eligible for most forms of financial aid, just as if you were still a student at LSU.

NOTE: Though every effort will be taken to ensure your preference, exchanges on a particular plan cannot be guaranteed. Certain schools only participate on Plan A or Plan B, though most accept both. Often, acceptance rates vary based on the payment plans.

Costs for NSE Exchange

Fee Costs

NSE Application Fee

$150

Internal APA Fee

$113

Tuition on Plan A

Varies, in-state tuition rate at host university

Tuition on Plan B

LSU Fee Schedule

Concurrent enrollment fee

$100/semester while on exchange

Additional fees assessed by host campus

Varies, see NSE.org member campuses for information about required and optional fees

Housing and Meals

Varies, paid to host university regardless of payment plan

Books and supplies

Varies

Airfare/Travel Expenses

Varies

Personal Expenses

Varies