Financial Assistance

LSU Financial Aid Information:

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at

LSU Federal School Code is 002010

Financial Aid Office: 225.578.3103


Available CM Scholarships

Chevron Engineering Graduate Assistantship Supplement Fund (graduate only)

Established to encourage outstanding graduate students to pursue research in areas in line with Chevron needs. Prospective Ph.D. candidates should show relationship between research program and the College's signature research area of Energy. Applicants pursuing an MS degree should be working directly in the area of energy research. The Chevron Engineering Graduate Assistantship Supplement will provide a $5,000 stipend for a year and may be renewed for a second year based on academic and research progress. 



TEXO Scholarship

TEXO Foundation awarded $25,000 in scholarships to students from regional universities. Applications are for students interested in working in the construction industry with at least one semester remaining in their program of study (including Graduate students). Students are encouraged to apply for the scholarships on an annual basis. After receiving the applications, the TEXO Foundation reviews the applications and determines which students will receive an opportunity to interview for a scholarship. Many factors weigh into the decision of awarding scholarships, and the Foundation takes time to visit with the candidates in a panel-style interview.  Applications are typically due by the first week of December.  

Applications can be obtained by contacting TEXO by email - 


CM Department Teaching/Graduate Assistantships

Some graduate teaching assistantships are available through the Construction Management Department. Assistantships are granted on a competitive basis; the major decision criteria are GPA, GRE score, and progress toward completion of the degree. Students interested in being considered for assistantships should normally have their applications completed and received by February 1st and October 1st for the following fall and spring semesters, respectively. Students should also be aware that the ability to communicate is a primary factor considered in the awarding of teaching assistantships.  Priority will be given to existing LSU PhD students.

Individual CM graduate faculty also have research projects that may provide graduate assistantships; individual faculty should be contacted about these opportunities. In addition, the CM graduate faculty may nominate outstanding new applicants for an assistantship enhancement through the Graduate School Scholars Program. These enhancements provide a stipend in addition to the departmental graduate assistantship. Beyond the first semester, continuation of an assistantship is dependent upon the completion of a degree plan, and a statement from their advisor that they are progressing satisfactorily toward completion of their degree. Students who are on academic probation and applicants admitted on probation are not eligible for appointment to graduate assistantships.

Note: Only students who are pursuing a Ph.D. with a construction management concentration are eligible for any of the graduate assistantships.