Undergraduate Cost | LSU Financial Aid & Scholarships

Undergraduate Student Cost

Estimated Yearly Direct Cost

Estimated yearly cost is an estimate of the cost for the upcoming academic year based on the actual cost for the current academic year. The estimated cost below is based on the estimated 2019-20 academic year and is subject to change.

Estimated Yearly Cost: 2019-20 Louisiana Resident Non-Louisiana Resident
Tuition & Fees  $11,962 $28,639
Housing  $7,388 $7,388
Meal Plan (12 Tiger Meals) $4,184 $4,184
TOTAL  $23,524  $40,211

 *The amounts above represent averages paid based on our Fall 2018 freshman class.

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance (COA) is the maximum amount of financial aid and scholarships a student can receive. Cost of attendance does not represent an amount you will owe to the university. COA includes tuition and fees, room and board, allowances for books and supplies, transportation, and miscellaneous/personal expenses. Students with an unusual expense that might affect their COA can contact Financial Aid to determine if an increase is appropriate.

Note 1: A computer cost may be added for students who purchase a computer for their major or residential college. The computer does not have to be required by the college or major to be added to the COA. The cost may be given each year with documentation of purchase of up to $1,100.

Note 2: A cost for Federal Loan Origination Fees will be added for those students who accept a Federal Stafford Direct Subsidized, Unsubsidized, and/or Plus Loan.

Note 3: The cost for the Summer sessions references a student taking 12 or more hours.

Cost of Attendance: Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 Louisiana Resident Non-Louisiana Resident
Student Living in a Residence Hall  $33,910 $50,587
Student Living in an Apartment  $35,196 $51,873
Student Living with Parent/Family  $28,314 $44,991

 

Cost of Attendance: Summer 2019 (Session A or Sessions A&B) Louisiana Resident Non-Louisiana Resident
Student Living in a Residence Hall $9,902 $14,114
Student Living in an Apartment $10,292 $14,504
Student Living with Parent/Family $8,896 $13,108

 

Cost of Attendance: Summer 2019 (Session B) Louisiana Resident Non-Louisiana Resident
Student Living in a Residence Hall $7,879 $12,091
Student Living in an Apartment $8,017 $12,229
Student Living with Parent/Family $7,194 $11,406

 

Cost Resources

The following links can provide more precise information regarding cost: