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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 2021-22 academic year and is subject to change.

Estimated Yearly Cost: 2023-24 Louisiana Resident Non-Louisiana Resident
Tuition & Fees  $11,958 $28,631
Housing  $9,044 $9,044
Meal Plan (12 Tiger Meals) $4,434 $4,434
TOTAL  $25,436  $42,109

 *Tuition & Fees is based on 2023-24 rates at 15 credit hours.
**The housing amount represents an average price of LSU dorm rooms.
***Meal Plan is based on the 12 Tiger Meals plan. 

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, food and housing, 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 $1,200.

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: A cost for a obtaining a license, certification, or a first professional license will be added to the student’s Cost of Attendance if required by the program. 

Note 4: The cost for the Summer sessions references a student taking 12 or more hours.

 

Cost of Attendance: Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

Student Living in a Residence Hall (On Campus)

  Louisiana Resident Non-Louisiana
Tuition & Fees                 $11,954 $28,632
Food $5,192 $5,192
Housing $9,044 $9,044
Books & Supplies $1,084 $1,084
Transportation $3,840 $3,840
Personal $4,004 $4,004
Total $35,158 $51,836

 

Cost of Attendance: Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

Student Living in an Apartment (On Campus or Off Campus)

  Louisiana Resident Non-Louisiana 
Tuition & Fees $11,954 $28,632
Food $5,192 $5,192
Housing $11,030 $11,030
Books & Supplies $1,084 $1,084
Transportation $3,840 $3,840
Personal  $4,004 $4,004
Total $37,144 $53,822
 

Cost of Attendance: Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

Student Living with Parent

  Louisiana Resident Non-Louisiana 
Tuition & Fees                $11,954 $28,632
Food $5,192 $5,192
Housing $6,462 $6,462
Books & Supplies $1,084 $1,084
Transportation $3,840 $3,840
Personal  $4,004 $4,004
Total $28,984 $45,662

 

Cost of Attendance: First and Second Summer 2023

Student Living in a Residence Hall (On Campus)

  Louisiana Resident Non-Louisiana
Tuition & Fees                 $4,974 $9,186
Food $5,192 $5,192
Housing $3,036 $3,036
Books & Supplies $542 $542
Transportation $1,280 $1,280
Personal  $1,348 $1,348
Total $12,906 $17,118

 

Cost of Attendance: First and Second Summer 2023

Student Living in an Apartment (On Campus or Off Campus)

  Louisiana Resident Non-Louisiana
Tuition & Fees                 $4,974 $9,186
Food $5,192 $5,192
Housing $3,036 $3,036
Books & Supplies $542 $542
Transportation $1,280 $1,280
Personal  $1,348 $1,348
Total $12,906 $17,118

 

Cost of Attendance: First and Second Summer 2023

Student Living with Parent

  Louisiana Resident Non-Louisiana
Tuition & Fees                 $4,974 $9,186
Food $863 $863
Housing $1,518 $1,518
Books & Supplies $542 $542
Transportation $640 $640
Personal  $674 $674
Total $9,211 $13,423

 

Cost of Attendance: First or Second Summer 2023

Student Living in a Residence Hall (On Campus)

  Louisiana Resident Non-Louisiana
Tuition & Fees                 $4,974 $9,186
Food $863 $863
Housing $1,518 $1,518
Books & Supplies $542 $542
Transportation $640 $640
Personal  $674 $674
Total $9,211 $13,423

 

Cost of Attendance: First or Second Summer 2023

Student Living in an Apartment (On Campus or Off Campus)

  Louisiana Resident Non-Louisiana
Tuition & Fees                 $4,974 $9,186
Food $863 $863
Housing $1,518 $1,518
Books & Supplies $542 $542
Transportation $640 $640
Personal  $674 $674
Total $9,211 $13,423

 

Cost of Attendance: First orSecond Summer 2023

Student Living with Parent

  Louisiana Resident Non-Louisiana
Tuition & Fees                 $4,974 $9,186
Food $278 $278
Housing $1,077 $1,077
Books & Supplies $542 $542
Transportation $674 $674
Personal  $640 $640
Total $8,815 $12,397

 

Cost Resources

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