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LSUA Tuition & Cost

Alexandria, Louisiana

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How much does it cost to attend?

In District Louisiana Resident Sticker Price
In District Costs for Louisiana State University Alexandria
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,220
Other Fees$1,774
Room and Board $7,950
Other Expenses Budget$3,332
In State Louisiana Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Louisiana State University Alexandria
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,220
Other Fees$1,774
Room and Board $7,950
Other Expenses Budget$3,332

In district Louisiana residents should budget an annual total cost of $19,170 to attend Louisiana State University Alexandria on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $4,894 for tuition, $7,950 room and board, $1,220 for books and supplies and $1,774 for other fees.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Louisiana State University Alexandria when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
Net Price by Income Louisiana State University Alexandria
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$7,487
$30,001 to $48,000$6,709
$48,001 to $75,000$8,400
$75,001 to $110,000$11,379

The average reported annual net price for Louisiana State University Alexandria for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $7,838 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

90% of full-time undergrad Louisiana State University Alexandria received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $6,252 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 50% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,412 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $5,795.

Finanical Aid Louisiana State University Alexandria
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $6,252 90%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $1,269 54%
Pell Grants $4,567 54%
Other Federal Grants $1,321 5%
State and Local Grants $4,143 58%
Federal Student Loans $5,412 50%
Other Student Loans $5,795 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Louisiana State University Alexandria, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $28,216. The loan balance of $28,216 is a four year multiple of the $7,054 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $269 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $28,216
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $269.21
Total Interest Paid $4,089.41
Sum of All Loan Payments $32,305.41

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Louisiana Residents Non Residents
1 $19,171 $19,260
2 $19,399 $19,489
3 $19,630 $19,721
4 $19,864 $19,956

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Louisiana State University Alexandria to be $76,684 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.2% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Louisiana State University Alexandria
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Louisiana Residents $277 $831 $1,108
Out of State Residents $580 $1,740 $2,320

Estimated cost for a class at Louisiana State University Alexandria based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Louisiana State University Alexandria versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Louisiana State University Alexandria Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=159382 IPEDS survey data for Louisiana State University Alexandria.