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LSU Tuition & Cost

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Louisiana Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Louisiana State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,038
Other Fees$3,920
Room and Board $13,154
Other Expenses Budget$7,686
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Louisiana State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,038
Other Fees$3,920
Room and Board $13,154
Other Expenses Budget$7,686

Residents of Louisiana pay an annual total price of $33,836 to attend Louisiana State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $8,038 for tuition, $13,154 room and board, $1,038 for books and supplies and $3,920 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $33,836 which is 0% higher than Louisiana residents. The tuition charge is $8,038 while room and board is $13,154, books and supplies are $1,038 and other fees come in at $3,920.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Louisiana State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,318
$30,001 to $48,000$15,403
$48,001 to $75,000$19,623
$75,001 to $110,000$23,280

The average reported annual net price for Louisiana State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $20,352 in 2019/2020. 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

98% of full-time undergrad Louisiana State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $12,828 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 34% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,613 and 4% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $17,946.

Finanical Aid Louisiana State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $12,828 98%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $6,837 77%
Pell Grants $4,895 29%
Other Federal Grants $524 90%
State and Local Grants $7,399 72%
Federal Student Loans $5,613 34%
Other Student Loans $17,946 4%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Louisiana State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $42,516. The loan balance of $42,516 is a four year multiple of the $10,629 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 $406 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 $42,516
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $405.65
Total Interest Paid $6,161.94
Sum of All Loan Payments $48,677.94

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Louisiana Residents Non Residents
1 $33,836 $33,836
2 $36,205 $36,205
3 $38,739 $38,739
4 $41,451 $41,451

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Louisiana State University to be $135,344 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Louisiana State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Louisiana Residents $393 $1,179 $1,572
Out of State Residents $1,016 $3,048 $4,064

Estimated cost for a class at Louisiana State University 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 versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Louisiana State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=159391 IPEDS survey data for Louisiana State University.