ESTIMATED TUITION & LIVING EXPENSES
The amounts listed below are the average estimated costs for an international student (charged non-resident tuition) to attend LSU for an academic year (nine months) as a full-time student¹. These dollar amounts will be listed on the I-20 Certificate of Eligibility issued by LSU for F-1 student visa applicants, for those already in F-1 status in the United States, or for those who are in the U.S. in another visa category who plan to change their non-immigrant status to F-1 student.
NOTE: Tuition, fees and insurance are subject to change without notice. For information regarding the actual amount you will need to pay upon completing your course registration (after your arrival to LSU), please visit the Office of Budget and Planning’s Web site at http://www.bgtplan.lsu.edu/fees.htm.
If F-1 or J-1 students want to bring their husband, wife or children as F-2 or J-2 dependents, the student must provide proof of financial resources for their dependents’ support: $4,500 for spouse and/or each child per year in addition to the amount needed for the student.
Standard Expenses for Undergraduate Students:
Standard Expenses for Graduate Students:
Graduate Student with Full (20 hours per week) Assistantship:
Graduate Student with Partial (less than 20 hours per week) Assistantship:
For MBA Students only:
The amounts given for living expenses and for books and supplies are minimal estimates. Most students will spend more than these estimates. Note that no estimated amounts are included for costs such as travel, medical costs not covered by insurance and other incidentals.
¹ Full-time enrollment is required during fall and spring semesters:
Students may choose no enrollment, part-time enrollment or full-time enrollment during the summer semester (unless the summer semester is the first semester of enrollment).
² Tuition & Fees includes all mandatory costs: Required Fees, Academic Excellence Fee, Technology Fee, Utility Surcharge, Operational Fee, International Cultural Center Fee ($10.00), and International Compliance Charge ($50.00).
³ Full assistantships include optional insurance benefit of $700 per year.
This page was last updated , July 31, 2012