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Resources and options to help you pay for your degree.

Federal Financial Aid

LSU administers all Title IV federal programs which are based on a student's demonstrated financial need. Funds received from the federal programs help students cover school expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. All such programs are subject to regulations authorized by the United States Department of Education, as well as university policies consistent with these federal regulations and are subject to change.

Detailed information on these programs can be found on the Internet at

To check on your Financial Aid status, please visit myLSU Portal: Financial Aid.

Financial Aid Application Process

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at
  2. Enter the Title IV School code of: 002010 to choose LSU as one of your options.

Students who wish to apply for the financial programs described in this section should file either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Renewal Application. The FAFSA is available online at

Students should file the application no later than one month prior to the start of a module. Applications submitted after that date, but prior to the conclusion of a module, will be processed but aid may not be available before the fee bill payment deadline.

Once Financial Aid and Scholarships in the Office of Enrollment Management has received your FAFSA, additional documentation will be requested through your MyLSU account.

Please note that students will not receive an award notice until all verification documents have been properly submitted and processed.


  • All students must meet the following criteria to apply for Title IV federal aid.
  • Be enrolled as a regular student in a degree-granting or certificate program.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen (permanent resident).
  • Be enrolled at least half-time (3 credit hours) for accelerated graduate courses.
  • Not be in default on prior student loans or owe a refund on a federal grant.
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress as described here.

Enrollment Status for Graduate Students

  • Full-Time Students: LSU Online students will be considered full-time when enrolled for six hours of credit.
  • Half-Time Students: LSU Online students will be considered half-time when enrolled for three hours of credit.

Disbursement Process

Students may sign up for disbursement via direct deposit via MyLSU.

Deferred Payment

Deferred payment plan is not available for students enrolled in the online 7–week terms/modules due to the length of the sessions

Financial Aid Code

LSU's Federal School Code is 002010.

Financial Aid School Website

For help filling out financial aid paperwork, visit the

Emergency Tuition and Fee Loans

Emergency tuition and fee loans are not available for LSU Online Students.

VA Benefits

LSU is committed to providing quality assistance to its students who are members of our armed forces, veterans, reservists and National Guard members. Students seeking to utilize their VA benefits, or the VA benefits that have been transferred to them as the dependents of veterans, should complete the LSU Online Veterans Affairs Fact Sheet and submit it to the LSU Office of the University Registrar no later than the first day of class for each module for which they are registered. The Fact Sheet is available at and should be submitted either via email to (Attn: Veterans Affairs) or fax to 225-578-5991 (Attn: Veterans Affairs). Any necessary documentation or certificates of eligibility, as stated on the Fact Sheet, should also be attached.

For further information, or if you have any questions regarding VA benefits, you may contact the Veterans Affairs liaison in the Office of the University Registrar at You may also visit the LSU Veterans Affairs web site at


Sponsors are trusts, government agencies, or other organizations who are willing to pay all or a portion of a student's educational expenses. When prior written notice of a sponsor's intent to support a student has been received, the University will bill the sponsor for approved charges rather than require payment from the student.

Transfer of your charges to a sponsor's account will be permitted only when specifically authorized in writing by the sponsor. Charges rejected or unpaid by the sponsors for any reason are the responsibility of the student along with possible late payment charges. Questions regarding sponsor billing should be directed to the Office of Bursar Operations at:

PM-12 states that the provisions of the Tuition Exemption policy do not apply to specialized, self-supported education programs. Therefore, the degree programs offered through LSU Online are NOT eligible for the tuition exemption benefit.

LSU – Bursar Operations
125 Thomas Boyd Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Telephone: 225-578-3357
Fax: 225-578-3969
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