Costs & Finances 

Understanding the cost of your education and financing it

If you plan to attend LSU as an F-1 or J-1 student, it is critical that you fully understand how much it will cost and how you will pay for it.

International Services (ISO) can help you determine your tuition and estimated expenses and provide information about some of your financial aid options—including scholarships, loans, and non-LSU sources of funding.

Undergraduate Expenses

If you plan to earn a bachelor’s degree at LSU, your tuition and fees will depend on when you begin your studies and how many credit hours you take.

Learn more about estimated undergraduate student expenses.

Graduate Expenses

Tuition and fees vary for the different graduate and professional programs offered at LSU. You will need to verify whether your program falls under the standard graduate tuition rate.

Learn more about estimated graduate student expenses.

Required Financial Documentation

To start the process for a visa, you are required to submit documents to ISO proving you have the financial means to support yourself for a full academic year, including tuition, fees, and living expenses.

Learn more about acceptable Proof of Funding and how to submit

Financial Aid Resources

Whether you plan to earn a bachelor’s or a graduate degree, there are many financial aid options available to you. Graduate students can apply for fellowships and assistantships. It is also possible to get a loan to pay for your education.

Learn more about financial aid options