TUITION AND FEES – Students in most professional curricula are enrolled on an academic-year basis, whereas others are enrolled by semesters. Tuition and fees vary by program, and are based on the number of credits or hours for which the student is enrolled. All students, depending upon the program in which they are enrolled, will incur additional expenses apart from those outlined below. A detailing of the estimate of such additional expenses, when applicable, appears in each such appropriate section of the Catalog/Bulletin.
Application Fee – A non-refundable application fee of $50 must accompany each application for admission for the Schools of Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine and Nursing. A non-refundable application fee of $30 must accompany each application for admission to the Schools of Graduate Studies and Public Health. Checks or money orders should be made payable to: LSU Health Sciences Center. Certain limited-enrollment programs also require an acceptance deposit to insure a place in the class after a student has been accepted by the Committee on Admissions of the respective professional school concerned. This deposit is credited toward payment of fees due at the time of registration. The acceptance deposit is only refunded if the student is unable to complete registration for reasons beyond the student's control.
Admission of Nonresidents – Applicants to programs which lead to the conferral of a graduate or professional degree, and who are not classified as a resident of the state of Louisiana upon admission, will be assessed nonresident tuition and fees for the duration of their enrollment.
Late Registration Fee – Students registering past the date designated as their program's official registration date will be assessed a special fee in addition to their regular tuition and fees. A fee of $50 will be assessed up to one week after the official registration date, and $75 thereafter. A letter from the dean of their school to the Registrar authorizing registration is required along with the $75 special registration fee.
Adding and Dropping of Courses – Adding a course costs $5 per transaction. There is no charge for dropping a course
Transcripts of Academic Record – A fee of $2 per copy is charged for official transcripts, in addition to an order processing fee. Transcripts are issued upon request providing the student is current in all his/her financial obligations to the University and the LSU Health Sciences Center. Graduating students are not charged for their first official transcript after graduation, when it sent directly to a licensing agency.
Graduation Fees – Fees for graduation are normally assessed at registration for the semester in which the student intends to graduate as follows.
Associates or bachelors degree – $10
Masters degree – $15
Doctorate or professional degree – $25
The fee for a duplicate diploma is $25. This fee is assessed when a diploma is ordered and the student does not graduate as scheduled.
A fee of $15 is charged to cover the cost of thesis or dissertation binding. All dissertations must be microfilmed, and a charge of $45 is assessed for this service.
Refund Of Fees And Tuition
Upon Termination of Enrollment – Students who withdraw during the first 60% of an enrollment period (semester, term, or billing period) receive a proportional refund of applicable fees based on the percentage of days remaining in the enrollment period as of the withdrawal date. For example, a student who withdraws on the 36th day of a 118- day enrollment period would receive a 70.34% refund of applicable fees. Students who withdraw after the first 60% of the enrollment period do not receive a refund. For student financial aid recipients, the refund is generally returned to the aid programs
Withdrawal date is the day the student begins the official Termination of Enrollment process or otherwise officially notifies their school’s Student Affairs Office of their intent to withdraw. For unofficial withdrawals, the latter of the 50% point in the enrollment period or the last documented date of a student’s educational activity (such as an exam, lab assignment, or academic advisement appointment) is used. The first day of a leave of absence is considered the withdrawal date, unless the student is granted a special exemption based on the nature and length of the leave and their ability to return during the same academic period and resume studies without incurring any additional financial liability.
Upon Dropping Courses – The refund of the University Fee and the Non-resident Tuition will be made on the following basis. Before classes begin – 90%; during the first two full weeks of classes, 75%; during the third & fourth full weeks of classes, 50%; thereafter, none
In making refunds during the summer term, time lapses are reduced to one-half of the above. Fees for auditing courses will not be refunded. Refunds or fee adjustments and the assignment of appropriate grades which may be necessitated by course changes, board examinations, or terminations of enrollment will be determined by the date on which such notices are received in the Registrar's Office.