TUITION AND FEES – Students in certain 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.
Official Transcripts of Academic Record – A fee of $5 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 Fee – Fees for graduation are assessed at registration for the semester in which the student intends to graduate as follows.
Associates or bachelors degree – $25
Masters degree – $50
Doctorate or professional degree – $100
Diploma Fee - The fee for a duplicate or replacement diploma is $30.
Binding Fee - A fee of $20 is charged to cover the cost of thesis or dissertation binding.
Payment of Tuition and Fees
All fees, tuition, and other charges are to be paid prior to the beginning of classes by the student for the academic coursework for which the student is registering.
Students with financial assistance pending who have completed the appropriate forms and provided the appropriate documentation to process their application for assistance will be granted a deferment until their financial aid funds are received. In extenuating and very limited circumstances, deferments may be granted to students on a case by case basis.
Students shall be dropped from the rolls of The LSU Health Sciences Center within fourteen (14) days after the student’s account becomes delinquent as a result of the student’s failure to make arrangements for a deferment and/or to pay deferred payments and/or other charges when due and payable or when the check offered by the student in satisfaction of the obligation for registration fees and/or other charges is not honored by the bank on which it was drawn. If within fourteen (14) days the student, the student’s parents or legal guardian makes payment in full or take other appropriate steps, acceptable to The LSU Health Sciences Center, to satisfy and fulfill the student’s financial obligation to The LSU Health Sciences Center, the drop process outlined above will be halted. The date under which a student is officially dropped from the rolls of The LSU Health Sciences Center shall determine the effective date under which refunds shall be made and under which appropriate scholastic regulations of The LSU Health Sciences Center shall be applied.
All financial indebtedness to the Health Sciences Center must be cleared prior to the issuance of grade reports, scholastic and financial aid transcripts, re-enrollment for students who were either previously dropped from school, withdrew from school, or took a leave of absence from school, and prior to graduation.
A statement of this policy shall be included in all issues of catalog-bulletins and shall be made a part of all deferred agreements.
The LSU Board of Supervisors reserves the right to change fees without prior notice.
Failure to pay any balance in full by the prescribed deadline may result in the account being placed with the State of Louisiana Attorney General’s Office or another outside agency for collection. Students will be responsible for all collection and/or legal fees associated with accounts placed for collection.
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 fees will be made on the following basis: Before classes begin, 90 per cent; during the first two full weeks of classes, 75 per cent; during the third and fourth full weeks of classes, 50 per cent; 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.
Net Price Calculator
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans does not provide a Net Price Calculator, as the requirement to do so is applicable only to schools with freshman level undergraduate students. This institution does not enroll any students below the sophomore level.