Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$18,181
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$9,565
$30k - $48k
$14,885
$48k - $75k
$20,067
$75k - $110k
$21,850
$110k+
$21,724
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$11,950
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$28,627
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$11,830
Books and Supplies
$1,160
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
75%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,304
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
20%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,645
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,933
Students receiving state aid
79%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,185
Students receiving federal aid
23%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,645
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$4,421,511
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$79,959,504

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
53%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,141
Students receiving federal loans
52%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,924
Average Other Loans Per Year
$15,689
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$13,071
Loan Default Rate
3%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$223

What Students Are Saying

3.82 Average Rating
If you are an out-of-state student like me, be sure that you are aware of all the different scholarships that LSU offers. In fact, I got my out-of-state fees waved because my Mom attended an LSU affiliate school. So be aware that there are ways to attend your dream school!
Jordann from Humble, TX
I came from Georgia, and through scholarships I attend LSU free of tuition. They are definitely trying to improve competitiveness with other universities across the nation, and for the third year in a row they have ranked in USA Today's top tier of public universities. LSU is a public university that offers private school opportunities; from research to service to experience.
Kenneth from Baton Rouge, LA
LSU is worth every dime! The quality of professors is outstanding and the facilities on campus are state of the art. We just opened a 6 million dollar business complex which is absolutely beautiful. Constant upgrades to campus facilities are being added every year. However, in my opinion, you can't put a price tag on tradition and ongoing excellence.
Lauren from The Woodlands, TX
I love the school. Its going through some major budget cuts right now, but the experience is worth it. I know a lot of in-state students who have TOPS. Many out-of-state students just find scholarships and financial aid. When you become an upperclassmen, you'll see that getting a meal plan isn't that important. That's why you make freshman friends.
Shanae from Randallstown, MD
Tuition has been rising, but it's pretty cheap compared to other flagship schools. Sometimes tuition at LSU is cheaper for out-of-state students than for those students to go in-state. Food and books can get costly and so can dorm rooms and apartments. However, I'd rather pay the money and come to LSU because of the people you meet and the families that you create.
Hannah from New Iberia, LA
This school isn't too expensive, especially for in-state students receiving TOPS.
Chris from Mandeville, LA
If you are an in-state student, there is no reason not to go to LSU. It is the best deal for your TOPS scholarship. If you are out of state, still look in to LSU. I was able to get enough financial aid that it would have been about the same cost as attending school in state. Definitely worth the money.
Michael from Tucker, GA
Being from Louisiana is was great to find a college so established close to home. It's a gorgeous campus with many opportunities.
Megan from Port Allen, LA

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