Students in most professional curricula are enrolled on an academic-year basis, whereas certain others are enrolled by semesters. Tuition and fees vary by school and are based on the number of hours for which the student is enrolled.
All students, depending upon the program in which they are enrolled may 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 this Catalog/Bulletin.
Tuition and fees listed here are subject to change. Please visit our website at http://www.lsuhsc.edu/no/tuition or contact the offices of admissions for the individual schools to verify current tuition and fees.
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 curricula 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.
Fees for graduation are normally assessed at registration for the semester in which the student intends to graduate.
Associates or bachelors degree $25
Masters degree $50
Doctorate or professional degree $100
The fee for a duplicate diploma is $30. This fee is also assessed when a diploma is ordered and the student does not graduate as scheduled.
A fee of $20 is charged to cover the cost of thesis or dissertation binding.
A fee of $5 per copy is charged for official transcripts. 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. Official transcripts may be issued to students or mailed directly to other institutions. Transcript requests may be submitted through our website at: http://www.lsuhsc.edu/registrar/transcripts.aspx
Payment of Fees and Tuition
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.
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.
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.
A full time academic load for Undergraduate Students is 12 semester hours in a fall or spring term and 6 hours in a Summer term. A full time academic load for graduate students is 9 hours in a fall or spring term and 6 hours in a summer term.
Fulltime enrollment is required in the following programs.
- Career Alternative RN Education (C.A.R.E.)
- Advanced Dental Education