2019 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2018-2019, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is $11,950 for Louisiana residents and $28,627 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate 2019-2020 estimated tuition & fees for LSU is $12,555 for Louisiana residents and $29,215 for out-of-state students. The 2019 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 5.06% for Louisiana residents and increased by 2.05% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 0.47% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 1.29% from the previous year. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are around the average amount ($11,608) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($30,980 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2018-2019 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2017-2018$11,374 $28,051$17,170
2018-2019$11,950$28,627$17,250
Change % 2018-20195.06%2.05%0.47%
2019-2020$12,555$29,215$17,330
***The estimated 2019-2020 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
For Graduate School, in-state tuition and fees are -$2 and out-of-state tuition and fees are $13,023 for academic year 2018-2019. The graduate 2019-2020 estimated tuition & fees at LSU is $0 for Louisiana residents and $5,772 for out-of-state students. The graduate tuition is same as the last year. The in-state graduate tuition and fees at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are around the average amount ($13,393) and the out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are much lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($27,707 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2018-2019 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2017-2018$12,447 $29,382$17,170
2018-2019-$2$13,023$17,250
Change % 2018-2019-100.02%-55.68%0.47%
2019-2020$0$5,772$17,330
***The estimated 2019-2020 costs are based on the costs change rate of last year.
Below table describes the cost per credit hour for part-time students and full-time students who take additional courses more than regular credit hours at LSU.
Per Credit Hour Charge (2018-2019)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2017-2018$370$994
2018-2019$370$994
2019-2020$370$994
Graduate2017-2018$515$1,166
2018-2019-$1$1,166
2019-2020$0$1,166
Next table summarizes the average earning by years after graduation for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College graduates. After 6 years of graduation, the mean earning is $45,000 and, after 10 years of graduation, the mean earning is $60,100 for Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College graduates.
Mean Earning After Graduation By Time
TotalMaleFemale
6 Years After Graduation$45,000$51,600$38,700
7 Years After Graduation$45,800--
8 Years After Graduation$52,000--
9 Years After Graduation$51,800--
10 Years After Graduation$60,100$71,800$49,800

LSU 4 Years Tuition

Tuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Based on 4-years changes on tuition & fees, we estimate 4 year tuition at LSU for future and perspective students . For the students who admit in Fall 2019, the estimated 4 year tuition is $53,658 for Louisiana residents and $118,950 for out-of-state students. The estimation excludes the book, supplies, and living costs and before receiving any financial aid. See the other tabs for estimating 4 year total costs of attendance and after financial aid. Next table shows the 4 year tuition & fees estimation for next 5 admission years at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.
4 Years Tuition & Fees at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2023 (Admission Fall 2019)In-State$12,509$13,094$13,707$14,348$53,658
Out-of-State$29,065$29,509$29,960$30,418$118,950
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$13,094$13,707$14,348$15,019$56,168
Out-of-State$29,509$29,960$30,418$30,882$120,768
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$13,707$14,348$15,019$15,722$58,795
Out-of-State$29,960$30,418$30,882$31,354$122,614
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$14,348$15,019$15,722$16,457$61,545
Out-of-State$30,418$30,882$31,354$31,834$124,488
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$15,019$15,722$16,457$17,227$64,424
Out-of-State$30,882$31,354$31,834$32,320$126,390
Below table shows the 4 year estimation of total costs of attendance (COA) at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. It includes the tuition & fees, books & supplies costs, room & board charges, and other living expenses. For the students who admit in Fall 2019, the estimated 4 year COA is $133,565 for Louisiana residents and $198,858 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation for next 5 admission years at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.
4 years COA at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2023 (Admission Fall 2019)In-State$31,513$32,724$34,070$35,472$133,565
Out-of-State$48,068$49,139$50,250$51,401$198,858
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$32,724$33,997$35,399$36,862$138,784
Out-of-State$49,139$50,250$51,401$52,595$203,385
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$33,997$35,332$36,795$38,320$144,260
Out-of-State$50,250$51,401$52,595$53,832$208,078
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$35,332$36,732$38,257$39,848$149,999
Out-of-State$51,401$52,595$53,832$55,113$212,942
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$36,732$38,199$39,790$41,449$156,012
Out-of-State$52,595$53,832$55,113$56,438$217,978
Last year, 18,221 students ( 71.61% of enrolled undergraduate students) received the grant or scholarship aid. It includes any financial aid from federal government, state, local, institute, and other sources known by the institution. It excludes the federal/private student loans. After receiving the financial aid, the net price for 4 year is $87,317 for Louisiana residents and $152,610 for out-of-state students. Next table shows the 4 year COA estimation with financial aid for next 5 admission years at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.
4 years COA with Financial Aid at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College
ResidencyFreshmenSophomoreJuniorSenior4 Years Total
Class of 2023 (Admission Fall 2019)In-State$19,951$21,162$33,073$23,910$87,317
Out-of-State$36,506$37,577$38,688$39,839$152,610
Class of 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$21,162$22,435$34,476$25,300$92,536
Out-of-State$37,577$38,688$39,839$41,033$157,137
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$22,435$23,770$35,939$26,758$98,012
Out-of-State$38,688$39,839$41,033$42,270$161,830
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$23,770$25,170$37,465$28,286$103,751
Out-of-State$39,839$41,033$42,270$43,551$166,694
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$25,170$26,637$39,055$29,887$109,764
Out-of-State$41,033$42,270$43,551$44,876$171,730

2019 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2019 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. In addition, we provide previous 5 years costs so that you can see the increased amounts of each cost item. Use left menu to explore the costs information at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.
Tuition & Fees | Financial Aids
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 2019 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$11,950$1,160$17,250$28,627$1,160 $17,250
Graduate$13,023 $1,160$17,250$13,023 $1,160$17,250