2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Costs Analysis

UndergraduateGraduatePer Credit HourEarning After Graduation
For academic year 2019-2020, the undergraduate tuition & fees at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College is $11,962 for Louisiana residents and $28,639 for out-of-state students. The undergraduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees for LSU is $11,974 for Louisiana residents and $28,651 for out-of-state students. The 2020 undergraduate tuition has been risen by 0.10% for Louisiana residents and increased by 0.04% for out-of-state rates from the previous year. On-campus living costs increased by 15.72% from the previous year. Off-campus living costs increased by 2.25% from the previous year. The in-state undergraduate tuition and fees at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College are around the average amount ($11,862) and the out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees are around the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($31,538 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$11,950 $28,627$17,250
2019-2020$11,962$28,639$19,962
Change % 2019-20200.10%0.04%15.72%
2020-2021$11,974$28,651$23,100
***The estimated 2020-2021 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 $13,035 for academic year 2019-2020. The graduate 2020-2021 estimated tuition & fees at LSU is $0 for Louisiana residents and $5,672 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 ($13,590) and the out-of-state graduate tuition and fees are much lower than the average amount of similar schools' tuition ($28,056 - Public Research University (very high research activity)).
2019-2020 Graduate Tuition & Fees
YearIn-StateOut-of-StateOn Campus Room & Board, Other Expenses
2018-2019$13,023 $29,958$17,250
2019-2020-$2$13,035$19,962
Change % 2019-2020-100.02%-56.49%15.72%
2020-2021$0$5,672$23,100
***The estimated 2020-2021 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 (2019-2020)
YearIn-StateOut-of-State
Undergraduate2018-2019$393$1,016
2019-2020$370$994
2020-2021$348$972
Graduate2018-2019$546$1,196
2019-2020$515$1,166
2020-2021$486$1,137
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 2020, the estimated 4 year tuition is $50,788 for Louisiana residents and $117,455 for out-of-state students. Since the tuition & fees at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. 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 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$12,249$12,543$12,844$13,152$50,788
Out-of-State$28,926$29,216$29,509$29,804$117,455
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$12,543$12,844$13,152$13,468$52,006
Out-of-State$29,216$29,509$29,804$30,103$118,632
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$12,844$13,152$13,468$13,791$53,254
Out-of-State$29,509$29,804$30,103$30,405$119,821
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$13,152$13,468$13,791$14,122$54,532
Out-of-State$29,804$30,103$30,405$30,709$121,022
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$13,468$13,791$14,122$14,460$55,840
Out-of-State$30,103$30,405$30,709$31,017$122,234
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 2020, the estimated 4 year COA is $142,284 for Louisiana residents and $208,951 for out-of-state students. Since the tuition & fees at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. 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 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$33,969$35,012$36,121$37,267$142,284
Out-of-State$50,646$51,685$52,757$53,863$208,951
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$35,012$36,092$37,239$38,424$146,684
Out-of-State$51,685$52,757$53,863$55,005$213,310
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$36,092$37,211$38,396$39,622$151,241
Out-of-State$52,757$53,863$55,005$56,183$217,808
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$37,211$38,369$39,595$40,862$155,959
Out-of-State$53,863$55,005$56,183$57,398$222,449
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$38,369$39,569$40,836$42,147$160,845
Out-of-State$55,005$56,183$57,398$58,653$227,239
Last year, 72 students ( 0.29% 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 $96,036 for Louisiana residents and $162,703 for out-of-state students. Since the tuition & fees at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College have risen very slightly (very lower than national average) over the last 4 years, the actual costs may differ from the estimation based on the school or University system's new tuition policy. 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 2024 (Admission Fall 2020)In-State$22,407$23,450$35,143$25,705$96,036
Out-of-State$39,084$40,123$41,195$42,301$162,703
Class of 2025 (Admission Fall 2021)In-State$23,450$24,530$36,290$26,862$100,436
Out-of-State$40,123$41,195$42,301$43,443$167,062
Class of 2026 (Admission Fall 2022)In-State$24,530$25,649$37,475$28,060$104,993
Out-of-State$41,195$42,301$43,443$44,621$171,560
Class of 2027 (Admission Fall 2023)In-State$25,649$26,807$38,701$29,300$109,711
Out-of-State$42,301$43,443$44,621$45,836$176,201
Class of 2028 (Admission Fall 2024)In-State$26,807$28,007$39,968$30,585$114,597
Out-of-State$43,443$44,621$45,836$47,091$180,991

2020 Tuition, Fees, and Living Cost Tables and Charts

Next tables and charts illustrate the 2020 tuition, fees, books & supplies, and living costs in detail. We provide the previous 5 years costs so that you can check the increased amounts of each cost item and estimate future year costs. In addition, you can check the financial aid amount including grant, scholarship, and federal student loans for last five years. Use left menu to explore the tuition and college costs information at Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College.
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Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 2020 Costs of Attendance
In-StateOut-of-State
Tuition and FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs Tuition & FeesBook & SuppliesLiving Costs
Undergraduate$11,962$1,038$19,962$28,639$1,038 $19,962
Graduate$13,035 $1,038$19,962$13,035 $1,038$19,962


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