Student expenses, other than campus fees and nonresident fees, will vary with the individual.
The following is an approximation of what a student may expect to spend each semester for fees, housing, and dining plan.
The Office of Budget & Planning provides current, detailed information about LSU fee schedules for LSU undergraduate students, graduate students, and veterinary medicine students. Visit the Budget & Planning website to view current Fee Schedules.
The Department of Residential Life provides students living on campus in residence halls, apartments, or married student housing with current living options and rate information. Visit the Residential Life website for current Housing Rates.
LSU Dining provides students with opportunities to purchase meal plans. All first-year freshmen living on campus are required to purchase meal plans. LSU Dining provides information on current meal plan options and rates. Visit the LSU Dining website for information regarding Meal Plans.
Books, Supplies, and Other Expenses
The amount spent on books, supplies, and other class-related expenses will vary depending on the types and amounts of classes being taken. Most students will spend an estimated $500 a semester to purchase books and supplies, lab fees, admission fees to lectures and cultural events or any other course requisites.