Louisiana Residency for Tuition Purposes

As of August 1, 2016, Permanent Memorandum-31 governs residency status for the LSU System.

Definition of a Resident Student for Tuition Purposes

In order to be classified as a Louisiana resident for tuition purposes at any campus of LSU, a student must meet all three of the following conditions:

  1. The student has been domiciled in the State of Louisiana continuously for at least one full year (365 days) immediately preceding the first day of classes of the term for which resident classification is sought; and
  2. The student has not been enrolled in a Louisiana post-secondary education institution during this period of time, except through a program providing dual secondary and post-secondary education credit; and
  3. The student has abandoned all prior domiciles.

Unless otherwise provided for in this Permanent Memorandum, the campus decision on a student’s residency classification for tuition purposes, made in accord with the regulations and procedures set forth herein, shall be fixed for the duration of enrollment.

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