Graduate Housing Rent Reduction Stipend

Graduate housing stipends are all distributed for 2019-20. The application is now closed. 

The Department of Residential Life strives to provide graduate housing at market quality in an on-campus community desirable by graduate students, but at an affordable price.

Residential Life will offer a $3,600 annual rent reduction stipend in eligible Nicholson Gateway Apartments to provide a more affordable option for graduate students on assistantships and/or with a financial need. 

Rent rates are listed per student, per semester. Rent rates do not include the Graduate Housing Stipend opportunity.

Stipend Details:

  1. The $3,600 annual stipend is administered as $1,440 in the fall, $1,440 in the spring, and $720 in the summer. 
  2. The stipend is only awarded for the semester(s) you live on campus. If you leave eligible campus housing, the future installments will be forfeited and cancellation fees may apply. 
  3. Single graduate students can choose a space in studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartment units in Nicholson Gateway Apartments, based on availability. Units are rented by the bed, not the entire apartment. 
  4. The stipend is a rent reduction, not a cash award or scholarship that can be applied to other items on the fee bill.
  5. Students must reapply each year for the rent reduction stipend.
  6. LSU Online students are not eligible for on-campus housing. 
  7. Residential Life staff reviews the applications in the order they are received and may request additional documentation via email. 
  8. Stipends will continue to be offered until the funding is exhausted. Check your email often for information and next steps to secure the stipend and select an apartment.