Cost of Attendance, Tuition, & Fees For Current Students [2016-2017]

LSU Law has been recognized as offering one of the best value legal educations in the country. The National Jurist magazine recently ranked the LSU Law Center as the 8th Best Value Law School in the nation, taking into account tuition levels, average indebtedness upon graduation, cost of living, bar passage rates, and placement success. No other law school in Louisiana was listed in the rankings.

The average yearly cost of attendance at LSU Law for the 2016-2017 school year is as follows:

Average Yearly Cost of Attendance
(2016-2017, Fall and Spring)
Tuition and Fees (Resident) $22,520.90
Room and Board $15,694.00
Books $2,400.00
Personal Expenses $2,514.00
Transportation on campus $2,906.00
Total $46,034.90

Tuition and fees are subject to change without advanced notice. University policies and rules regarding payment of tuition and fees are listed in the LSU Law Catalog.

Tuition and fees for 1L students enrolled in Spring 2017 may be found here.

The following tuition schedules include continued implementation of the tuition plans as provided by the Louisiana Legislature and the LSU Board of Supervisors.

Tuition and Fee Schedules 2016-2017 (Upper Class Students)
2016 Fall Semester Full-time
12 or more hours

Resident Students:

Tuition $9,875.00
Building Use Fee $48.00
Operational Fee $219.00
Academic Excellence Fee $120.00
Mandatory Fees $639.70
Registration Fee $10.00
Student Technology Fee $60.00
Student Excellence Fee $287.00
Total Resident Students: $11,258.70

Nonresident Students:

Tuition $9,875.00
Building Use Fee $48.00
Operational Fee $219.00
Academic Excellence Fee $120.00
Mandatory Fees $639.70
Registration Fee $10.00
Nonresident Fee $9,675.00
Student Technology Fee $60.00
Student Excellence Fee $287.00
Total Nonresident Students: $20,933.70
2017 Spring Semester Full-time
12 or more hours

Resident Students:

Tuition $9,875.00
Building Use Fee $48.00
Operational Fee $219.00
Academic Excellence Fee $120.00
Mandatory Fees $643.20
Registration Fee $10.00
Student Technology Fee $60.00
Student Excellence Fee $287.00
Total Resident Students: $11,262.20

Nonresident Students:

Tuition $9,875.00
Building Use Fee $48.00
Operational Fee $219.00
Academic Excellence Fee $120.00
Mandatory Fees $643.20
Registration Fee $10.00
Student Technology Fee $60.00
Student Excellence Fee $287.00
Nonresident Fee $9,675.00
Total Nonresident Students: $20,937.20

 

Law Center Tuition Increase Waivers

Current students with great financial need should apply for tuition increase waiver grants. To apply for such a waiver, please fill out the Hardship Tuition Waiver form.

Note

  • Mandatory fees include all fees restricted for support of student activities, including Student Health Service. As noted on the Mandatory Fee Schedule, most fees are assessed by the hour, proportionately above 12 hours.
  • International students will be assessed $10.00 per semester for support of the International Cultural Center.
  • Tuition and fees may be adjusted by the Board of Supervisors, in accordance with Legislative authority, without advance notice.

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