Tuition and Fees for New 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 11th 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.

Tuition and fees for 2016-17 LSU Law 1Ls are as follows:

Full time Residents (tuition and fees) Non-residents (tuition and fees)
Fall 2016 $11,258.70 $18,978.70
Spring 2017 $11,262.20 $18,982.20
Total $22,520.90 $37,960.90

It should be noted that, based on their qualifications, many students are awarded scholarships (discounts) that apply to their tuition or non-resident fees. The above figures do not reflect the amounts of any such scholarships.

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. Further information regarding tuition and fees 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
2016 Fall Semester Full-time
12 or more hours

Resident 1L Students:

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

Nonresident 1L Students:

Tuition $9,875.00
Building Use Fee $48.00
Operational Fee $219.00
Academic Excellence Fee $120.00
Mandatory Fees $639.70
Student Technology Fee $60.00
Registration Fee $10.00
Student Excellence Fee $287.00
Nonresident Fee $7,720.00
Total Nonresident Students: $18,978.70
2017 Spring Semester Full-time
12 or more hours

RESIDENT 1L STUDENTS:

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

Nonresident 1L Students:

Tuition $9,875.00
Building Use Fee $48.00
Operational Fee $219.00
Academic Excellence Fee $120.00
Mandatory Fees $643.20
Student Technology Fee $60.00
Registration Fee $10.00
Student Excellence Fee $287.00
Nonresident Fee $7,720.00
Total Nonresident Students: $18,982.20

Further information on cost of attendance — including housing, personal expenses and books — may be found below:

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
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