Jul 04, 2020  
2020-2021 LSUA Catalog 
    
2020-2021 LSUA Catalog

Fees and Expenses



Fees (Subject to Change)

LSUA strives to offer affordable undergraduate-level education to the citizens of Central Louisiana. It should be noted, however, that the LSU Board of Supervisors may at any time adjust fees without advance warning to students. Students with inquiries about LSUA’s fees should call Accounting Services at (318) 473-6407 or visit the webpage below: www.lsua.edu/Admissions/Financial/TuitionFees.

Special fees may be assessed depending on the number and type of courses taken and on the student’s admission status. A list of these fees is presented below:

Special Fees (Subject to Change)

  • Academic Excellence Fee
    Students will be assessed an academic excellence fee of $10 per credit hour for up to 12 credit hours per semester. Students who register for more than 12 credit hours will be charged no more than $120. This fee is used to promote academic excellence though the enhancement of instructional programs.

  • Application Fee
    Louisiana State University at Alexandria charges a $20 fee for processing applications. The fee is non-refundable.

  • Athletic Fee
    Students will be assessed an athletic fee of $18.00 per credit hour for up to 12 credit hours per semester. Students who register for more than 12 credit hours will be charged no more $216.

  • Audit Fee
    Students who enroll in courses for a combination of both “credit” and “audit” and students who enroll for “audit only” will pay the same amount in fees as students who schedule courses for “credit only”.

  • Building Use Fee
    Students will be assessed a building use fee of $4.00 per credit for up to 12 credit hours per semester. Students who register for more than 12 credit hours will be charged no more than $48 per semester.

  • Course Fee
    A fee may be assessed for any course that incurs higher-than-average costs.

  • Credit Examination Fee
    Students will be assessed a fee for each credit examination taken. The amount of the fee will depend upon the specific credit examination taken. For more information, call Testing at (318) 427-4492.

  • Diploma Fees

    Associate and baccalaureate degree diploma fee

    $55

    Duplicate diploma fee

    $20

    (charged if student graduates in a semester subsequent to when the original diploma was ordered)

    Replacement diploma fee

    $20

  • Online Course Fee
    A $50 fee is assessed for each online course.

  • Energy Surcharge
    A per-credit-hour energy surcharge for utilities may be assessed. This fee will be assessed for all hours for which a student registers.

  • Identification Card
    A $25 fee is assessed to replace a lost, stolen, or mutilated ID card.

  • International Student Fee
    International students will be assessed a onetime fee of $60 for International Students Status Compliance. The $60 international student fee is non-refundable.

  • International Student Insurance
    International students will be automatically enrolled in the LSUA Insurance Plan. Premium cost varies for each semester enrolled.

  • Late Payment Fee
    Students may be assessed a late payment fee of $75 for failure to pay their balances in full by the payment due date.

  • Late Registration Fee
    A late registration fee of $35 will be assessed to all students who fail to register for classes during the open registration period and wish to enroll during the late registration period. The $35 late registration fee is non-refundable.

  • Required Fees
    Each semester students will be assessed mandatory fees to support the following: student activities, student newspaper, parking and street maintenance, student government association, children’s center, student center maintenance, student center renovation, and parking management. These fees are nonrefundable.

  • Non-Resident Fee
    A charge in addition to tuition and required fees is assessed to students who are classified as non-resident for fee assessment purposes.

  • Nursing Drug-Testing Fee
    Each semester students enrolled in nursing clinical courses will be assessed a $45 drug-testing fee.

  • Operational Fee
    Students will be assessed an operational fee of $4.50 per credit hour for up to 12 credit hours per semester. Students who register for more than 12 credit hours will pay no more than $54. This fee is used to cover mandated costs and to enhance instructional programs.

  • Orientation Fee
    An orientation fee of $100 will be charged to all incoming freshmen and transfer students with fewer than 30 earned hours. This fee will waived for students who resign from the university before the first published orientation date.

  • Registration Fee
    A registration fee of $15 will be assessed for every semester in which a student enrolls for credit courses. The $15 registration fee is nonrefundable.

  • Student Excellence Fee
    Students will be assessed an excellence fee of $18 per credit hour for up to 12 credit hours per semester. Students who register for more than 12 credit hours will pay no more than $216. The fee is used to promote the enrollment and retention of students at the university.

  • Student Health Fee
    Students will be assessed a health care fee of $3 per credit hour for up to 12 credit hours per semester. Student who register for more than 12 credit hours will be charged no more than $36 per semester. The fee is used to support the Health Center.

  • Student Technology Fee
    Students will be assessed a technology fee of $5 per credit hour for up to 20 credit hours per semester. Students who register for more than 20 credit hours will be charged no more than $100. This fee is dedicated to the acquisition, installation, and maintenance of technology for student use.

  • Transcript Fee
    A fee of $7 will be charged for all official transcript request. There is no charge for unofficial transcripts.

  • Vehicle Registration Fee
    A fee of $56 is charged to each student who is issued a parking decal until the decal expires.

Payment of Fees

Visit the LSUA Accounting Services website at http://www.lsua.edu/fas/accounting/payment-dates-options for information about available fee payment options.

General Information

  • Students are responsible for all tuition/fees associated with their account.

  • LSUA does not mail account statements. Students are responsible for checking their accounts through Self-Service. Reminder emails and text messages will be sent throughout the semester.

  • Credit/Debit Card payments at the Accounting Window are subject to a 2.75% processing fee.

  • Partial payment can be made at any time prior to payment deadline. If scholarships aren’t yet posted, payments are accepted for the remaining balance.

  • A $75.00 late fee may be assessed on any outstanding balance after the final payment deadline.

  • Payment plans are only available online through Self-Service.  Payment plans are available for all semesters including the 100% online terms.

  • Prior semester balances must be paid in full in order to register for, and attend, the current semester.

  • Student Athletes with unpaid balances, that aren’t on an approved payment plan, will receive an Athletic Hold and not be eligible to compete in their respective sport.

  • When students register for courses, they are financially responsible for the tuition and fees associated with those courses. If a student registers for courses and does not attend them, he or she must formally withdraw from the courses by the published refund deadline in order to receive a refund.

  • All students must have one of three things in place by the payment deadline to ensure that they remain enrolled in courses for which they have registered:

1)  Payment in Full.

2)  Financial Aid Completed.

3)  Approved Payment Plan.

  • If students register for courses after the payment deadline, they are responsible for immediate payment, payment plan setup, or approved aid.

Insufficient Funds – Fees

A $50 per check fee will be assessed when a check offered by a student in satisfaction of an obligation to the university is not honored by the bank from which it was drawn. A student can clear the obligation created by an insufficient fund check only by paying in cash or with a money order equal to the amount of the NSF check plus the $50 service charge.

Stopping payment on a check or failure to authorize a credit/debit payment used to pay tuition and fees is not sufficient notice of withdrawal from courses and will not release the student from his or her financial obligation for those courses.

Delinquent Accounts

Withdrawing from courses or resigning from the university does not relieve a student of the responsibility for unmet financial obligations to the university. Students enrolled in a payment plan will be required to continue making payments until the non-refundable portion of their account is paid in full.

A student whose account becomes delinquent as a result of the failure to make payments in accordance with the terms of his or her agreement may not be permitted to participate in a payment plan in the future.

Students whose accounts are not paid in full within 90 days after the end of the semester may have their accounts turned over to the Louisiana Department of Justice and may be assessed a $75 late payment fee. Student delinquent accounts may also be reported to the Louisiana State Attorney’s Generals Office Students will be responsible for all costs associated with their debt and its collection, including attorney fees.

Students with delinquent financial obligations to the university may:

  1. have their final grade reports withheld;

  2. not have their requests for the release of academic transcripts honored;

  3. not be allowed to enroll again until they make payment in full or take other appropriate steps acceptable to the university to satisfy the financial obligation.

Refund of Fees

Refund of university tuition and fees will be made on the basis of the date of the official withdrawal of the student from classes or on the basis of the cancellation of the student’s provisional admission.

  1. No refunds will be processed for at least three weeks after the first day of class.

  2. Refunds will be applied to any existing indebtedness to the university prior to disbursement.

  3. Reductions and increases of tuition and fees resulting from student schedule changes will be refunded or charged in accordance with the schedule below.

  4. The application fee, registration fee, late registration fee, international student fee, and drop for non-attendance fee are not refundable.

  5. The application for graduation fee is nonrefundable and not transferable to a future semester. In the event that an applicant fails to complete requirements for graduation, the fee will be forfeited and the student will be required to submit a new Application for Candidacy form along with the applicable fee.

  6. Students attending LSUA and receiving Title IV assistance (Federal Financial Aid) will have a portion of their tuition refunded to Title IV if they withdraw from the university during the first 60% of the enrollment period. Students who withdraw during the first 60% of the enrollment period will be considered to have not earned all or a portion of the financial aid funds they received, and will incur a financial obligation for any unearned funds received.

  7. If a student registers for classes and does not attend, then he or she must withdraw from the university and/or formally withdraw from the classes not attended by the published deadlines; students who fail to do so will be held responsible for the tuition and fees owed. Students should not assume that their schedules will be purged because of non-attendance.

Students should note the following:

  1. Stopping payment on a check or failure to authorize a credit/debit payment used to pay tuition and fees is not sufficient notice of withdrawal from courses and will not release the student from financial obligations for those courses.

  2. Merely discontinuing class attendance is not considered to be a formal resignation from the university. Students who discontinue class attendance and who fail to follow the established resignation procedure will be held responsible for all tuition and fees.

  3. Withdrawing from courses or resigning from the university does not relieve a student of unmet financial obligations to the university. Students enrolled in a payment plan will be required to continue making payments until the non-refundable portion of their account is paid in full.

The tables below provides the schedule for the refund of tuition and fees. “Days of classes” are days on which regular classes are held.

Summer Semester 100% of Refundable Fees No Refund
Full Session First 5 class days After 5th class day
Session 2 & Session 3 (100% On-line) First 3 class days After 3rd class day

 

Fall or Spring Semester 100% of Refundable Fees No Refund
Full Session First 10 class days After 10th class day
Session 2 & Session 3 (100% On-line) First 3 class days After 3rd class day