FEE PAYMENT:  Payments for all assessed tuition and fees, room rent and meal plans must be made at the time set aside for payment, as shown in the quarterly Class Schedule.

13-14 Tuition and Fee Breakdown for TOPS


SPRING Quarter
Expense Sheet
Division of Finance and Administration

Credit exams and courses pursued on an audit basis are counted for the purpose of determining fees.

*The classification of a student, either Resident or Non-Resident, is based on the University's Governing Board residency regulations. These regulations are available through the Admissions Office in the north end of Hale Hall.


1 $707.00 $698.00 $591.92
2 $721.00 $708.00 $591.92
3 $735.00 $718.00 $591.92
4 $1,002.00 $978.00 $797.47
5 $1,323.00 $1,286.00 $1,004.12
6 $1,651.00 $1,602.00 $1,217.81
7 $1,973.00 $1,911.00 $1,426.50
8 $2,312.00 $2,238.00 $1,651.18
9 $2,312.00 $2,238.00 $1,651.18
10 $2,312.00 $2,238.00 $1,651.18
11 $2,312.00 $2,238.00 $1,651.18
12 or more $2,312.00 $2,238.00 $1,651.18


1 $753.00 $744.00 $637.92
2 $797.00 $784.00 $667.92
3 $841.00 $824.00 $697.92
4 $1,144.00 $1,120.00 $939.47
5 $1,500.00 $1,463.00 $1,181.12
6 $1,863.00 $1.814.00 $1,429.81
7 $2,141.00 $2,079.00 $1,594.50
8 $2,436.00 $2,362.00 $1,775.18
9 $2,436.00 $2,362.00 $1,775.18
10 $2,436.00 $2,362.00 $1,775.18
11 $2,436.00 $2,362.00 $1,775.18
12 or more $2,436.00 $2,362.00 $1,775.18


(In Addition to Undergraduate/Tuition)

(Out of State)
(Out of State)
1 $0.00 $0.00
2 $0.00 $0.00
3 $0.00 $0.00
4 $0.00 $1,193.00
5 $0.00 $1,612.00
6 $0.00 $2,032.00
7 $2,451.00 $2,451.00
8 $2,872.00 $2,872.00
9 $3,292.00 $3,292.00
10 $3,713.00 $3,713.00
11 $4,131.00 $4,131.00
12 or more $4,540.00 $4,540.00

Barksdale Course Tuition is $208.00 per credit hour.

Extension and Barksdale courses will be assessed in addition to any on-campus offerings.

Other General and Student Association Fees:

University Annual: $30.00 (Payable by all undergraduates enrolled for 8 or more hours.)  Assessed in Fall Quarter Only.

Energy Surcharge: $9.00 per credit hour up to 8 hours (Payable by all students except Barksdale, Extension, Web, Compressed Video and Intern.)

Technology Enhancement Fee: $5.00 per credit hour up to 12 hours (Payable by all students except Barksdale.)

Associated Women Students: $0.50 (Payable by Undergraduate and Graduate female students enrolled for 8 or more hours.)

Application Fee For Admission or Readmission:  Each undergraduate application for admission will be assessed a fee of $20.  Each graduate application (US or international) will be assessed a fee of $40.   Undergraduate students and graduate students will be allowed to sit out one quarter (not including Summer quarter) without having to complete an application for readmission or paying an application fee.  This fee is non-refundable.

College Fees (Payable by all Graduate and Undergraduate students)

Business Administration Fee $40.00
Business Administration Lab Support Fee $40.00
Education Fee $5.00
Engineering & Science Fee $37.00
Engineering & Science Lab Support Fee $40.00
Applied & Natural Sciences Fee $7.00
Liberal Arts Fee $10.00
Art & Architecture Enhancement Fee $30.00
Nursing Fee $50.00

International Student Fee:  $40.00

International Insurance Fee $273.00

Tech Express Account:

Tech Express account is a prepaid debit account available to students, faculty, and staff.  This account is designed for safe and convenient cash management and may be used for purchases at a number of locations on and off campus including:

  • All Campus Dining Locations (in addition to meal plan)
  • Barnes and Noble Bookstore
  • Various Vending Machines
  • Various Laundry Machines
  • Library Copy Machines
  • Select Local Businesses

A purchase of a Tech Express account or addition to an existing account maybe made at the Tech Express Office (located in Student Center facing Centennial Plaza) or Cashiers Office (located in Keeny Hall.)  Accounts may be set up during the times set aside for fee payment and the cost can be added to student's expense slip.  Students with a refund on their expense slip may apply all or part of their refund to their Tech Express Account.  For more information on Tech Express call 318-257-4553 or email express@latech.edu.


Tuition and fees for special sessions (3-week courses, tours and camps) will be published as needed & provided to those attending.  Inquiries about fees for special sessions should be directed to the college or department offering the special sessions or to the Comptroller's Office.


The University reserves the right to refuse to cash or accept checks from students who have had checks returned.  The penalty for each check returned unpaid for any reason is $15.




Important !  These fees are subject to change. This fee schedule is subject to the detail policies of Louisiana Tech University, the University of Louisiana System for Colleges and Universities as detailed and specified in, but not limited to, the published EXPENSE SHEET.

Additional fees may be applicable for some courses and special programs.


All payments for tuition & fees, room rent and meal plans, etc. are due and must be paid at the time set aside in the University calendar for fee payment.  The University accepts payments made by Cash, Check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.  Students are responsible for the timely availability of their financial aid (Loans, Grants, Scholarships, Waivers, etc.) in order to make payments due the University for tuition and fees by the payment (purge) deadline.


Student's must pay or confirm registration to complete the payemnt process.  Students failing to complete payment in full by the fee payment (purge) deadline will have their classes purged (cancelled.) 

A late fee of $50 applies to late registration/payment beginning the first class day of each quarter.


First Purge - 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 28, 2014.

Second Purge - 6:00 p.m. Tuesday March 11, 2014.


ON AND OFF-CAMPUS OFFERINGS:  (Excluding Barksdale)

Students who resign prior to the close of office on:

90% Refund of Registration Fees*   Friday, March 14, 2014
70% Refund of Registration Fees*   Friday, March 21, 2014
40% Refund of Registration Fees*   Friday, March 28, 2014
No Refund after -  Friday, March 28, 2014

Students who drop individual courses prior to the close of office on:

100% Refund - Friday, March 14, 2014
No Refund after  - Friday, March 14, 2014

 *Registration Fees are defined as including all tuition, university fees and self assessments.  No refund of student insurance.  Students who resign from the university through the 9th class day (Monday, March 24, 2014)  may receive a 75% refund of room rent and the unused portion of meals. After the 9th class day, no refunds are given on room and meals. Processing of resignation refunds will begin twenty days after the start of classes for the quarter. 

For a student who is deceased any time during the term of enrollment, there shall be a refund of 100% of total fees less student insurance. 


For those students who drop individual courses prior to the close of offices on the final date for late registration, as indicated in the official University calendar, fees will be adjusted to reflect hours pursued.


Each student is expected to make payment on any bill due the University by the prescribed deadline for payment.  The penalty for late payment of charges, fines, penalties, etc. due the University is $15.  A student who is indebted to any department of the University will not receive a transcript to validate credit for academic work already done, nor be permitted to re-enroll, until the indebtedness is cleared.  Student Accounts with outstanding balances over a quarter past due will be sent to an outside agency for collections.  Students are responsible for all accrued collection fees.


In accordance with the GRAD Act, you can view Louisiana Tech's University
projections of out of state fees for the next four years (Table 4.c.i) and
In-State/Out of State enrollment comparison (Table 4.c.ii)

Louisiana Tech University is a Member of the University of Louisiana System


Residence Hall/Apartments

Space must be contracted with Residential Life and paid by payment deadline.

Regular Room $890.00
Private Room $1,220.00
University Park 1 (9 month lease) $1,650.00
University Park 1 (12 month lease) $1,400.00
Park Place 2 & 4 bedroom (9 month lease) $1,920.00
Park Place 2 & 4 bedroom (12 month lease) $1,640.00
Park Place 1 bedroom (9 month lease) $2,080.00
Park Place 1 bedroom (12 month lease) $1,840.00

Students leaving the residence hall system in compliance with regulations, but remaining in school, will get a refund of room rent if the official checkout from the residence hall and the permission to move are both obtained before 5:00 p.m. on the close of registration.  Any student leaving after that date will forfeit the unexpended portion of room rent for the quarter.

Students who resign through the 9th class day may receive a 75% refund.  After the 9th class day, no refunds are given.


A $150 non-refundable application fee is required to reserve a residence hall room or apartment. Request to cancel your housing assignment must be made in writing and received by the Department of Residential Life.


5 meals/week + $450 Declining Balance $920.00
10 meals/week + $225 Declining Balance $920.00
15 meals/week + $150 Declining Balance $920.00
19 meals/week + $60 Declining Balance $920.00
$920 Declining Balance $920.00
UP/Park Place Meal Plan - $410 Declining Balance $410.00
Commuter Meal Plan - $200 Declining Balance $200.00

A variety of menus are offered to meet nutritional needs and personal dining habits.  All undergraduate and graduate students residing in the dorm or University Park/Park Place apartments are required to purchase a meal plan.  Meal plans are available for purchase by students residing off campus.

NO INDIVIDUAL WILL BE AUTHORIZED TO USE THE MEAL CARD OF ANOTHER STUDENT.  Improper use of the meal card is subject to judicial action and considered a serious University violation.  Treat your meal card as a credit card or driver's license.  It is valuable and if lost or stolen, should be reported to the Tech Express Office in the Student Center.  There is a $10 replacement fee for lost, stolen or damaged cards.

On occasion, official holidays other than those announced in the official University Calendar will be designated.  These special holidays will be announced by memorandum, posted notice, and in THE TECH TALK.  Closing dates and times for the campus dining facilities will be announced and published at the same time by the Director of Food Services. 

Louisiana Tech University reserves the right to increase the cost of housing and/or meals at any time if conditions should require such a change.

Policy on Return of Title IV Funds

The Louisiana Tech University Financial Aid Office is required to administer a return of federal student aid funds that complies with the Higher Education Act Reauthorization of 1998. Federal financial aid includes Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), LEAP funds, Perkins loan, Stafford loans, and PLUS loans. The policy that follows complies with the federal requirements.

Title IV funds are awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of Title IV funds that the student was originally scheduled to receive.

The Financial Aid Office recalculates federal financial aid eligibility for students who fail to attend, drop out, resign (officially or unofficially), or are dismissed prior to completing greater than 60% of a quarter. The enrollment period is computed from the "classes begin" date to the "last day of classes" date. Recalculation is based on the percent of aid earned using the following formula:

Number of days completed divided by Total Days in the Quarter equals Percent Earned.

The date used in the calculation is defined as the date of last attendance. The University must return any unearned aid that was applied to institutional charges. The student then owes the University the amounts returned to the federal aid programs. The student may also be required to return/pay some portion of the federal aid received as a refund to the student. For example, if a student was enrolled for 30% of the enrollment period, the student is entitled to only 30% of the aid received; thus, 70% of the aid must be returned.

For the Spring Quarter 2014, the last day to drop with a "W" is  May 2, 2014.  The student who attends beyond April 24, 2014 is considered as having earned 100% of the federal financial aid.

While this return of Title IV funds policy applies solely to students who receive federal financial aid, it must be understood that the Louisiana Tech University refund policy is also applied to all students whether or not they receive federal financial assistance.  The student may owe a refund to the University on the basis of their refund rules.  Details of the University refund policy are located in the "Schedule of Classes and General Information" and quarterly "Expense Sheet".


Processing of refunds for enrolled students will begin approximately 7 days after the last day set aside for drop/add and will continue to be processed each week of the quarter.  Students can sign up for electronic deposit of refunds on their B.O.S.S. account.  Students not enrolled in electronic deposit can pick up refund checks from the Cashier's Office in Keeny Hall.  Refunds not picked up within 21 days of disbursement will be mailed to student's home address.

Processing of refunds for students resigning from the University will begin 20 days after the start of classes.  Resignation refunds involving federal financial aid programs, waivers, or scholarships will be processed in accordance with these programs.  Registration refunds are normally mailed to the student's home address.