Spring Quarter Purge Date








Important Spring Quarter Dates

Purge Dates

First Purge  –  5 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Second Purge  –  6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Credit Balance Refunds

Monday, March 25, 2024 (electronic and paper checks)

(Beginning March 25, credit balance refunds will be processed every Monday and Wednesday throughout the duration of the quarter.)

Tuition and Fees – Winter Quarter 2024

Listed here are tuition and fees for Louisiana Tech University undergraduate and graduate students.

2023-24 Tuition and Fees breakdown for TOPS

Fee Descriptions

Financial Responsibility Policy

Undergraduate tuition and fees


Credit Hours  Tuition (On-campus and Online) Mandatory Fees (On-campus and Online) Undergraduate Total1 (On-campus and Online) Out-of-State (in addition to Undergrad tuition and fees)2
1 $662.00 $353.00 $1,015.00 $0.00
2 $662.00 $367.00 $1,029.00 $0.00
3 $662.00 $381.00 $1,043.00 $0.00
4 $892.00 $514.00 $1,406.00 $0.00
5 $1,124.00 $749.00 $1,873.00 $0.00
6 $1,364.00 $968.00 $2,332.00 $0.00
7 $1,599.00 $1,186.00 $2,785.00 $1,914.00
8 $1,851.00 $1,404.00 $3,255.00 $2,247.00
9 $1,851.00 $1,494.00 $3,345.00 $2,609.00
10 $1,851.00 $1,584.00 $3,435.00 $2,971.00
11 $1,851.00 $1,674.00 $3,525.00 $3,331.00
12 or more $1,851.00 $1,764.00 $3,615.00 $3,683.00


Special course section undergraduate tuition and fees
Credit Hours Barksdale Tuition (Sections 093-097) Intern Tuition1(Sections 098-099) Extension Tuition1(Sections 087-089)
1 $214.00 $700.34 $986.00
2 $428.00 $700.34 $996.00
3 $642.00 $700.34 $1,006.00
4 $856.00 $942.46 $1,348.00
5 $1,070.00 $1,187.51 $1,767.00
6 $1,284.00 $1,438.45 $2,181.00
7 $1,498.00 $1,684.43 $2,587.00
8 $1,712.00 $1,946.39 $3,012.00
9 $1,926.00 $1,946.39 $3,102.00
10 $2,140.00 $1,946.39 $3,192.00
11 $2,354.00 $1,946.39 $3,282.00
12 or more $2,568.00 $1,946.39 $3,372.00

Extension, Intern, and Barksdale courses are assessed in addition to any Main campus (on-campus and online) offerings.

Graduate tuition and fees
Credit Hours  Tuition (On-campus and Online) Mandatory Fees (On-campus and Online) Graduate Total1(On-campus and Online) Out-of-State (in addition to Graduate tuition and fees)2
1 $714.00 $363.00 $1,077.00 $0.00
2 $744.00 $377.00 $1,121.00 $0.00
3 $774.00 $391.00 $1,165.00 $0.00
4 $1,052.00 $534.00 $1,586.00 $913.00
5 $1,323.00 $755.00 $2,078.00 $1,245.00
6 $1,602.00 $973.00 $2,575.00 $1,577.00
7 $1,767.00 $1,138.00 $2,905.00 $1,914.00
8 $1,947.00 $1,304.00 $3,251.00 $2,247.00
9 $1,947.00 $1,394.00 $3,341.00 $2,609.00
10 $1,947.00 $1,484.00 $3,431.00 $2,971.00
11 $1,947.00 $1,574.00 $3,521.00 $3,331.00
12 or more $1,947.00 $1,664.00 $3,611.00 $3,683.00


Special course section graduate tuition and fees
Credit Hours Barksdale Tuition (Sections 093-097) Intern Tuition1(Sections 098-099) Extension Tuition1(Sections 087-089)
1 $214.00 $753.50 $1,048.00
2 $428.00 $783.50 $1,088.00
3 $642.00 $813.50 $1,128.00
4 $856.00 $1,096.80 $1,528.00
5 $1,070.00 $1,377.76 $1,972.00
6 $1,284.00 $1,663.80 $2,424.00
7 $1,498.00 $1,829.49 $2,707.00
8 $1,712.00 $2,010.17 $3,008.00
9 $1,926.00 $2,010.17 $3,098.00
10 $2,140.00 $2,010.17 $3,188.00
11 $2,354.00 $2,010.17 $3,278.00
12 or more $2,568.00 $2,010.17 $3,368.00

Extension, Intern, and Barksdale courses are assessed in addition to any Main campus (on-campus and online) offerings.

General notes

1Does not include Technology Enhancement Fee, Energy Surcharge, College Fee or mandatory class related fees.

2Select link for the University’s in-state residency requirements.  Out-of-state students may qualify for the Bulldog Out-of-State Fee Waiver, Graduate Assistantship Out-of-State Fee Waiver, or select departmental out-of-state fee waivers.

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

International Student Fee:  $40.00

International Student Insurance Fee:  $304.55


Other General Fees

Fee Description Fee Amount
Technology Enhancement Fee  -  ($5 per credit hour up to 12 hours) $5.00 / credit hour

Energy Surcharge  -  ($10 per credit hour up to 12 hours)

Not assessed to online course offerings

$10.00 / credit hour

Online Course Fee - ($25 per online credit hour)

The Online Course Fee is assessed to students enrolled in all online courses excluding the HIM online degree program (Sections W85 and W86), Extension online courses, and Barksdale online courses (Section 097.)

$25 / credit hour


College and Program Fees for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

College and Program Fee Description Fee Amount
Applied & Natural Sciences Fee $35.00
Applied & Natural Sciences Clinic/Lab/Field Fee $35.00
Business Fee $50.00
Business Lab Support Fee $50.00
Education Fee $25.00
Engineering & Science Fee $60.00
Engineering & Science Lab Support Fee $70.00
Liberal Arts Fee $35.00
School of Design Fee $80.00


Course Specific Fees

Course Fee Description Fee Amount
Applied & Natural Sciences Intern/Practicum/Co-op Fee $150.00
Bowling Fee $20.00
Forestry Summer Field Fee (Summer Quarter only) $275.00
Golf Fee $20.00
Graduate Dietetic Intern Fee $200.00
Health & PE Fee (Adult Fitness Program courses) $15.00
HIM Electronic Learning Fee (Sections W85-W86) $95.00/ credit hour
Nursing Clinical Fee $100.00
Professional Aviation Flight Lab Fee $100.00
Scuba Fee $165.00
Residence hall and apartment fees

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

Space Type Room Fee (Per Quarter)
University Park 1 12-month Lease $1,690
University Park 2/Park Place 12-month Lease $1,980
Park Place - 1 bedroom (12 month lease) $2,230
Potts/Robinson Suites 12-month Lease $1,300
Potts/Robinson Suites 12-Week $1,580
Potts/Robinson Suites 6-Week $790

Please visit the Residential Life webpage for more details on all housing options.

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 p.m. on the close of registration.  Any student leaving after that date will forfeit the unexpended portion of room rent for the quarter.

Housing Application Fee

A $150 non-refundable application fee is required for first-time residents to reserve a residence hall room or apartment.  Once a room is selected, the student must pay an additional $100 non-refundable app fee to retain the booking for that room selection.  Any student who does not pay this additional app fee by the dates listed on the app will have their booking canceled.

Returning residents will pay a $100 non-refundable reservation fee to secure a fall assignment each year.  Request to cancel your housing assignment must be made in writing and received by the Department of Residential Life.

Tech Express and Campus Meal Plans

The 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
  • 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 account.  Students with a refund on their account 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.

Meal Plans

Meal Plan Eligible Students Cost (Per quarter)
All Access Meal Plan + $225 Declining Balance - 12 Week All students $1,380
All Access Meal Plan + $115 Declining Balance - 6 Week All Students $690
10 meals/week + $375 Declining Balance - 12 Week All students $1,380
10 meals/week + $188 Declining Balance - 6 Week All Students $690
All DB $500 Juniors & Seniors $500
60 Block $350 DB Juniors & Seniors $725
40 Block $500 DB Juniors & Seniors $760
80 Block $500 DB Juniors & Seniors $1,000
Meal Plan Kit All off-campus students $275
Commuter Plan - Select link for options All off-campus students Variable

A variety of menus are offered to meet nutritional needs and personal dining habits.  All undergraduate and graduate students residing on-campus 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 other campus communications.  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 dorm and/or meals at any time if conditions should require such a change.

General regulations

Application Fee for Admission or Readmission

Each undergraduate application will be assessed a fee of $20.  Each graduate application (US or international) will be assessed a fee of $40 . Undergraduate 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.

Fee Payment & Financial Aid

Please review the University's Financial Responsibility Policy for registered students.  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.


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.  Resignation refunds are normally mailed to the student's home address.

Purge (Cancellation) of Registration

Student’s must pay or confirm registration to complete the payment process.  Students failing to complete payment in full or confirmation by the fee payment (purge) deadline will have their classes purged (cancelled.)  A late fee of $50 applies to late registration/payment beginning after the second purge.

Purge (Cancellation) Deadlines

  • First Purge  -  5 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Second Purge  -  6 p.m. Friday, November 28, 2023

Late or Delinquent Payments

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.

Returned Checks

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.

Special Sessions

Tuition & 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.

General Notes Regarding Fees and Assessments

Where there are two members of a family (husband and wife or sisters and brothers) each enrolled for 8 or more hours, one of these students may apply for a full refund of the $30 Lagniappe fee through the Cashier's Office, Cashier@LATech.edu.  November 1 is the final date for these refunds.  Registration receipts must be presented by those applying.

Fee refund policy

Students who resign (drop all courses) prior to the close of office on:

ON AND OFF-CAMPUS OFFERINGS:  (Excluding Barksdale)

Resignation Schedule

 Refund (Resignation) Drop all courses prior to the close of office on
90% Refund of Registration Fees* Friday, Dec 1
70% Refund of Registration Fees* Friday, Dec 8
40% Refund of Registration Fees* Friday, Dec 15
No Refund After Friday, Dec 15

*Registration Fees are defined as including all tuition, university fees and self assessments.  Students who resign from the University through the 9th class day (Monday, December 11) 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 20 days after the start of classes for the quarter.

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

Drop Refund Schedule

 Refund (Drops) Drop individual courses prior to the close of office on
100% Refund Friday, December 1
No Refund After Friday, December 1

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.


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 the Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, 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 aid eligibility for students who fail to attend, drop out, resign (officially or unofficially), or are dismissed prior to completing 60% of a quarter. Recalculation is based on the percent of aid earned using the following formula: Number of Days Completed divided by the 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/repay some portion of the federal aid received as a refund by the student. For example, if a student was enrolled for 30% of the quarter, then the student is entitled to only 30% of the aid received; thus 70% of the aid must be returned.

Fall Quarter 100% Federal Financial Aid Earned Last Day to Drop with a “W”
  Thursday, January 25 Friday, February 2

Please be aware that students must have attended at least one class after 60% of the enrollment period.

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”.