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Estimated Costs

The University offers a quality education at an affordable price. UL Lafayette is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to the 2017 edition of "The Best 381 Colleges" published by the Princeton Review.

The figures listed below are used for budgeting purposes and eligibility for need-based aid for the academic year. Your actual bill will differ from these estimates — they are provided for planning purposes only.

Tuition and fees and room and board for on-campus housing are the only costs that are paid directly to the University. Books, supplies, and other costs will vary for each student.  The room & board figures for the commuter and off campus student are estimates of what costs a student could incur.

Estimated Cost of Attendance (COA)

2020-2021
Annual Cost¹

With Parent
(Commuter)

Campus
Housing

Off
Campus

Tuition/Fees (12 hrs)² $10,370 $10,370 $10,370
Books & Supplies $ 1,300 $ 1,300 $ 1,300
Other Costs $ 5,160 $ 4,260 $ 5,160
Room & Board $ 3,482 $11,520 $11,520
Total $20,312 $27,450 $28,350

¹ Includes fall and spring semesters
² Out-of-state residents add $13,728

Tuition & Fees

See the breakdown of tuition and fees by semester. How much you pay in tuition and fees each semester is based on a few factors:

  • Whether you're an undergraduate or graduate student;
  • How many credit hours you're taking that semester; and
  • Whether you're an in-state, out-of-state, or international student.

Estimated Semester Costs 

Determine what your costs will probably be for each semester using the Estimated Costs Worksheet.

You can also use the University's Net Price Calculator to determine how much you would be required to pay to attend UL Lafayette.

Online Programs

Online students enrolled in 100% online programs pay a flat-rate, per-credit-hour tuition rate.

Online Undergraduate students pay $380 per credit hour; online Graduate pay $480 per credit hour.

For more information about our online programs and cost, visit online.louisiana.edu.

Apply for Financial Aid

Learn more about how to apply for financial aid.