Costs & Financial Aid

Earn a world-class education at an affordable price at UL Lafayette. 

You have options, and we’re here to help you find the best combination of scholarships, on-campus employment, aid and loans.

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Costs for Other Students

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Affordable & Attainable

Top 16%

UL Lafayette as one of the best universities in the nation for social mobility and providing a “best bang for the buck” education.

We’re one of the Forbes Best Value Colleges for our net price, school quality, and alumni earnings.

Understanding the Cost for Undergraduates

Tuition and Fees for

What is This?

This cost is for in-state students taking 30 credit hours (15 credit hours in both the fall and spring semesters). If you take fewer credit hours in a semester, your cost will be lower.

Additional course fees and lab fees are not included here.

What is This?

This is the average cost for a suite-style shared room (which most freshmen choose) in a campus residence hall and the Cajun Select meal plan.

Other on-campus residence and meal plan options on campus may cost more.

First-time freshmen are required to live on campus unless your home is within 40 miles of the University. If you live off campus, you will not owe this amount to the University.

Breakdown
Suite-style shared room on campus for fall and spring$7,242
Cajun Select meal plan for fall and spring$3,840
Meal plan processing fees$48
Resources
Total Yearly Cost
$22,378
What is This?

Freshmen: Scholarships are awarded based on your academic performance, including your high school GPA and your ACT or SAT scores. You’ll automatically be considered for University academic and housing scholarships when you apply for admission

Transfer Students: Scholarships are awarded based on your academic performance, particularly your GPA, and hours earned from your transfer school. You’ll automatically be considered for University academic scholarships when you apply for admission

Current Students: Scholarships are available through colleges and/or departments for current students. Find out more about scholarships in each college.

Louisiana Residents: The Louisiana TOPS Scholarship is also available for Louisiana students who qualify. To apply for a TOPS scholarship, you have to fill out the FAFSA.

Breakdown
Louisiana TOPS scholarships$5,406 - $6,206
Freshmen academic scholarships$2,200 - $3,800
Freshmen housing scholarship$5,002 - $10,792
Transfer academic scholarships$1,400
Resources
What is This?

Financial aid comes from the federal and state governments for students who qualify. Grant amounts are based on your family’s income, but not all students qualify.

Grants are free money to pay for school, similar to scholarships. Loans must be paid back after you graduate. Learn more about the different types of aid.

Breakdown
Federal grants$650 - $6,345
Supplemental grants$300 - $3,000
Federal loansup to $5,500
Resources
Calculate Your Cost

Use the net price calculator to get a personalized estimate of what you would pay based on your eligibility for scholarships and financial aid.

What is This?

This cost is for out-of-state students taking 30 credit hours (15 credit hours in both the fall and spring semesters). If you take fewer credit hours in a semester, your cost will be lower.

Additional course fees and lab fees are not included here.

What is This?

This is the average cost for a suite-style shared room (which most freshmen choose) in a campus residence hall and the Cajun Select meal plan.

Other on-campus residence and meal plan options on campus may cost more.

First-time freshmen are required to live on campus unless your home is within 40 miles of the University. If you live off campus, you will not owe this amount to the University.

Breakdown
Suite-style shared room on campus for fall and spring$7,242
Cajun Select meal plan for fall and spring$3,840
Meal plan processing fee$48
Resources
Total Yearly Cost
$36,106
What is This?

Freshmen: Scholarships are awarded based on your academic performance, including your high school GPA and your ACT or SAT scores. You may also be eligible for additional scholarships if your parents graduated from a Louisiana college or university. You’ll automatically be considered for University academic and housing scholarships when you apply for admission.  

Transfer Students: Scholarships are awarded based on your academic performance, particularly your GPA, and hours earned from your transfer school. You’ll automatically be considered for University academic scholarships when you apply for admission.

Out-of-State Students: Our Louisiana Legacy scholarship offers in-state tuition rates to students from other states with a parent who earned an associate’s degree or higher from other colleges and universities in Louisiana.

Breakdown
Freshmen academic scholarships$2,000 - $27,120
Freshmen housing scholarship$5,002 - $10,792
Transfer academic scholarships$1,400
Resources
What is This?

Financial aid comes from the federal and state governments for students who qualify. Grant amounts are based on your family’s income, but not all students qualify.

Grants are free money to pay for school, similar to scholarships. Loans must be paid back after you graduate. Learn more about the different types of aid.

Breakdown
Federal grants$650 - $6,345
Supplemental grants$300 - $3,000
Federal loansup to $5,500
Resources
Calculate Your Cost

Use the net price calculator to get a personalized estimate of what you would pay based on your eligibility for scholarships and financial aid.

What is This?

This cost is for international students taking 30 credit hours (15 credit hours in both the fall and spring semesters). If you take fewer credit hours in a semester, your cost will be lower.

Additional course fees and lab fees are not included here.

What is This?

All international students on F-1, J-1, or any other non-immigrant status visa are required to pay a supplemental health insurance fee.

What is This?

This is the average cost for a suite-style shared room (which most freshmen choose) in a campus residence hall and the Cajun Select meal plan.

Other on-campus residence and meal plan options on campus may cost more.

First-time freshmen are required to live on campus unless your home is within 40 miles of the University. If you live off campus, you will not owe this amount to the University.

Breakdown
Suite-style shared room on campus for fall and spring$7,242
Cajun Select meal plan for fall and spring$3,840
Meal plan processing fee$48
Resources
Total Yearly Cost
$37,836
What is This?

Freshmen: Scholarships are awarded based on your academic performance, including your high school GPA and your ACT or SAT scores. You may also be eligible for additional scholarships if your parents graduated from a Louisiana college or university. You’ll automatically be considered for University academic and housing scholarships when you apply for admission.  

Transfer Students: Scholarships are awarded based on your academic performance, particularly your GPA, and hours earned from your transfer school. You’ll automatically be considered for University academic scholarships when you apply for admission.

International Students: Our Louisiana Legacy scholarship offers in-state tuition rates to students from other states or countries whose parent  earned an associate’s degree or higher from other colleges and universities in Louisiana.

Breakdown
Freshmen academic scholarships$2,000 - $13,728
Freshmen housing scholarship$2,428 - $10,274
Transfer academic scholarships$1,400

I have questions about:

  • Many students who receive financial aid or scholarships are also eligible for on-campus jobs. In your on-campus job, you work 10 hours a week in a University office as a student worker for minimum wage.

    Most student workers earn $2,600 from an on-campus job during the year.

    All students who apply for admission are automatically considered for scholarships. Scholarships are based on academic performance, which includes your GPA and ACT or SAT scores.

    While you’re a student at UL Lafayette, you can apply for scholarships through your college or department, professional organizations, and other sources. Learn more about scholarships in each college.

    Your advisor can be a great resource to help you discover these opportunities.

    Louisiana TOPS scholarships are available for students who graduated from Louisiana high schools and meet certain academic requirements.

    Learn how to apply for TOPS.

  • You’ll buy or rent textbooks for most of your classes. You might be required to purchase other supplies, too.

    We recommend budgeting $1,300 a year for books and supplies.

    If you live on campus, your parking permit is $40 per year.

    If you live off campus, you can buy a permit for $100 to park on campus.

    If you live off campus, you can subtract the average housing and meal costs from the estimated cost.

    If you plan to live off-campus, take into account your personal costs for rent, utilities, and food as you assess your financial need.

    If you’re not living on campus, you should consider getting a meal plan for eating on campus during the semester.

    We have tips for finding outside scholarships, finding an on-campus job, and budgeting responsibly.

    Explore ways to save

  • Financial aid grant amounts are based on the information you enter into the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By filling out the FAFSA, you will find out if you’re eligible for federal, state or university grants.

    Learn more about how aid is calculated. Your need for aid is decided based on family income, and financial aid is not guaranteed.

    Fill out the net price calculator to find out if you're eligible for grants or other aid.

    Before you apply for admission, you can fill out the net price calculator to estimate what aid you would receive.

    After you apply for admission and fill out the FAFSA, you’ll get a personalized financial aid package in the mail that outlines what aid you’ll receive.

    No, your financial need does not affect how the University evaluates your admissions application.

    At UL Lafayette, your admissions decision is completely separate from your financial aid eligibility, scholarships, and other awards.