Tuition & Funding

UL Lafayette has been nationally and locally recognized as an affordable university. Combined with the low cost of living in south Louisiana and growing funding opportunities, your return on investment will be hard to beat. 

When considering a graduate degree, funding will be at the top of your mind. We’ve made your Graduate School tuition and fees easy to understand so you can start preparing.  

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Graduate School Tuition & Fees

Tuition costs are based on credit hours and residency status. Here are the current tuition costs for full-time students taking 9 credit hours for one semester. All fees are subject to change. View more about tuition and fees


Louisiana Residents


Out-of-State U.S.


F-1 or J-1 International Students

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Graduate students enrolled in graduate programs with 100% online or hybrid delivery pay a flat-rate tuition that range from $388 per credit hour for the MBA program to $480 per credit hour for other programs.

View more information for online tuition and fees

Housing Costs   

UL Lafayette offers a variety of on-campus options, including dorm-style living, apartment-style living, and family housing for married couples and single parents. Find out more about the available housing options today by visiting the Office of University Housing.   

You may also consider living off-campus. There are plenty of housing options surrounding UL Lafayette, some of which offer transportation to campus. Talk with your Graduate Coordinator and current graduate students in your program for additional guidance.  


International Student Costs and Financial Requirements

Issuance of a certificate for eligibility (Form I-20 or DS2019) requires that international students pursuing graduate studies on a F-1 or J-1 visa provide financial documentation using the International Confidential Financial Information Form to show enough funds for one year of graduate study at UL Lafayette.

To expedite the processing of your application materials and, if admitted, the issuance of an I-20, we recommend providing all immigration and financial documentation at the time of application rather than waiting for admission or funding offers. 

Below are the estimated costs for the upcoming academic year that must be met before issuance of a certificate for eligibility (Form I-20 or DS2019).  

Tuition and Fees (non-resident, international)$25,576
Living Expenses                                               $9,386
Books and Supplies                                         $1300
Mandatory International Health Insurance      $1818
TOTAL                                                              $38,080

Your total minimum expected financial responsibility is $38,080. This includes your tuition and fees, living expenses, books and supplies, and mandatory international health insurance. 

Add $2,000 for a dependent spouse and $1,000 for each dependent child. For example, if you plan to bring your spouse and one child as dependents, you will need to document $38,080 + $3,000 = $41,080.

These estimated expenses are for graduate-level students for the 2024-2025 year (based on a 9-hour graduate enrollment in the Fall and Spring semesters). This estimate is based on the fall and spring semesters ONLY. 

In the event of an increase in tuition and/or fees, students are responsible for added costs. We recommend documenting 10-15% more funds than the minimum required. 

Last updated 2/23/2024 

The estimated cost of your tuition and fees is $25,576.  

These amounts reflect anticipated costs for graduate-level international enrollment based on 9 graduate credit hours for the Fall and Spring semesters only.  

Your estimated cost for living expenses is $9,386.00.  

This estimate is based on the cost of on-campus living in “Junior Suite Single” Housing and the “Cajun Classic” Meal Plan option.