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Graduate School Tuition & Costs

When pursuing a graduate degree, funding options are usually on the top of a student's list of information to gather. The University of Louisiana at Lafayette has been recognized as an affordable university both in Louisiana and nationally. Combine this recognition with the low cost of living in south Louisiana and growing funding opportunities at UL Lafayette, and your return on investment will be hard to beat.

Graduate School Tuition and Fees

Visit the Bursar's Office website for an overview of the current cost of tuition and fees for a semester as a grad student at UL Lafayette. Keep in mind that tuition costs can increase from year to year.

Online Programs

Graduate students enrolled in 100-percent online programs pay a flat-rate tuition of $480 per credit hour. Additional course fees, including materials, labs and proctoring fees, are not included. For more information about our online graduate programs and cost, visit

International Graduate Student Cost Estimate

International students who hold, or hope to obtain, F-1 or J-1 visas will be required to provide financial documentation showing enough funds for one year of graduate study at UL Lafayette. 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).

These are estimated expenses* for Graduate-level students for the 2023-2024 year (based on a 9-hr. graduate enrollment in the Fall and Spring semesters). This estimate is based on the fall and spring semesters ONLY. All fees are subject to change without notice.

Type of Expense Estimated Cost
Tuition and Fees (Non-Resident)* $25,548.00
Living Expensesᶧ $9,138.00
Books and Supplies $1,300.00
Mandatory International Health Insurance $1,708.00
Total Financial Responsibility ± $37,694.00

To expedite the processing or your application materials and, if admitted, the issuance of an I-20, we ask that you provide all immigration and financial documentation at the time of application.

* These amounts reflect anticipated costs for graduate-level international enrollment based on 9 graduate credit hours for the Fall and Spring semesters only. All costs are subject to change. 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.

ᶧ Living expenses are based on the cost of on-campus living in “Junior Suite Single” Housing and the “Cajun Classic” Meal Plan option.

± Add $2,000 for a dependent spouse and $1,000 for each dependent child. For example, if you will bring your spouse and one child as dependents, you will need to document $37,694 + $3,000 = $40,694.

Last updated 2/17/2023

Housing Costs

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

More interested in off-campus living? There are plenty of housing options surrounding the UL Lafayette campus, some of which even offer personalized transportation to-and-from campus. We encourage you to talk with your Graduate Coordinator and current graduate students in your program for additional guidance.