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LSU Online is committed to delivering high-quality learning experiences that are both accessible and affordable. We understand that paying for college can be stressful. We are proud to offer several options to reduce the cost of your degree and reduce your post-graduation debt.

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Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid can be a maze, but we’re here to lead you on your way. To apply for financial aid:

  1. Apply to an LSU Online degree
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  3. Complete the verification process

Our Enrollment Coach team is here to guide you through the process and help determine the best option for your degree. To learn more about financial aid and how to complete the FAFSA, please visit Financial Aid & Scholarships.

M.J. Foster Promise Program

Beginning in Fall 2022, financial assistance will be available through the M.J. Foster Promise Program for qualifying Louisiana residents enrolled in a qualifying two-year program. To learn more about this program, please visit the M.J. Foster Promise Program website or contact your Enrollment Coach. 

Employer Tuition Reimbursement Programs

LSU Online partners with a variety of employers who offer tuition reimbursement for eligible employees to help minimize your student loan debt. Checking directly with your employer, most often the Human Resources or Benefits department is the best way to confirm your eligibility. Visit our partnership page to view a partial list of employee partners. Once you have confirmed eligibility, please contact an Enrollment Coach at 833-280-5634 or lsuonline@lsu.edu about your payment options and the application process.

Don’t see your employer?

Contact Theresa Kumse, our Chief Partnership Officer, at tkumse1@lsu.edu and we’ll introduce ourselves on your behalf.

Prior Learning Assessment

You may be able to save on your degree through experience and certifications gained outside of the classroom. Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) allows students to apply career-related learning and professional development certifications towards college credit. Learn more about PLA and which programs are eligible.

Veterans Education Benefits

We proudly support our Veterans by helping apply their education benefits towards a degree. Whether you are seeking a graduate degree, undergraduate Degree, Online Distance Learning (ODL) course or Professional Development program, we are here to ensure your benefits are maximized. Learn more about Veterans Education Benefits.

Payment Options (LSU A&M Only)

In response to COVID-19, LSU offers students enrolled in degree programs at the Baton Rouge A&M campus several payment options. Learn more about these options.

Our Enrollment Coach team is here to guide you through the process and help determine the option for your degree. Call today!