Tuition and fees cover only enrollment in the course. Tuition and fees do not include the cost of textbooks, fees for exam proctoring, or any other additional expenses. Students must purchase textbooks separately for each course. Some courses have additional fees to cover supplemental media that must be purchased directly from ODL. Supplemental fees are indicated on the course fact sheet and will be added during the online enrollment process.
Per Course Fee Schedule as of August 15th, 2017
Nonrefundable Processing Fee
Academic Excellence Fee
Building Use Fee
Student Excellence Fee
Building Use Fee. This fee is used to help construct, acquire, repair, maintain, operate, or improve the facilities and physical infrastructure of the University. In the case of the Distance Learning Programs, the fee provides funding to maintain, operate, repair and improve the facilities and infrastructure used by our staff.
Student Excellence Fee. The purpose of this fee is to enhance the LSU student learning experience. The fee revenues are used to increase instructional and student support services as part of LSU’s graduation and retention efforts. The majority of the funds are allocated to academic colleges, with the remainder allocated to student support functions such as the Center for Academic Success, LSU Libraries, mental health counseling, and campus safety.
Students are responsible for fees charged for exam proctoring services as well as cost of textbooks and other required course materials. All exams must be taken through ProctorU unless otherwise specified in the course syllabus. Currently, ProctorU charges ODL students $25.00 per exam session. Visit ProctorU’s website for more information on its requirements.