Online Program Costs

LSUA has some of the lowest cost programs in Louisiana and also has a comprehensive transfer policy to ensure students receive the most credit allowable for their prior educational work.

Students declared in the 100% online accelerated programs (all courses in 7-week cycles) are eligible for the online rates listed below.

Please see the note below the chart regarding proctored exams in some classes.

Tier/ProgramProgram Rate


Associate Degree (AS/AA)

$234/per credit hour*


BA, BS, (except Health Care), BGS, PBC in Education 


$250/per credit hour*


BS Health Care programs (BS Nursing, BS Medical Lab Science, BS Health Professions, BS Long Term Care Administration)

$260/per credit hour*

*Effective Fall 2019

Additional Fees

  • $20 Application Fee. One time only.
  • Course Fee:
    • $50 per course. Online Program Fee. The Online Program fee is used for funding services directly related to the online programs including online tutoring, academic assistants, faculty training, and course development. 
  • Per Credit Hour Fees:
    • $5/credit hour: Academic Excellence Fee
    • $5/credit hour: Student Excellence Fee
    • $5/credit hour: Technology Fee
    • $9/credit hour: Athletic Fee

  • Additional fees may apply for proctored exams in specific classes. Textbooks or access to publisher sites are not included in the above fees.  Cost information is available at the time of registration. LSUA reserves the right to increase fees at any time

Proctoring Fee

Some classes (not all) require that students take ‘proctored’ or ‘monitored’ exams.  You have 2 options for any of these classes 1) exams can be scheduled in the LSUA testing center at no charge provided you register at least 24 hours in advance; or 2) exams can be scheduled with ProctorU (an online proctoring service).  ProctorU fees must be paid at the time the test is scheduled.  Rates depend on the length of exam set by the professor.   Rates range from $8.75 for a 30 min exam to $19.75 for a 2 hour exam.  Exams must be scheduled at least 72 hours in advance or additional fees apply.  Students must have a web cam and a wired Internet connection.  The bookstore is carrying access cards for students wishing to purchase access with financial aid.  The cards do have a markup for the bookstore.

For additional information on programs, visit the Online Programs page.

Please note: Students declared in 100% online accelerated degree programs are not eligible for institutional scholarships due to the reduced tuition for those programs.