Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are assessed to all students who enroll in Southern University at New Orleans. The amount of fees assessed is determined in accordance with the student's residential status and the number of semester hours for which the student enrolls. Students who do not hold legal residence in the state pay a nonresident fee in addition to University fees.

No student is registered until fees are paid. Fees are to be paid by Cash, Cashiers Check, Money Order (Bank or Postal), Visa, MasterCard or Discover. No personal checks honored.


Summer 2021

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Student Fee Descriptions

Academic Enhancement Fee

    • Statute: Board Approved April 1989
    • Cost: $40.00

      Description: Academic Enhancement Fees are generated by a special levy on students at registration; the amount charged is $40 per student per semester. This legislatively- authorized fee is designed to support academic programs and may be used at the University's discretion (but may not be used for faculty/staff salaries or travel). Funds may be used for instructional library books or equipment, student laboratory equipment, student computer laboratory equipment, or any expenses specifically tied to the instruction of students.

 

Academic Excellence Fee

    • Statute: RS 17:1855.1 Act 1132 of the 2003 LA Regular Session Board approved 7/2003
    • Cost: Effective Fall 2003 - $90.00 Graduate | $120.00 Undergraduate

      Description: BOS of SUS may provide for the assessment of an academic excellence fee at each institution under its management and supervision effective for Fall, 2003. The amount should not exceed $10 per credit hour nor exceed $120 per semester. Costs not payable by TOPS. This fee is used to promote academic excellence at each institution by enhancing instructional programs. Not used to pay the salary of an administrator. Requires waivers.

 

Application Fee

    • Statute: University Imposed
    • Cost: $20.00

      Description: Charged to all Students applying to SUNO for admission.

 

Breakage Fee

    • Statute: University Assessed
    • Cost: $1.35

      Description: Non-refundable. This fee covers any University equipment damaged by the student.

 

Building Use Fee

    • Statute: Act 619 of 1954 as amended by Act 15 of 1967
    • Cost: SU Board of Supervisors Approved Increase - $36.00 Graduate | $48.00 Undergraduate

      Description: Fee shall not exceed $4 per credit hour $2 summer and in no case shall exceed a total of $96 per year for any student. This fee is authorized by the LA Legislature used to construct, acquire, extend or improve academic facilities.

 

Cafe' Cash Fee

    • Cost: $125.00 Meal card (Non-housing students)

 

Class Dues Fee

    • Student Imposed
    • Cost: $2.00

      Description: Cover activities specific to the class level. Support activities designed on the class level. The total is divided among Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior and Graduate classes.

 

Energy Surcharge Fee

    • Statute: Board of Regents, July 2000
    • Cost: SU Board of Supervisors Approved Increase July 2015 - $36.00 Graduate | $48.00 Undergraduate

      Description: Approved for all universities in July 2001 by BOR. All funds collected are restricted and can only be applied to energy costs that exceed the energy budget. These funds are used only after all budgeted state dollars for utilities are expended. Utility costs are monitored in order to adjust the charge up or down as needed.

 

Facilities Use and Maintenance Fee

    • Statute: RS 17:3351.8 Act 963 of the 2003 LA Regular Session

      Cost: Effective Fall 2003 - $247.00 Graduate | $210.00 Undergraduate

      Description: Increase in facilities use and maintenance fee for a total amount of $50 for FT undergrad and grad students, applied proportionally for part-time and summer sessions. Not payable by TOPS. Not used to pay the salary of the administrator. Requires waivers.

 

Field Practicum Graduate Part-time

    • Statute: University Imposed
    • Cost: $150.00

      Description: Assessed to each SOWK: 606, 607, 702, and 703 graduate courses.

 

Field Practicum Undergraduate (SOWK 481 / 482)

    • Statute: University Imposed
    • Cost: $80.00

      Description: Assessed to each SOWK: 481 & 482 undergraduate courses.

 

Foundation Fee

    • University Assessed
    • Cost: $5.00

      Description: Supports and promotes the enhancement of Southern University at New Orleans.

 

Health Fee

    • University Assessed
    • Cost: $13.00

      Description: Health Fee entitles students to the use of the Student Health Facility with ID.

 

Intramural Sports Fee

    • Student Imposed
    • Cost: $10.00

      Description: Provides students with holistic development such as organized team sports, recreational activities, and exercise equipment.

 

Laboratory Fee

    • Statute: University Imposed
    • Cost: $50.00

      Description: Assessed to each student with a lab attached to a class.

 

Late Fee

    • Statute: University Imposed
    • Cost: $35.00

      Description: Assessed to students whose tuition and fees are not paid prior to 1st day of class.

Lyceum Fee

    • Student Imposed
    • Cost: $3.32

      Description: Provides public lectures and campus-wide, diverse entertainment.

 

Observer Fee

    • Student Imposed
    • Cost: $3.00

      Description: Support the publication of the student newspaper. The newspaper staff is paid a Stipend for each publication.

 

Operational Fee

    • Statute: RS 17:3351 (A) (5) (d)(i) Act 788 of the 2004 LA Regular Session Board approved 7/18/2004
    • Cost: Fall 2004 - $68.00 Graduate | $54.00 Undergraduate

      Description: Each management board may provide for the assessment of an operational fee at each institution under its management and supervision in an amount not to exceed 4% of the total mandatory tuition and fee amount in effect for each institution on August 15, 2004. This fee is used to cover unfunded state mandates which include increases in retirement system costs and health insurance costs not funded through the state general fund appropriation and to enhance instructional programs at the University Not payable by TOPS. Requires waivers.

 

Social Activities Fee

    • Statute: Student Imposed
    • Cost: $8.00

      Description: Supports and advises planning, implementation, and organizing of activities of organizations/clubs on campus.

 

Special Loan Fee

    • Student Imposed
    • Cost: $2.00

      Description: Provides loans to students from the Student Government Association for books.

 

Special Student Fee

    • Student Imposed
    • Cost: $15.00

      Description: Provides support for students with disabilities to make campus life assessable. Includes providing special equipment to enhance their academic success, special computer screens, and equipment for the blind, hearing impaired, and physically challenged students.

 

Student Accidental Death Insurance Fee

    • Statute: University Assessed
    • Cost: $22.00

      Description: Provides 24 Hour Accidental Death Insurance Policy for all enrolled students.

 

Student Activity Fee

    • Student Imposed
    • Cost: $15.00

      Description: Promote student participation & improve student’s campus life at the University.

 

Student Senate (SGA) Fee

    • Statute: Student Imposed
    • Cost: $25.00

      Description: Governing body on behalf of the student body that helps and leads with complaints, support, and activities on campus.

 

Student Union Fee

    • Statute: University Assessed
    • Cost: $30.00

      Description: Support general operations of the student union.

 

Student Teaching Fee

    • Statute: University Imposed
    • Cost: $200.00

      Description: Assessed to EDUC 480 course.

 

Student Technology Fee

    • Statute: RS 17:3351.1
      • Cost: Fall, 1997 $7 per credit hour up to $100 | $63.00 Graduate | $84.00 Undergraduate

        Description: SGA {2/3) can vote on the maximum amount of fee or to terminate. No greater than $100 per semester. Used in accordance with a written plan for purposes of implementing, replacing, improving, and expanding technologies to benefit student life and learning. A yearly report should be submitted to the Board on the use of monies.

 

Tutorial Fee

    • Statute: University Assessed
    • Cost: $2.50

      Description: Support peer student tutors that provide help with the course of study.

 

University Festival Fee

    • Student Imposed
    • Cost: $25.00

      Description: Support Homecoming Week, Spring Fest, and Fall Welcome Week.

 

University Support Fee

    • Statute: HB 152
    • Cost: SU Board of Supervisors Approved July 28, 2016, Meeting - $603.00 Graduate | $504.00 Undergraduate

      Description: Supports the general operations of the campus. Under the authorization given in HB152 and as required by legislation, five percent {5%) of the revenues from the University Support Fee will be earmarked for need-based scholarships to students who are PELL eligible.

 

Yearbook Fee

    • Statute: Student Imposed
    • Cost: $20.00

      Description: Provides a class yearbook. Students on the yearbook staff are paid a stipend.

 

Previous Years' Student Fees


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