The 2024-25 FAFSA is open!

Visit the Federal Student Aid website to submit your FAFSA today. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid in order to qualify for grants, loans, and work-study opportunities. Submit your 2024-25 FAFSA using LU School Code: 003581.

For more information regarding changes and updates to the 2024-25 FAFSA, visit

Student Aid at Lamar University

Welcome to the Office of Student Aid! Our office is comprised of Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Veterans Affairs. We're here to help you navigate through the process of applying for and receiving financial assistance to fund your education. At Lamar University, we strive to make your education affordable and accessible. Reach out to us any time with your questions! 

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Important Dates 

August 12, 2024 Disbursement for Fall 2024 (if you are in an 8-week or 5-week program, you will receive TWO disbursements in Fall 2024
August 15, 2024 Payment due for Fall 2024 courses starting 8/22/24
August 22, 2024 First day of Class for the Fall 2024 semester

→ View a full list of Important Dates and Deadlines!

$10 million+

Lamar University awards over 2,000 scholarships annually, totaling over $10 million in assistance to students.


90% of all full-time students receive financial aid at Lamar University.


47% of Lamar University graduates complete their degree with no debt.

LU School Code: 003581

Apply & Receive Aid

Follow these steps to guide you through the financial aid process. Understand how to apply for financial aid, review and accept your award offers, and check your financial aid status!

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Cost of Attendance

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is an estimate of all expenses - billable and non-billable - associated with attending Lamar University. It includes direct costs like tuition, fees, and on-campus housing and meal plan as well as variable costs like books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. The COA expenses are NOT charged to your account. Use our Net Price Calculator to estimate your potential out-of-pocket costs after financial aid is applied.

Have questions?

Take a look at our FAQs asked by students:


Tell us how we're doing by completing the survey!

  1. Log in to Self-Service Banner.
  2. Click on "Financial Aid."
  3. Choose "Financial Aid Survey.

Classes that Count!

Students are only eligible to receive financial aid for classes that count towards their degree, certificate, or other recognized credential.  With the exception of eligible remedial classes, taking classes outside of your degree or certificate program will affect your financial aid.

Learn about taking the right classes

Still Need Help? We're Here for You!

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Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 8AM - 5PM
Wimberly Building, Room 200

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Financial Aid: 409-880-8450
Scholarships: 409-880-1714
Veterans Affairs: 409-880-7198

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