Paying for School

A college education is one of the best investments you can make in your future. Costs at Lamar University vary each semester depending on course load. Be prepared to budget money for textbooks and for room and board whether you plan to live on or off campus. Find information about our scholarships and financial aid and payment options.
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Guaranteed Price Plan  - LU Tuition Lock

Lamar University offers the LU Tuition Lock, a guaranteed price plan, to eligible students effective for four full years.  

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Waivers and Exemptions

Waivers and exemptions cover the cost of tuition and some fees for certain students attending public universities in Texas such as Lamar University. Students eligible for these waivers and exemptions include former foster children, blind and deaf students, and military veterans from Texas. For more information on waivers and exemptions, visit the College for All Texans page.

Texas Residency

Tuition costs are lower for Texas residents. Louisiana residents pay in-state tuition rates plus $30 per credit hour. Residents of other U.S. states and other countries pay out-of-state tuition.

Residency is determined prior to enrollment using rules and regulations established by state officials. Complete the corresponding Core Residency Form if you believe you should be classified as a Texas Resident and are currently identified as a non-Texas Resident.

  • Admitted and have your LEA account set up? Submit this Core Residency Form.
  • Need to update your residency prior to being admitted? Haven't set up your LEA account yet? Submit this Core Residency Form.

Please note: In order to expedite processing your residency, we encourage LEA account setup. As a result, the first form is shorter and will be tied directly to your account, so you don't have to enter duplicate information such as L Number, name, and date of birth.