LU Tuition Lock - Guaranteed Price Plan

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A Guaranteed Price Plan

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

The LU Tuition Lock is a set price that accounts for anticipated increases in tuition and mandatory fees for four full years, providing the student remains an undergraduate resident of Texas.  

There will be no tuition or mandatory fee rate increases for the duration of the plan.  Only first-time, degree seeking freshmen, transfer students, and Texas residents are eligible for the plan.

Apply for LU Tuition Lock

If a student decides not to apply, no action is necessary. The student will be charged the traditional price plan in effect at that time. 

LU Tuition Lock Forms

LU Tuition Lock FAQ

Who is Eligible?

  • First-time, degree-seeking freshmen beginning Fall 2014. Students who graduate from high school are first-time freshmen, regardless of the number of college or advanced placement credits earned.

  • Students who transfer from any other post-secondary institution beginning Fall 2014

  • Texas residents

Who is NOT Eligible?

Non-resident or out of state students, and Graduate students are not eligible for the plan

How do I enroll in LU Tuition Lock?

If a student decides to participate in the plan, he/she must opt-in. The application is available on the Lamar website and should be filled out and submitted before the census date (12th class day of the Fall/Spring: 4th class day of the Summer) of the semester in which the student registers as an incoming, degree-seeking freshman or transfer student.  After enrollment deadlines have passed, the student will not be eligible to enroll in LU Tuition Lock.

Are Housing and Meal Plans covered under LU Tuition Lock?

The LU Tuition Lock does not include costs associated with housing or meal plans. Textbooks, parking, and other non-mandatory fees are not covered.

How do I opt-out of LU Tuition Lock?

The student may opt-out of the plan in any given semester.  The student must fill out the Opt-out form and submit the paper form. Once a student opts out, the student is no longer eligible for LU Tuition Lock. 

Do I have to have a maximum or minimum amount of hours in a semester?

No.  LU Tuition Lock is in effect for four years, regardless of the number of hours a student takes per semester.

What happens after four years?

After four years, the LU Tuition Lock expires and the student pays the traditional price plan in effect at that time.