Costs and Aid

Scholarships and Financial Aid

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 below, including available options and how to apply.

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Paying for College - Financial Aid

Financial Aid

The first step is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA). Each document helps determine how much aid a student may receive. Make sure to include the LU School Code in your FAFSA: 003581

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Paying for college - Scholarships


Most Lamar University scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement. Extra-curricular activities such as marching band and athletics also may be considered in awarding some Lamar University scholarships.

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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. Residents of Louisiana 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 Core Residency Form if you believe you should be classified as a Texas Resident and are currently identified as a non-Texas Resident. Please note: You will need to log in with your LEA username and password to access and submit this form.