Financial planning is a major factor in making a successful transition into a health profession or graduate/professional program. The “Cost of Attendance”, sometimes referred to as “Student Budgets”, is designed to provide students with an accurate projection of reasonable educational costs.  The Student Financial Aid Office computes a total “Cost of Attendance” figure or “Budget” based on the required direct or indirect educational expenses which make it possible for a student to attend college.  The Cost of Attendance may only include expenses that are incurred during the period of enrollment.  A periodic review is performed to ensure that the student budgets are comprehensive and adequate. The responsibility for the development and maintenance of the student Cost of Attendance resides with the Student Financial Aid Administrator. There are three basic Cost of Attendance components that apply to all Federal Student Aid programs: tuition and fees, books and supplies, and room and board.  However, federal regulations allow for the inclusion of other direct or indirect educational expenses on a case-by-case basis.  A general description has been provided for each primary Cost of Attendance component. Students will receive a detailed Cost of Attendance with their student financial aid award notice. 

Cost of Attendance Considerations

Cost of Attendance by School:

Student Financial Aid

Cost of Attendance

Student Financial Aid

Administration Building
4th Floor, Room 405
Phone: (318) 675-5561

Net Price Calculator

LSU Health Shreveport does not enroll First Time, Full-Time Freshman; therefore the university is not required to use the Net Price Calculator.  Students seeking information on the educational cost are encouraged to review the Cost of Attendance section on this site. 


Financial Aid Shopping Sheet

The Student FA Shopping Sheet is available to all admitted students once an award has been made.  Students may view their  Sheet on the Student Self-Service Portal.  The Sheet can be used to assist students with comparing FA awards from multiple schools.  The U.S. Department of Education and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau offers the following school comparison tools for students trying to decide which school is the best fit for their educational needs:

  1. College Scorecard 
  2. College Navigator 
  3. Paying for College
  4. Shopping Sheet