Residency status for the Louisiana State University campuses is governed by Permanent Memorandum 31 (PM-31). Please be aware that Permanent Memorandum 31 has been updated.
This PM-31 supersedes and replaces all prior versions of PM-31.
Issue Date: March 24, 2017
DEFINITION OF A RESIDENT STUDENT FOR TUITION PURPOSES
In order to be classified as a Louisiana resident for tuition purposes at any campus of LSU, a student must meet all three of the following conditions:
- The student has been domiciled in the State of Louisiana continuously for at least one full year (365 days) immediately preceding the first day of classes of the term for which resident classification is sought; and
- The student has not been enrolled in a Louisiana postsecondary education institution, except through a program providing dual secondary and post-secondary education credit; and
- The student has abandoned all prior domiciles.
Unless otherwise provided for in this Permanent Memorandum, the campus decision on a student’s residency classification for tuition purposes, made in accord with the policies and regulations set forth herein, shall be fixed for the duration of enrollment.
This policy may be viewed in its entirety by selecting the link in the left-hand column.
If you would like to apply for Residency classification, please submit the Application for Residency found in the left-hand column.
All questions regarding residency may be directed to the Office of the Registrar.