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Military Quick Facts

  • BAH Rate
    $1,493
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experience
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
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Louisiana State University

Louisiana State University is a 4-year, public university located in Shreveport, LA. Students at Louisiana State University can enroll in bachelor’s, master’s, and certificate degree programs.

Louisiana State University Military & Veteran Support Programs

LSU offers the following veteran and military support programs:

Is Louisiana State University a GI Bill approved school?

Yes, LSU is a GI Bill approved school. However, you will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the GI Bill. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Is Louisiana State University a Yellow Ribbon school?

Yes, LSU is a Yellow Ribbon school.

Eligible military and veteran students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero tuition costs out-of-pocket. You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is 100% covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does Louisiana State University offer Yellow Ribbon for master’s programs?

Yes, LSU offers Yellow Ribbon funding for master’s programs.  

Eligible students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket.  You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred advanced degree program is in fact covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does Louisiana State University offer a military discount or reduced tuition rates for military and veterans?

Yes, LSU offers a military discount or reduced tuition for military and veterans. 

Veterans and service members are eligible for one credit hour for every four months of active duty, with a maximum of 12 credit hours for four years of active duty.  Military transcripts are evaluated for each applicant, and additional credit may be awarded. This credit will be awarded on a case-by-case basis for lower-level courses. All upper-level courses are accepted, excluding duplicates.

What are Louisiana State University’s tuition rates for military and veterans?

LSU’s tuition rate for active military does exceed the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour.  This means that the student may have out-of-pocket costs. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

What are Louisiana State University’s online tuition rates for military and veterans?

LSU’s online tuition rate for active military does exceed the Tuition Rate assistance cap of $250 per hour.  This means that the student may have out-of-pocket costs. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does Louisiana State University offer online degree programs?

Yes, LSU offers online degree programs. 

Is Louisiana State University approved for Tuition Assistance?

Yes, LSU is approved for Tuition Assistance.  

Eligible students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket.  You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by Tuition Assistance. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Does Louisiana State University offer master’s programs covered by Tuition Assistance?

Yes, LSU has master’s degree programs covered by Tuition Assistance funding.  

Eligible active military students may have up to 100% of their tuition covered, with zero costs out-of-pocket.  You will need to check with the school to ensure that your preferred degree program is covered by the Yellow Ribbon. For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Is Louisiana State University a military friendly school?

LSU is considered military friendly. They feature a veteran counselor on campus, credit for military service, and are a Louisiana, Yellow Ribbon School.  In addition, the school is approved for tuition assistance offering a reduced tuition rate for the military.

Is Louisiana State University a MyCAA school?

Yes, LSU is a Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) approved school.  For more info, please contact veteran services and/or admissions here.

Message from Louisiana State University

It all begins with a beautiful campus, outstanding programs and generous scholarships and financial aid. Your options for involvement are many, from the championship Debate Team and diverse volunteer opportunities to the Greek system, Athletics Program and a wonderful Recreational Sports Center- complete with an indoor swimming pool! LSUS also offers a vibrant student newspaper, The Almagest, and is home to an Olympic Weightlifting Center. 

Since opening its classrooms to students in 1967, LSUS has become the regional urban comprehensive university in the Shreveport-Bossier metropolitan area. Anchored along the picturesque Red River in southeast Shreveport, the beautifully landscaped LSUS campus serves as home to approximately 4,500 students. LSUS has more than 25 undergraduate degree programs and a dozen master's degree programs. The highly trained faculty is outstanding, with 80% holding doctoral degrees in their discipline. In addition, the student-teacher ratio is one of the lowest in the State, lending to individualized instruction and personalized learning. 

Named by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the most affordable colleges in Louisiana, LSU Shreveport offers high quality classroom instruction with very affordable tuition rates. In addition, LSUS offers many forms of financial aid, including scholarships, on-campus employment, and graduate assistantships. Finances don't have to stop you from achieving your goals of a high quality education.

Military and Veteran Costs
  • Tuition Cost
    $ 7,166
  • GI Bill Coverage
    - $ 7,166
  • Student Veteran Cost
    $ 0
  • Tuition Cost-Per-Credit-Hour
    $
  • Tuition Assistance
    - $ 250
  • Military Student Cost
    $ 0
  • This GI Bill coverage is based on full benefits remaining. Any potential costs and coverage should be verified by the university before applying.

Military/Veteran Support

  • BAH - Campus
    $1,493
  • BAH - Online
    $916.50
  • Campus SVA Chapter
    NO
  • Full-Time Veteran Counselor On Campus
    YES
  • Signed VA Principles Of Excellence
    YES
  • Club/Association for Veterans
    YES
  • Veteran Upward Bound Program
    NO
  • 8 Keys to Veterans' Success
    YES
  • Offers ROTC Program
    YES
  • GI Bill Approved Programs
    YES
Academic Support
  • Offers College Credit for Military Experiences
    YES
  • Awards Credit for CLEP Exam
    YES
  • Awards Credit for DSST Exam
    NO
Financial Support
  • Approved for Tuition Assistance
    YES
  • Yellow Ribbon Program
    YES
  • Scholarships for Military
    NO
  • Reduced Tuition for Military
    YES
Costs
  • Undergraduate
    $7,166
    In State
    $20,320
    Out of State
  • Graduate
    $5,852
    In State
    $5,852
    Out of State
  • Textbooks
    $1,300
  • GI Bill Textbook Coverage
    - $1000
  • Total Cost to Student Veteran
    $ 300
Student Population
  • Student Count
    2,199
    Undergraduate
    984
    Graduate
    431
    GI Bill Students
  • Male
    38.5%
    Population
  • Female
    61.5%
    Population
Affiliation
  • Religious
    No Religious Affiliation
  • Ethnicity
    No Ethnic Affiliation
  • Gender
    Coed School
School Information
  • College Type
    Public
  • Setting
    Urban
  • Accreditation Type
    Regional
  • Duration
    4 Year
  • Calendar
    Semesters
  • Online Undergraduate
    Yes
  • Online Graduate
    Yes
Average Scores
  • Avg. Accepted
    490
    SAT Math
    23
    ACT
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