Tuition and Fees

Fee Descriptions

Below is a detailed description of the course fees on your student account. You can view a complete list of the University's fees on the registrar's website. Please note that all fees are NON-REFUNDABLE after the 100% deadline date for each term.

Academic Excellence Fee - Used to enhance academic excellence at the University, including the hiring of faculty to teach additional course sections needed to meet student needs, reduction of class sizes to improve the quality of instruction, operation of instructional facilities to serve UNO's student population, and support services at the heart of the academic enterprise, notably libraries and computing. This fee is $10 per credit hour with a maximum of $120 per semester.

Administrative Fee - Students who withdraw within the first five business days of the semester are charged a $50 Administrative fee.  In addition, all non-refundable fees (Registration/Late Registration Fee and International Fee) will stay on the student's account. 

Past semester administration fee can be viewed within the Holds, Withdrawal and Fees section of the website on the Administrative Fee Table page.

Audit Course - Tuition and fees for audit classes are the same as enrolling in a credit course. Non-resident students will not be assessed the non-residency fee if the audit course is their only class. Please be aware that certain scholarships may not cover an audit course's tuition and fees. For any questions regarding scholarships or financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office or visit their website.

Building Use Fee - The Building Use Fee is authorized by House Bill 671.  This fee shall be used to construct, acquire, repair, maintain, operate, or improve the facilities and physical infrastructure of this university.  

Additional Contact Information

Financial Aid Office:
E-mail: or
Financial Aid Website

Student Health Services Office:
Phone: (504) 280-6387
Student Health Services Website


Course Add Fee- Students will be charged $50 per day to add a course during the last four or five days of the Late Registration Period.  This fee is intended to encourage students to finalize their schedule early to avoid any kind of financial or academic penalty.

Distance Learning Fee- This fee is used to support the extra resources utilized by enrolling in distance learning courses. The fee is imposed for each distance learning course taken by a student which includes internet, compressed video, and televised classes. (All sections in the 400 series).The rate is $20 per course enrolled.

Extended Payment Plan Option (EPPO) Fee - A $50.00 non-refundable EPPO Fee will be assessed to all students who choose to use the EPPO. If you do not elect the EPPO and only pay the minimum balance due by the published due date, you will still be charged the $50 non-refundable EPPO fee.

Graduate Enhancement Fee - This fee is a refundable fee used to support the extra expenses associated with the University's graduate school programs and is in addition to the academic excellence fee. The Graduate Enhancement Fee is applied only if a student is classified as a graduate student. The fee is $33.00 per credit hour with no maximum. (Please note that Pre-MBA students are classified as graduate students and will be charged the Graduate Enhancement Fee. Students classified as GMBA and EMBA are excluded from the fee.)

Health Insurance Plans - Please contact the Student Health Services Office for questions regarding insurance plans. The Student Health Services website has a table for health insurance cost breakdowns by age.

International Fee – These funds are used by the University to better manage the increased workload caused by the growth of international student enrollments and new federal compliance requirements. Rate is $150.

Late Registration Fee - This fee is used to support the additional administrative costs required to adjust faculty and facility needs whenever a student enrolls during late registration. Rate is $50 and nonrefundable. (Fall 2013 Late Registration Fee will increase to $150)

Late Payment Fee - This is a $50 nonrefundable fee assessed onto a student's account if the minimum required payment is not made by the start of Late Registration. These dates change every semester and are posted on WebSTAR, students' fee bills, and the Registrar and Bursar Office's websites.

MBA Fee – The Louisiana State Legislature and Governor approved Act No. 788 which authorized the Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University Agriculture and Mechanical College to impose a Professional Program Fee (PPF) in the MBA program at the University of New Orleans. This fee is invested to support the MBA program by reducing the size of MBA classes, increasing the number of electives through the hiring of qualified faculty, enhancing the MBA program's promotion, placement and alumni relations activities, raising the stipend of current graduate assistants, and increasing the number of available assistantships. This fee is a nonrefundable and does not apply to Pre-MBA students.

 MBA Additional Fees Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 Summer 2015
1-3 Hours $632 $632
4-6 Hours $1,244 $1244
6 Hours and Up    
7-8 Hours $1,570  $1570
9 Hours and Up $2,000  $2000

Miscellaneous Lab Fees - Used to enhance and maintain lab equipment/supplies to ensure students receive the best educational experience while enrolled in the University's lab courses. See the Office of the Registrar for a complete list of classes with lab fees.

Non-Resident Fee - This fee is charged to accounts when the student is not a resident of Louisiana. To establish residency, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Off Campus Fee - The Off Campus Fee is allocated to support the cost of maintaining satellite campus facilities, which provides students with more options for taking off campus classes. Rate is $75 per course.

Operational Fee - The operational fee was imposed by the 2004 Legislature to cover unfunded state mandates. This includes increases in the retirement system costs, health insurance costs not funded through the state general fund appropriation, and the enhancement of instructional programs at the University.

Other Mandatory Fees - These fees are used by the University to aid in the various funding aspects of the University including campus beautification, student health services, the University Center, and a number of other items.  

Privateer Bucks – Mandatory Meal Plan
Beginning in Fall 2014, all full-time undergraduate students will receive $75 Privateer Bucks each semester. Privateer Bucks are a Declining Balance Meal Plan that can be used at any campus dining location including The Galley (cafeteria), The Cove, Subway, Chick-Fil-A, Brewed Awakening, and all other locations. This fee will be placed on the student's account each semester. Privateer Bucks will roll forward and can be used during a student's entire enrollment at the University. Any unused portion of this meal plan is refundable to the student upon departure from the University by contacting Campus Dining.

Registration Fee - A non refundable $10 fee assessed to full-time and part-time students for completion of the registration process.

State Surcharge (Credit Card Convenience Fee) - The University will charge a 2.5% Credit Card Convenience Fee for all credit and debit card payments toward tuition and fees. This fee is in accordance with Louisiana Revised Statute 49:316.1, and it allows public institutions of higher education to recover some of the costs paid by the University for credit/debit card payments. In conjunction with this new fee, the University will no longer take credit/debit card payments at the bursar's counter and will no longer accept Visa through WebSTAR (MasterCard and American Express are still accepted).

Technology Fee - This fee is assessed at $5.00 per credit hour up to a maximum of $75 per semester. The fee is dedicated to the acquisition, installation, maintenance, and intelligent use of state-of-the-art technology, solely for the purpose of supporting and enhancing student life while preparing graduates for the workplaces of the twenty-first century.

Utility Surcharge (Fuel Recovery) - The fee is used to meet energy costs which exceed the University's allotted energy budget. All funds collected are restricted and can only be applied to energy costs that exceed the energy budget. These funds are used only after all budgeted state dollars for utilities are expended. Utility costs are monitored in order to adjust the charge up or down as needed.

Withdrawal "W" Policy - A fee of $50 per course drop will be charged to an Undergraduate student receiving a grade of "W" for a class.