Hover over the fee within the table to view a detailed description of course fees
within the Tuition and Fees web page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Business Differential Fee
A Differential Business Fee of $20.00/credit hour will be charged to all students
enrolled in any non-MBA business courses. This fee will be used for a number of purposes,
all of which allow the UNO College of Business Administration to improve instructional
programs and provide an enhanced academic learning experience in business studies.
The majority of this fee will be for direct student support and will be used to both
retain current students and attract new students. It will permit the college to acquire
new equipment and improve facilities. A portion of the fee-generated revenue will
be used to help retain the best faculty members and help attract new high-quality
faculty members in the future. A smaller portion of the fee will be used to create
a discretionary fund that the Den can use to improve the quality of the business programs
as opportunities arise.
Funds will be used to enhance the campus and improve its infrastructure.
During the Fall 2017 semester, the Student Government Association held an open forum
in which general support for this fee was expressed. Planned projects include a walkway
in the quadrangle area, making the front of the Earl K. Long Library more accessible
to pedestrians, and establishing speed control and safety measures on St. Anthony
Street. Additional projects will be forthcoming.
Computer Science Differential Fee
A Differential Fee of $35.00/credit hour will be charged to all students enrolled
in any courses in Computer Science. This fee will be used for a number of purposes,
all of which allow the UNO Computer Science program to improve instructional programs
and provide an enhanced academic learning experience. The majority of the fee will
support student recruitment and retention activities, including tutoring by graduate
teaching assistants and undergraduate peer tutors, continuous lab facilities enhancement
and other activities to increase degree completers, undergraduate research programs,
graduate assistantships, and small need and merit-based scholarships. The remaining
portion of the funds will be used for recruitment and retention of high-quality computer
science faculty and staff.
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.
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.
Differential Engineering Fee
The Differential Engineering Fee ($33/credit hour on all College of Engineering courses)
will be used mostly to help and support student success at UNO. We will dedicate a
large portion of the fees towards student retention and student recruitment. Student
enrichment sessions and small scholarships on an individual basis may be offered.
A substantial portion will also be used for new laboratory equipment that is not covered
under the lab fees as these are used for consumables and supplies. A smaller portion
will be used to recruit and retain faculty and staff. Finally, a portion of the fees
will be used to support student projects, student travel to professional conferences.
A 5% will be used at the discretion of the dean to help departments with miscellaneous
Supports the enhancement of online student support and tutoring, development of new
courses and programs, and marketing of online programs. Charges are $30/credit hour
for UGRD courses and $50/credit hour for GRAD courses.
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.
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
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
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.
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 $150 and nonrefundable. To avoid this charge, please register for classes prior
to the stated deadline listed on the Student Calendar. This fee is also applicable to students who have enrollment cancellation due to non-payment
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 or Spring term
|4-5 Hours (summer)
|6 Hours and Up (summer)
|9 Hours and Up
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.
This fee is charged to accounts when the student is not a resident of Louisiana. To
establish residency, please contact the Office of Admissions. Students in online programs
are exempt from the non-resident 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.
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.
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.
This fee is not assessed on incoming freshmen or transfer students for placement tests
or any credit earned before the first day of classes. Any credit that is earned externally
and appears after the first day of classes will be subject to this fee. Any credit
earned through Standing Exams for courses will also be subject to this fee. The Posting
Credit Fee is $100 per credit hour.
Privateer Bucks – Mandatory Meal Plan
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. If your meal plan
has not been activated, it could mean you have a minimum balance due. Once the minimum
balance is satisfied, please notify the Office of Bursar Operations to activate the
Supports enhancement of the student experience at campus-life activities, including
intercollegiate athletic events.
A non refundable $10 fee assessed to full-time and part-time students for completion
of the registration process.
School of Art Differential Fee
A Differential Fee of $20.00/credit hour will be charged to all students enrolled
in any courses in the School of the Arts. This fee will be used for a number of purposes,
all of which allow the UNO School of the Arts to improve instructional programs and
provide an enhanced academic learning experience. The fee will support student recruitment,
retention and success activities, such as tutoring for the undergraduate programs
and smaller class sizes, graduate assistant support, scholarships, and faculty advisement
for the graduate programs, student and faculty travel, faculty and staff retention,
equipment and laboratory upgrades, administrative support for these programs, and
other ad hoc needs that arise from these programs.
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. This fee does not apply to e-check payments.
Student Retention Initiative Fee
Supports academic advisement by professional, dedicated advisers and supports a new
analytical tool that enhances degree completion.
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.
A fee of $50 per course drop will be charged to an Undergraduate student receiving
a grade of "W" for a class.