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
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.
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.
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
This fee is charged to accounts when the student is not a resident of Louisiana. To
establish residency, please contact the Office of Admissions.
Privateer Bucks – Mandatory Meal Plan
Beginning in Fall 2014, all full-time undergraduate students will receive $75 Privateer
Bucks each semester. Beginning in Fall 2016, the amount was increased to $80. 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
Privateers Spirit Fee
Supports enhancement of the student experience at campus-life activities, including
intercollegiate athletic events.
Extended Campus Fee
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.
A non refundable $10 fee assessed to full-time and part-time students for completion
of the registration process.
Student Retention Initiative Fee
Supports academic advisement by professional, dedicated advisers and supports a new
analytical tool that enhances degree completion.
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.
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.
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 $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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.