Residency status for the Louisiana State University System is governed by Permanent Memoranda 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: November 6, 2015
Effective Date: August 1, 2016
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 during this period of time, 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 regulations and procedures set forth herein, shall be fixed for the duration of enrollment.
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If you or your spouse is a full-time employee of LSU who does not qualify for resident status, please contact the University’s Human Resources Office to inquire about the non-resident fee waiver for employees.
For information regarding resident status for undergraduates, visit the LSU Undergraduate Admissions website.