Feb 29, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition, Fees, Costs, and Expenses

Tuition and Fee Information

ULM students pay tuition per the number of semester hours scheduled, including courses taken for audit. Additional charges, such as laboratory, technology, and activity fees, housing, meals, and vehicle registration, will appear on the fee statement, if applicable. Any credits, such as scholarships and other types of financial aid, as well as prior tuition and fee payments, will also appear on the fee statement, ending with a net balance due. Payments may be made through Banner Self Service on the web at https://banner.ulm.edu/ or at La Capitol Federal Credit Union.

Non-resident graduate students who earned their undergraduate degrees at ULM, or whose parents are alumni of the university, are not subject to out-of-state tuition rates. Students pursuing a degree online are also charged the resident tuition rate with separate fees assessed for online courses.

Tuition amounts are subject to change. For current term tuition and fee amounts, contact the Controller’s Office or Student Account Services by calling (318) 342-5116 or consult www.ulm.edu/controller/sas/.

Credit Card payments for current tuition and fees will no longer be accepted over the phone or at La Cap Credit Union. Please log on to your Banner Self Service account to pay online with a credit card.


The University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors may adjust tuition, fees and costs for dining plans and housing at any time without providing notice to students.



Summer 2021 Tuition and Fee Schedule  

Fall Tuition and Fees  

Spring Tuition and Fees  



APPLICATION FEE. A non-refundable application fee shall be assessed to each person applying for admission or readmission to the University of Louisiana at Monroe. A subsequent application fee will be required when a student’s enrollment is interrupted for any reason requiring a new application to the University. Applications will not be processed until fee payment is made.

ADDITIONAL COURSE FEES. In certain courses, special services, supplies, or equipment may be used. Costs for these are not normally covered by fees, tuition, or departmental operating budgets and therefore the cost is incurred by the student. These additional charges are listed in each semester’s class schedule.

ELECTRONIC FEE. A student pays a $50 fee for each distance learning course (internet, telecourse, etc.) in which they are enrolled.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICES FEE. All international students will be charged a fee of $200 per semester.

LATE REGISTRATION FEE. Any student registering after the close of the regular registration period will be charged an additional late registration fee of $100.

MILITARY SCIENCE ACTIVITY FEE - Textbooks, equipment, and military uniforms are furnished without deposit; however, each cadet is assessed a $10 non-refundable activity fee to support cadet activities.

NURSING FEE. In addition to the regular University fees, students entering the School of Nursing Professional Program should expect to pay additional fees specific to the school.

ON-LINE DEGREE PROGRAM FEE - The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System is authorized by Act 426 of 2013 to impose at each institution under its respective management and supervision for Fall 2013 semester and thereafter tuition and attendance fees for students enrolled in an academic degree program offered entirely through distance education by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools when such program is comparable to a program offered through traditional in-person classroom instruction. This fee will take the place of the $50 on-line electronic fee that was charged per course. The Electronic Online Program Fee will be $30 per credit hour for undergraduates and $50 per credit hour for Graduates.

TEXTBOOKS. The ULM Bookstore, conveniently located in Sandel Hall, is your best resource for textbooks and other course materials, as well as, everything else you need to excel in the classroom - notebooks, computer software and accessories, binders, paper, pens, pencils, highlighters, markers, scantrons, blue books, and calculators.  We also carry test preparation and study guides, reference books, and course-related supplies. Online ordering is available at ulmbookstore.com/.

TRAFFIC TICKETS. Fines for violations of the ULM Traffic and Parking Regulations are to be paid online through your Banner account or at the La Capitol Federal Credit Union on Northeast Drive, University Commons II. For each citation not paid within ten calendar days after receiving the ticket (including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays), a one-time $5 administrative fee will be charged. Fines for violations are listed in the current ULM Traffic and Parking Regulations. Copies of these regulations are available at the University Police Department.

VEHICLE REGISTRATION FEE - Each student who uses a motor vehicle on the campus must register the vehicle with the University Police Department at the time of enrollment. Students will pay a $100 yearly vehicle use fee during the Fall Semester.

Financing Options

In addition to graduate assistantships and work studies, other financing options for students in ULM’s graduate programs exist in the form of institutional and departmental scholarships and financial aid. Information on these options for students is available through the Office of Financial Aid (finaid.ulm.edu) and Scholarship Resources Center (ulm.edu/scholarships).

Students who are accepted into the Graduate School under provisional status or as non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid. Students must be regularly or conditionally enrolled to receive these benefits.

Payment Plan Options

All students qualify for our online payment plan. For fall and spring terms, your total tuition and fees can be split into four equal payments that will automatically be drafted from a checking/savings account or debit/credit card. Summer fee bills (Maymester, Summer 1, and Summer 2 terms) will be split into six equal payments that will automatically be deducted bi-weekly beginning May 18th. There is a $75.00 processing fee for this service. Returned payments will result in $30 Returned Payment Fee.  A charge of $30 will also be assessed for late payments. For more information please visit www.ulm.edu/controller/sas/. 

NOTE: All fees stated in this section are subject to change without notice. All fees must be paid in full to finalize registration.

Students may pay fees at La Capitol Credit Union, located on Northeast Drive in University Commons II. For convenience, student fee payments may also be made on-line with a credit card, debit card or check.

TUITION - All students pay a general tuition based on total student credit hours of enrollment. Undergraduate students enrolled in more than six credit hours and graduate students enrolled in more than three credit hours and are classified as non-Louisiana residents under the regulations of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors will pay out-of-state tuition in addition to general tuition. Courses enrolled for audit will be charged tuition the same as courses for academic credit.

BOARD ASSESSED FEES - In addition to a general tuition based on total student credit hours of enrollment, a student will pay a Building use fee, Academic enhancement fee, Academic Excellence fee, University Facilities fee, and an Operational fee.

UNIVERSITY ASSESSED FEES - Based on the number of hours enrolled, this charge includes the Registration service fee, Activity Center fee, Institutional effectiveness fee, ID Validation fee, Medical service fee, Student Health Services, Student Union Operations fee, Recreational fee, Auxiliary maintenance fee, Technology fee, Facilities Enhancement fee, and energy surcharge fee.

STUDENT ASSESSED FEES - Based on the number of hours enrolled, this charge includes support of the Student Government Association, Athletic Facilities fee, Student activity enhancement fee, Student support fee, Student success fee, Student Publications, Student Union Renovations and Campus Activities Board.

TECHNOLOGY FEE - The Student Technology Fee shall be five dollars ($5) per credit hour for up to 12 credit hours per semester. This 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 and learning.

ID FEE -All students, faculty and staff are required to obtain a permanent ULM identification card. A non-refundable validation fee of $15.00 each regular semester and a $7.50 fee for each summer term will be charged. Students who resign from the University are expected to keep their ID cards for use upon returning. A $15 fee will be assessed for a replacement card.

On-Campus Housing

For graduate students interested in on-campus housing, room contracts are available and executed on a semester basis. For more information or to reserve a room, contact the ULM Office of Residential Life (ulm.edu/reslife) at 318-342-5240.

Student Debt Information

Students indebted to the University will not be allowed to re-enter or receive an official transcript of scholastic work. A student may be dropped from University enrollment for non-payment of fees and/or other debts when due or when a check offered by the student in satisfaction of an obligation to the University is not honored by the bank on which it was drawn. The Controller’s Office will notify the student of the delinquency by mail or email. The student is responsible for informing the Registrar of any change of address from that given at registration.

Service and delinquent payment charges will be levied as follows:

Returned check service charge per check returned $15.00

After a student has 3 checks returned as insufficient, all payments will have to be made in cash, money order, or credit card.

Delinquent student debts and federal student loans are assigned to the ULM Collections Department. However, if it becomes necessary to refer debts to an outside collection agency, the debt will be turned over to the attorney general’s office and will incur additional fees payable by the student. 

Veterans Administration Tuition and Fees Policy

The following individuals shall be charged a rate of tuition not to exceed the in-state rate for tuition and fees purposes:

  • A Veteran using educational assistance under either chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I. Bill – Active Duty Program) or chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill), of title 38, United States Code, who lives in Louisiana while attending a school located in Louisiana (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in Louisiana while attending a school located in Louisiana (regardless of his/her formal State of residence) and enrolls in the school within three years of the transferor’s discharge or release from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
  • Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school. The person so described must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or release as described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.
  • Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in Louisiana while attending a school located in Louisiana (regardless of his/her formal State of residence).
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in Louisiana while attending a school located in Louisiana (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and the transferor is a member of the uniformed service who is serving on active duty.
  • Anyone who qualifies for Military Tuition Assistance Program (TA). To comply with the Department of Defense policy of return of unearned funds, the University of Louisiana at Monroe will return a portion of the tuition the student did not earn when a student does not complete 60% of the semester. A prorated schedule will be used to determine the amount of unearned funds to be returned to the military service branch based on when the student stopped attending. If a student stops attending due to a military obligation, ULM will work with the student to identify a solution to avoid a debt for the returned portion.
  • The University of Louisiana at Monroe will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds because of the inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under Chapter 31 or 33.
  • The policy shall be read to be amended as necessary to be compliant with the requirements of 38 U.S.C. 3679(c) as amended.

Drop Policy for Non-Payment

All current and prior account balances must be paid in full by the fee deadline each semester or the student’s classes will be dropped (also housing assignments will be cancelled if applicable). Paid in full means the student’s account balance is zero or their memo and/or authorized aid is equal to or greater than their charges or the student has signed up for the University’s payment plan.

Refund Policy

Tuition and Fees Resignation Refund Policy - Fall and Spring

A student who resigns from the University under the conditions listed below may receive a partial reduction of regular tuition, out-of-state tuition and student activity fees. The student must officially resign through the Registrar’s Office no later than the fourteenth day of classes to be eligible for a reduction of fees.

  1. A 100% refund will be made when a student completes resignation on or before the last day of late registration (per University calendar dates).
  2. A 90% refund will be made when a student completes resignation after the last day of late registration (per University calendar dates) through the eighth (8th) day of classes in a regular semester.
  3. A 50% refund will be made when a student completes resignation during the period of the ninth (9th) day through the fourteenth (14th) day of classes in a regular semester.

Students resigning with disciplinary action pending or those suspended for disciplinary reasons are not eligible for refunds.

Refunds will be applied to any existing indebtedness to the University prior to disbursement to a student.

REMEMBER: Students who have direct deposit will have funds available on the published date. All paper checks will be mailed.

Tuition and Fees Refund Policy – Summer

A student who drops from classes from any part of the Summer term will be given a 100% refund through the second day of class only. No further refunds for resignations are applicable. Students resigning with disciplinary action pending or those suspended for disciplinary reasons are not eligible for refunds.

Refunds will be applied to any existing indebtedness to the University prior to disbursement to a student.

Tuition and Fee Appeal Procedure

If a student would like to appeal tuition and fees for any given semester, they must write a letter to the attention of the Tuition and Fee Appeals Committee. This letter should include the reason for consideration (illness, medical emergency, etc.) and include any and all documentation that will help to better understand the student’s situation (medical documentation, etc.). Each appeal also must include a valid e-mail address and contact phone number.

The letter and supporting documents must be presented to Student Account Services in Coenen Hall. The letter can be faxed to (318) 342-3438. It can also be mailed to:

The University of Louisiana at Monroe
ATTN: Holly Whittington
700 University Ave.
Monroe, LA 71209

E-mail: whittington@ulm.edu

The committee is comprised of one representative from each of the following areas: faculty, Financial Aid, Registrar, Student Account Services, and Student Affairs.

Students will be informed of the decision on the appeal by an e-mail sent to the address indicated on the appeal.

Warhawk Express

Warhawk Express is a voluntary debit card system using the student’s ULM ID to provide a fast, safe, and convenient way to make purchases all over campus. It is safer than cash and more convenient than checks or credit cards. Using the ULM photo ID reduces the risk of theft.

Warhawk Express accounts may be closed at any time by spending the balance down to zero. Otherwise, accounts roll over from semester to semester until the student graduates or resigns. Cash withdrawals cannot be made from the accounts.

After funds are deposited into the Warhawk Express account, the funds can be used at numerous locations on campus including the ULM Bookstore, concession stands, athletic events, the campus convenience store, cafeterias, the coffee shop, Union Board events, ULM Library, campus washers and dryers, and vending machines. When purchases are made, the remaining balance will be electronically displayed so students will know how much money remains in their account.