Tuition and Fees
Lake Superior State University is one of the most affordable public universities in Michigan. The University is committed to keeping costs as low as possible, providing an excellent education at an affordable price.
When comparing costs with other universities, LSSU offers a flat tuition rate for those taking 12 to 17 credits. This means you can take 17 credit hours for the price of 12, a savings of over $4,850 per year, and over $19,400 in four years!*
*using 2018-2019 tuition and fees figures
The following costs are for the 2018-2019 academic year and are based on full-time (a minimum of 12 credit hours for undergraduate) attendance for each semester. All costs are subject to change. Your charges may also include fees for special courses, vehicle registrations, etc., not shown.
To view the cost of attendance figures used by the Financial Aid Office to calculate your financial aid budget, please click Cost of Attendance.
All rates listed are effective Fall 2018 – Summer 2019.
|Group||Per Semester||Per Credit Hour|
|LSSU Worldwide “One Rate” Tuition – Undergraduate (12-17 credits)||$5,820.00||$485.00|
Audit Class Tuition Rate
Students may audit classes (will receive a final mark of AU (Audit) recorded on their LSSU academic transcript but will NOT receive university credit for the course) at a rate of $243.00 per credit hour.
Senior Citizen Audit Tuition Rate
Senior Citizens (60 years of age and older) may audit courses with no charge for tuition. The registrant is responsible for all associated fees.
Michigan National Guard/U.S. Coast Guard Rate
Available to all active-drilling Michigan National Guard members eligible for either Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) or Michigan National Guard State Tuition Assistance (MINGSTAP) and all active-duty U.S. Coast Guard personnel at a rate of $250.00 per credit.
Room and Board
For available housing & meal plan options and rates, please visit the Housing Office Page.
Additional fees include:
- Athletic Fee – The athletic fee is comprised of a one-time, first-year fee of $165.00 charged to all new, undergraduate, degree-seeking students (excluding teacher education interns, students with an internship/practicum off-campus, dual enrolled students and Regional Center and other distance education students) and a subsequent yearly fee of $30.00 charged to all non-first-year undergraduate, degree-seeking students (excluding teacher education interns, students with an internship/practicum off-campus, dual enrolled students and Regional Center and other distance education students). The fee permits access to all regular season athletic events based on space availability.
- $125.00 Enrollment Fee – The enrollment fee is a one-time fee charged to partially cover the costs associated with the orientation of new students. The Enrollment Fee is assessed on all new and transfer undergraduate students when they are admitted to a degree program.
- $80.00 Student Activity/Media Fee – The SAM fee was requested by the student government and approved by the Board of Trustees to support student government, student activities, the student radio station, and the student newspaper. The Student Activity/Media Fee is a flat fee assessed on all enrolled students except those registered for internship classes, for classes at a Regional Center, or dually-enrolled high school students.
In addition to the standard fees listed here, your charges may also include fees for special courses, vehicle registrations, etc., not shown. View all student fees.