Student Fees For 2024-2025

NOTE: Listed below are the student fees at LSSU. These fees do not include tuition or room and board.  The total amount of fees paid by students is dependent on program of study, courses taken, level of study, and location of study (high-school, dual enrollment, Regional Center, etc.).

Activity Course Fee*: The activity course fee of $20.00 per credit is applied to one-credit courses in music and recreation activities (one-credit activity and performance courses with a MUSC prefix, except MUSC210, and one-credit activity courses with a RECA prefix). These courses are elective. The fees partially offset costs of instruction and maintenance of equipment.

Administrative Fee: Administrative fees will be charged for the following academic service as outlined in the Academic Catalog:

  • Departmental Exams – Per Credit – $50.00

Athletic Fee: The $50 per semester athletic fee is charged to all new, undergraduate, degree-seeking students (excluding teacher education interns, students with an internship/practicum off-campus, dual enrolled students, Regional Center students, and other distance education students). The fee supports Laker Athletics and related student experiences.

Online/Virtual Course Fee*: This $100.00 per-course fee is used to offset instructional, administrative, technological, and assessment costs required for delivery of online/virtual courses.

Note: Regional Center Fees and Online/Virtual Course Fees are not charged for the same course.

Liability Insurance Fee*: The liability insurance fee of $25.00 is a one-time per semester charge for students enrolled in select Biology, Kinesiology, Nursing, and Paramedic courses that involve direct student/patient contact.

New Student Administrative Fee: The new student administrative fee of $150.00 is a one-time fee used to offset administrative and programmatic costs associated with transitioning new students into the University. The new student administrative fee is assessed on all new and transfer undergraduate students when they are admitted to a degree program.

Parking Registration Fee: The parking registration fee is $90.00 for the academic year. Fee payment entitles a student to register one student vehicle to be parked in a campus parking lot. When registering a vehicle, the student will be assigned to a specific lot or lots in which they may park their vehicle. The parking registration fee partially covers the cost of maintenance, snow-removal, operation of University parking lots, and parking control.

Note: A student may register more than one vehicle during the academic year. Each vehicle registered will be assessed the full registration fee. You must register your vehicle in order to receive a parking permit. Students may request a partial refund if staying only 1 semester. You may register your vehicle by logging in to and choosing Anchor Access from the LSSU Web Services channel. Click on the Student tab, and then LSSU Vehicle Registration and Ticket Information. If you need assistance, please contact Business Operations at (906) 635-2600.

Program Fees*: In cases where specialized equipment, facilities, personnel, operational, and maintenance costs have primary use by a single program or group of programs, Program Fees are applied to defray the higher costs of instruction and support. The per credit fees listed below are assessed to any student enrolled in a course with the following prefix:

College of Health and Emergency Responders
Criminal Justice – CJUS – $25.00
Health – HLTH – $45.00
Kinesiology – KINS – $20.00
Nursing – NURS – $45.00
Paramedic Technology – EMED – $45.00
Practical Nursing – PNUR – $45.00

College of Arts and Sciences
Biology – BIOL – $30.00
Cannabis Chemistry – CCHM – $70.00
Chemistry – CHEM – $20.00
Culinary – CULN – $199.00
Environmental Science – EVRN – $30.00
Geology – GEOL – $30.00
Physics – PHYS – $30.00

College of Great Lakes Ecology and Education
Fire Science – FIRE – $40.00
Natural Resources – NRES – $30.00
Natural Science – NSCI – $20.00

College of Business, Engineering, Computer Science, and Mathematics
Accounting – ACTG – $10.00
Business – BUSN – $10.00
Cannabis Business – CBUS – $10.00
Economics – ECON – $10.00
Emergency Management – EMGT – $40.00
Engineering – EGEE, EGEM, EGET, EGME, EGMT, EGNR, & EGRS – $70.00
Engineering Manufacturing Technology – EGMF – $60.00
Finance – FINC – $10.00
International Business – INTB – $10.00
Management – MGMT – $10.00
Marketing – MRKT – $10.00

Regional Center Fee*: The regional center fee of $25.00 per credit is charged for courses delivered by instructors at the regional centers. The fee partially offsets Regional Center instructional costs. The Regional Center Fee is assessed on all students registering for courses at an LSSU Regional Center (Escanaba and Petoskey) or at an LSSU alternative location (St. Helen).

Special Course Fee*: Special course fees are charged to cover costs over and above the normal costs for all courses such as, but not limited to, supplies, equipment, and student transportation.  These fees vary by course and are noted in Anchor Access at the time of registration.

Student Activity and Media Fee*: The SAM fee is $80.00 per semester and was implemented as a result of a Student Government initiative. The fee supports student government and student activities, and approved by the Board of Trustees on June 30, 2003.  The Student Activity and 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 at LSSU and a high school.

Late Registration Fee: The late registration period is defined as the period after the first payment due date for each semester until the close of the six day add/drop period. For the fall semester, the first due date is August 21. For the winter and spring semester, the first due date is December 20. No late registration fees are charged for the summer semester.

If you register in person or via online during the late registration period, you will be assessed a $100.00 late registration fee.  Payment of any balance due is payable immediately upon registration.  Or you may sign up for an installment plan through the Bill and Payment Suite.  Any unpaid balance prior to the first day of classes may result in the cancellation of all classes.

If you register for classes after the six day add/drop period, the late registration fee will be $200.00.  To register after the six day add/drop period has closed, you must come to the Business Office and be cleared to register. Payment for all tuition and fees is due at the time of your late registration.

*Refunds for the asterisked fees will be in accordance with the Lake Superior State University’s withdrawal/refund policy and procedures.