Student Fees for 2019-2020

NOTE: Listed below are all the student tuition-related fees at LSSU. 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. These courses are elective. The fees partially offset costs of instruction. This Activity Course Fee is assessed on all students enrolling in one-credit music (one-credit activity and performance courses with an MUSC prefix, except MUSC210) or one-credit recreation (one-credit activity courses with an RECA prefix) classes.

Administrative Fee: Administrative fees will be charged for the following academic enterprises:

  • Departmental Exams – Per Credit – $50.00

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.

Distance Education Fees*: This $100.00 per-course fee is used to offset the costs of non-traditional modes of instruction, including any course listed as online, interactive t.v, or courses recorded for future distribution and viewing.

Note: Regional Center Fees and Distance Education Fees are not charged for the same course.

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

New Student Administrative Fee: The new student administrative fee ($125.00) 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 year (expires 05/31/20). 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 and operation of University parking lots and parking control.

Note: A student may register more than one vehicle during any semester or 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*:

Program fees support higher program costs related to laboratory courses and equipment. The per credit fees listed below are assessed to any student enrolled in a course with the following prefix:

College of Criminal Justice & Emergency Responders
Paramedic Technology Program – EMED – $45.00

College of Health & Human Behavior
Health – HLTH – $45.00
Kinesiology – KINS – $20.00
Nursing – NURS – $45.00
Practical Nursing – PNUR – $45.00

College of Innovation & Solutions
Accounting – ACTG – $10.00
Business – BUSN – $10.00
Cannabis Business – CBUS – $10.00
Culinary – CULN – $199.00
Economics – ECON – $10.00
Finance – FINC – $10.00
International Business – INTB – $10.00
Management – MGMT – $10.00
Marketing – MRKT – $10.00

Engineering – EGEE, EGEM, EGET, EGME, EGMT, EGNR, & EGRS – $70.00
EGMF – $60.00

College of Science and the Environment
Biology – BIOL – $30.00
Cannabis Chemistry – CCHM – $70.00
Chemistry – CHEM – $20.00
Environmental Science – EVRN – $30.00
Geology – GEOL – $30.00
Natural Resources – NRES – $30.00
Natural Science – NSCI – $20.00
Physics – PHYS – $30.00

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 travel, workload adjustment, facility rental and Regional Center costs. The Regional Center Fee is assessed on all students registering for course at an LSSU Regional Center (Escanaba, Gaylord, and Petoskey).

Special Course Fee*: Special course fees are charged to cover costs of supplies, equipment, maintenance, and student transportation over and above the normal costs for all courses. These fees become part of the department supply and equipment budget. Special Course Fees are assessed on students taking the course for which the fee is charged. These fees vary by course.

Student Activity and Media Fee*: The SAM fee is $80.00 per semester. This fee was requested by the student government and approved by the Board of Trustees June 30, 2003, to support student government, student activities, the student radio station WLSO, and the student newspaper The Compass. 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 5. For the spring semester, the first due date is January 5. 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 withdrawal/refund policy and procedures.