Tuition and Fees

Tuition is based on the number of hours for which the student registers. It is determined by the student’s classification as a Texas resident, a non-resident U.S. citizen or a non-resident who is a citizen of another country. Students also are responsible for paying several fees that support college services and programs. The tuition rate varies based upon the residency status of a student. The tuition rate for resident and non-resident students is listed below.

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Texas resident .................................... $50 per SCH
Non-Texas resident .......................... $458 per SCH

A designated tuition fee of $82.44 per semester credit hour is also charged for both resident and non-resident students. Students are responsible for registering under the proper residency classification.

Summary of Registration Expenses

Each student must plan a budget carefully. It is possible to attend Lamar State College-Port Arthur on a modest sum and yet participate in most of the College programs. To assist in planning expenses, the following estimate is furnished as a guide.

Texas residents taking a 15 semester hour course load:
                                                                               Fall 2016
Tuition ..................................................................$1,986.60
Student Services Fee .............................................. 250.00
Student Center Fee ................................................... 27.00
Administrative Computer Use Fee .......................... 308.55
Endowed Scholarship Fee ........................................ 15.00
Recreation Sport Fee ................................................ 26.40
Student ID** (every 2yr renewal).................................. 5.00
Library Fee ................................................................ 60.00
Athletic Fee ............................................................. 170.55
Transcript Fee ............................................................. 5.00
Parking Fee* (Optional) ............................................. 40.00
Books and Incidentals (estimated) .......................... 600.00
TOTAL: .............................................................. $3,494.10 + Lab Fees

Part-Time student taking 6 semester hour course load:
                                                                               Fall 2016

Tuition .................................................................... $794.64
Student Services Fee .............................................. 168.00
Student Center Fee ................................................... 27.00
Administrative Computer Use Fee .......................... 123.42
Endowed Scholarship Fee .......................................... 6.00
Recreation Sport Fee ................................................ 26.40
Student ID** (every 2yr renewal) ................................. 5.00
Library Fee ................................................................ 24.00
Athletic Fee ............................................................... 68.22
Transcript Fee ............................................................. 5.00
Parking Fee* (Optional) ............................................. 40.00
Books and Incidentals (estimated) .......................... 250.00
TOTAL: .............................................................. $1,537.68 + Lab Fees