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Fall 2014 – Fee Description

Fall 2014 Full-Time Undergraduate Mandatory Attendance Fees – 12 or more hours

TUITION FEE- $2,461.14
GENERAL FEE – $96.60

UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION FEES – $180.00

La Pirogue – $10.00  fee charged each semester to fund the student yearbook

Building Use Fee – $10.00  fee authorized by the LA Legislature used to construct, acquire, extend or improve academic facilities

I.D. Card – $15.00  fee charged each semester for I.D. card (Colonel Card)

Institutional Evaluation Fee – $10.00  fee charged to provide testing to all freshman students in order to prepare a complete student profile

Academic Enhancement Fee – $25.00  Board approved fee charged to enhance academics

Enrollment Services Fee – $15.00  fee charged to provide student copies of transcripts and other academic documents without students having to pay for each individual copy obtained

Student Union Operation Fee – $85.00  fee charged to provide funding for the operation of the Student Union

Library Fee – $10.00 fee charged to maintain library holdings

BUILDING USE FEE-ACT 426-13 - $48.00  – fee authorized by the LA Legislature used to construct, acquire, repair, maintain, operate, or improve the facilities and physical infrastructure of the institution

LEGISLATIVELY AUTHORIZED FEES – $240.00

Instructional Technology Fee – $5.00 per credit hour, $60.00 (12 cr hr), max at $100.00 (20 cr hr) - fee authorized by Act 1450 of the 1997 Louisiana Regular Legislative Session used for the purpose of implementing, replacing, improving and expanding technologies to benefit student life and learning

Academic Excellence Fee- $10.00 per credit hour, max at $120.00 – fee authorized by Act 1132 of the 2003 Louisiana Regular Legislative Session used to promote academic excellence by enhancing instuctional programs

Operational Fee – $5.00 per credit hour, max at $60.00 – fee authorized by Act 788 of the 2004 Louisiana Regular Legislative Session used to cover unfunded state mandates which include increases in retirement system costs and health insurance costs not funded through the state general fund appropriation and to enhance instructional programs at the University

ENERGY SURCHARGE $84.00 - ($7.00 per credit hour, max at $84.00)  Fee charged to fund increases in fuel adjustment rate over the fuel adjustment base rate of the year 1999

Students registered for 7 or more hours are required to pay the following fees.

UNIVERSITY ASSESSED FEES – $62.10

Family Resource Center – $0.25 fee charged to support parenting classes and other family related activities to benefit the student body at NSU

Alumni – $1.35 fee charged each student that is dedicated to the Alumni Federation

Intramural & Recreation Fee – $3.00 fee charged to fund the NSU Department of Recreation and Intramural Sports

NSU Band – $1.50 fee charged to be used for travel for NSU band

Student Health Fee – $40.00 fee charged for health services that are provided or made available to students and provides funding for operation of student infirmary

Student Physician Health Fee – $10.00 fee charged to pay for physician to provide on-campus services to students needing medical attention

Academic Retention – $6.00 fee charged to support the tutoring and advising along with other retention initiatives within University College.

STUDENT ASSESSED FEES – $445.50

SGA Legal Aid – $0.25 fee charged for the funding of legal aid program that provides limited legal services to students

Student Newspaper- $6.00 fee charged for printing and distribution of The Nicholls Worth to students on campus

Student Programming Association  – $15.00 fee charged to provide funding for Student Programming Association operations

Mosaic – $0.50 fee charged to support the Mosaic Magazine

Radio Station – $3.00 fee charged for the operations of KNSU, to purchase equipment, attend conventions, travel, and game coverage expenses, meeting the normal operations of the radio station, both non-commercial and commercial

Cheerleaders – $0.50 fee charged to fund NSU cheerleaders such as uniforms and other supplies

S.E.A.L.S – $1.00 fee charged to fund the S.E.A.L.S program

Recreation Center – $74.25 ($6.75 per credit hour, max at 11 hours) fee approved by students that is charged to fund the planning, building, maintaining, equipping and staffing a comprehensive recreation and intramural sports complex and activities program

Recreation Center Operational Fee - $78.00 – self assessed fee approved by students to fund the operation of the Student Recreation Center and activities programs

Athletic Fee – $42.00 ($3.50 per credit hour, max at 12 hours) self assessed fee approved by students that is charged to provide funding for Title IX, facility and life safety program needs for the Athletics program

Athletic Fee – 2013 – $96.00 – ($8.00 per credit hour, max at 12 hours) self assessed fee approved by students that is charged to provide an additional source of funding for the Athletic Department allowing them to maintain their program in a manner similar to that found at sister Louisiana regional institutions

Student Activities Fee – $129.00 – ($10.75 per credit hour) additional self assessed fee approved by students to pay for increased costs, which exceeds the level of funding that the existing fees provide in order to sustain quality student activities which include the following:

  • SGA – $16.08
  • SPA – $8.04
  • Cheerleaders – $3.60
  • NSU Band – $11.28
  • Veterans Services – $4.20
  • Mosaic – $0.96
  • Athletic – $84.84
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