Louisiana State University (Source: LSU Facebook)

LSU offers $3,000 incentive to students to live off campus

BATON ROUGE– Louisiana State University (LSU) is offering a cash incentive to students to live off campus during the fall semester of 2024.

LSU is experiencing a surge in demand for on-campus housing. LSU officials tell UWK that both new and returning students have shown a heightened interest in living on campus, prompting the Residential Life team to bring solutions to manage housing assignments.

In response to this demand, eligible students who had already applied and granted to live on campus recently received an email from Residential Life inviting them to apply for a new cash incentive.

Students who live within a 30-minute commute from LSU’s campus and have a housing assignment for fall 2024 were offered $3,000 to consider canceling their on-campus housing and commuting instead. 

The incentive aims to make on-campus housing more manageable. They plan to do that by freeing up space for other students who may not have the option to commute while also taking into account new students throughout the semester.

The Residential Life staff is also continuing to work throughout the summer to balance cancellations and consolidations. This effort ensures that every student who needs on-campus housing can be accommodated.

While the final number of incentives granted and the size of the incoming class are still being finalized, it is clear that living on-campus is what is peaking interest. 

Residential Life is tasked with managing this interest among both students who are required to live on campus and those who choose to do so voluntarily.

This incentive allows the school to accommodate those who need the housing more effectively.

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