Financial Information

Financial Assistance

Full-time graduate students within the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at LSUHSC-S receive financial support in the form of a Research Fellowship Stipend of $26,000, including tuition waiver. Total living expenses for a single person are estimated at $10,000-$15,000 per year.


The local community has a wide selection of single-unit, duplex and apartment complex rentals. Apartments and condominiums are also available that overlook Cross Lake. Shreveport newspapers (such as the Shreveport Times) carry advertisements for room, apartment, and house rentals.

Real Estate with Honors is the Official Off-Campus Housing Listing Service Offered by LSU Health Shreveport. LSU Health Shreveport and Real Estate with Honors specializes in helping students, staff and faculty find off-campus housing. This free service is provided to help make your search for off-campus housing easy, fun, and informative.

Employment for Spouses

Job opportunities for spouses of graduate students are available. Within the metropolitan area of Shreveport (population 350,000) there is a wide range of private businesses and governmental agencies that form a rich reservoir of positions for potential employment. Information about positions at LSUHSC-S may be obtained from the Personnel Office, LSUHSC-S, P.O. Box 33932, Shreveport, LA 71130. There are many public and private schools in the area providing opportunity for employment of spouses who hold teaching credentials.