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McNeese State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$12,898 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$3,747 tuition
$6,610 on campus room & board
$1,200 books
$1,341 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$22,980 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$13,829 tuition
$6,610 on campus room & board
$1,200 books
$1,341 fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$2,905 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
94% of students receive aid
43% get federal aid ($4,401 avg)
77% get state aid ($2,949 avg)
39% get institn'l aid ($2,905 avg)
37% get loans ($4,980 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 12.4% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 13.9% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $5,970 89%
Federal Grant Aid $4,401 43%
Pell Grants $4,352 43%
Other Federal Grants $684 6%
Institution Grant Aid $2,905 39%
State Grant Aid $2,949 77%
Student Loans $4,980 37%
Federal Loans $4,846 37%
Other Loans $7,317 1%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: May 1
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does McNeese State University offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
4205 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 475-5000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $426
Out of State $1,251


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Jayne from DeRidder, LA
  • Jun-14-2014 I am a past student here

    McNeese does provide many scholarships for students, so the college is affordable. A student at McNeese will get what they put into the college.

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  • 4
  • Alexandria from Highlands, TX
  • Jul-30-2013 I am a current student here

    This school is truly inexpensive compared to other universities. The education and the air about you truly make the college experience every one hopes for, for less.

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  • 5
  • Alexandria from Bossier City, LA
  • Apr-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Mcneese overall tries to make sure that they provide the best for their student and try to tend to every need. There a few bumps along the way but they push through it to better the education of the people attending.

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