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McNeese State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$14,131 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$4,254 tuition
$7,230 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,447 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)

$25,033 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$15,156 tuition
$7,230 on campus room & board
$1,200 books and supplies
$1,447 fees
(Based on stats from 2013/2014)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$3,555 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
95% of students receive aid
39% get federal aid ($4,369 avg)
74% get state aid ($3,430 avg)
38% get institn'l aid ($3,555 avg)
37% get loans ($4,685 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 12.7% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 12.5% 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 $6,243 89%
Federal Grant Aid $4,369 39%
Pell Grants $4,327 39%
Other Federal Grants $461 4%
Institution Grant Aid $3,555 38%
State Grant Aid $3,430 74%
Student Loans $4,685 37%
Federal Loans $4,628 37%
Other Loans $6,849 0%

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 $477
Out of State $1,370


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • Christina from Cary, IL
  • Sep-19-2016 I am a current student here

    At the last university I was at, I paid 30k a year and was failing. My classes had over 400 students in them and the teachers barely spoke English. Here, I pay 10k a year after fees, am pulling A's thanks to great staff and resources, and am enjoying the material I am learning.

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  • 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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