McNeese State University
Lake Charles, LA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$10,977
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$8,758
$30k - $48k
$9,920
$48k - $75k
$11,509
$75k - $110k
$14,191
$110k+
$14,216
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,859
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$15,897
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$8,326
Books and Supplies
$1,300
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financialaid@mcneese.edu

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Aid Per Year
$6,649
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
32%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,523
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$4,353
Students receiving state aid
67%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$3,391
Students receiving federal aid
36%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,523

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
40%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$4,636
Students receiving federal loans
40%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,546
Average Other Loans Per Year
$6,484
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$10,990
Loan Default Rate
10%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$207

What Students Are Saying

3.68 Average Rating
McNeese is one of the most cost-efficient schools throughout the state. It also awards $15 million is scholarships to students annually and accepts TOPS awards.
Matthew from Lake Charles, LA
Aside from rewarding thousands of dollars in scholarships a year, McNeese offers various activities and privileges exclusively to the current students. Whether you enjoy working out, want to rent out a room in the library to study, need to print something out, would like to attend a sporting event or any event on campus, ALL you have to do is present your student ID, and everything is free.
Jordan from Lake Charles, LA
You definately get bang for the buck here, there are computer labs that are open all throughout the days that let you print anything that you need, and use their computers for as long as neccessary. They also stay open at night in case you need to get some work done. there are study rooms, and many other different facillities that you may use and there are two student unions halls, that students use for socializing and relaxing.
Tiffany from Lake Charles, LA
All of this fun stuff is going on yet this college is still very affordable. The prices are not sky-high and this college works with anyone having financial issues.
Haley
great classes, easy to learn campus, very nice and helpful people!
Rebecca from Denham Springs, LA