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McNeese State University Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$16,936 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,148 tuition
$8,326 on campus room & board
$1,300 books and supplies
$2,162 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$28,011 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$16,223 tuition
$8,326 on campus room & board
$1,300 books and supplies
$2,162 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,527 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
96% of students receive aid
39% get federal aid ($4,518 avg)
64% get state aid ($4,554 avg)
34% get institn'l aid ($4,527 avg)
40% get loans ($4,636 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 8.82% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 3.49% 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 $7,396 84%
Federal Grant Aid $4,518 39%
Pell Grants $4,434 39%
Other Federal Grants $459 7%
Institution Grant Aid $4,527 34%
State Grant Aid $4,554 64%
Student Loans $4,636 40%
Federal Loans $4,693 38%
Other Loans $7,870 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 $607
Out of State $1,534


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Brittany from Tx
  • I am a current student here

    There is always something free being passed out. Classes are a great size for learning environment.

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  • 5
  • Christina from Cary, IL
  • 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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  • Jayne from DeRidder, LA
  • 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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