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Northwestern State University of Louisiana Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$18,330 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$5,180 tuition
$9,410 on campus room & board
$1,300 books and supplies
$2,440 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)

$29,118 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$15,968 tuition
$9,410 on campus room & board
$1,300 books and supplies
$2,440 fees
(Based on stats from 2016/2017)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$4,558 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
94% of students receive aid
52% get federal aid ($4,689 avg)
73% get state aid ($4,032 avg)
49% get institn'l aid ($4,558 avg)
59% get loans ($5,678 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 7.14% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.12% 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 $8,405 90%
Federal Grant Aid $4,689 52%
Pell Grants $4,587 50%
Other Federal Grants $1,979 6%
Institution Grant Aid $4,558 49%
State Grant Aid $4,032 73%
Student Loans $5,678 59%
Federal Loans $5,631 57%
Other Loans $8,528 2%

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: within 4 week(s) of notification
Does Northwestern State University of Louisiana offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71497-0002
(318) 357-6011
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $321
Out of State $321


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 4
  • Alyssa from Colfax, LA
  • I am a current student here

    NSU is very affordable especially compared to some of the bigger schools in Louisiana. They only offer scholarships to incoming freshman which makes it tough on transfer students.

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  • 5
  • Adrianna from Shreveport, LA
  • I am a current student here

    What made me really want to come to Northwestern is the small but big community and my education of course. The many good things I heard about Northwestern pulled me in even more, and when I attended a Freshman Connection session during the summer I was all in.

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  • 5
  • Catherine from DeRidder, LA
  • I am a current student here

    This college is not as expensive as some of the other colleges that I have toured, but it seems to give you so much more. If you are someone who enjoys being active in the school, they give you every option possible. f you are someone who enjoys history, the city of Natchitoches gives you so much of that with the Cane River Heritage or the Fort St. Jean Baptiste historic site, or even if you are somebody that just enjoys the peace but beautiful nature you can get the at the Natchitoches river walk.

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  • 4
  • Cbrown036
  • I am a current student here

    You can not put a price on the education that a person will receives at Northwestern State University. With all the hands on experience and helpful tools that a student will receive.

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  • 5
  • Deidra from Natchitoches, LA
  • I am a current student here

    College really is what you make out of it! I find it very interesting and fun being a student at NSU. Representing your school is a great and exciting feeling! However, there are a few things I truly dislike about NSU and that is some of the teachers they have. I'm pretty sure there are plenty more other schools that has this problem, but I feel like I'm extremely more dedicated and focused when my teacher is there to help/assist at anytime and will push you to do your best! Some teachers at NSU could careless about their students. Other than this, I love being an NSU Demon!

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