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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Cost of college went up for all students at Northwestern State University of Louisiana

In-state tuition and fees rose 4 percent for 2017-18 at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 4 percent for 2017-18 at Northwestern State University of Louisiana, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Louisiana residents paid $7,922 to attend the four-year public institution this year $302 more than the $7,620 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 136.2 percent more than residents this year, or $18,710. Their price tag grew 1.6 percent from $18,408 in 2016-17.

About 91 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Louisiana residents. And about 7 percent are residents of other states.

Data shows 94 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,125 students received grants or scholarships totaling $9.46 million and 713 students took out student loans totaling more than $4.22 million.

Including all undergraduates, 6,388 students used grants or scholarships totaling $44.61 million. Another 3,866 took out $27.95 million in federal student loans.

The cost of attending
Enrollment
2014-15
2015-16
2016-17
2017-18
Change in tuition and fees 2014-15 to 2017-18
In-state
~8,935
$6,863
$7,620
$7,620
$7,922
15.4%
Out-of-state
~687
$17,651
$18,408
$18,408
$18,710
6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 2015-16.
Type of Aid
Number of students receiving aid
Percent receiving aid
Total amount of aid received
Average amount of aid per student
Federal grants
642
52%
$3,010,389
$4,689
State / local grant or scholarship
911
73%
$3,673,597
$4,032
Institutional grants or scholarships
608
49%
$2,771,543
$4,558
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,125
90%
$9,455,529
$8,405
Federal student loans
708
57%
$3,986,967
$5,631
Other student loans
27
2%
$230,254
$8,528
Student loan aid
713
57%
$4,217,221
$5,915
Total student aid
1,175
94%

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly described the cost of attendance, which includes both tuition and fees.

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