Cost of college went up for resident students at Nicholls State University

In-state tuition and fees rose 3.2 percent for 2017-18 at Nicholls State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.


In-state tuition and fees rose 3.2 percent for 2017-18 at Nicholls State University, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

Louisiana residents paid $7,886 to attend the four-year public institution this year $245 more than the $7,641 charged for 2016-17.

Non-residents paid 13.9 percent more than residents this year, or $8,979. Their price tag was reduced 51.7 percent from $18,572 in 2016-17.

About 96 percent of the school's undergraduate population are Louisiana residents. About 3 percent are residents of other states and 1 percent are citizens of other countries.

Data shows 95 percent of full-time undergraduates who started school in 2015-16 received student financial aid in some form. In all, 1,077 students received grants or scholarships totaling $8.5 million and 641 students took out student loans totaling more than $3.46 million.

Including all undergraduates, 4,063 students used grants or scholarships totaling $27.95 million. Another 2,787 took out $17.73 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
~6,005
$7,234
$7,348
$7,641
$7,886
9%
Out-of-state
~188
$17,481
$18,279
$18,572
$8,979
-48.6%

Undergraduate financial aid
The following data includes only full-time students who began an undergraduate program at the Nicholls State University 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
484
40%
$2,169,045
$4,481
State / local grant or scholarship
942
79%
$4,545,861
$4,826
Institutional grants or scholarships
442
37%
$1,786,190
$4,041
Grant or scholarship aid total
1,077
90%
$8,501,096
$7,893
Federal student loans
638
53%
$3,268,965
$5,124
Other student loans
27
2%
$194,246
$7,194
Student loan aid
641
54%
$3,463,211
$5,403
Total student aid
1,138
95%

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