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McNeese Tuition & Cost

Lake Charles, Louisiana

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Louisiana Resident Sticker Price

In State Costs for McNeese State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$3,233
Room and Board $9,344
Other Expenses Budget$5,190

Out of State Resident Sticker Price

Out of State Costs for McNeese State University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$3,233
Room and Board $9,344
Other Expenses Budget$5,190

In-State Tuition

In-state tuition at McNeese State University for undergraduate students residing in Louisiana is $5,147. Room and board charges total $9,344 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $1,300 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $3,233 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $5,190 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending McNeese State University full time should expect a total annual cost of $24,214.

Out-of-State Tuition

Undergraduate tuition at McNeese State University is $13,185 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $9,344 for room and board, $1,300 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $3,233. Students are advised to budget $5,190 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $32,252. This figure is 33.2% higher than what Louisiana residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The average reported annual net price for McNeese State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $9,721 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending McNeese State University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020

Net Price by Income McNeese State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$7,542
$30,001 to $48,000$8,483
$48,001 to $75,000$11,651
$75,001 to $110,000$14,372

Financial Aid

86% of full-time undergrad McNeese State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $8,499 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 45% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $4,948 and 1% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $8,496.

Finanical Aid McNeese State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $8,499 86%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $3,839 49%
Pell Grants $4,871 37%
Other Federal Grants $503 13%
State and Local Grants $4,587 78%
Federal Student Loans $4,948 45%
Other Student Loans $8,496 1%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to McNeese State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $26,740. The loan balance of $26,740 is a four year multiple of the $6,685 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $283 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $26,740
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $283.49
Total Interest Paid $7,278.62
Sum of All Loan Payments $34,018.62

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price

Year Louisiana Residents Non Residents
1 $24,214 $32,252
2 $25,909 $34,510
3 $27,723 $36,925
4 $29,663 $39,510

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at McNeese State University to be $96,856 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at McNeese State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Louisiana Residents $352 $1,056 $1,408
Out of State Residents $688 $2,064 $2,752

Estimated cost for a class at McNeese State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at McNeese State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

McNeese State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=159717 IPEDS survey data for McNeese State University.