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NSU Tuition & Cost

Natchitoches, Louisiana

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Louisiana Resident Sticker Price
$23,867
In State Costs for Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Fee Cost
Tuition$5,180
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$3,588
Room and Board $9,569
Other Expenses Budget$4,230
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$34,655
Out of State Costs for Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Fee Cost
Tuition$15,968
Books and Supplies$1,300
Other Fees$3,588
Room and Board $9,569
Other Expenses Budget$4,230

Residents of Louisiana pay an annual total price of $23,867 to attend Northwestern State University of Louisiana on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $5,180 for tuition, $9,569 room and board, $1,300 for books and supplies and $3,588 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $34,655 which is 45.2% higher than Louisiana residents. The tuition charge is $15,968 while room and board is $9,569, books and supplies are $1,300 and other fees come in at $3,588.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Northwestern State University of Louisiana when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$12,336
Net Price by Income Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$11,659
$30,001 to $48,000$11,590
$48,001 to $75,000$13,487
$75,001 to $110,000$15,287
$110,000+$14,706

The average reported annual net price for Northwestern State University of Louisiana for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $12,336 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

93% of full-time undergrad Northwestern State University of Louisiana received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $10,000 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 59% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,649 and 3% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $9,433.

Finanical Aid Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $10,000 93%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $4,949 65%
Pell Grants $5,102 53%
Other Federal Grants $1,444 10%
State and Local Grants $4,209 78%
Federal Student Loans $5,649 59%
Other Student Loans $9,433 3%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Northwestern State University of Louisiana, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $31,756. The loan balance of $31,756 is a four year multiple of the $7,939 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 $303 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $31,756
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $302.99
Total Interest Paid $4,602.47
Sum of All Loan Payments $36,358.47

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$95,468
Year Louisiana Residents Non Residents
1 $23,867 $34,655
2 $24,105 $35,001
3 $24,345 $35,350
4 $24,588 $35,702

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Northwestern State University of Louisiana to be $95,468 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Out of State Residents $416 $1,248 $1,664

Estimated cost for a class at Northwestern State University of Louisiana 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 Northwestern State University of Louisiana versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Northwestern State University of Louisiana Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=160038 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern State University of Louisiana.