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Number Received Financial Aid (All Undergraduate) 8,565
Percent Received Financial Aid(All Undergraduate) 86%
Average Aid Amount $7,774
Number Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 1,337
Percent Received Financial Aid (Freshmen) 98%

Financial Aid Information at NSU

For the academic year 2019-2020, a total of 8,565 students (86% of undergraduate students) received one or more financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans. The average financial aid amount is $7,774. For freshmen (Full-time, first-time degree-seeking undergraduate students), 1,337 students (98% of enrolled students) received financial aid.
The 2022 undergraduate tuition & fees at Northwestern State University of Louisiana is $8,672 for Louisiana residents and $19,460 for out-of-state students, for reference.

All Undergraduate Students Financial Aid

For the academic year 2019-2020, a total of 8,565 students (86% of all students) have received grants or scholarships and the average received aid amount is $7,774. It includes federal, state, local, institutional, or other sources of grant aid. The following table describes the financial aid statistics by aid types at Northwestern State University of Louisiana for all undergraduate students.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid at Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Federal, state, local, institutional or other grant aid8,56586%$7,774
Pell Grants4,14242%$4,994
Federal Student Loans4,75448%$7,392

Beginning Students Financial Aid

a total of 1,337 beginning students (98% of all freshmen) have received any financial aid and 1,329 students (97% of all freshmen) awarded any student loans. The headcount includes the number of full-time, first-time degree-seeking beginning undergraduate students. The below table shows the number and amount by the source of financial aid at Northwestern State University of Louisiana.
Beginning Students (Freshmen) Financial Aid at Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Student Financial Aid1,33798%-
Grants or Scholarship from All Sources1,31296%$10,089
Federal Grants1,15485%$4,525
Pell Grants79258%$5,380
Other Federal Grants98872%$973
State/Local Grants1,09380%$4,134
Institutional Grants81360%$4,300
Student Loans79959%$6,121
Federal Student Loans78858%$5,671
Other Student Loans443%$9,588

Students Headcount by Living Status

For academic year 2019-2020, total 1,260 full-time beginning students have enrolled and attended Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Among them, 856 students have lived on campus and 207 students lived off campus (without family). Next table shows the students count by living status and years.
Student Headcount by Living Location/Setting at Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Living Status201720182019
Living On-Campus820970856
Living Off-Campus with Family135146173
Living Off-Campus without Family190216207

Grants and Scholarship Aid By Income Level (Paying In-State Tuition)

Next table shows number of students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded any grant/scholarship by income level for academic year 2019-2020 . The sources of grants and scholarship aid are the federal government, state/local government, or the institution.
Grants of Scholarship Aid Statistics By Income Level at Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedTotal Amount Aid Awarded Average Amount Aid Awarded
All level1,1011,057$10,411,613$9,457
$0 - $30,000495495$5,288,725$10,684
$30,001 - $48,000191190$2,014,498$10,547
$48,001 - $75,000147140$1,222,844$8,319
$75,001 - $110,000127108$872,365$6,869
$110,001 or more141124$1,013,181$7,186