S: McNeese State University Financial Aid Basics
FC: Financial Aid Basics
1: This book will provide basic information about applying for financial aid
2: Tuition and Fees Room and board Transportation Books and Supplies Social Activities Personal Expenses | Pursuing a higher education can be expensive. Here is a list of expected college expenses to plan for.
3: Approximate cost per semester for full time students Tuition & Fees $2,200 Books & Supplies $600 Total $2,800 | Out of state students can expect to pay an additional 4,411 per semester
4: Want to live on campus? | For more information contact Housing Office at 337-475-5606 | Every student living on campus must purchase a meal plan. The meal plan can cost about $1,100 per semester. | The traditional style dorms, (Collette Hall) cost about $250 per student per month. The newest dorms on campus cost about $330-$465 per student per month. The apartments on campus cost about $500 per student per month.
5: As you can see the cost of college adds up quickly. Financial aid is available to help cover these, as well as other educational related expenses.
6: Reasons to apply for financial aid using the FAFSA | It's Free | It's easy | Everyone is eligible for some type of aid | It is required in order to get TOPS | This is the only way to receive student aid from the federal government | One application applies for all federal and some state aid
7: Apply online at | www.fafsa.gov
8: Helpful Hints | Complete the FAFSA as early as possible | Priority deadline is May 1st | Renew FAFSA each year When you file your taxes, renew your FAFSA | Completing the FAFSA is just the first step, follow up with the financial aid office to see if additional documents are needed.
9: McNeese | Office | Financial Aid | Office hours: M-F 7:45am-4:30pm Phone: 337-475-5065 or (800) 622-3352 ext. 5065 www.mcneese.edu