NSU to waive out-of-state fees for children of Louisiana college, university alumni

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Northwestern State University has received approval from the Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System to waive non-resident fees for any non-resident student whose parent earned at least an associate degree from any regionally accredited college or university in Louisiana.

“Northwestern State plans to use the lower fees to more effectively recruit non-resident students,” said newly-appointed President Dr. Chris Maggio. “For many students, out-of-state tuition can be quite a burden. This waiver will make the university more attractive to out-of-state students and should help us increase future enrollment.”

The waiver was established by Act 455 of the 2016 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.

Director of University Recruiting Jana Lucky said many NSU alumni, like those of other Louisiana institutions, maintain strong ties to the state and want to see their children educated in Louisiana.

“In recruiting in Texas and Arkansas, we frequently encounter students who express strong interest in NSU’s degree programs, but find the out-of-state fees an additional hardship in paying for college,” said Lucky. “This fee waiver will help us attract high-achieving students with ties to Louisiana who want to take advantage of the exceptional student experience at NSU.”

Lucky encouraged NSU alumni to contact the Office of University Recruiting as soon as their children reach high school so they can receive information from Northwestern State. Children of NSU alumni are classified as top priority students.

For more information on the waiver, contact the Office of University Recruiting at (318) 357-4503 or go to nsula.edu/future-students.