Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College received $28.6 million in state financial aid for its students during the 2015-16 academic year – the highest level of any Louisiana school – according to a Watchdog.org analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.
The Louisiana schools coming in second and third for top student aid were University of Louisiana at Lafayette ($13.4 million) and Louisiana Tech University ($7.9 million).
Louisiana State University received an average of $6,404 per student in state student aid.
The analysis is based on numbers reported yearly to the U.S. Department of Education.
Top Louisiana recipients of state student aid
|School||City||Enrollment||Number receiving aid||Total amount||Average aid per student|
|Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College||Baton Rouge||31,409||4,468||$28,610,963.00||$6,404.00|
|University of Louisiana at Lafayette||Lafayette||17,519||2,632||$13,356,763.00||$5,075.00|
|Louisiana Tech University||Ruston||12,672||1,486||$7,940,779.00||$5,344.00|
|Southeastern Louisiana University||Hammond||14,483||1,774||$7,900,232.00||$4,453.00|
|University of Louisiana at Monroe||Monroe||9,038||994||$5,161,543.00||$5,193.00|
|Nicholls State University||Thibodaux||6,255||942||$4,545,861.00||$4,826.00|
|McNeese State University||Lake Charles||7,621||912||$4,153,549.00||$4,554.00|
|Northwestern State University of Louisiana||Natchitoches||9,819||911||$3,673,597.00||$4,032.00|
|University of New Orleans||New Orleans||8,037||672||$3,371,165.00||$5,017.00|
|Xavier University of Louisiana||New Orleans||2,997||317||$1,391,089.00||$4,388.00|
Source: U.S. Department of Education