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The Northwestern State University of Louisiana

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Northwestern State University has a inefficient Finance DepaOther
Northwestern State University has a inefficient Finance Department that ultimately hurts students during their undergraduate time and as alumni. My wife experienced several issues with NSU not being able to effectively manage her scholarships with tuition costs as an undergraduate. NSU's Finance Department consistently failed to process her scholarship funding in a timely manner which caused her to be charged directly for tuition and not accept scholarship funding. NSU also failed to review scholarship and grant funding for students the year I graduated, and the University distributed funds to many students without reviewing their scholarship/funding balance. This caused many students to be over-awarded and have to pay NSU back. I was over-awarded several thousand dollars that NSU claimed just a few days after graduation. I was informed that it did not matter if the debt was discovered before or after graduation. NSU then sent bills to a previously used address rather than my home of record. I left for military training shortly after graduating, which ultimately led NSU to submit my account to a collection agency when they did not receive a response from the old address. I found this unusual since NSU continued to send me alumni donation requests to my permanent home of record. I have heard of similar issues from other alumni. I find a consistent failure on the part of the Universities departments to coordinate with each other and track students' accounts. I highly recommend against attending NSU for any prospective students.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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Beautiful campus good social life.AveragePolitical Science
Beautiful campus good social life. But many problems. The school makes you him through hoops if you are an out of state student on scholarship but will let anyone in from Louisiana. The town has an unusually high crime rate. Don't let the charm fool you. I had the window busted out in my car twice in 1 semester. It takes an act of congress to even find a minimum wage job if you are from out of town.
1st Year Male -- Class 2009
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: F
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Facilities are old, roads are horrible and it is a small, isolated campus with no day or night life.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2013
Friendliness: A, Campus Aesthetics: F
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