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Lafayette

Lafayette (/l??fa???t/; French: [lafaj?t]) is the fourth-largest city in the state, and is the larger principal city of the Lafayette–Acadiana combined statistical area it is the parish seat of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, United States, on the Vermilion River. The population was 120,623 at the 2010 census. which, in 2011, had an estimated total population of 554,517.

It was founded as Vermilionville in 1821 by a French-speaking Acadian named Jean Mouton. In 1884, it was renamed for General Gilbert du Motier, marquis de Lafayette, a French military hero who fought with and significantly aided the American Army during the American Revolutionary War. The city's economy was primarily based on agriculture until the 1940s, when the petroleum and natural gas industries became dominant. In recent years, the medical profession has taken a more predominant role in the area economy.[citation needed]

Lafayette is the center of Cajun culture in Louisiana and the United States. The city has a strong tourism industry because of the Cajun culture there and in the surrounding region. There is also a Creole influence in the area, although most Creoles and their descendents originate to the east in New Orleans. The Creole and Cajun cuisines are among the most famous regional cuisines of the United States.

This city should not be confused with the former city of Lafayette in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana; that city was absorbed into New Orleans in 1852.

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Schools in and around Lafayette, LA

Name
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Four or more years; Public; $13,486 average out-state tuition; $4,864 average in-state tuition
South Louisiana Community College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $2,112 average out-state tuition; $2,112 average in-state tuition
Acadiana Technical College-Lafayette Campus
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $2,544 average out-state tuition; $984 average in-state tuition
Blue Cliff College-Lafayette
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit; $13,144 average out-state tuition; $13,144 average in-state tuition
Aveda Institute-Lafayette
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Cosmetology Training Center
Less than 2 years (below associate); Private for profit
Remington College-Lafayette Campus
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private not for profit; $16,131 average out-state tuition; $16,131 average in-state tuition

Lafayette, LA Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Fred R. McDaniel Memorial Scholarship $500 January 31, 2017
Marion Maccarrell Scott Scholarship Varies January 31, 2017