National Student Exchange (NSE)
National Student Exchange (NSE) is a cooperative program providing students with the opportunity to participate in exchange programs between CSU, Chico and the 174 U.S. member institutions of the consortium. Forty-five states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are represented.
CSU, Chico students participating in NSE may enroll up to two consecutive terms at the exchange institution. Full student status at CSU, Chico is maintained, and all approved courses transfer back to your Chico academic record. Because of Chico State’s institutional membership in NSE, Chico State participants may pay either CSU, Chico resident tuition fees or resident fees/tuition at the host institution. This decision, however, is made by the host institution. In either case, non-resident fees/tuition are waived by the host institution.
Institutions participating in the exchange provide simplified admissions procedures with assurance of credit transferability. Additional costs are minimal since students do not have to pay non-resident registration and tuition fees. Application is made through CSU, Chico Academic Advising Programs.
Financial Aid and NSE
Students participating in a NSE program will participate in one of two financial plans. In most cases, students may choose the payment plan, but in some cases the host school determines the plan.
Financial Aid Options for NSE Participants
Eligible for Financial Aid from CSU, Chico
|OUTGOING PLAN B
CSU, Chico Students
|INCOMING PLAN A
Students from Other Universities*
Not Eligible for Financial Aid from CSU, Chico
|OUTGOING PLAN A
CSU, Chico Students
|INCOMING PLAN B
Students from Other Universities
In New York, the State University at Buffalo and at Stony Brook has received special authorization from the NSE Consortium Department to fund their Plan A students. Host schools therefore do not fund Plan A students from these two institutions.
For additional information on Exchange basics, participating institutions and applications, visit the National Student Exchange web page.