FAFSA School Code: 001146

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
  • Fill out a FAFSA. List CSU, Chico’s FAFSA School Code, 001146.
  • If eligible, CSU, Chico will deduct fees to be sent to NSE school.
  • Remaining aid will be disbursed to student by CSU, Chico. We recommend using Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT).
  • Not eligible for Work–Study
INCOMING PLAN A
Students from Other Universities*
  • Fill out a FAFSA. List CSU, Chico’s FAFSA School Code, 001146.
  • If eligible, CSU, Chico will deduct fees. Student eligible for resident fees. Not eligible for California aid programs.
  • Remaining aid will be disbursed to student by CSU, Chico. We recommend using Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT).
NOT ELIGIBLE
for
FINANCIAL AID
from
CSU, CHICO
OUTGOING PLAN A
CSU, Chico Students
  • Apply for financial aid though host school. On the FAFSA, list host’s School Code.
  • Pay all tuition/fees at the host school. Follow all procedures and deadlines for host school.
    Not eligible for California aid programs.
INCOMING PLAN B
Students from Other Universities
  • Apply for financial aid from home campus. On the FAFSA, list home institution School Code.
  • Pay all tuition/fees to home school.
  • Not eligible for Work-Study.

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.