You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.
PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees: $3,719
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $5,466
PLAN A, PLAN B
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links
How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office
Chico State, founded in 1887 and situated on 119 acres in downtown Chico is a residential campus in a true college town with Big Chico Creek running through the middle. Our students come from 39 nations, 40 states and 2 US territories. The second oldest campus within the California State University system, Chico has nearly 16,000 students with student to faculty ratio averaging at 24:1 and the average class size is 30.
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences, Animal Sciences, Crop Science/Management, Horticulture, Land Resources, Plant and Soil Systems, Plant Science
Area Studies: African Studies, American Multicultural Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Gerontology, International Studies, Latin American Studies
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Computer Graphics, Fine Art, Glass, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Media Arts, Studio Art, Theater Art
Athletics: Adapted Physical Education, Athletic Training, Coaching, Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Teaching, Movement Studies, Physical Education
Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences, Cell Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology
Business: Accounting, Accounting Control Systems, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Entertainment Management, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Operation Management, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Manufacturing, Marketing, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Personnel, Procurement and Operations Management, Product Operations Management, Public Administration, Public Relations, Small Business Management
Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry
Communications: Communication, Communication Technology Management, Graphic Communication, Journalism, Newspapers, Organizational Communication, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address, Telecommunications, Visual Communication Technology
Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Paralegal Studies
Earth Sciences: Atmospheric Sciences, Earth Science, Geohydrology, Geology, Geosciences, Meteorology
Economics: Economics, Environmental Economics, International Economics
Education: Adapted Physical Education, Athletic Training Education, Bilingual, Child Development, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Kindergarten Education, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Special Education
Engineering: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Machatronic Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
English: English, Literature
Environmental Studies: Ecology, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies
Food Science: Food Science, Food Services Management, Nutrition
Foreign Language: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
General Studies: Humanities, Liberal Studies, Social Sciences
Geography and Urban Studies: Cartography, Environmental Planning, Geography, Human Geography, Physical Geography, Planning, Rural Community Development
Health and Safety Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Exercise Physiology, Gerontology, Health Science, Health Services Administration, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Kinesiology, Therapeutic Recreation
Hospitality and Tourism: Hotel/Restaurant Management, Hotel/Travel Administration, Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management
Industrial Studies: Construction Management, Production and Operations Management
Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Information Systems
International Studies: International Relations
Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics
Performing Arts: Acting, Dance, Music, Music Business/Merchandising, Music Education, Music Industry, Music Performance, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Production
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Physics: Applied Physics, Physics
Political Science: International Affairs/Relations, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs
Psychology: Counseling, Psychology
Recreation: Commercial Recreation Management, CommunityRecreation Management, Parks Administration and Management, Recreation, Recreation Leadership, Recreation Resources, Recreation Therapy, Urban Recreation and Administration
Sociology/Social Work: Law and Society, Social Science, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies
Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders, Speech Pathology and Audiology
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
Figures are current as of 4/5/2012.
Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
For Plan A U.S. students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your host campus. Students apply for federally funded financial aid by using the FAFSA code of their host campus. Host campuses award aid to incoming Plan A students on a first-come, first-served basis as long as funds are available. Ask your home campus NSE coordinator if your campus awards aid to their own outgoing students. If so, do not apply for aid from your host campus.
For eligible Plan A applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.