You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.
PLAN B: EVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.
Estimated Per Quarter
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees: $2,991
Estimated Per Quarter
Costs For Room And Meals: $3,080
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
Located in the heart of the Cascade Mountains, the university is ideal for those who love the outdoors. In fact, students are just minutes away from a variety of outdoor activities, including skiing, snowboarding, hiking, rock climbing, camping, and fly fishing. The city of Ellensburg is also known for its thriving arts scene, festivals, and rodeo competitions. In addition, students have easy access to the city of Seattle, which is only 90 minutes away.
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Aviation Studies
Anthropology: American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Primatology
Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Latin American Studies, Native American Studies
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Drawing, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art
Athletics: Coaching, Exercise Science, Physical Education
Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science
Business: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Advertising, Business Administration, Industrial Management, Public Relations, Retailing, Wine Business
Communications: American Sign Language, Broadcasting, Communication, Film, Journalism
Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Family Studies
Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice
Earth Sciences: Geology
Education: Bilingual, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Mathematics, Music, Reading, Science, Spanish, Special Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Theatre Education, Vocational Education
English: English, Linguistics, Writing
Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies
Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising
Food Science: Food Services Management, Nutrition
Foreign Language: Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
Geography and Urban Studies: Geography
Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Dietetics, Exercise Science, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Health, Safety Science, School Health
Hospitality and Tourism: Hotel/Travel Administration, Tourism Management
Industrial Studies: Construction Management
Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Technology
Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics
Museum Studies: Museum Studies
Performing Arts: Choral Music, Dance, Jazz Composition, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Production
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Physics: Energy Studies, Physics
Political Science: Political Science
Recreation: Non-Profit Programs Management, Recreation
Sociology/Social Work: Social Service, Sociology, Womens Studies
Technology: Electronics Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Technology, Technology Education
Theater: Performance and Directing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
Figures are current as of 9/14/2012.
Important Notes: Activity Fee of $171 includes the Student Union Fee ($69 per quarter) and the Recreation Center Fee ($102 per quarter).
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.
CWU offers traditional residence halls, shared suites and married/family housing.
Meal Plans Per Quarter