FAST FACTS
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Location:Durango
Setting:Suburban
Population:17,000
Enrollment:4,065
On Campus:30%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 09/01-12/19
  • Spring 01/12-05/01

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: UNEVEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

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 Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$3,897

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$4,765

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A, PLAN B

Campus Diversity
60%Caucasian
1%African American
9%Hispanic
1%Asian American
22%Native American
1%International
6%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog
Outgoing Students

NSE Links
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links

How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office


Fort Lewis College is located in Southwest Colorado at the crossroads of the Rocky Mountains and the desert southwest. It is an area of diverse alpine, desert, and red-rock canyon environments offering world-class biking, kayaking, climbing, skiing, and hiking. At 6850 feet, the campus overlooks historic Durango and the rugged San Juan Mountains. Recently named one of Outside magazine's "Best Outside Towns" list and one of the "best adventure towns to live and play in" by National Geographic Adventure magazine, Durango is an active, thriving community with a small town atmosphere. The historic downtown offers a variety of shops, restaurants, galleries, and the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. The regional airport, served by four major airlines, is just 20 minutes from downtown.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnic Studies, Forensic Anthropology

Area Studies: Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, Mexican American Studies, Native American Studies, Southwest Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Arts Administration, Graphic Design, Theater Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Coaching, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Molecular Biology

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance and Operation Management, International Business, Management, Marketing, Small Business Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Mass Communication, Newspapers, Radio and Television Studies

Criminal Justice: Criminology, Forensic Science

Economics: Economics

Education: Early Childhood, English, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Kindergarten Education, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Theatre Education

Engineering: Engineering, Engineering Management, Engineering Physics

English: English, Literature, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Biology, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies

Foreign Language: French, Navajo, Spanish

General Studies: Humanities, Individualized Degree Program

Geography and Urban Studies: Spatial Geographic Information Science

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Public Health

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Tourism Management

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music, Music Business/Merchandising, Music Education, Music Performance, Music/Jazz Studies, Technical Theater, Theater Arts Administration, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology, Theater Education

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: Peace Studies, Political Science

Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Adventure Education, Sports Administration

Sociology/Social Work: Human Services, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies

Theater: Performance and Directing

Limitations
Adventure Education

Notable Academic Programs
Native American Studies, Chemistry, Anthropology, Geology, Business Administration

Unique Academic Programs
Adventure Education, Public Health, Environmental Studies, Native American Studies, Engineering Physics

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Prefer students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500 paper, 173 computer or 61 Internet
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A
Tuition/Fees
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Plan A Students
  • Figures are current as of 8/19/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $3,897.
  • Expect 5-15% increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on 15 hours. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your actual enrollment.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan A students.
Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
  • No tuition/fees are paid to the host campus.
  • Figures do not include costs you will incur for course specific enrollment (e.g., laboratory courses, student teaching, studio art)
  • See below for credit hour restrictions and/or miscellaneous fees applicable to Plan B students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Plan A: 18 ($287.95 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 18 ($287.95 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 8/19/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $150 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $120 Year Plan A & B Optional
Orientation Fee: $50 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Enrollment Fee: $35 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

Financial Aid
Plan A
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:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 001353

Plan B
For Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Canada
Regardless of Plan A or Plan B, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.
Room/Meals
  • Figures are current as of 8/19/2014.
  • Expect 5% or more increase for the subsequent academic year.
  • Figures are based on the average room and meal plan selected by NSE students. Actual costs may be greater or less depending upon your selected room type and meals.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • Double: $2,540
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $675
  • Proximity to campus: 5 minutes
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
A $150 housing deposit is required.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2225 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $2110 per semester for 12 meals per week.
  • $1995 per semester for 10 meals per week.


All data in this document is the responsibility of the campus and has been provided by the campus NSE coordinator.