Profile: California State University, East Bay

Fast Facts

On Campus:7%
  • Fall 09/21-12/10
  • Winter 01/09-3/17
  • Spring 03/27-06/09

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

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:

Estimated Per Quarter
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
0%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
5%Two or more races

Campus Profile

The University provides a beautiful and secure setting with a spectacular panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay area. From CSU East Bay students can reach San Francisco, Berkeley, or Silicon Valley within 30-45 minutes. Cal State East Bay is known for being one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the country and enrolls over 13,000 students. While most students commute to campus, approximately 1200 students live in on-campus housing, and many more in nearby apartment complexes. CSU East Bay is a distinctly student-centered campus, and most classes are smaller than 30 students. The most popular majors for NSE students include art, business administration, communication, international studies, political science, psychology.

Campus Location - Campus is located on a large hill overlooking Hayward and the San Francisco Bay Area. Buses link campus to downtown Hayward where students can use BART to travel to further Bay Area destinations.

Helpful Information - Starting in August 2018, CSUEB will change from the quarter calendar to a semester system. Students attending CSUEB on exchange will need to be very flexible which course choices during the campus transition to a new calendar and course catalog.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology, Ethnic Studies

Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Finance and Operation Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Geology

Economics: Economics

Engineering: Computer Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies

Foreign Language: Chinese (some courses), Japanese (some courses), Spanish

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Kinesiology

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology

Closed Programs
Music, Education, Nursing.

Graphics courses within the Art department are severely limited. Most, if not all, Hospitality/Tourism/Recreation courses are delivered in an online format. Psychology and Studio Art courses are becoming difficult to access as well. Business Administration courses may be limited.

Registration Priority GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences Mid-Year Exchange Non-Native English Speakers Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students Summer Exchange International Students (Visa Students)
Tuition and Fees Per Quarter - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Quarter
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Quarter
Figures are current as of 6/14/2016.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee: $30 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $500 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $130 Quarter Plan A & B Optional
Housing Application Fee: $40 Year Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: Housing Deposit and Application fee mandatory for those who wish to apply for on-campus housing.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $440 per quarter.

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 eligible 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:

Use FAFSA CODE: 001138

Plan B
For eligible 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.
On-Campus Housing Per Quarter Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
On-campus housing CANNOT be guaranteed. Student Housing & Residence Life will set aside a limited number of spaces for NSE students (number of spaces to be determined later in the academic year). On-campus housing has been waitlisted for the last 3 years, so we cannot guarantee space.

Meal Plans Per Quarter

Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plans are mandatory for students living on-campus. See the following websites for details: and

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