Profile: Cape Breton University

Fast Facts

On Campus:20%
  • Fall 09/08-
  • Spring 05/01-

Tuition & Payments

You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

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Receive From Canada

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

Campus Profile

At Cape Breton University, graduates have consistently ranked their overall educational, teaching and instruction experience as outstanding. CBU promises and delivers an exceptional educational experience for students. Our faculty, students and graduates are recognized nationally and internationally for innovative accomplishments from academic excellence to athletic prowess. These successes contribute to Cape Breton University's growing reputation for excellence both in and out of the classroom.

Located on Canada's stunning East Coast, CBU makes its home in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, the largest urban centre on Cape Breton Island. With a population of nearly 100,000 residents, the municipality boasts the amenities of a larger centre, with the welcoming, supportive atmosphere of a small town.

CBU offers a comfortable and secure environment within a small campus community, which allows for a smooth transition to university life.

Helpful Information - COSTS: Costs are given in Canadian dollars.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Celtic Studies, First Nation Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Heritage Studies

Athletics: Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Evolutionary Biology, Human Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Business Law, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Supply and Logistics Management

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Economics: Economics

Engineering: Engineering

English: English, Literature

Food Science: Food Services Management

Foreign Language: French

General Studies: Arts and Science

Health and Safety Sciences: Emergency Administration and Planning, Public Health

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Tourism Management

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Ethnomusicology, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Political Science: Government, International Affairs/Relations, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs, Public Policy Studies

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology

Technology: Engineering Technology

Closed Programs

Notable Academic Programs
Ethnomusicology - Studio on campus. Students can perform during the many local music festivals with their professors and classmates.

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 Semester - Plan A Students Tuition and Fees - Plan B Students
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 2/28/2017.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $700 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Activity Fee: $64 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Insurance: $732 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $58 Year Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $732 per year.

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:


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 Semester Off-Campus Housing Meal Plans Per Semester

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