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California State University, San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CA

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  1. Not currently able to accept students for Fall 2021.
  2. We hope to accept students for Spring 2022.

About This Campus

California State University San Bernardino's sprawling park-like campus is located six miles north of San Bernardino in Southern California. Mountain sports such as snow and water skiing are less than an hour's drive from campus while Pacific Ocean beaches are less than two hours drive. Los Angeles is one hour away, San Diego is two hours away and Las Vegas is just over three hours from campus.

Location Information

CSUSB is conveniently located for all Southern California destinations.

Helpful Information

It is helpful that CSUSB welcomes more than 40 NSE students each academic semester and this makes it easier for NSE students to meet and do things together.

2021/2022 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

2022/2023 Placement

Host Payment
Home Payment

Learn more about Chance of Placement
and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | San Bernardino
Population | 230,000
Enrollment | 19,973
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/24-12/11
Spring | 01/25-05/21

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 7%
Asian | 5%
Black | 5%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 1%
Hispanic/Latino | 63%
Two or more | 2%
White | 13%
Other | 4%
International | 0%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs

The School of Business is an impacted program and can not guarantee courses.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Physics
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dance
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • English
  • Epidemiology
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Finance/Banking
  • Food Science
  • French
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • International Business
  • Kinesiology
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Military Sciences
  • Music
  • Nutrition
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Studio Art
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Visual Arts


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • When getting courses approved, ensure you look at the semester the course is offered.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, N/A computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 5.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 08/18/20

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees Per Semester - Host Payment Students
  • Estimated cost: $3498.83.
  • 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 Host Payment students.
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment 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 Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Host Payment: 17
  • Home Payment: 17

Financial Aid - Host Payment
For Host Payment 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 Host Payment applicants U.S. federal financial aid may be available in the following programs:

  • Pell
  • Perkins
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 001142

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee $50 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit $200 Year Plan A & B Optional
Parking Fee $114 Semester Plan A & B Optional

Important Notes: J-1 students, coming only for a semester or two, should have a financial guarantee of $9583 per semester. (the financial guarantee is the budget for the student’s stay. It’s the estimate of what we expect they will need for room, board, transportation, books, etc.) Health insurance must be purchased by all Canadian students. Housing deposit is mandatory for students that will be living on campus. Parking permit is required for students who will be parking on campus.

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 08/18/20

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 10% living on campus
  • Double: $4836.00 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 100
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 100
Off-Campus Housing
  • Off-Campus Housing
  • Approximate monthly cost: $1000.00
  • Proximity to campus: 1-2
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans
  • Campus Meal Plans
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2500 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
If you live in Serrano Village (old style dorms) or Coyote Village then you must purchase a meal plan. If you live in Arrowhead Village or University Village (both villages are apartment style) then you are not required to purchase a meal plan.


Campus Links


Figures per Semester are current as of 08/18/20

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $310 Semester Home Pay Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $310 per semester.


  • Health records due by:
  • Home campus copy acceptable
  • Immunization before registering
  • Health / accident insurance (encouraged)
  • Immunization: MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)

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