FAST FACTS
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Location:St. Croix
Setting:Urban
Population:53,234
Enrollment:2,300
On Campus:14%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 8/19-12/7
  • Spring 1/13-5/10

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: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees:
$2,373

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$4,277

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A, PLAN B

Campus Diversity
4%Caucasian
67%African American
11%Hispanic
0%Asian American
0%Native American
2%International
16%Other


Campus Links
Home Page
Catalog

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


Described as the "gateway" to the Caribbean, the Virgin Islands of the United States is located 1100 miles east/southeast of Miami and 40 miles east of Puerto Rico. St. Thomas, St. John, Water Island and the largest island, St. Croix, comprise the U.S. Virgin Islands, the easternmost territory under the American flag. Forty miles of Caribbean Sea separate the islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix. With a population of 60,000, St. Croix encompasses 84 square miles and lies directly in the path of the easterly trade winds. Temperatures range from 70 to 90 degrees. Tropical climate, tropical foliage, warm ocean waters, and beautiful beaches aptly describe the assets of the rural island of St. Croix. Prior to 1917, when the United States purchased the islands from Denmark, the islands had been under the flags of seven nations which has resulted in a very rich and diverse heritage influenced by a combination of American, African, Danish, Spanish and French languages and cultures.

Campus Location - Located in the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea 40 miles south of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands of the United States.

Helpful Information - We are a welcoming campus that offers our NSE students personal attention. We have a beautiful island and lovely people who enjoy the cultural exchange with our NSE students. We will provide a college experience with an emphasis on cultural and tropical ambiance in a caring atomsphere. We are "Historically American, Uniquely Caribbean, Globally Interactive".

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship

Communications: Communication

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Preschool Education, Secondary Education

English: English

General Studies: Humanities

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management

Information Studies: Computer Science

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Psychology: Psychology



Closed Programs
Nursing

Limitations
Limited upper level courses in psychology,communication, internships, mathematics and the sciences.

Notable Academic Programs
Business, Sociology, Preschool Education, Psychology, Communications

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own U.S. territory
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Require 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 460 paper, 140 computer or 48 Internet
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
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 6/25/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $2,373.
  • 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: 16 ($140.00 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 16 ($140.00 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/25/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $100 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: All Fees are included in the total Tuition Fee. Fees are itemized on Student Schedule/Bill sent to Incoming students via email upon receipt of ALL UVI Forms.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $28 per semester.

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: 006989

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 6/25/2014.
  • 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: $4,277 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
  • Maximum unrestricted housing reserved: 15
Notes About Housing
Our Housing is by gender by room. We have 15 Housing spaces set aside for NSE students. We generally pair our NSE students with a resident student. We currently offer no married student housing.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2890.00 per semester for 21 meals per week.
  • $2025.00 per semester for 14 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
All NSE students are required to live in the Residence Hall therefore all NSE students will choose a Meal Plan.



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