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Location:St. Thomas
Setting:Urban
Population:60,000
Enrollment:1,568
On Campus:13%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/20-
  • Spring 01/14-

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:
$2,397

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$4,275

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A, PLAN B

Campus Diversity
5%Caucasian
76%African American
6%Hispanic
0%Asian American
0%Native American
5%International
8%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


The U.S. Virgin Islands are located approximately 1100 miles southeast of Miami and 40 miles east of Puerto Rico. The Islands are directly in the path of the easterly trade winds, with temperatures rarely exceeding 90 degrees or falling below 70. The islands, from discovery in 1493 to the present, have been under the flags of seven nations.

St. Thomas, the main campus of the University of the Virgin Islands, is located two miles from the city of Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas, which has a population of 53,000 and encompasses 32 square miles. Historically American, uniquely Caribbean, and globally interactive, the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) is a liberal arts, land-grant institution that was established as a territorial college in 1962. The University has a diverse student body which reflects individuals who share West Indian culture with influences from Africa, Europe, North America, and the Caribbean.

Campus Location - The 388 acre St. Thomas Campus is located 3 miles west of the town of Charlotte Amalie and overlooks John Brewers Bay. The St. Thomas Campus includes the Herman E. Moore Golf Course, Brewers Bay Beach, tennis courts and a basketball court for students use. Several areas are used as playing fields.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Area Studies: Caribbean Studies

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, Management, Marketing

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Computer Science: System Administration

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Education: Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Secondary Education

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences

General Studies: Humanities, Social Sciences

Health and Safety Sciences: Nursing

Hospitality and Tourism: Hotel/Restaurant Management, Tourism Management

Information Studies: Computer Science

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics

Performing Arts: Music Education

Physics: Physics

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Science, Social Work

Theater: Performance and Directing

Closed Programs
Nursing

Limitations
Teacher Education

Notable Academic Programs
Applied Mathematics, Marine Biology

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own U.S. territory
  • 2.75 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)
  • Not available
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate 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 6/3/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $2,397.
  • 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
  • Plan B: 16
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/3/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $25 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee: $90 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $100 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Activity Fee: $44 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Health Service Fee: $40 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Health Insurance: $28 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Technology Fee: $90 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Orientation Fee: $90 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Property Fee: $50 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Student Association Fee: $20 Semester Plan A Mandatory

Important Notes: The following fees are for courses that have a laboratory. Nursing Laboratory Fee - $50 per course Science Laboratory/Equipment Fee - $50 per course Practice Teaching Fee- $50 per course

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 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: 003946

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 6/3/2014.
  • 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: $2,250
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
  • Maximum housing reserved for women: 13
  • Maximum housing reserved for men: 12
Notes About Housing
We can accept and guarentee on-campus housing for 25 students per semester.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $2890 per semester for 20 meals per week.
  • $2025 per semester for 14 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
All students residing on-campus must have a meal plan.



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