You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.
PLAN B: 1:1 EVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
1:1 EVEN - Host campus accepts students first from campuses that accept its students.
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees: $3,435
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $5,201
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links
How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office
CSUN is a 350-acre campus with a population of nearly 40,000 students and over 2,000 Faculty. It is one of the largest schools in the California State University System and consists of eight colleges - Arts Media and Communications, Business Administration and Economics, Communication Health and Human Development, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Humanities, Science and Mathematics and Social & Behavioral Sciences.
Campus Location - Northridge is located in the San Fernando Valley. It is about 20 miles from the beach at Santa Monica and 14 miles from Hollywood. There is a wide variety of entertainment to suit everyone. Public transportation is not always the most reliable, so students are advised to bring their own car where feasible.
Helpful Information - Course flexibility is the key to success at CSUN! It is recommended that students pre-approve more courses than they plan on taking while at CSUN. Some CSUN courses may have specific prerequisites, so students should be prepared to submit official transcripts to the CSUN NSE coordinator and may need to submit further documentation, such as course syllabi, to show prerequisites are met. Please note that enrollment in courses is not guaranteed even if the prerequisite is met at the home campus.
Business, Cinema and Television Arts (Film), Education, Nursing and Physical TherapyLimitations
Music, Kinesiology, Biology, Communication Studies, Health Administration, Public Health, Radiologic Sciences and PsychologySpecial Options
RA Exchange: Yes
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano/Mexican American Studies, Japanese Studies, Jewish Studies
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Computer Graphics, Design, Drawing, Illustration, Interior Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art
Athletics: Athletic Training, Movement Studies, Physical Education
Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science
Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry
Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Journalism, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address
Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Family Science/Services
Criminal Justice: Criminology
Education: Child Development
Engineering: Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
English: Creative Writing, English, Literature
Environmental Studies: Environmental Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences
Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising
Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition
Foreign Language: American Sign Language, Arabic (some courses), Chinese (some courses), Classical Languages, French, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese (some courses), Spanish
General Studies: Humanities, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Spanish Literature
Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Urban Planning
Health and Safety Sciences: Environmental Health, Exercise Science, Health Science, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Kinesiology, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Health, Radiologic Science
Hospitality and Tourism: Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management
Information Studies: Computer Science
Marine Sciences: Marine Biology
Performing Arts: Choral Music, Dance, Music, Music Education, Music Therapy, Music/Jazz Studies, Theater Arts/Drama
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies
Political Science: Political Science
Recreation: Outdoor Recreation Management
Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Social Science, Social Welfare, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies
Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders, Deaf Studies
Figures are current as of 6/14/2017.
Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
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:
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.
Fall and All Year students are required to sign a full year contract. Fall students will be notified by Housing on how to cancel their contract before returning to their home campus. Spring students apply for on-campus housing in the fall semester-NSE coordinator will notify them when the application has opened. How To Apply For On-Campus Housing (note: you can only apply after you have received your CSUN username and password) Go to CSUN's housing website at www.csun.edu/housing to apply online. Applications are processed on a first-come first-served basis. Space is limited, and fills up fast, so you are encouraged to apply early. For questions about housing, please contact the Student Housing Office at 818-677-2160. Off-campus housing price does not include utilities.
Meal Plans Per Semester
Meal Plan descriptions can be found here: http://www.csun.edu/csundining/mealplan-descriptions Meal Plan Rates can be found here: http://www.csun.edu/csundining/mp-rates