FAST FACTS
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Location:Sydney
Setting:Urban
Population:105,968
Enrollment:3,200
On Campus:20%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 09/08-
  • Spring 05/05-

Tuition & Payments
PLAN A: OPEN
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

PLAN B: OPEN
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:
$3,288

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$5,080

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A, PLAN B

Campus Diversity
55%Caucasian
4%African American
0%Hispanic
10%Asian American
6%Native American
25%International
0%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


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 110,000 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.

Programs
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, Human Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology

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

Chemistry: Chemistry

Communications: Communication

Economics: Economics

English: English, Literature

Food Science: Food Services Management

Foreign Language: French

Health and Safety Sciences: Nursing

History: History

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Ethnomusicology

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy

Political Science: Political Science

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology



Closed Programs
Nursing.

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Prefer 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 550 paper, 213 computer or 80 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A/B
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan A/B
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 8/7/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $3,288.
  • 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: 15
  • Plan B: 15
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 8/7/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $700 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Recreation Fee: $60 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 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:

Use FAFSA CODE: N/A

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 8/7/2014.
  • 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: $2,780
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $600
  • Proximity to campus: 5 miles
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.
  • $2260.00 per semester for 15 meals per week.
  • $2340.00 per semester for 21 meals per week.


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