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: EVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees: $3,190
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $4,874
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links
How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office
Campus Location - CSUMB rests of sand dunes, landscaped with native plants, including acres of scrub oaks and open space. Great for biking, hiking, and getting away from it all. The climate is temperate-foggy, cool. and never extreme. We are two hours by car to San Francisco and over five hours by car to Los Angeles - but just a blink of an eye from spectacular hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing, and people watching.
Helpful Information - Science classes can be difficult to secure because of the strict requirements and rigorous courses. Come with a flexible academic needs and please do not "require" a specific class in order to do the exchange. We'll do everything we can to help you get your classes but at times, it's simply not possible to get every class needed. Our faculty are very friendly, love what they do and very student-focused. Most are on a first name basis with their students and happy to help when asked.
Nursing.Notable Academic Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Agriculture: Agricultural Business
Anthropology: Archaeology, Ethnic Studies
Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, American Multicultural Studies, Art Studies, Chicano/Mexican American Studies, Cinema and Cultural Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, International Studies, Japanese Studies, Japanse Studies (minor), Popular Culture
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Computer Graphics, Design Technology, Digital Arts, Graphic Design, Media Arts, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art, Visual Arts
Athletics: Coaching, Fitness and Sports Science, Movement Studies, Physical Education, Sports Medicine
Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biology/Life Science, Botany/Plant Sciences, Evolutionary Biology, Human Biology, Molecular Biology, Physiology
Business: Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Business Education, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Public Administration
Communications: American Sign Language, Broadcasting, Communication, Communication Technology Management, Electronic Media, Film, Graphic Communication, Journalism, Journalism and Contemporary Media, Print Media, Radio and Television Studies, Telecommunications, Television Arts, Visual Communication Technology, Visual Design/Web Media, Writing/Editing
Computer Science: Computer Game Design, System Administration
Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology, Science
Economics: International Economics
Education: Child Development, Communications, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Human Development, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Mathematics, Music, Preschool Education, Science, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education
English: Business Writing, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Linguistics, Literature, Poetry, Rhetoric, Writing
Environmental Studies: Coastal Environmental Studies, Economic Policy, Energy/Environmental Policy, Environmental Biology, Environmental Education, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies, Wildlife Biology/Science, Wildlife Ecology
Food Science: Nutrition
Foreign Language: American Sign Language, Italian, Japanese, Language and Culture, Spanish
General Studies: Arts and Science, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Spanish Literature
Geography and Urban Studies: Geography
Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Health Science, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Kinesiology, Mental Health, Public Health, Wellness
Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management
Information Studies: Computer Programming, Computer Science, Computer Technology, Information Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, Systems Programming
Interdisciplinary Studies: Non-Profit Programs
International Studies: International Relations, International Studies
Marine Sciences: Marine Biology, Marine Sciences, Marine Studies
Mathematics: Mathematics, Pure Math, Statistics
Museum Studies: Museum Studies
Performing Arts: Acting, Directing, Ethnomusicology, Jazz Composition, Music, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology, Theater Production
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Political Science: American Political Science, International Affairs/Relations, International Studies, Peace Studies, Political Economy, Political Science
Psychology: Behavioral Science, Child Psychology, Counseling, Human Development, Psychology
Recreation: Non-Profit Programs Management, Outdoor Education, Outdoor Recreation Management, Sports Management
Sociology/Social Work: Applied Sociology, Community Services, Social Science, Social Service, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies
Technology: Computer Technology, Graphic Communications Technology, Information Technology, Technology Studies
Theater: Performance and Directing
Figures are current as of 9/16/2016.
Important Notes: Some classes,such as photography, surfing, and kayaking, have activities fees attached to the class. Usually, these fees are under $75, sometimes as low as $5. The health insurance is required of incoming international students only.
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.
NSE students may live on campus. Students must complete their housing application in a timely manner or risk the cancellation of on-campus housing. Married students over 20 may live in East Campus, if space allows. The application for housing is required for all living communities on campus. Off campus housing is becoming more common but is still quite expensive and hard to come by. Public transportation from off campus housing is quite limited and requires a great deal of preplanning.
Meal Plans Per Semester
Please check the csumb.edu website for up to date costs an a sample menu. All students who live on campus, except those in the Strawberry Apartments and Promontory must purchase the meal plan. There are no exceptions.The prices stated include meal "blocks" as well as "Flex dollars" and are estimates.