You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.
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 Quarter
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees: $3,197
Estimated Per Quarter
Costs For Room And Meals: $3,234
PLAN A, PLAN B
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links
How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office
Located in the heart of the Cascade Mountains, the university is ideal for those who love the outdoors. In fact, students are just minutes away from snowboarding and skiing, hiking, fly fishing, mountain biking, rock climbing, horseback riding, camping, and many other outdoor activities. In addition, the city of Ellensburg is known for its thriving arts scene, festivals, and rodeo competitions.
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Aerospace Sciences: Aviation Studies
Anthropology: American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Primatology
Area Studies: African Studies, Afro-American Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Black Studies, Latin American Studies, Native American Studies
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Drawing, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Jewelry and Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Studio Art, Theater Art
Athletics: Coaching, Exercise Science, Physical Education
Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science
Business: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Administrative Office Management, Advertising, Business Administration, Industrial Management, Logistics, Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Retailing, Supply and Logistics Management, Wine Business
Communications: American Sign Language, Broadcasting, Communication, Film, Journalism, Mass Communication
Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Studies
Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice, Criminology, Legal Studies
Earth Sciences: Geology
Education: Bilingual, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Music, Preschool Education, Reading, Science, Secondary Education, Spanish, Special Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Technology Education, Theatre Education, Vocational Education
English: English, Film Studies, Language and Literacy, Linguistics, Literature, Writing
Environmental Studies: Energy/Environmental Policy, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies
Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising
Food Science: Food Services Management, Nutrition
Foreign Language: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish
Geography and Urban Studies: Geography
Health and Safety Sciences: Community Health, Dietetics, Exercise Science, Health Education, Health Promotion, Occupational Safety and Health, Public Health, Safety Science, School Health
Hospitality and Tourism: Hotel/Travel Administration, Tourism and Travel, Tourism Management
Industrial Studies: Construction Management, Industrial Education, Industrial Education and Technology, Industrial Technology, Industrial Technology Management
Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Technology
International Studies: International Studies
Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Mathematics
Museum Studies: Museum Studies
Performing Arts: Acting, Choral Music, Dance, Jazz Composition, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theater, Music Theory and Composition, Music/Jazz Studies, Performance, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Production
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Philosophy, Religious Studies
Physics: Energy Studies, Physics
Political Science: American Political Science, Political Science
Recreation: Non-Profit Programs Management, Recreation, Sports Management
Sociology/Social Work: Gender Studies, Law and Society, Social Service, Social Work, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies, Womens Studies
Technology: Applied Engineering and Technology, Construction Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Technology, Technology Education
Theater: Performance and Directing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
Figures are current as of 6/18/2013.
Important Notes: A $100 Admissions Confirmation Deposit is due upon acceptance and is applied towards the student's first quarter of tuition. The Activity Fee of $171 per quarter includes the Recreation Center Fee ($102) and the Student Union Fee ($69).
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 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 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.
CWU offers traditional residence halls, shared suites and married/family housing.
Meal Plans Per Quarter
An Athletic plan of 19 meals per week is also available for $1,957 per term.