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Location:Natchitoches
Setting:Urban
Population:39,500
Enrollment:9,447
On Campus:10%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/25-12/17
  • Spring 01/12-05/08

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:
$3,118

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$4,228

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A, PLAN B

Campus Diversity
60%Caucasian
27%African American
3%Hispanic
1%Asian American
1%Native American
1%International
7%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


Founded in 1884, Northwestern State University is a public, four-year university which is part of the University of Louisiana System. The 918-acre campus, bordered by several lakes, is said to be one of the most spacious and attractive in the South. It is located in historic Natchitoches (pronounced Nak-a-tish), the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. Students enjoy new residential facilities as well as state-of-the-art athletic amenities. Northwestern offers more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, sciences, business, education, and nursing, and it has complete accreditation for all of its eligible degree programs. Northwestern hosts Louisiana's designated honors college, the Louisiana Scholars' College.

Campus Location - Natchitoches, Louisiana is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. This heritage is reflected in the local architecture and cultural opportunities.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Fine Art, Graphic Design

Athletics: Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Applied Biology, Bioinformatics, Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business Administration

Communications: Communication, Mass Communication, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address

Computer Science: Computer Network Security, System Administration

Consumer and Family Studies: Consumer Sciences/Services

Criminal Justice: Corporate and Homeland Security, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences

Economics: Economics

Education: Business and Marketing Education, Child Development, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Music, Science, Social Science Education

English: Film Studies, Literature, Professional Writing, Rhetoric

Foreign Language: Classical Languages, French, Latin, Spanish

General Studies: Classical Studies, Liberal Studies, Natural Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management

Health and Safety Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science, Nursing, Radiologic Science

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Tourism Management

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Directing, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theater, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Design Technology

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics, Humanistic Studies, Philosophy

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science

Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional

Psychology: Chemical Dependency/Addiction Studies, Counseling, Psychology

Recreation: Non-Profit Programs Management

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work

Technology: Electronics Engineering Technology, Emergency Administration and Planning, Industrial Engineering Technology, Veterinary Technology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Notable Academic Programs
Music, Theater Art, Computer Information Systems, Philosophy, Classical Languages

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Preferred
  • 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 500 paper, 173 computer or 61 Internet
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 8/20/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $3,118.
  • 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: None.
  • Plan B: None.
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 8/20/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $100 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Health Service Fee: $65 Semester Plan A Mandatory
ID Card: $57 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee: $45 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Student Association Fee: $194 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Post Office Box Fee: $23 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: Electronic Learning Fee (per internet course): $50

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $71 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
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 002021

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 8/20/2014.
  • 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
  • Apartment: $2,618
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $450
  • Proximity to campus: 5 miles
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1610 per semester for 19 meals per week.
  • $1565 per semester for 14 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
There are several meal plans, each with different amounts of declining balances in "demon dollars."



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