FAST FACTS
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Location:Madison
Setting:Urban
Population:6,500
Enrollment:3,129
On Campus:33%
Language:English
Calendar:Semester
Approximate:
  • Fall 08/25-12/18
  • Spring 01/12-5/9

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:
$3,002

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:
$2,971

Additional Information
Receive From Canada
PLAN A, PLAN B

Campus Diversity
85%Caucasian
2%African American
2%Hispanic
1%Asian American
1%Native American
3%International
6%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


The latest thinking, teaching and technology for students. A Tablet PC for all full-time students. Iris scan technology - like in the movies - controls computer security. A "hacker lab" to train you for what you're up against. Campus-wide wireless network and internet access keeps you connected 24/7. With your Tablet PC, you'll have your key to a whole new way of learning.

Our unique degree programs and intimate campus setting will leave you more than satisfied.

Campus Location - Dakota State University is located Madison, SD--nestled between Lake Herman and Madison Lake. This rural and safe environment is an exceptional place! Located 50 minutes northwest of Sioux Falls.

Helpful Information - Securing placement at Dakota State University is extremely easy! A small, safe town with big city programs.

Programs
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Area Studies: Art Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Computer Graphics, Design, Digital Arts, Digital Storytelling

Athletics: Exercise Science, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Bioinformatics

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Technology, Finance/Banking, Management, Marketing

Communications: Audio Production Technology, Visual Design/Web Media

Computer Science: Computer Game Design, Computer Network Security

Earth Sciences: Physical Sciences

Education: Business and Marketing Education, Elementary Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Secondary Education, Special Education, Technology Education

English: English for New Media

General Studies: Arts and Science

Health and Safety Sciences: Respiratory Therapy

Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Information Systems

Technology: Cyber Operations

Notable Academic Programs
Business Administration, Information Systems, Exercise Science, Digital Arts

Unique Academic Programs
Computer Game Design, Computer Network Security, English for New Media

Conditions
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.75 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
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 79 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
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 6/20/2014.
  • Estimated cost: $3,002.
  • 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 6/20/2014.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $20 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $50 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Laptop Fee: $390 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Parking Fee: $50 Year Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $0 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
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003463

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 6/20/2014.
  • 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
  • Double: $1,616
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $500
  • Proximity to campus: 1-7 blocks
Notes About Housing
If you are in the first two years of graduating from high school, you must live on-campus.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1355.10 declining balance plan.


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