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 Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees: $3,066
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $3,600
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 - UTPA is located in Edinburg, Texas, approximately 10 miles north of the US/Mexico border and 75 miles northwest of South Padre Island.
Helpful Information - As a new member of NSE, UTPA is excited to offer students opportunities to study in a variety of programs. New apartment style housing is located on campus and allows student easy access to various activities. While UTPA offer students courses in most major areas of study, it will particularly appeal to students interested in issues and studies related to the U.S.-Mexico Border region as well as students interested in easy access to South Padre Island (about 75 minutes away).
Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students
Anthropology: Anthropology, Ethnic Studies
Area Studies: Chicano/Mexican American Studies, Cinema and Cultural Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, Mexican American Studies, U.S. - Mexico Border Health Issues
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Theater Art
Athletics: Exercise Science, Physical Education
Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science
Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Finance/Banking, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Public Administration
Communications: Communication, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Organizational Communication, Print Media, Radio and Television Studies
Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice
Earth Sciences: Geology, Physical Sciences
Education: Bilingual, Child Care, Curriculum/ Instruction Supervision, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Kindergarten Education, Language and Literacy, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Reading, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education, Teaching and Learning, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Technical Education
Engineering: Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
English: Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Language and Literacy, Linguistics, Literature, Poetry, Rhetoric
Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies
Foreign Language: Chinese (some courses), French, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish
General Studies: Arts and Science, Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies, Spanish Literature
Health and Safety Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Health Education, Health Science, Kinesiology, Nursing, Occupational Education, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Sciences, Substance Abuse/Addictions
Information Studies: Computer Information Systems, Computer Science
Performing Arts: Dance, Design/Technical, Music Education, Music Performance, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Production
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy
Political Science: International Affairs/Relations, Political Science, Public Policy Studies
Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional
Psychology: Child Psychology, Psychology
Sociology/Social Work: Social Work, Sociology
Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders, Deaf Studies
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
Figures are current as of 10/9/2014.
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.