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On Campus:30%
  • Fall 08/29-12/16
  • Spring 01/23-05/11

Tuition & Payments
You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.

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:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
1%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
3%Two or more races

Campus Links
Home Page
Outgoing Students
Incoming Students

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

Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) is located in Indiana, Pennsylvania, the Christmas Tree Capital of the World and the birthplace of actor Jimmy Stewart. Indiana is just over an hourís drive from Pittsburgh with its wealth of sports and cultural events. Indiana boasts a vibrant downtown as well as outlying shopping areas, easily accessible by foot or public transportation.

IUP is the second-largest state-owned university in the Pennsylvania State System, with almost 15,000 students. The campus features over 374 acres plus a 280 acre recreational complex, including a ski lodge, cross-country trails, and toboggan trails. Our 11 residence halls, accommodating more than 3500 students,are state-of-the-art. More than 200 recognized student organizations complement the academic programs and co-curricular activities.

Campus Location - Indiana, PA is located in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, halfway between Pittsburgh and Johnstown.

Closed Programs
Nursing, Allied Health, Food & Nutrition, Education

Notable Academic Programs

  • Safety Science - The Department of Safety Sciences was established in 1971 in what is now the College of Health and Human Services to conduct professional programs in safety management. The program evolved into safety sciences in the 1980s, and a masterís degree program was added. Today, the department offers a bachelor of science degree in safety, health, and environmental (SHE) applied sciences and master of science and doctoral degrees in safety sciences. Weíve educated more than 3,000 safety and health professionals, with employment placement rates ranging from 60 to 90 percent. Our graduates have excelled in their careers and are employed in a variety of industries, such as chemicals, construction, steel, consulting, insurance, and manufacturing.

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology

Area Studies: Asian/Oriental Studies, International Studies

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Art History, Fine Art, Interior Design, Studio Art

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education, Sports Management/Administration

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology

Business: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Business Technology, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Business, Labor Studies, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Operations Management, Small Business Management

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication

Computer Science: Computer Network Security, System Administration

Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Family Studies

Criminal Justice: Criminology

Earth Sciences: Earth Science, Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Athletic Training Education, Child Development, Communications, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, French, Health Education, Language and Literacy, Mathematics, Music, Secondary Education, Special Education

English: English, Film Studies, Language and Literacy, Literature, Writing

Environmental Studies: Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Biology, Environmental Health and Safety

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Merchandising

Food Science: Food Services Management

Foreign Language: French, Spanish

General Studies: Natural Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management, Geography, Regional Analysis/Planning

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Safety Science

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management

Information Studies: Applied Computer Science, Computer Programming, Computer Science, Information Systems

International Studies: International Studies

Mathematics: Mathematics

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Performing Arts: Dance, Music, Music History, Music Performance, Theater Arts/Drama

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Applied Physics, Physics

Political Science: Government, International Studies, Political Science

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Optometry Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional

Psychology: Child Psychology, Psychology

Recreation: Sports Administration

Sociology/Social Work: Human Services, Sociology

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Speech Pathology and Audiology

Theater: Performance and Directing

Quick Links Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 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 N/A paper, 500 computer or N/A Internet
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate or post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
  • 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 6/13/2016.
  • Estimated cost: $5,547.
  • 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: 18 ($284.00 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 18 ($284.00 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 6/13/2016.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $80 Year Plan A Mandatory
Activity Fee: $420 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Health Service Fee: $210 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Technology Fee: $218 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee: $200 Year Plan A Optional
Transportation Fee: $18 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Registration Fee: $32 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Instructional Fee: $375 Year Plan A Mandatory

Important Notes: Figures are for Fall 2016.

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students do not need to purchase health insurance.

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 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:

  • Pell
  • CWS
  • Perkins
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 003277

Plan B
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.
  • Figures are current as of 6/13/2016.
  • 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
  • Suite: $4,735
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $1,900
  • Proximity to campus: 1-2 miles
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
See for details. Housing and dining costs listed are for Fall 2016.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $1626 per semester for 19 meals per week.
  • $1648 per semester for 14 meals per week.
  • $1592 per semester for 10 meals per week.
Notes About Meal Plans
Figures shown include Flex money - Flex is the additional money added to your meal plan to enhance your dining experience. Flex works like a prepaid credit card and is deducted off your I-Card when you swipe. Other meal plans are available. Dining costs listed are for Fall 2016.

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