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Location:San German
On Campus:6%
  • Fall 08/15-12/18
  • Spring 01/23-05/20

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 Only:

Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room Only:

Additional Information
Receive From Canada

Campus Diversity
0%Native/First Nation
0%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
1%Two or more races

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NSE Links
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Campus Detail Info
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How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
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Centennial Square and Religious Center

IAUPR was established in 1912 by Dr. John Will Harris. We are the first private institution of Puerto Rico. Our campus has 262 acres of lush vegetation and hills, with a historical, tradition-rich town: San German which is the second oldest settlement in Puerto Rico. The town retains its historical flavor adorned with the 17th Century Porta Coeli church, the San German de Auxerre church, old narrow colonial streets, and the lovely old homes. With two residence halls, a Hostel, our beautiful Chapel, IT Center, Counseling center, museums, and athletic facilities.
NSE students have access to activities sponsored by the Student Council and by the Office of Student Affairs. They have access to courses for honor roll students, to student organizations, athletic events, concerts, art exhibitions offered within the campus, and cultural events.
Students choose our campus to experience a different urban setting, away from big traffic with a friendly community in a Spanish-speaking environmen

Campus Location - IAUPR San German Campus is in the southwest part of the island. The blue-green waters of the Caribbean Sea and beaches of Cabo Rojo are 30 minutes away. It's a 20-minute drive to La Parguera and the Bioluminescent bay in Lajas, a 1-hour drive to Ponce, a 2.5-hour drive to Old San Juan.
In San German, students have access to a shopping mall, a cinema and a supermarket with a 10-minute drive. Local stores, mini markets, museums, kiosks, different restaurants are a walking distance from the Campus.
The Campus Trolley stops at different sites including the shopping mall once a week. Local transportation through Taxi to access locations off-town.

Helpful Information - -The class instruction is in Spanish.
-Local community members are bilingual.
-Tutoring services available on general courses.
-Summer session I available for exchange.
-Some music courses may require auditions. To participate in music ensembles auditions are held on the first week of the semester.

Closed Programs
Nursing and other health science majors.

Courses in Anthropology, Sociology, Political Sciences and Criminal Justice are limited.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Biology/Life Science
  • Music
  • Art
  • Educational Studies - Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council
  • Business Administration - Accredited by The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Unique Academic Programs

  • Art
  • Music

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art Education, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Visual Arts

Athletics: Adapted Physical Education, Health and Fitness Teaching, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Microbiology

Business: Accounting, Administrative Office Management, Administrative Systems Management, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Office Administration, Office Management, Secretarial Administration/Science, Small Business Management

Chemistry: Chemistry

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Education: Adapted Physical Education, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, Health Education, Junior High/Middle School, Junior High/Middle School Mathematics, Kindergarten Education, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Science, Secondary Education, Social Science Education, Spanish, Special Education, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

Electronics: Electronics

English: Comparative Literature, English, Literature, Writing

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences

Foreign Language: English as a Foreign Language, Spanish

General Studies: Social Sciences, Spanish Literature

Health and Safety Sciences: Health Education

History: History

Information Studies: Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology

Mathematics: Mathematics, Pure Math

Military Sciences: Army ROTC

Music: Choral Music

Performing Arts: Choral Music, Music Education, Music Performance

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Ethics

Political Science: Political Science

Pre-Professional : Engineering Pre-Professional

Psychology: Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Sociology

Technology: Electronics Technology, Sports Technology

Quick Links Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from other NSE members within my own U.S. territory
  • 2.5 GPA
  • The language of instruction is Spanish. Native and non-native Spanish speakers must submit their Language Proficiency Report from home campus prior to placement.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Require students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Not available
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No post-baccalaureate students
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A/B
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 12/15/2016.
  • Estimated cost: $2,745.
  • 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: 15 ($183 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 15
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 12/15/2016.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Housing Deposit: $25 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Laptop Fee: $10 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Recreation Fee: $14 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Health Service Fee: $15 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Library Fee: $40 Semester Plan A Mandatory
Parking Fee: $20 Semester Plan A & B Optional
Academic Transcript Fee: $6 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
General Fee: $276 Semester Plan A Mandatory

Important Notes: Optional fees: Mailboxes $18 per term, $35 per year, $2 per key plus Tax: 11.5% Tuition payment plan for students on Plan A: $6.00 per term

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 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
  • SEOG
  • DL
  • Plus
Use FAFSA CODE: 042542

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 12/15/2016.
  • 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
  • Double: $1,200
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • Students must live on campus
Notes About Housing
NSE students have two options: Double room or apartment-style rooms. Double room includes twin-size beds, closets, desks, dresser, one bath. Apartment-style rooms include one full-size bed, a desk/dresser, closets, one bath, a small refrigerator, a microwave, and a small living-room. They are located in a quiet area. Housing deposit will be required at the time of signing the contract for the semester. Our residences have their own computer laboratories, a shared kitchen on each floor among other services.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal plans are not available.
Notes About Meal Plans
No meal plan available. There is a cafeteria on campus, mini markets, and different restaurants that are a walking distance.

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