You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.
PLAN B: 1:1 UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
1:1 UNEVEN - Host campus accepts students first from campuses that accept its students.
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees: $4,379
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $5,947
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 - Situated on the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge represents the best of Louisiana's vibrant culture. The state capital, Baton Rouge is a thriving city that is home to LSU.
Helpful Information - Placement on Plan B is extremely limited. Placement in Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Studio Art is pending portfolio review and can only be done on Plan A.
Communication Studies, Education Studies, Performing Arts (excluding general education requirements), and Intersession courses.Limitations
Additional requirements for access to Biochemistry, Engineering, Business disciplines and Athletic Training. PORTFOLIO REVIEW: Limited enrollment in major courses for Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Studio Art pending portfolio review. Exchange in these majors must be on Plan A. If wanting to exchange in these fields, please have your NSE coordinator contact the LSU NSE coordinator prior to the placement conference. This approval process can take a couple weeks and we cannot accept without departmental approval.Notable Academic Programs
Unique Academic Programs
Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Education, Animal Sciences, Aquaculture, Crop Science/Management, Dairy Science/Management, Horticulture, Pest Management, Plant and Soil Systems, Poultry Sciences, Soil Science
Architecture: Architecture, Landscape Architecture/Design
Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Digital Arts, Drawing, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Sculpture, Studio Art
Athletics: Athletic Training, Fitness and Sports Science, Sports Management/Administration
Biological Sciences: Entomology, Microbiology
Business: Accounting, Advertising, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance/Banking, Human Resource Management, International Agribusiness, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Organizational Studies, Public Relations
Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry
Communications: Film, Journalism, Mass Communication
Consumer and Family Studies: Child Consumer and Family Studies, Family Science/Services
Criminal Justice: Criminology
Earth Sciences: Astronomy, Geology
Economics: Economics, International Economics
Education: Elementary Education, Mathematics
Engineering: Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Software Engineering
English: Creative Writing, English, Literature, Rhetoric, Writing
Environmental Studies: Coastal Environmental Studies, Conservation, Conservation Biology, Energy/Environmental Policy, Environmental Geology, Environmental Management, Environmental Sciences, Fisheries Science, Fisheries Technology, Landscape Management, Natural Resources, Natural Resources/Science/Management, Renewable Natural Resources, Sustainability Studies, Wetlands Management, Wildlife Conservation, Wildlife Ecology
Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textile Arts
Food Science: Food Science, Food Science and Technology, Nutrition
Foreign Language: French, Spanish
Forestry: Forest Management, Forestry
General Studies: Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies, Liberal Studies
Geography and Urban Studies: Geography, Rural Community Development
Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Disaster Studies, Kinesiology
Industrial Studies: Construction Management
Information Studies: Computer Mathematics, Computer Science, Decision Science, Information Systems
International Studies: International Studies
Marine Sciences: Marine Biology
Mathematics: Actuarial Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Computation Science, Discrete Mathematics, Mathematics, Statistics
Performing Arts: Music, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Theater Arts Administration, Theater Arts/Drama
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies
Physics: Astrophysics, Chemical Physics, Geophysics, Health Physics, Physics
Political Science: International Studies, Political Science
Recreation: Sports Administration, Sports Management
Sociology/Social Work: Applied Sociology, Law and Society, Rural Sociology, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies
Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders
Figures are current as of 9/9/2014.
Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
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:
For 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.
Students are strongly encouraged to live on campus.
Meal Plans Per Semester
$2093 for 19 meals/week and $150 PAW points, $1952 for 15 meals/week and $375 PAW points, or $1923 for 12 meals/week and $600 PAW points.