You will pay in-state/in province tuition/fees directly to your host campus.
OPEN - Host campus accepts ALL qualified applicants.
PLAN B: UNEVEN
You will pay your normal tuition/fees to your home campus.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few more students than it sends out.
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Plan A Tuition & Fees: $5,109
Estimated Per Semester
Costs For Room And Meals: $4,755
Policies & Procedures
Campus Detail Info
Member Campus Links
How to Apply
Applications are submitted through your home campus coordinator.
Find Your NSE Office
THE UNIVERSITY. Texas State opened its doors in 1903 and is the fourth largest university in Texas with 131 majors in eight colleges. With prominent faculty, the 429-acre 'hill country' campus offers an ideal environment for a rewarding education.
Campus Location - Texas State University is located in the fastest growing city in the United States, according to the U.S. Census. San Marcos is a college-friendly city situated between Austin and San Antonio. Commuters can conveniently travel between all three cities within an hour and a half. Expect about a 30-minute commute from Austin to Texas State, and 45 minutes from San Antonio. The Travel Channel's #1 featured waterpark is just 15 miles away, and on-campus tubing and swimming occurs year-round.
Helpful Information - Please note the competitive subjects and plan alternate course choices accordingly. NSE students are encouraged to live off campus, within walking distance or on the bus route (exceptions are freshmen.) On-campus housing options are available, but apply early. Students are required to have health insurance while on exchange and proof of a meningitis vaccination may be required. Texas State University is a friendly, beautiful campus in the hill country with access to many water activities.
All upper-division business courses (ACCT, CIS, ECO, FIN, MGT, MKT.) Freshman and sophomore-level ACCT, ECO, BLAW courses ARE available. Sound recording technology and nursing are closed.Limitations
Highly competitive (and limited) biology, chemistry, physics, art, health, and physical education (AT/ESS) courses, these cannot be guaranteed. An audition or portfolio may be required for some theatre and art courses. An audition may be required for music majors. Student teaching, internships, and social work practicum courses all require prior approval from the departments.Notable Academic Programs
Unique Academic Programs
Aerospace Sciences: Aerospace Studies
Agriculture: Agricultural Business, Animal Sciences, Farm and Ranch Management, Horticulture, Land Resources, Mechanized Agriculture, Plant and Soil Systems, Plant Science, Soil Science, Water Management
Anthropology: Anthropology, Archaeology, Ethnic Studies, Evolutionary Anthropology
Area Studies: African Studies, Asian/Oriental Studies, Chicano/Mexican American Studies, East Asian Literature/Studies, European Studies, Gender, Ethnicity and Multicultural Studies, Gerontology, Hispanic Studies, International Studies, Japanse Studies (minor), Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Popular Culture, Russian Studies, Southwest Studies, U.S. - Mexico Border Health Issues
Art/Design/Fine Art: Art, Art History, Ceramic Art/Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Studio Art
Athletics: Athletic Training, Coaching, Exercise Science, Fitness Management, Physical Education
Biological Sciences: Aquatic Biology, Botany/Plant Sciences, Microbiology, Wildlife Biology
Business: Advertising, International Business, Public Administration, Public Relations
Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry
Communications: Broadcasting, Communication, Electronic Media, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Journalism, Mass Communication, Multimedia, Newspapers, Organizational Communication, Print Media, Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address, Visual Communication Technology, Writing/Editing
Consumer and Family Studies: Consumer Sciences/Services, Family Economics and Resource Management, Family Studies
Criminal Justice: Corrections, Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement/Police Sciences
Education: Bilingual, Child Development, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Special Education
Engineering: Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering
English: Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Professional Writing, Technical Writing, Writing
Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies, Wildlife Biology/Science
Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Merchandising
Food Science: Nutrition
Foreign Language: French, German, Japanese (some courses), Spanish
General Studies: Individualized Degree Program, Interdisciplinary Studies, Leadership Studies
Geography and Urban Studies: Applied Geography, Cartography, City Planning, Geographic Information Sciences & Emergency Management, Geography, Physical Geography, Planning, Regional Analysis/Planning, Urban Planning
Health and Safety Sciences: Clinical Laboratory Science, Communication Disorders, Dietetics, Exercise Science, Gerontology, Health Promotion, Health Services/Hospital Administration and Management, Medical Laboratory Technology, Medical Records Administration and Services, Public Health, Respiratory Therapy, Therapeutic Recreation, Wellness
Hospitality and Tourism: Tourism and Travel
Industrial Studies: Construction Management, Industrial Education, Industrial Technology, Industrial Technology Management
Information Studies: Computer Science, Computer Technology
Interdisciplinary Studies: Popular Culture
International Studies: International Relations, International Studies
Mathematics: Applied Mathematics, Mathematics
Medieval/Renaissance Studies: Medieval/Renaissance Studies
Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC
Performing Arts: Acting, Choral Music, Dance, Design/Technical, Directing, Music, Music Education, Music Performance, Music Theater, Music/Jazz Studies, Theater Arts/Drama, Theater Production
Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies
Physics: Applied Physics, Physics
Political Science: International Studies, Political Science, Public Administration/Affairs
Pre-Professional : Law Pre-Professional, Medicine Pre-Professional, Pharmacy Pre-Professional, Veterinary Medicine Pre-Professional
Recreation: Recreation, Recreation Therapy
Sociology/Social Work: Applied Sociology, Social Work, Sociology, Womens Studies
Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders
Technology: Civil Engineering Technology, Computer Technology, Construction Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology, Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Technology
Theater: Performance and Directing
Figures are current as of 6/14/2016.
Important Notes: Students must have health insurance, either from home or obtained at Texas State for a nominal fee. The $10.00 Health Service Fee is for the meningitis vaccination upload (if needed.)
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 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.
On-campus housing is required for students below age 20 with fewer than 30 credit hours. Mostly freshmen live in residence halls on campus. Those with 30+ hours have limited TXST owned housing options, but they include residence halls on campus and Bobcat Village apartments on the campus bus route. A full year housing contract is binding if residing the full year. Suggest submitting an application early. Previous NSE students recommend off-campus housing. Off-campus options (near campus or on the bus route): http://smstudenthousing.com
Meal Plans Per Semester
Bobcat Village apartments has kitchens. You can also purchase a commuter dining plan if living off campus. $275, 40 block meals. If living in a hall, the most popular meal plan is the 150 block for $1160.