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On Campus:30%
  • Fall 08/17-12/09
  • Spring 01/11-05/05

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.
EVEN - Host campus accepts no more students than it sends out.

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
1%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

Tuscaloosa, with 90,221 residents, lies in the very heartland of the South. It rests on the banks of the Warrior River, with Birmingham 55 miles northeast, Atlanta 204 miles to the east, and New Orleans 293 miles to the southwest. Many recreational activities are available in the Tuscaloosa area, offering students a first-hand look at the South today and insights into the South of yesteryear.

The State's first institution of higher learning, the University of Alabama opened its doors to students in 1831. The campus is one of the most beautiful in the South, centered upon a vast quadrangle with giant oaks and elms and with a mix of buildings reflecting the 150-year history of the institution. A major comprehensive, residential institution, the University has developed into a major teaching, research, and service facility, containing 17 schools and colleges.

Closed Programs
Nursing, Athletic Training, Education, Social Work, Dance, and Management Information Systems.

NSE students entering the College of Commerce and Business Administration should prepare a course alternative list. Music majors are required to audition.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Theater Arts/Drama
  • Communications
  • Telecommunications
  • Public Relations

Unique Academic Programs

  • Telecommunications
  • Broadcasting

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Afro-American Studies, American Studies, International Studies

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

Athletics: Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Fitness and Sports Science, Physical Education

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science, Entomology, Genetics, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Physiology, Zoology

Business: Accounting, Advertising, Business, Business Administration, Finance/Banking, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Marketing Communication, Marketing, Retailing and Merchandising, Operations Management, Public Relations

Chemistry: Biochemistry, Chemistry

Communications: Communication, Film, Journalism, Telecommunications

Consumer and Family Studies: Consumer Sciences/Services

Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice

Earth Sciences: Geology

Economics: Economics

Education: Athletic Training Education, Early Childhood, Elementary Education, English, French, Human Development, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Secondary Education, Spanish, Special Education, Teaching and Learning

Engineering: Aerospace Engineering, Biological Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences

Fashion: Apparel/Fashion Design, Apparel/Fashion Merchandising, Textile Design, Textiles and Clothing

Food Science: Food Science, Nutrition

Foreign Language: Classical Languages, French, German, Greek, Latin, Spanish

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Geology: Geology

Health and Safety Sciences: Communication Disorders, Health Science, Nursing

History: History

Hospitality and Tourism: Hospitality Management, Hotel/Restaurant Management

Information Studies: Computer Science

International Studies: International Studies

Marine Sciences: Marine Sciences

Mathematics: Mathematics

Military Sciences: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC

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

Philosophy/Religious Studies: Philosophy, Religious Studies

Physics: Physics

Political Science: International Studies, Political Science

Psychology: Human Development, Psychology

Sociology/Social Work: Social Work

Speech Pathology and Audiology: Communication Disorders

Theater: Performance and Directing

Quick Links Registration Priority
  • According to class standing
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Prefer students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • Available
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 8/1/2016.
  • Estimated cost: $6,030.
  • 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: 16 ($385 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 16 ($385 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 8/1/2016.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Application Fee: $40 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
NSE Program Fee: $50 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $300 Year Plan A & B Optional
Parking Fee: $305 Year Plan A & B Optional
Orientation Fee: $125 Year Plan A & B Optional

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1200 per year.

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: 001051

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 8/1/2016.
  • 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: $4,425
  • Full-year contract required for a full-year exchange
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $0
  • Proximity to campus:
Meal Plans Per Semester
  • Meal purchase is not required for on campus living.

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