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  • Fall 08/31-12/11
  • Spring 01/11-04/29

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.
UNEVEN - Host campus accepts a few 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
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Campus Diversity
13%Native/First Nation
1%Hawaiian/Pacific Island
0%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.
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Our UAS Backyard

Because of its natural beauty & abundant bounty, the southeastern Alaskan city of Juneau has been the home to Native American fisherman, European fur traders, & American gold prospectors for centuries. Now a free-spirited state capital, Juneau is the perfect base for a journey into the gorgeous Alaskan wilderness. UAS is ideally located on the shores of Auke Lake within a mile of the Mendenhall Glacier & the Tongass National Forest. In the opposite direction is the coastline of the Pacificís Inside Passage & snow capped mountains of Glacier Bay. The advantage is a spectacular environmental laboratory, a rich native culture, & an intimate learning community. Recreational activities include hiking, camping, boating, fishing, snowboarding, skiing, ice skating, rock & ice climbing, glacier travel & more. Academics are personable & purposeful with low faculty to student ratios & strong intercultural connections. As John Muir stated, "everything else pales in comparison to Alaska."

Campus Location - The state capital, Juneau, is located in the panhandle of Alaska in a temperate rainforest environment. The town is surrounded by water, ice, & mountains, limiting transportation to and from the city. Juneau is 900 miles north of Seattle and 600 miles south of Anchorage.

Helpful Information - If you are looking for a unique exchange experience and a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is the place for you! We offer small classroom sizes, personal attention, field experience, a to-die-for environment, lots of opportunity,and a chance to spread your wings!

Political Science internship is only available during the spring semester with an application process in the fall. The unique & notable Outdoor Skills and Leadership Certificate, known as the ODS program, has a specific admissions application due July 1. The ODS program requires a full-year exchange commitment as well as a start time two weeks prior to fall semester in order to complete a Wilderness First Responder course and a month after spring semester completion due to the capstone trip. Visit for more details. Education and business courses are often delivered online rather than face-to-face.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Marine Biology
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Outdoor Education
  • Geography
  • Environmental Sciences

Unique Academic Programs

  • Outdoor Education
  • Political Science
  • Alaska Native Studies
  • Marine Biology

Special Options
Honors Access: Yes
RA Exchange: Yes

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Anthropology: Anthropology

Area Studies: Alaska Native Studies

Biological Sciences: Biology/Life Science

Business: Accounting, Business, Management

Education: Elementary Education

English: English

Environmental Studies: Environmental Sciences

General Studies: Humanities, Individualized Degree Program, Interdisciplinary Studies, Liberal Studies, Social Sciences

Geography and Urban Studies: Geography

Health and Safety Sciences: Health Science

Marine Sciences: Marine Biology

Mathematics: Mathematics

Performing Arts: Theater Arts/Drama

Political Science: Government

Psychology: Psychology

Recreation: Outdoor Education, Recreation Leadership

Sociology/Social Work: Social Science

Registration Priority
  • With seniors
GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
  • None.
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Preferred
  • Single term exchange Accepted
  • Prefer students who will live on campus
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 550 paper, 213 computer or 80 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 6
Graduate and Post-Baccalaureate Students
  • No graduate students
Summer Exchange
  • Plan A with full-term enrollment
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will accept on Plan B
  • 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 10/22/2015.
  • Estimated cost: $3,960.
  • 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 ($213 per additional hour)
  • Plan B: 18 ($213 per additional hour)
Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester
Figures are current as of 10/22/2015.

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
NSE Program Fee: $50 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory
Housing Deposit: $300 Year Plan A & B Mandatory
Technology Fee: $7 Credit Hour Plan A & B Mandatory
Orientation Fee: $100 Semester Plan A & B Mandatory

Important Notes: The consolidated fee includes the campus newspaper, student government, recreation facility, health center,& distance courses. Some PE or Outdoor Studies courses, labs & studio art classes have additional course fees.

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: 001065

Plan B
For eligible Plan B students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

  • Figures are current as of 10/22/2015.
  • 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
  • Single: $2,600
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing
  • Appoximate monthly cost: $1,100
  • Proximity to campus: 1 to 12
  • Local Public Transportation Available to Campus
Notes About Housing
Housing is only guaranteed with a complete application submitted by July 1st for fall semester and Oct. 15th for spring.

Meal Plans Per Semester

  • Meal purchase is required for on campus living.
  • $200 declining balance plan.
Notes About Meal Plans
All UAS Housing (dorm or apartments) require a meal plan on a declining scale.

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