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Fort Hays State University

Hays, KS

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About This Campus

FHSU is the leading forward-thinking, entrepreneurial university of the Midwest. We have an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and offer hundreds of certificate and degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's and master's levels through 47 academic departments. We attract goal-oriented students who want premier learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom combined with extraordinary one-to-one attention and support. Our professors are outstanding teachers who motivate students to develop their unique talents. As a result, our students graduate with a deep appreciation of knowledge as well as professional skills and confidence that give them a competitive edge in their careers, now and for a lifetime. Located halfway between Denver and Kansas City, FHSU is a welcoming community in the heart of historic Hays, a community that celebrates its frontier roots and its modern sensibility - coffee shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, shopping, and a vibrant arts

Helpful Information

The campus is located on the edge of the Hays. A green, well kept and vibrant campus welcomes students from around the US and world. With access to internet any place on campus, students can stay connected whether they are in the classroom, resident halls or outside on the lawn. Buildings are made of native limestone and allow for easy access from the resident halls to academic buildings. Hays is located between Denver, Colorado and Kansas City, so access to larger cities is very convenient.

2022/2023 Placement

Home Payment

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and choosing alternate options.

Fast Facts

Location | Hays
Population | 25,000
Enrollment | 4,475
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment
Term Dates
Fall | 08/23-12/17
Spring | 01/18-05/13

Campus Diversity

1st Nation/Native | 0%
Asian | 2%
Black | 5%
Hawaiian/P.I. | 0%
Hispanic/Latino | 6%
Two or more | 0%
White | 84%
Other | 3%
International | 0%


  • Campus Catalog
  • Priority: According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Nursing, elementary education, athletic training, and medical diagnostic imaging have very limited offerings for NSE students.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Advertising
  • Agricultural Business
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • American Sign Language
  • Anatomy
  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Biology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Art
  • Art Education
  • Art History
  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Asian Studies
  • Astronomy
  • Athletic Training
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Life Science
  • Botany/Plant Sciences
  • Broadcasting
  • Business Administration
  • Business Education
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Management
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Ceramic Art/Ceramics
  • Chemistry
  • Child Care
  • Child Development
  • Chinese
  • Choral Music
  • Classical Studies
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Communication Disorders
  • Communication Studies
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Network Security
  • Counseling
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Criminology
  • Data Processing
  • Design
  • Drawing
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Education Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Entomology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethnic Studies
  • European Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Experimental Pathology
  • Film
  • Finance/Banking
  • Fine Art
  • Forensic Science
  • French
  • Genetics
  • Geography
  • Geological Engineering
  • Geology
  • Geophysics
  • German
  • Gerontology
  • Government
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Education
  • History
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Illustration
  • Interior Design
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • International Studies
  • Jazz Studies
  • Jewelry and Metalsmithing
  • Journalism
  • Latin American Studies
  • Law Enforcement/Police Sciences
  • Literature
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Merchandising and Buying Operations
  • Microbiology
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music
  • Music Education
  • Music History
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Office Administration
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Organizational Communications
  • Painting
  • Paleontology
  • Performance and Directing
  • Performing Arts: Voice
  • Philosophy
  • Photo Journalism
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Printmaking
  • Psychology
  • Public Relations
  • Radio and Television Studies
  • Range Management/Resources
  • Recreation Management
  • Rural Sociology
  • Sculpture
  • Secondary Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Soil Science
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • Speech/Rhetoric/Public Address
  • Sports and Leisure Studies
  • Sports Management/Administration
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • Teacher Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)
  • Technical Writing
  • Technology Education
  • Theater Arts/Drama/Acting
  • Tourism Management
  • Toxicology
  • Web Design
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Wildlife Management
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Zoology


GPA and Other Academic Requirements
  • No students accepted from NSE members within my own state
  • 2.5 GPA
Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Mid-Year Exchange (Exchange that begins with the Spring/Winter Term)
  • Available
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper, 173.00 computer or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 5.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 06/14/21

  • Campus Budget
  • Fees are subject to change without notice.
  • Two semesters = one academic year
  • Three quarters = one academic year
Tuition and Fees - Home Payment 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 Home Payment students.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: None.

Financial Aid - Home Payment
For eligible Home Payment students, aid is awarded by and disbursed from your home campus.

Financial Aid - Canada
Regardless of Payment Plan, students exchanging to or from Canada, apply for financial aid at their home campus.

Miscellaneous Fees - Per Semester

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Admission Fee $30 Year Home Mandatory
Housing Deposit $40 Year Home Mandatory
ID Card $10 Year Home Mandatory
Parking Fee $25 Year Home Optional

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 06/14/21

On-Campus Housing Per Semester
  • On-Campus Housing
  • 25% living on campus
  • Double: $4205.00 (includes meals)
  • Per semester unless otherwise noted
  • On campus living encouraged
Off-Campus Housing Meal Plans Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plan also include Dining Dollars each semester to use throughout campus. The amount is determined by the meal plan type. The room and board figure includes the meal plan for those on campus living.


Figures per Semester are current as of 06/14/21

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,400 per semester.


  • Health records due by: 08/01/2021
  • Home campus copy acceptable
  • Immunization before residence hall move in
  • Health / accident insurance (encouraged)
  • Immunization: Meningococcal
  • Immunization: Tuberculosis

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