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F A S T   F A C T S
Location | Hays
Population | 25,000
Enrollment | 6,942
Language | English
Calendar | Semester
Canada | Home Payment

Term Dates
Fall | 08/21-12/15
Spring | 01/16-05/10

Fort Hays State University

Hays, KS


About This Campus

Our Tiger Family at FHSU is ready to welcome students from all over the world. Our faculty are among the best, and our academic programs are recognized worldwide. We are a top-rated, advanced institution that continues to break the mold with our more than 70 majors, 300 intramural activities, and 120 student groups and organizations. Whether you are an on-campus or an online student, FHSU is a place that will make your educational journey unforgettable. On our campus, you will feel at home amongst our 5,000 on-campus students in our beautiful limestone buildings nestled along Big Creek on the outskirts of town. In our community of Hays, you will experience a welcoming atmosphere and a quaint downtown with a renowned Wild West history showcasing our old Fort Hays dating back to the late 1800s. Students love our live music, theatre performances, art exhibits, cultural festivals, and great food. Our steadfast student support will transform today's Tigers into genuine, inclusive leaders.

Location Information

Fort Hays State University is located on the western end of our great Sunflower State. We are 4 hours from Denver, Colorado, and 4 hours from Kansas City, KS. Hays has a regional airport that services many of our incoming students. Hays is a rural farming community with easy access to Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Colorado. Our central location in the United States offers many unique travel opportunities to students living in Hays.

Helpful Information

FHSU campus is located on the edge of the Hays. A green, well-kept, and vibrant campus welcomes students from around the US and the world. With access to the internet at any place on campus, students can stay connected whether they are in the classroom, in their residence hall, or outside on the lawn. A variety of residence halls are a short walk to our academic buildings. Our intramural program and student engagement activities offer many opportunities for students to get involved.
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  • When will I register? According to class standing
  • Syllabus Request for Course Pre-Approval: Contact Host Coordinator for assistance
Closed Programs
Diagnostic Imaging and Nursing

Nursing, elementary education, athletic training, and medical diagnostic imaging courses will be limited for NSE exchange students. Other programs such as communication sciences and disorders, graphic design, or business courses may require prerequisites for upper-level courses.

Notable Academic Programs

  • Art & Design - The new, two-story, 43,000 square foot facility provides lab spaces for Graphic Design, Interior Design, Motion Design, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Art Education, Art History, and Photography. The facility also includes departmental office space, a multi-purpose lab, a traditional classroom, woodshop, graduate studios, commons area, and ceramics kiln yard. There are many opportunities to advance your skills: Be guided with the help of expert, accessible faculty. Have 24-hour access to modern computer labs, art studios and facilities, including the department foundry. Have opportunities you might not get at larger schools. You not only get more personal attention from your professors, but you also won't have to “wait your turn” to experience everything the department has to offer.
  • Applied Technology - FHSU offer’s accredited programs that identify new opportunities and solve problems for students seeking careers in the rapidly changing, fields of technology. We combine theoretical coursework and interactive experience in a hands-on learning environment for you to develop the academic, technical and leadership skills necessary for success in the educational and industrial worlds of technology. The new Center for Applied Technology, with 58,000 square feet, is the home of the Industrial Technology and Technology & Engineering Education programs and a sculpture and art studio. The Center features computer CAD labs, instructional and graphics labs, STEM labs, woodworking labs, metalworking labs, plastic labs, power and energy labs, robotic labs, construction management labs, sculpture studios, metal foundry studios and flexible spaces for workshops and events. As a collaborative, innovative student in Applied Technology, you will be inspired every day to learn and create results through ingenuity and resourcefulness. You will develop the following abilities and qualities and be prepared to succeed in your career ambitions and in life: Knowledge about the evolution of technology and its effect on people and culture An understanding of emerging and established technologies Manipulate materials, processes, and systems of instructional and industrial technology Think critically and solve problems Communicate articulately, verbally and in writing
  • Informatics - Innovative, in-depth on campus classes and our students work with state-of-the-art software and equipment. Small classes taught by knowledgeable experts. Advanced Technology lab spaces Information Enterprise Institute is the home of the National Center for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education here at FHSU. Institute for New Media Studies – laboratory and collaboration space dedicated to the transdisciplinary study of new media as it impacts human communication
  • Communication Science & Disorders - The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Fort Hays State University provides students with applied learning through clinical experiences at the undergraduate and graduate level on and off campus. The department's content instruction, paired with applied experiences, equips undergraduate students to be positive, effective collaborators in educational and healthcare settings. As a student in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, you will: Gain practical, real-world experience with clients as an undergraduate through the modern, comprehensive Herndon Clinic. Enjoy small classes and learning alongside supportive students and faculty. Work closely with faculty in courses, labs and clinical experiences
  • Management - The Department of Management at Fort Hays State University offers on-campus and online undergraduate programs in business management that prepare you to develop, lead, mentor and inspire teams and spark organizations to reach ambitious goals in product research and development, service enhancement and new business growth.

Undergraduate Majors Open to NSE Students

Accounting, Actuarial Science, Adapted Physical Education... ++ show all


GPA and Other Academic Requirements Exchange Preferences
  • Full-year exchange Accepted
  • Single term exchange Accepted
Non-Native English Speakers
  • TOEFL: must have a score of 500.00 paper or 61.00 Internet
  • IELTS: must have a score of 5.50
Summer Exchange
  • Not available
International Students (Visa Students)
  • Will not accept
Canadian Students - learn more
  • Will accept Home Payment Pay

Tuition / Finances

Figures per Semester are current as of 05/17/24

Finances Tuition and Fees - Home Payment Students
  • Pay regular tuition to your home campus. No tuition/fees are paid to your host campus.
Maximum Credit Hours Per Semester
  • Home Payment: None.

Financial Aid for NSE Students
Regardless of Payment Plan, financial aid is awarded by and disbursed from your 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
Course Fees / MaterialsVariesSemesterHost & HomeMandatory

Room / Meals

Figures are current as of 05/17/24

On-Campus Housing Per Semester Off-Campus Housing Notes About Housing
For further information on FHSU housing, please visit this web site https://www.fhsu.edu/reslife/

Meal Plans

Notes About Meal Plans
Meal plans can 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 05/17/24

Purpose Amount Period Plan Status
Health Insurance $1179.50 Semester Host Optional

Important Notes about Health Insurance
Fort Hays State offers a Kansas Board Of Regents insurance plan through UnitedHealthCare StudentResources. Contact the Health & Wellness office for further information at 785-628-4401 or visit the web site at https://www.fhsu.edu/health-and-wellness/medical/health-insurance

Exchange with Canada - Health Insurance
Students must purchase campus health insurance at $1,180 per semester.


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