COST OF YOUR EXCHANGE
Students from every participating institution benefit by paying much less than the non-resident (out-of-state) tuition/fees one would pay if you transferred directly to an NSE member institution. The total costs (tuition, fees, housing, meals, fees) varies among the NSE schools.
Important: Please read the following sections on tuition plans and financing carefully. You and your parents/family must fully understand the functioning and implications of your exchange based on Tuition Plan (A or B) offered by the host institution. Within the school description in the current NSE Directory, is a black box, which indicates what payment plan(s) a school accepts.
Sometimes it may cost more if:
- You exchange to an area with a considerably higher cost of living (Hawaii, Alaska, and most large cities).
- Your host school’s room and board costs are higher than WKU.
Plan A and Plan B
WKU participates on both Tuition Plan A and Plan B. This means that you may exchange to a host school that participates on either Plan.
Plan A – You pay tuition/fees to the host institution, and normally NSE members set this at the resident tuition rate with housing, meals and other fees paid to the host institution. Normally, billing will be from your host school for tuition/fees, room and board, etc. You will be enrolled at WKU in an NSE “holding” course that will be replaced by the host institution’s transfer credit for your completed coursework. (See Reinstatement section below.)
Plan B – You pay WKU tuition as approved by WKU’s Board of Regents, while housing, meals and other fees are paid to the host institution. Plan B students are enrolled at WKU in an NSE “holding” course that allows your WKU bill to be processed. This course will be replaced by the host institution’s transfer credit for your completed coursework. (See Reinstatement section below.) You will receive two bills – one from WKU for tuition, and one from your host school for room and board. You may also be billed by your host institution for items such as an orientation fee, health fee, or course fee.
The final WKU NSE tuition is usually determined in June of each year. The NSE Coordinator will provide you the estimated tuition at the mini-advising session.
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The NSE website provides the most detailed information about all of your exchange opportunities.
- Deadline for Fall 2014:
February 14, 2014
- Application Fee of $200
Required after interview
Advising and Guidance
- For individuals or groups to get you rolling with the NSE process, set up an appointment with the WKU NSE Advisor.
- Appointment Hours:
- Wednesdays: 1 - 4 pm
- Thursdays: 8:30 - 10:30 am
- Fridays: 8:30 - 10:30 am
The information on this website is provided for your convenience, but the WKU NSE Student Manual is the official source for all guidelines, rules and procedures for decisions related to your participation in NSE. It is expected that you will review this handbook.
WKU is not liable for accidents or injuries sustained in transit to host schools or during the exchange program. Make sure you have adequate major medical insurance coverage. WKU is not liable for any dissatisfaction with an exchange placement or experience.