NSE is a great fit for almost every budget because it is always in-state tuition and fees. More specifically, there are two billing options for NSE.
Plan B - Pay URI's Instate Tuition and Fees (URI preferred)
Whether the URI student is currently billed Out-of-State, Regional or In-state tuition, all applicants will pay URI's Instate Tuition and Fees if accepted on Plan B. Housing, Meals any additional expenses are always paid directly to the host campus. See below, information on using financial aid and scholarships.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE READY AND WILLING TO PARTICIPATE IN PAYMENT PLAN B, IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR NSE.
Plan A - Pay he Host Campus Instate Tuition and Fees (only allowed if Plan B is unavailable)
If a partner university (host campus) is not able to admit a URI student on plan B, they may offer the student the opportunity to pay instate tuition and fees directly to their campus. Again, this option is only available if Plan B is not an option.
Please review the detailed "Member Campus" Profile on the NSE website to learn whether a campus accepts students on Plan A or B. Many campuses accept on both plans. You can also review the instate tuition and fees for Plan A universities on the campus profile pages.
Preparing Financially for NSE
1. Explore multiple campuses, destinations and states.
Take the time to investigate all of the Universities that participate in the National Student Exchange program here. Select at least 3 schools, and note if they accept students on Plan A or B or both. If plan A, be sure to record their tuition and fee cost in addition to housing and meal plans. Ensure that the campus it fits your academic and personal goals before doing a through investigation.
2. Review the URI policies on using financial aid and scholarships below.
It is important to know that:
3. Additional URI NSE Fees
In addition to the instate tuition and fees, housing and meal plan costs, ALL students intending to participate on NSE must pay the following required fees to URI for each term they are abroad:
The non-refundable NSE Application Fee of $125 is required when submitting an application. It is non-refundable whether admitted or not an can me rolled to another semester if an applicant wishes to try for a different term.
The Off-Campus Study Registration Fee (Click here for undergraduate fees) maintains your registration while studying elsewhere. It will ensure that you remain registered, that all eligible financial aid will be applied to the program, and that you will have continued, uninterrupted access, to all URI services (such as e-mail, health insurance, and academic advising).
The OIE Administrative Fee (2013-14: $350 per semester/$150 per summer session) covers the costs of operating off-campus programs, the expenses associated with URI Risk Management Policies and URI Pre-Departure Workshops and materials.
Note: All fees are subject to change.
4. Consult with Enrollment Services
Important Notes about Financial Aid