What Is NSE?
National Student Exchange at WOU
What Is NSE? A low-cost option to study out-of-state for up to one full year.
History of NSE: The National Student Exchange was established in the 1967-68 academic year with three state-supported campuses in the United States exchanging seven students among their universities. Administrators on those campuses wanted to help students who could not take advantage of studying abroad by providing them the opportunity to learn about new people and new places through study in another part of the United States. Using NSE, students could exchange to state-supported NSE member campuses in other states without having to pay the high cost for out-of-state tuition. NSE has retained that basic idea during its development as it has grown to almost 200 member campuses placing 2,800 students for exchange annually.
Students apply for participation in the NSE office on their home campus. If they are approved for participation, they are accepted on exchange by the host campus on a space available basis. Financial aid is applied for, awarded, and disbursed from the campus at which students pay their tuition and fees.
Before students leave home for exchange they are instructed to have written approval for courses to be taken along with a determination of how those courses will be accepted into their home campus academic program.
You can get more information about the National Student Exchange program by contacting:
Western Oregon University
(503) 838-8221 or firstname.lastname@example.org
(503) 838-8221 TDD
WOU Student Participation
Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs 503-838-8221 | or e-mail: email@example.com