NSE Cost


SHSU is a HOME Payment (Plan B) member of the National Student Exchange. That means that tuition and mandatory fees are paid to SHSU. Room and board are paid to the host campus. Special fees, such as those for labs or orientation programs, are paid to the host campus. Each NSE member school's page has detailed information about costs. Make sure you review it carefully.

Financial Aid, including loans, grants, and scholarships, continues to be applied for and received from SHSU (everything except work-study awards). Applicants are advised to thoroughly research the costs of the campuses they are considering. Transportation costs are paid by the student.

  • If you have financial aid: Continue to apply for financial aid from SHSU and list SHSU on your FAFSA. Funds will be deposited directly into your SHSU student account and first pay for your SHSU tuition.
  • If you have scholarships: Your scholarships will be deposited directly into your SHSU student account.
  • Paying for housing: If your financial aid and/or scholarships exceed tuition/fee charges, SHSU will send you a refund to an existing bank account or to your BankMobile Vibe account. Make sure you specify your preferences here.

There is a $200 non-refundable NSE application fee, due with the completed application and paid through the NSE application portal. Remember an applicant may list up to five schools on one application, without any additional fee.

Students exchanging to Canada will also be charged a mandatory SHSU health insurance fee. The exact cost is determined by the length of your program.