Extending Learning Within and Beyond the Classroom

Student Engagement

National Student Exchange Potential Costs

Participating in NSE can be done for a very reasonable cost.

  • USC is a Plan B only school and students can only exchange on Plan B. This means that an outgoing USC student will pay their tuition and fees to USC, but pay room and meals at their host campus along with any other special fees for academic courses (e.g., lab fees, computer/technology) or general services not covered under the host school tuition and fees.
  • Since a student is paying their tuition TO USC, more often than not, financial aid and scholarships a student receives will still apply.
  • There is a one-time, non-refundable application and processing fee of $250 due to the University of South Carolina with the NSE application.

Some institutions will assess a NSE program fee while some institutions require an application fee given to the host university. It is important that students know what additional fees are required when they are researching schools. This information can all be found on the profile page of a particular school on the NSE website.