How to Apply for University Financial Aid

NSU is a tremendous educational bargain - a quality, private college at half the cost of many comparable institutions. And that cost may be reduced with NSU financial aid options.

Financial aid provides assistance to students who require funding to meet the cost of attending college.

There are four categories of financial assistance: grants, loans, scholarships and student employment. Grants and scholarships are considered "gift" aid, as they do not need to be repaid. Loans and student employment are considered "self-help" aid, as they either need to be repaid or require a service commitment on the part of the student.

Financial need is determined by the difference between the Cost of Education (COE) and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). It is the gap between the cost of attending the school and the student's resources.

Financial aid awards are based on the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the NSU State Aid Application, accuracy and timeliness of information, receipt of appropriate documentation, and the availability of funds.

For a step by step guide on the financial aid process visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance website " NSU Financial Aid Process"

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