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NSU Payment Plans

The Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Payment Plan is a payment option designed to provide budgetary assistance in meeting a student’s semester education expenses. NSU students, excluding international students, who wish to split their payments for the semester, may request to enroll in an NSU Payment Plan. While payment for tuition, fees, and other institutional charges is due in full at the time of registration, we recognize that sometimes students and families may need extra time to meet their financial obligations.

NSU Payment Plan Criteria

Before submitting a request for enrollment in an NSU Payment Plan and submitting a non-refundable $75 enrollment fee, students* must meet the following criteria:

  • Students must have paid all prior balances in full.

  • Students must be registered for the semester(s) to be covered under the contract.

  • Students planning or required to live on campus must submit their housing application and pay the $500 deposit prior to requesting enrollment in a payment plan. Note: The $500 deposit is for room and board only and not credited toward tuition. 
  • Students must complete an online request form to apply for a payment plan. Priority consideration is given when the request is received in the Office of the University Bursar by the following deadlines.

    • 3-Month Plan
      Spring-Only Plan - received by March 1
      Summer-Only Plan - received by May 1

    • 4-Month Plan
      Fall/Winter Plan –received by July 1
      Fall-Only Plan - received by July 1
      Winter-Only Plan - received by December 1

*International Students are ineligible for payment plans.

Payment Plan Details

Before submitting a request, please read and review all payment plan information outlined below. Students who do not meet the criteria to enroll in a payment plan will be denied.

  • Students should review in detail their NSU account to determine the outstanding balance for the semester as follows.

    • Log in to SharkLink using your SharkLink ID and password.

    • Click on “My Financial Aid” on the left navigation and carefully review your financial aid status, eligibility, and award information for the applicable academic year.

    • Ensure that all requirements for disbursement of financial aid have been met. Requirements may include submission of an NSU State Aid Application for undergraduate students who are Florida residents, acceptance of a loan award, completion of a Master Promissory Note or entrance counseling for loans, and other requirements.

    • Students who are receiving financial aid from external sources must submit proof of their external award to the Office of the University Bursar prior to submitting a request to enroll in an NSU Payment Plan.

  • Each payment plan request must be submitted online prior to the deadlines published (see NSU Payment Plan Criteria) and must be accompanied by a non-refundable $75 enrollment fee.

  • A student may request enrollment in a 3-month spring or summer, or a fall/winter combination (8-month~) payment plan contract, a 4-month fall, or a 4-month winter.

~The combination plan saves the student the winter plan fee.

  • If a parent, guardian, or other person will be making payments on the student’s behalf, NSU requires that the person with the fiscal responsibility to make payments sign the payment plan contract. The student is also required to submit a completed Authorization for Release of Information Form for the fiscally responsible person. 

  • The Office of the University Bursar will create the Payment Plan Contract based on the information available on the student’s account at the time of processing. 

  • The amount to be paid under the contract is outlined as follows:

Estimated Costs* - Funding Sources = Amount to be Paid

*Estimated costs include, but are not limited to, tuition, fees, health insurance, housing, and meal charges.

Funding sources may include grants, scholarships, loans, and other outside sources such as any state prepaid college plan or 529 plan.

  • Eligible students will have a Payment Plan Contract sent only to their NSU email within 3 to 5 business days (unless the university is closed) after submitting the online request. 
The contract becomes valid and binding when the following occurs:

(1) The Office of the University Bursar receives the Payment Plan Contract signed by the student (and the fiscally responsible person, if applicable),

(2) All postdated payments in accordance with the payment plan schedule (checks or credit card authorizations) have been received,

(3) The first payment has cleared, and

(4) The student has a completed Release of Information form on file with Enrollment and Student Services for the fiscally responsible person, if applicable.

Payment Adjustments

  • Registration activity, additional costs or changes to a student’s financial aid award package may effect the student’s outstanding balance with the university. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the Office of the University Bursar of any changes on their account effecting the final balance due.

  • Unless the outstanding balance due was paid in full, withdrawing from courses does not void the contract.

  • Adjustments will be made to the final payment due in the event of a change in either costs or funding sources after the NSU Payment Plan Contract has been signed. If the student’s outstanding balance decreases, the Office of the University Bursar will issue a refund after the outstanding payment plan and student account balances are satisfied. If the outstanding balance increases, the student is responsible to pay the difference at the time the final scheduled payment is due.

  • Declined payments will result in a $25 fee and a hold on the student account. Holds restrict all student services, including but not limited to, viewing grades, ordering transcripts and registering for future classes. The student will be notified of the declined payment and that payment must be rectified within 30 days by credit card, money order, or cashier’s check.

  • The contract will be rendered null and void if the declined payment is not remedied within the timeframe specified above. The outstanding balance will immediately become due in full.

  • If a student has a history of declined or non-payment with the university, the university reserves the right to bar a student from enrolling in a future payment plan.

Request to Enroll in an NSU Payment Plan

Students may request to enroll in the NSU Payment Plan if they:

  • have met all the requirements listed above to qualify for an NSU Payment Plan

  • have reviewed the Payment Plan Details and followed the steps to review their NSU account

  • have reviewed the items listed under Payment Adjustments

A $75 non-refundable enrollment fee to be paid online by credit card must accompany each enrollment request. If it is determined that a student is ineligible for enrollment in the NSU Payment Plan, applicants will receive a notification to their NSU email.  

Request a Payment Plan

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