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Contact Financial Aid

Student Financial Assistance
Nova Southeastern University
Horvitz Admin. Bldg, 1st Flr.
3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

(954) 262-3380
Fax:  (954) 262-3966

Contact Student Financial Assistance

Financial Aid Verification Process

Verification is a federally mandated review process in which the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) verifies the accuracy of information provided by students on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.)

If there is an asterisk next to the expected family contribution (EFC) on your Student Aid Report (SAR), your application has been selected for verification. NSU may also select a record for verification.

If you are selected for verification, you will receive a Missing Information Notice from the OFSA. It will list the documentation you are required to submit.

What do I need to submit?

If you are selected for verification, you may be required to submit documents such as:

*To obtain your IRS Return Transcript, you can order it online at, contact the IRS at 800-908-9946, visit your local IRS office, or mail a completed Form 4506T-EZ available on the IRS website to the IRS. In lieu of an IRS transcript, the Department of Education issued guidance in April 2017 to allow institutions to use a signed copy of 2015 tax returns for verification documentation for the remainder of the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 award years.

The Department of Education uses verification tracking flags to place students selected for verification into different verification tracking groups. Students and/or their parents must verify information based on the tracking group to which they have been assigned.

Log in to WebSTAR or SharkLink to determine what documents you must submit for verification.


(for financial aid applicants new to NSU who have not yet been granted SharkLink access)


(for students with NSU email account)

Victims of identity theft

If you are a victim of identity theft, you must submit the following:

If you filed an amended return

You must submit the following:

Tips for a successful verification process

Please Note: Verification must be completed before your need-based financial aid funds can be disbursed. If you have been awarded certain need-based funds, such as SEOG or FSAG, and your verification has not been completed by the end of the registration period, these funds may be subject to forfeit. Your documents must be reviewed and verification completed no later than four weeks prior to the end of your enrollment period for the academic year in which you are applying for aid. Failure to do so may result in ineligibility or cancellation of aid previously offered.