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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

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About NSU Financial Aid

Welcome to NSU's Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA)! Here you will find everything you need to know about student financial aid, including how to apply, financial aid deadlines, and types of aid available to graduate and undergraduate students, including Florida student financial aid. Our office administers federal, state, and university financial aid programs such as grants, loans, scholarships, and veterans benefits. Please take a moment to explore our site!

News and Announcements

IRS Data Retrieval Tool Unavailable

On March 30, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) announced that the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on and will remain unavailable until extra security protections can be added. Students and families should plan for the tool to be offline until the start of the next FAFSA season (beginning October 2017).

Options Remain Available for Students, Parents and Borrowers

While the Data Retrieval Tool is unavailable, FSA and the IRS remind applicants that online applications are still available and are operable. The income information needed to complete the FAFSA and apply for an income-driven repayment (IDR) plan can be found on a previously filed tax return. Students and parents completing a 2016–17 and 2017–18 FAFSA should manually enter 2015 tax information (not 2016).

Statement about the IRS Data Retrieval Tool - U.S. Department of Education

Verification Relief During IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) Outage

On April 24, 2017, U.S. Secretary of Education Besty DeVos announced relief for students selected for the financial aid verification process. Students selected for verification for the remainders of the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years will no longer be required to submit IRS tax transcripts for verification of income information provided on their FAFSAs.

New options available to institutions include:

If you have been selected for verification at NSU, please visit our verification webpage for more information.

The Spring/Summer 2017 Dollar$ and $ense newsletter is now available. Look for each issue which includes financial aid information and other important Enrollment and Student Services updates.

On Sept. 14, 2015, President Obama announced significant changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) process that will impact millions of students. Starting with the 2017­–18 application cycle, the following changes will be put in place: 

  • Students will be able to submit a FAFSA earlier.  Students will be able to file a 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. (There is NO CHANGE to the 2016–17 schedule. The FAFSA became available January 1 as in previous years.)
  • Students will use earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.  

The following table provides a summary of key dates as we transition to using the early FAFSA submission timeframe and earlier tax information. 

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PLUS Loans are federal loans that creditworthy graduate students and parents of dependent undergraduate students may use to supplement their financial aid package. The Online PLUS Request Process for the 2016-2017 academic year for both GRAD PLUS and Parent PLUS Loans became available on March 14, 2016. To apply for a PLUS Loan, visit More information on the Parent PLUS Loan and the GRAD PLUS Loan is also available on the financial aid website.