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Loan Deferments, Enrollment, and Degree Verification

Student Self-Service
Using Student Self-Service, students can print enrollment verification certificates and view their enrollment history and verifications on request, check loan deferments sent to their lenders, and link to real-time information on their student loans. You can access Student Self-Service by logging into SharkLink. Through the “My Academics” navigation bar, click on “View Loan Deferments & Enrollment Verification” under the “I would like to” right-hand column.

Logo: National Student ClearinghouseTo conveniently serve Nova Southeastern University students and the business community, NSU has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to act as its agent for providing enrollment and degree verifications.

Enrollment Verification

NSU, through its agent the National Student Clearinghouse, provides students with free enrollment verification as proof of actual class attendance. But because registration alone does not guarantee attendance or provide evidence of enrollment, neither NSU nor the Clearinghouse is able to provide current enrollment verification for loan purposes until the actual start date of the semester.

As the authorized legal representative of Nova Southeastern University, the Clearinghouse is considered a primary source for degree and enrollment data. This allows the Clearinghouse to supply student data to the U.S. Department of Education, state student loan guaranty agencies, and organizations performing verifications for professional licensing and credentialing.

The Clearinghouse confirms the degree and enrollment records provided by schools to requestors without additions or changes. Therefore, in nearly every case, creditors asking for enrollment verification on NSU letterhead will accept notification directly from the Clearinghouse.


You may obtain a free, official Enrollment Verification Certificate by

  • Logging in to SharkLink
  • Clicking on the left-hand-side "My Academics" navigation bar
  • Under the column on the right - "I would like to. . .  / Academics"
    • Clicking on "View Loan Deferments & Enrollment Verification"

This Enrollment Verification Certificate can be presented to lenders, insurance agencies, housing authorities, consumer product companies, banks, and other agencies that require documentation of your current enrollment.

For the Business Community

To better serve the business community (Credit Grantors, Employers, Insurance Companies, etc.), NSU utilizes the National Student Clearinghouse as our agent to provide enrollment and degree information of our students and alumni.

Verification services are online, web-based, and are used to verify degrees, current enrollment, dates of attendance, and professional certifications. Be advised that all such requests are completed via the secure website, For additional questions, please contact the Clearinghouse at or call (703) 742-4200.

Student Loan Deferment & Verification

How to Handle Direct Loan Deferments

The National Student Clearinghouse has learned that a number of Direct Loan recipients, who are currently enrolled, have been contacted by their lenders regarding repayment of their loans. If this happens to you, request a deferment form from your lender and email the completed form to

Please do not fax these deferment forms to the Office of the University Registrar because most lenders require the original form and signature. Multiple loan holders will require a separate deferment form from each lender/servicer. Your forms will be completed and forwarded to you lender/servicer directly from the Clearinghouse. 

Students' enrollment for loan deferment purposes is verified to the National Student Clearinghouse on a monthly basis throughout the year. The Clearinghouse automatically updates your status with most lenders. You can view what information has been submitted to your lenders by utilizing the Clearinghouse's Loan Locator. This free service shows the history of data that has been submitted on your behalf. If your particular lender does not use the services offered by the Clearinghouse, you can still download enrollment verification from the Loan Locator and forward that to your lender.

To reach the Loan Locator, log on to SharkLink and scroll down to the "My Academics" navigation bar. Click on the "View Loan Deferments & Enrollment Verification" link under "I would like to..." on the right-hand column. You will be taken to the Clearinghouse's Student Self-Service Site that is not only a portal to specific information about loans, but also can provide enrollment certificates, your enrollment information on file, any student loan deferment notifications that the Clearinghouse has provided to loan holders, and student loan deferment notifications.

If your lender sends a deferment form to you and insists the form be completed, please sign and mail it directly to the Clearinghouse.

National Student Clearinghouse
2300 Dulles Station Blvd.
Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171

Should you prefer to submit the form to the One-Stop Shop (on behalf of the Office of the University Registrar), we will gladly forward the document to the Clearinghouse for processing.

Financial Holds

A Bursar Hold prevents all student services including attaining enrollment/degree verifications, registering for classes, obtaining grades, and accessing the University RecPlex until all outstanding balances are paid in full. A Transcript/Diploma Hold will only prevent you from receiving a diploma or an official transcript; this kind of hold will not prevent you from registering for class.

Please take into account that the form of payment determines how quickly a financial hold may be lifted. If your payment is made via credit card, cash, cashier's check, or money order, the hold will be removed the next business day. If you pay by paper check, the hold will be removed 10 business days after posting of the check by the Bursar's Office. Echeck payments will result in your hold being removed within five business days after posting by the Bursar's Office. If your account has been transferred to an outside collection agency or attorney, and you have paid your account in full including collection costs, please call the Bursar's Office at (954) 262-5200. The Bursar's Office will need to review your student account and verify if the financial hold can be removed.

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