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Student Billing Accounts

The University Bursar's Office establishes an account for each NSU student for the purpose of displaying university charges such as tuition and fees, Food and Housing if applicable, and loan credits. 

Account Charges

Your student billing account displays all charges you currently owe. If you feel your account has been charged incorrectly, please contact the appropriate office as indicated below.

Charge Type Contact Information
Tuition charges and late registration fees Academic Program Office
Student health insurance charges Student Health Insurance : (954) 262-4060
Residential charges Residential Life and Housing: (954) 262-7052
Meal plan charges SharkCard Services: (954) 262-8929
Late fee charges Bursar’s Office: (954) 262-5200

Accessing your Account

Students have direct access to their account information by logging into one of the NSU systems listed below.

  • SharkLink
    Using your NSU SharkLink ID and password, login and view your My Account page. Here you will find links to view your student billing account and many of NSU's various systems and applications (including WebSTAR and NSU eBill) and informational websites.
  • Self-Service Banner (WebSTAR)
    Using your SharkLink ID and Password, Enter Secure Area and view your Student tab. Choose Student Records to view your account summary.
  • NSU eBill
    Using your SharkLink ID and password, log in to view and print your student billing account information. For questions about NSU eBill, visit the NSU eBill FAQ page.

Understanding the Correlation between Registration, Financial Aid, and Student Account Activity

Complete the FAFSA every year

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year is the first step in applying for financial aid, including grants, loans, work-study, and need-based institutional scholarships. 

After you file your FAFSA, monitor your NSU email and regularly check your financial aid status in SharkLink for updates and additional requirements. After all requirements are completed, eligible students will receive a financial aid award offer notice to their NSU email. If your financial aid award offer includes grants and scholarships, these awards will automatically disburse (pay) to your student account after the registration or drop/add period. If your financial aid award offer includes Federal-Work-Study or loans, you must actively accept the offer. You may chose to reduce/modify the amounts offered.  

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Complete the FAFSA every year
Register for success

When you register for classes, there are many things to consider, ranging from making progress to selecting class times that work for your schedule. Of equal importance is to ensure that your registration meets financial aid requirements if you plan on having your anticipated financial aid satisfy your account balance. 

Register for: 

  • courses that are required for degree/certificate completion. Financial aid will only disburse for courses that are degree-applicable. You can verify whether your courses are required in Degree Works.  

  • the minimum number of credits for aid eligibility. For instance, you have to be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for federal student loans. Many grants and scholarships require full-time enrollment. Award amounts depend on enrollment status.
Remember, no registration, no financial aid!
Register for success
Monitor your student account activity

Charges for tuition, fees, and student health insurance are placed on your student account upon registration. Other charges may be added to your account at a later time, such as for your housing and meal plan. If eligible, your student loans will disburse seven days prior to the beginning of the semester. Institutional scholarships, federal grants, and state grants/scholarships disburse after the end of the registration or drop/add period for your program. Be sure to closely monitor your student account and financial aid activity in SharkLink.

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An important note about health insurance

NSU requires all students to carry adequate health insurance coverage. Therefore, you will automatically be enrolled
in the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan, and your student account will be charged upon registration. If you reside and take classes outside of the United States you are exempt from the student health insurance requirement.

Waiver Process

If you already have health insurance coverage you must opt out of the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan each academic year by the given waiver deadline to have the student health insurance charge removed from your account.  If you miss the deadline, you will remain enrolled in the plan for the full semester/term, and you will be responsible for payment. You will have another opportunity to opt out for the next semester/term by the next waiver deadline.

Monitor your student account activity
Pay before the due date
  • By registering for courses, students accept financial responsibility for payment.
  • Payment is due upon registration and becomes overdue 30 days after the start of the semester/term.
  • Account balances may be satisfied with payment, anticipated financial aid awards, and/or payment plans. 
  • If a student has a balance at 30 days after the start of the semester, a hold and a $100 late fee will be placed on the account. The hold stops all student services, including but not limited to access to the University RecPlex and future registrations. It will remain on the student account until the balance has been paid in full. 

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Pay before the due date
NSU eBill

NSU ebill is the official means of generating and delivering billing statements to all students and authorized users. eBill notifications are sent to students' email in the middle of each month, usually on the 15. If you would like to grant access to your account information to a parent, spouse, or other person, you can add them as authorized users in NSU eBill. This will also give them the ability to pay on your behalf and set up payment plans.

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NSU eBill
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