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.
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|
Students have direct access to their account information by logging into one of the NSU systems listed below.
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.
Additional resources:Complete the FAFSA every year
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.
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.
Related helpful resources include:
Things You Need to Know About Your Financial Aid Award Offer
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.
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
Tuition assistance plans (corporate partnership/tuition deferment programs; employer billing; employer/sponsor reimbursement programs)
Pay before the due date
NSU ebill is the official means of generating and delivering billing statements to all students and authorized users. eBill notifications are sent to students' @mynsu.nova.edu 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.
Changing your payment method (must be completed 48 hours before payment due dates)