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Welcome to the Bursar's Office

The Bursar's Office is responsible for collecting university tuition and fees, issuing student refunds from financial aid funds, sending invoices and receipts, and making student educational tax data available.

The Office of the University Bursar is located in the Horvitz Administration Building, 1st floor, on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, 3301 College Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale-Davie, FL 33314. 

News and Announcements

Winter Loan Refunds to be Processed Beginning 1/3/23

If the total amount of your financial aid award for the winter semester exceeds the institutional charges on your NSU student account, you may receive a financial aid refund. NSU will begin processing student loan refunds (direct deposit or checks) for the Winter 2023 semester beginning January 3, 2023, as the university is closed December 23, 2022, through January 2, 2023.

  • To verify existing direct deposit information on file or to set up a new authorization for direct deposit, visit our Direct Deposit webpage for instructions. Direct Deposit information entered after December 31, 2022, may not be processed in time for December 26, 2022, disbursements.

  • Eligible students who have signed up for direct deposit, may expect their student loan refunds to become available in their bank account within 3 to 5 business days after January 3, 2023.

  • Eligible students who have not signed up for direct deposit should allow 5 to 10 business days after January 3, 2023, to receive their paper refund checks in the mail.

  •  Refunds for undergraduate students with financial aid packages that include both loans and scholarships/grants, will be processed beginning January 11, 2023, since scholarships and grants disburse after the drop/add period is complete.

Important:  Refunds can only be processed for students who have an active mailing address on file. You may verify your address to make sure it is current and make any necessary updates, by logging into SharkLink and clicking on “View My Profile” on the home page.

 Visit our website for more information on financial aid refunds.


Opt-In to Receive Your Tax Statement Online

The IRS requires students to opt in to receiving their 1098-T form electronically. Form 1098-T is issued each year in late January and contains information on qualified tuition and related expenses you paid during the preceding calendar year (January 1 through December 31). The form is for informational purposes only to alert you that you may be eligible for educational tax credits. NSU is also required by law to submit a copy of each eligible student's 1098-T form to the IRS. For that purpose, it is important that you ensure your mailing address in SharkLink is up-to-date. Students can update their contact information in SharkLink/Self-Service Banner, by logging into SharkLink and clicking "View My Profile."

So that you may view your 2022 IRS Form 1098-T in SharkLink when it becomes available by January 31, 2023, complete the IRS Form 1098-T Electronic Opt-in now. Signing up for electronic delivery only takes a few seconds.

NSU does not mail paper 1098-T statements.

1098-T Electronic Opt-In Form 

 

Other Announcements 

On-Campus Housing & Meal Plan

NSU requires all undergraduate students with 0-48 credit hours to live on campus and participate in the university's meal plan unless at least one of the following criteria applies:

  1. You are married.
  2. You reside with a parent or legal guardian within the tricounty area (Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach).
  3. You are at least 25 years old.

For questions, regarding these charges, please contact the Office of Residential Life & Housing at (954) 262-7052 or 800-541-6682 ext. 27052.

If any of the criteria above apply to you and you will not be living on campus, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions so that your record may be updated accordingly.

Health Insurance

NSU requires all residential on-campus students to have some form of health insurance. If you currently maintain comparable coverage that is greater or equal to that of NSU’s policy, you must complete the online waiver form.

Should you have questions regarding the student health insurance plan, contact the student insurance department at (954) 262-4060 or 800-922-3420 or www.collegiaterisk.com.

Once the online waiver has been processed, your health insurance charge will be reversed.

Payment for tuition, fees, and other institutional charges is due in full at the time of registration. The NSU Online Payment Plan is a payment option designed to provide budgetary assistance in meeting a student’s semester education expenses. Domestic NSU students who wish to defer their payments for the semester, may enroll in an NSU Payment Plan. If you are an international student, you may avail yourself of Flywire to create your own payment plan with flexible payment dates that work best for you. 

Eligibility Requirements for NSU Payment Plans:

  • A student must have a $500 minimum balance to be deferred after all discounts, financial aid awards, resources, and other credits have been applied.
  • All prior balances must have been paid in full.
  • A nonrefundable $75 finance charge (enrollment fee) and a down payment is due upon enrollment.
  • International students are not eligible.
  • For best results from this feature, registration for classes and financial aid requirements should be complete before enrolling in the plan.

To access the NSU Payment Plan option, log into NSU eBill and click on “Enroll in Payment Plan.” For details, visit the bursar's Payment Plan Webpage. 

 

student accounts brochureAre you trying to figure out how to manage your student account? Check out our quick reference guide "The Ins and Outs of Student Accounts" to get you started.

If you have remaining questions, we are here to help you take stock of your financial responsibilities and build a positive track record of account management. Visit "Contact Enrollment and Student Services" for a way to get in contact with us that works for you. 

Newly Admitted Undergraduate Students

Students who will be living on campus must settle their accounts before check-in day. Charges for tuition, fees, and student health insurance are posted once you register for classes.

Finalize Your Account for ESS Clearance

 

 

 

As you work through the academic challenges of the semester, time passes quickly. Be aware, however, you will not be able to register for the upcoming semester if you have a balance due on your NSU account. To get a handle on your NSU student account, follow these tips:

  1.  Regularly log in to SharkLink to view your student account on the “My Account” page.

  2.  Click on “Holds” to view if you have any holds that may prevent registration.

  3. Click on the "Finances" tab to verify you have fulfilled all financial aid requirements for timely disbursements.

  4. If you need assistance paying an outstanding balance, consider the following resources: 

We are here to help! 

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