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NSU Payment Policy

  • By registering for courses at Nova Southeastern University, the student accepts financial responsibility for payment. The student is responsible for the full balance on the account plus any additional costs which may be incurred by the university in the collection of these debts.
  • Payment is due in full at the time of registration for graduate and professional students. Undergraduate institutional charges; including tuition, fees, and housing, if applicable; must be paid in full or satisfied with payment arrangements by August 1 (for the fall semester) and December 1 (for the winter semester). 
  • Account statements are available in the NSU ebill portal, and a notification is sent to students' and authorized users' email in the middle of each month. Students should not wait for their billing statement to pay their tuition and fees to avoid late charges and other restrictions.
  • Students may view their student account status including account balance, charges, payments, and financial aid awards in SharkLink > My Account
  • Account balances may be satisfied with cash, check, credit card, money order, electronic transfers, or guaranteed payments, such as awarded financial aid (including grants, scholarships, and Federal Direct Loans), certified alternative/private loans, Florida Prepaid funds, other third party payments, tuition waivers, federal and state educational funding programs, Veterans and GI Bill® benefits, and NSU payment plans. 
  • Financial aid recipients must ensure that all financial aid requirements have been fulfilled so that the financial aid awarded will be disbursed to the student’s account as scheduled. Financial aid requirements may include the completion of an online Master Promissory Note and entrance counseling for first-time loan borrowers or other documentation.

Consequences of Non-Payment

  • A student will not be able to register for future semesters until all outstanding balances from previous semesters have been paid in full. 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.
  • Undergraduate students who do not have their payment or payment arrangements finalized by the first day of the semester will have their class registration canceled at the end of that day. This may not apply to select professional undergraduate programs, NSU full-time employees, and students receiving veterans’ education benefits.
  • Delinquent student account balances may be reported to a credit bureau and referred to collection agencies or litigated. Students with delinquent accounts will be liable for any costs associated with the collection of unpaid charges, including attorney fees and court costs. All registration agreements shall be construed in accordance with Florida law, and any lawsuit to collect unpaid fees will be brought exclusively in the appropriate court sitting in Broward County, Florida, regardless of the student’s domicile. 


Fall 2024  Winter 2025
Institutional charges due (payment or guaranteed payment) August 1, 2024 December 1, 2025
Financial aid loan disbursement begins August 12, 2024 December 30, 2024
Last day to enroll in an NSU payment plan August 18, 2024 January 5, 2025
Last day to finalize payment or payment arrangements to avoid cancellation of all courses, including waitlisted courses * August 19, 2024 January 6, 2025
Classes Begin August 19, 2024 January 6, 2025
Last day to drop/withdraw from classes without financial liability August 25, 2024 January 12, 2025
Grant and scholarship disbursement begins August 26, 2024 January 13, 2025
30-day bursar hold & $100 late fee is placed September 18, 2024 February 5, 2025

*may not apply to select professional undergraduate programs, NSU full-time employees, and students receiving veterans’ education benefits.

NSU assesses a $25 declined payment fee for each declined payment, including installment payments that are part of a payment plan and payments made by check or credit card. A declined payment hold (1F) is placed on the account until the declined payment and assessed fee have been paid. 

The Bursar's Office reserves the right to refuse personal checks from students, whose previous check payments have been declined more than once. These students will be required to submit payment by money order, credit card, or certified check.

In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e) of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will not impose a penalty on any student using veterans education benefits under Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment) or Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill®) because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). For more details, refer to NSU's Pending Veterans Affairs Payment Policy.
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