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About NSU Financial Aid

Welcome to NSU's Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA)! Here you will find everything you need to know about student financial aid, including how to apply, financial aid deadlines, and types of aid available to graduate and undergraduate students, including Florida student financial aid. Our office administers federal, state, and university financial aid programs such as grants, loans, scholarships, and veterans benefits. Please take a moment to explore our site!


Start Your Fall Financial Aid Application Early! File the 2019-20 FAFSA!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-2020 academic year is now available at  The U.S. Department of Education redesigned the FAFSA website to make it mobile-friendly and also introduced a new smartphone application called myStudentAid that allows you to complete the FAFSA on your phone.

File Early to Avoid Delays!

  • Use NSU's Federal Code 001509 to ensure NSU receives your FAFSA information. Once your FAFSA information has been received, we will send you an email confirmation with important information on next steps.

  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, when possible, to import your 2017 tax information directly from the IRS.

  • Read definitions carefully. Don't rush through questions.

  • Don't forget to sign your FAFSA with your FSA ID. If you are a dependent student, your parent or guardian also needs to sign your FAFSA with an FSA ID. If you are a first-time filer, create your FSA ID as soon as possible. It can take up to three days in some cases before you can use it. Your FSA ID serves as your electronic signature.

  • Monitor your NSU email for updates.

For more information on filing the FAFSA, visit Federal Student Aid. NSU's FAFSA priority deadline is April 15. 

PLUS Loans are federal loans that creditworthy graduate students and parents of undergraduate students may use to supplement their financial aid package. The Online PLUS Request Process for the 2019-2020 academic year for both GRAD PLUS and Parent PLUS Loans becomes available on April 18, 2019. To apply for a PLUS Loan, visit More information on the Parent PLUS Loan and the GRAD PLUS Loan is also available on the financial aid website.

Are you interested in receiving financial aid for the summer semester?

The Office of Student Financial Assistance awards financial aid to undergraduate students based on the traditional academic calendar comprised of the fall and winter semesters. If you are interested in being awarded financial aid for the summer, you must complete the Request for Summer Financial Aid Application.

In order to be eligible for any summer financial aid, you must enroll at least half time in degree-applicable credits.

You may be eligible for the types of aid listed below:

Grants & Scholarships
(additional summer aid which does not have to be repaid)

(need to be repaid with interest, annual and lifetime borrowing limits apply)

Summer Financial Aid Application


Graduate and professional students are awarded for the entire year and do not need to submit a seperate  summer financial aid application.

Dollars and Sense Newsletter

The Spring/Summer 2019 edition of the Dollar$ and $ense Newsletter is now available!


Find important information on:

  • the new student health insurance requirement,
  • online payment plans,
  • parking permits,
  • veteran education benefits,
  • tips from the NSU Debt Squad,
  • and more.
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