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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!

Announcements 

Winter Loan Refunds to Be Processed Beginning January 2, 2019

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will be closed December 24, 2018, through January 1, 2019, in observance of the holiday season. Therefore, NSU will begin processing student refunds (direct deposit or checks) for the Winter semester beginning January 2, 2019.

To sign up for Direct Deposit, submit a completed Direct Deposit Authorization no later than December 14, 2018. Direct Deposit Authorizations received after this date will become effective for refunds after the Winter 2019 semester.

Important:Refunds can only be processed for students who have an active and current mailing address on file in WebSTAR. You may verify your address and make any necessary updates, by logging into SharkLink, selecting the green WebSTAR tile from the application slider bar, and clicking “Personal Information.”

The Office of Student Financial Assistance wishes you a happy and health holiday season.

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 fafsa.gov.  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. 

Dollars and Sense Newsletter

The Fall/Winter 2018 edition of the Dollar$ and $ense Newsletter is now available! Find important information on:

  • Renewal requirements for Florida Bright Futures scholarships
  • Changes to NSU's reporting for education tax credits (1098-T)
  • Degree Works audit (Online Degree Evaluation System)
  • 8 easy steps to financial aid success
  • Bursar Basics: Understanding your NSU student account
  • Student loan interest rates and fees 
  • Keeping track of your loan balance
  • and more...

The 2018 Florida Legislative Session brings good news for NSU undergraduate students who are Florida residents:

  • Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG): Increased and Renamed

The Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) has been renamed to Effective Access to Student Education (EASE) Grant. In addition, 2018-2019 award amounts increased from $3,300 to $3,500. Eligible students will be awarded $1,750 for the fall and $1,750 for the winter semester.

  • Florida Bright Futures Medallion Scholarship Increased

The Medallion Scholars award has increased from $77 to $160 per credit and will also be available for enrollment in the summer beginning with the 2019 summer semester.

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