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Debt Management Tips - Other Sources to Pay for College

Student loans are not the only source of funding to pay for your education. There are other options that include student employment, grants, and scholarships. Students interested in federal aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and should apply online at In addition to the FAFSA, students must meet federal eligibility criteria, and complete other forms, if required. Listed below are some of the options other than loans:

Student Employment

At NSU, there are three student employment programs: the Federal Work-Study program, which includes America Reads and America Counts; the NSU Employment program; and the Job Location and Development program. Visit Student Employment.

Grants and Scholarships

Grants and scholarships are considered "gift aid", as they do not have to be repaid. Undergraduate students who have not received their first bachelor's degree may be eligible for federal and state grants.

There are also numerous scholarship opportunities from both the University and outside organizations. Interested students can visit one of the following websites for additional information:

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