Generally, to qualify for federal, state, and institutional financial assistance, students must meet the following requirements:
Sign the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) stating that
Show you are qualified to obtain a college education by
Only U.S. citizens and eligible noncitizens may receive federal student aid. If your Student Aid Report (SAR) indicates that you are required to provide documentation to prove that you are a U.S. citizen, you must present original documentation that verifies you are a U.S. citizen to the Social Security Administration and NSU. If your Student Aid Report (SAR) indicates that you are required to provide documentation to prove that you are an eligible noncitizen, then you must present original documentation that verifies you are an eligible noncitizen to NSU.
Signed (by issuing authority or student, as appropriate) originals (not copies) of the following documents will be accepted as proof:
Social Security Administration (For U.S. Citizens only)
To locate a Social Security Office near you, visit the official office locator or call the Social Security Administration at 800-772-1213.
Students must present original documents in person if they live within 50 miles of an NSU campus.
Print the Affidavit form available under the Forms tab at our website, www.nova.edu/financialaid/index.html. Make copies of all of the appropriate documents, as indicated above. Fill in the academic year for which you are submitting these documents, your name (printed), and complete the list of documents with their expiration date and issuing authority. Bring all of your documents, as well as the Affidavit form, to a notary in your area. Once you have signed the form in the presence of the notary and the notary has signed and/or stamped the Affidavit, you can submit everything to NSU by one of three methods:
Scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S mail to:
Nova Southeastern University
Office of Student Financial Assistance – EPS
3301 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
Do not submit original documents to NSU.
If you live less than 50 miles from any NSU campus and are unable to personally bring in your documents, please contact our resolution counselor at the phone number indicated below to see what other options are available to you.
For questions regarding this process, please call the Office of Student Financial Assistance at 800-806-3680.