Generally, to qualify for federal, state, and institutional financial assistance, students must meet the following requirements:
Sign the certification statement on the FAFSA stating that
Show you are qualified to obtain a college education by
IMPORTANT: On the 2024–25 FAFSA form, a contributor refers to anyone (you, your spouse, your biological or adoptive parent, or your parent's spouse) who's required to provide information on the FAFSA form. If a required contributor doesn't provide consent and approval to have their federal tax information transferred into your FAFSA form, you won’t be eligible for federal student aid—even if they manually enter tax information into the FAFSA form.
Only U.S. citizens and eligible noncitizens may receive federal student aid. If your FAFSA Submission Summary indicates that you are required to provide documentation, the NSU Office of Financial Aid will notify you accordingly via NSU email and messages in your Self-Service Financial Aid Account.
The following documents will be accepted as proof:
OPTION 1: Submit copies of your citizenship documents
Print the Affidavit form available under the Forms tab at our website, nova.edu/financialaid. 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. Sign the form in the presence of a notary and ensure the notary's signature and/or stamp is included.
Eligible non-citizens may submit copies of the above listed documents without an affidavit. NSU will verify non-citizen's documents with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Submit everything to NSU by one of two methods:
Scan and email to email@example.com
U.S mail to:
Nova Southeastern University
Office of Financial Aid – EPS
3300 S. University Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33328-2004
Do not mail original documents to NSU.
OPTION 2: Present original documents in person
Any of the originals listed above may be presented at the following locations:
For questions regarding this process, please call the Office of Financial Aid at 800-806-3680.