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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, 2020

If the total amount of your financial aid award for the winter semester exceeds the institutional charges on your NSU student account, you may receive a financial aid refund. You may review your student account and financial aid status in SharkLink. NSU will begin processing student loan refunds (direct deposit or checks) for the Winter 2020 semester beginning January 2, 2020, as the university is closed December 23, 2019, through January 1, 2020.

  • Eligible students who have signed up for direct deposit, may expect their student loan refunds to become available in their bank account within 3 business days after January 2, 2020.

  • Eligible students who have not signed up for direct deposit, should allow 5 to 7 business days after January 2, 2020, to receive their refund checks in the mail.

  • To sign up for direct deposit, please access the Direct Deposit Authorization and follow the instructions for submission on the form. Direct Deposit forms received after December 19, 2019, will become effective for refunds after the Winter 2020 semester.

If your financial aid award offer includes undergraduate grants and/or scholarships, these funds are disbursed after the end of the drop/add period for your program. You are encouraged to continuously monitor your financial aid status in SharkLink.

Important:  Refunds can only be processed for students who have an active and current mailing address on file. You may verify your address and make any necessary updates, by logging into SharkLink and clicking on “View My Profile” on the home page.

We wish you a happy and healthy holiday season!

 

Start Your Fall Financial Aid Application Early!
File the 2020-2021 FAFSA Beginning October 1!

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2020-2021 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 2018 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.

  • NSU's priority deadline is March 15, 2020.

For more information on filing the FAFSA, visit Federal Student Aid.

Dollars and Sense Newsletter

The Fall/Winter 2019 edition of the Dollar$ and $ense Newsletter is now available!

 

Find important information on:

  • FAFSA filing and mistakes to avoid,
  • Financial aid verification,
  • Scholarship resources,
  • tips for managing student loan debt,
  • and more.
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