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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!


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  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.

The U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid (FSA) Office has combined content and features from their websites,, and into one consolidated and newly enhanced website. All of the functionality of will be available under the new site, and all existing pages will be redirected to new pages so as not to disrupt the borrower experience. FSA also plans to add messaging on and so that visitors are made aware of the change.

For more details on what to expect when you visit, please view FSA's video.

Future of Federal Student Aid Website

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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