2023-2024 Terms and Conditions of Your Financial Aid Award Offer

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF YOUR FINANCIAL AID AWARD OFFER Grants | Scholarships | Student Employment | Loans

ENROLLMENT AND STUDENT SERVICES 3301 College Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796 800-541-6682 Bursar | Enrollment Processing | Financial Aid | Health Professions Division Admissions | One-Stop Shops | Registrar | SharkCard Services | Transfer Evaluation Dear NSU Student: Welcome to Nova Southeastern University (NSU), and congratulations on your enclosed financial aid award offer. The Office of Student Financial Assistance, within Enrollment and Student Services (ESS), looks forward to being your partner in your educational journey at NSU and to assisting you in meeting your financial aid needs. The cost of attendance and financial aid figures shown in your award offer are subject to change, as they are based on the information available to our office at this time. It is not too late for additional scholarships to be added, and we encourage you to continually look for scholarship opportunities from internal and external sources. Our scholarship website at nova.edu/financialaid/scholarships is an excellent resource to help you identify additional scholarships. If there is a change in your eligibility or offer, you will receive a revised financial aid award offer sent to your NSU email (SharkLink). If you receive any additional outside scholarships and/or grants, you must notify our office. Please note that, with the exception of grants and scholarships, your financial aid will not automatically be credited (disbursed) to your NSU student account. You must complete additional steps, including, but not limited to, • accepting, declining, or modifying all or a portion of your financial aid offer • completing a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) and entrance counseling at studentaid.gov • closely monitoring your financial aid account for additional requirements in SharkLink, NSU’s online portal ESS team members look forward to assisting you with any questions you may have concerning your financial aid. You may contact us at (954) 262-3380 or 800-806-3680. We are pleased to have you as a student, and we wish you great success in your academic endeavors. Sincerely, Enrollment and Student Services

3 Terms and Conditions of Your Financial Aid Award Offer Please read the following information carefully before accepting your financial aid award offer. Accepting the financial aid award offered signifies that you have read, and agree to comply with, all the terms and conditions listed below. FINANCIAL AID AWARD OFFER DELIVERY Financial aid award offers are sent to your NSU email. Since they are subject to change, closely monitor your NSU email for revised financial aid award offers. UNDERSTANDING YOUR FINANCIAL AID AWARD Your enclosed financial aid package was developed according to federal and state regulations and institutional guidelines. It is important that you educate yourself on each source of funding, renewal requirements, and your associated obligations, such as repayment for loans and meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for all federal and state aid programs.Requirements vary for each respective financial aid program. All awards depend on the availability, verification, and receipt of funds by NSU. If adjustments are made to the university’s federal or state allocations, the university reserves the right to make adjustments accordingly. To receive any federal Title IV or state financial aid (such as Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Direct Loans, and Effective Access to Student Education [EASE] Grant), you must be enrolled for the minimum number of degree-applicable credits that are required for degree/certificate completion, as published in the catalog from the semester when you first enrolled in your program. You may view your degree requirements, including requirements for your officially declared majors, minors, and/or concentrations, in Degree Works. To access Degree Works, log on to SharkLink at sharklink.nova.edu. Financial aid award offers are based on full-time enrollment in degree-applicable courses when issued prior to the start of classes or the add/drop period (if your program has an add/drop period). This means that if you are not enrolled full time in degreeapplicable coursework by the start of classes or by the end of the add/drop period, you may not be eligible for the financial aid awarded to you, or you may only be eligible for a portion of the award. Changes in your enrollment, such as drops and withdrawals from classes, may lead to your scholarships, grants, and loans being reduced or canceled. Financial aid awarded to NSU undergraduate students is typically based on the traditional academic calendar composed of the fall and winter semesters. To be awarded for the summer semester, undergraduate students must register for the summer semester, and/or submit a separate request for summer financial aid each year. The Request for Summer Financial Aid Form is available year-round on the financial aid website. This is not required for undergraduate students in the Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing and the Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences, as they are automatically offered summer aid. One of the components in preparing your financial aid package is determining your cost of attendance (COA). The COA includes tuition and fees, health insurance premiums, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and other personal expenses. If your financial aid award offer includes Federal Direct Loans, note that gross amounts are listed, and that applicable loan origination fees will be deducted prior to your disbursement. For more information on loan fees, visit nova.edu/financialaid. Your award offer is valid for one academic year only and is not automatically renewed. To be considered for most sources of financial aid at NSU, you must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning October 1 every year and have the results sent to NSU by entering the NSU Federal School Code: 001509. The NSU priority deadline for aid is March 15. Students may continue to apply for aid after this date but have a higher chance of being awarded limited funding if they apply before the deadline. To apply for Florida grants and scholarships, undergraduate students must complete the NSU State Aid Application, available on the financial aid website. MAINTAINING YOUR ELIGIBILITY To remain eligible for your financial aid award offer, you must • submit all additional information and/or documents requested by the Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) by the requested deadline(s) You will be notified of any outstanding requirements via your NSU email and can also view them in SharkLink.

4 summer semester. To track your lifetime eligibility, log onto studentaid.gov. If you have been awarded a Pell Grant, the initial award amount is based on full-time enrollment in degree-applicable coursework and prorated for less than full-time enrollment. For more information, visit nova.edu/financialaid/undergraduate/grants/ pellgrant.html. Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Funding for the FSEOG is limited. It is awarded to Pell Grant-eligible undergraduate students based on the date of their FAFSA submission and exceptional financial need. Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant To be eligible for TEACH Grant funds, you must be enrolled in a TEACH Grant-eligible program in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in teaching, or you must plan to complete such coursework. You must also sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve in which you agree to (among other requirements) teach • in a federally defined “high-need field” • at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families • for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing or ceasing enrollment in the course of study for which you received the grant NOTE: If you do not complete the service obligation, all TEACH Grant funds you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan with accrued interest added as of the date of initial disbursement. FLORIDA GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS (FLORIDA RESIDENTS ONLY) Grants and scholarships generally do not need to be repaid. Provided you remain eligible, these funds will automatically be credited to your student account. You do not need to actively accept these funds in SharkLink. Students (or parents of dependent students) must provide adequate documentation that they have been legal Florida residents for 12 consecutive months prior to the first day of classes of the semester for which assistance is given. A completed NSU State Aid Application must be on file for funds to disburse. For detailed information on Florida aid programs and residency requirements, visit the Florida Department of Education’s website at floridastudentfinancialaidsg.org. If you are an undergraduate student and have been awarded an Effective Access to Student Education (EASE) Grant or a Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG), you must enroll for at least 12 degree-applicable credits each semester/term (9 credits for nursing students) by the end of the add/drop period for the first part of term for each semester/term. Students who enroll less than full time in degree-applicable coursework are not eligible to receive aid from these programs, and their awards will be canceled. A completed NSU State Aid Application must be on file for funds to disburse. To receive a Florida Bright Futures award, you must enroll in at least 6 degree-applicable credits each semester/term by the end of the add/drop period for the first part of term for each semester/ • have completed all admissions requirements for an eligible degree or certificate program and be enrolled in degree-applicable coursework for the semester/term for which you are requesting aid, or be enrolled in preparatory coursework necessary for admission to a degree program • register for all classes at the beginning of the first part of the term if you are enrolling in a programwith multiple parts of term For undergraduate students, the OSFA will use the student’s enrollment status at the end of the add/drop period for the first part of term to calculate financial aid eligibility. Therefore, changes in enrollment status after this period will generally not increase a student’s financial aid award amount. • maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) SAP is used to define successful completion of coursework to maintain financial aid eligibility. Different requirements apply for federal and state programs. Federal SAP requirements include qualitative measure (grade point average), quantitative measure (annual credits successfully completed), maximum time frame (total allowable credits), and pace (overall credits successfully completed). For more details, including specific requirements for maintaining SAP for state aid, visit nova.edu/sap. • accept, decline, or modify all or a portion of your loan and/or Federal Work-Study (FWS) offer(s) prior to the end of the semester/term This is not a requirement for grant and scholarship awards. Please follow the step-by-step instructions below to access your award offer and to accept, decline, or modify all or a portion of the financial aid offered to you. 1. Log on to SharkLink at sharklink.nova.edu using your SharkLink ID and password. 2. In the “Finances” section, select the “Award Decision” tab. 3. Click on the “View More” button to access your financial aid award offer. 4. S elect “Accept, Decline, or Modify” to act on your award(s). To determine the award amount(s) you would like to accept, select “Modify” and enter the amount. Once you have decided on your award amount(s), click the “Submit” button. It is strongly recommended that you complete this process prior to the end of the semester/term to avoid interruptions in eligibility. If you do not take any action, your award(s) will not disburse. Keep in mind, however, funding may no longer be available after the end of the semester/term. 1. To determine the award amount(s) you woulunding may no longer be available after the end of the semester/term. You must abide by the terms and conditions of any of the following financial aid award offers you have received. FEDERAL GRANTS Federal Pell Grant Pell Grant recipients are eligible for a maximum award duration of 12 full-time semesters (or the part-time equivalent), including the

5 term. At that time, award amounts will be adjusted based on actual enrollment. A completed NSU State Aid Application must be on file for funds to disburse. Students who drop or withdraw from any classes for which Florida Bright Futures funds were received must return these funds. Until these funds are returned, students are ineligible to receive any additional Florida state financial aid funds. According to state legislation, students have until the end of the academic year to return unearned funds. However, students should be aware that they will not be able to register for future classes with an outstanding balance. INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS Thanks to generous donations from alumni, corporations, donors, and friends, NSU offers a significant number of institutional scholarships each year. NSU undergraduate academic scholarships typically become available in March and have application deadlines in May/June for the upcoming fall term. Recipients of first-year, undergraduate, merit scholarships are notified of their award(s) by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. These scholarships are available for four academic years (eight consecutive fall/winter semesters) or such shorter time required to complete the baccalaureate degree from the date of the student’s first enrollment. Graduate and/or professional coursework is not covered by undergraduate scholarships, except for the Fischler Academy Scholarship. The Fischler Academy Scholarship is the only undergraduate scholarship that applies to graduate coursework. Institutional scholarships are applied to tuition only, unless noted otherwise. This means that if other tuition awards in excess of tuition charges are received—either from institutional or external sources— the university will reduce the institutional award(s) accordingly. To receive an institutional scholarship, such as an NSU Presidential Scholars or NSU Dean’s Scholarship, students must meet all scholarship requirements, including any required grade point average (GPA) and course-load requirements. Institutional scholarship recipients must also be enrolled full time in degree-applicable coursework by the end of the add/drop period for the first part of the term of each semester. Failure to adhere to scholarship requirements may result in cancellation of a scholarship award. Once an institutional scholarship has been canceled, it cannot be reinstated. To identify additional scholarship resources, visit NSU’s scholarship web page at nova.edu/financialaid/scholarships. STUDENT EMPLOYMENT: FWS AND NSE If you have been awarded Federal Work-Study (FWS) funds or are a first-time-in-college undergraduate student awarded Nova Southeastern University Student Employment (NSE) funds, the amount of your award reflects the amount you may be eligible to earn. Your award is not counted toward tuition and does not guarantee you a job. You must apply for a position, get hired, and work to receive the funds. The money you earn will be paid directly to you through payroll. For more information on employment opportunities and instructions on applying for available positions, visit the student employment web page at nova.edu/financialaid/employment. FEDERAL LOANS Loans are a major source of funding for many students; however, it is important to keep in mind that every dollar you borrow must be repaid with interest. You must repay your loan, even if you do not complete the education paid for with the loan or are unable to obtain employment in your field of study. As a general rule, federal student loans offer students and parents more favorable conditions than private loans. You have the option of reducing the loan amount offered to you and are encouraged to calculate how much money you will need to pay for educational expenses before accepting the full amount. To learn about budgeting tips and minimizing your student loan debt by making interest payments while in school, visit the NSU Debt Squad web page at nova.edu/financialaid/debt-management. Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans For a Federal Direct Subsidized Loan, the federal government will pay the interest while you are enrolled at least half time in degreeapplicable courses, for the first six months after you leave school (referred to as a “grace period”), and while the loan is in deferment (a postponement of loan payments). For a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan, you are responsible for paying the interest during all periods. Federal Direct PLUS Loans PLUS Loans are federal loans that creditworthy graduate students and parents of dependent undergraduate students may use to supplement their financial aid package. To apply for a PLUS Loan, graduate students or parents of undergraduate students may complete the PLUS Request Process at studentaid.gov. If you have been awarded a Federal Direct Loan, such as a Subsidized, Unsubsidized, or PLUS loan, you must meet the following additional requirement(s) for your loan funds to be credited to your student account: • Be enrolled at least half time in degree-applicable coursework. Half-time enrollment is defined as 6 credits per semester/term for all undergraduate students. For graduate and first-professional students, half-time status varies by program. First-Time Federal Loan Borrowers Only • Complete Entrance Counseling and a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) at studentaid.gov. First-time borrowers under the Federal Direct Loan Program are required to complete entrance counseling and, under the circumstances listed below, a Master Promissory Note. • You have never signed a Federal Direct Loan MPN. • You signed an MPN more than one year ago, but no loan was disbursed. • You signed an MPN more than 10 years ago. If you are applying for a Direct PLUS for the first time as a graduate or first-professional student or a parent borrower, you will be required to complete and sign a PLUS MPN that is separate from the one used for Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans. Parents must sign an MPN for each child for whom they are borrowing.

6 NSU eBill NSU sends student account notifications electronically in the middle of each month through NSU eBill. If you wish for others, such as a parent or spouse, to have access to your student account information and to receive your monthly notification as well, you may add them as authorized users in NSU eBill. NSU eBill allows you and your authorized user to view account activity, make payments, set up automated payments, enroll in payment plans, and more. It is accessible from the NSU bursar’s web page at nova.edu/bursar. Holds If an outstanding balance remains on your student account, the bursar’s office will place a hold, along with a $100 late fee, on your account on the 30th day of the semester/term. Until the balance is paid in full, this hold will prevent you from obtaining grades and transcripts, registering for classes, and taking advantage of other university services, including, but not limited to, access to the Don Taft University Center RecPlex. Please visit nova.edu/bursar/ payment/holds.html for more information on holds. THE BOTTOM LINE Check your student account regularly in SharkLink to monitor activity and to determine whether you may anticipate an outstanding balance or a financial aid refund after all financial aid funds have been disbursed. Shortage of Funds Financial aid is intended to assist you in financing your education by supplementing your own resources. Many students and families use a combination of personal savings, scholarships, Florida Prepaid funds, part-time employment, PLUS Loans, and NSU payment plans to fund their education. Two of these options include the following: Federal Direct PLUS Loans These loans allow creditworthy graduate/first-professional students and parents of dependent undergraduate students to borrow up to the full cost of tuition and related educational expenses, less any YOUR AWARD AND FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS Your financial aid award will be credited to your student account at the beginning of each semester/term, provided you have submitted all required information and meet all financial aid general eligibility criteria. Loans are scheduled to disburse seven days prior to the beginning of the semester/term. Institutional scholarships, federal grants, and state grants/scholarships are scheduled to be disbursed by the start of classes or, if your program has an add/drop period, after that period. In accordance with NSU’s Student Enrollment Agreement (SEA) and payment policy, by registering for classes, students agree to pay in full all sums assessed by NSU. Institutional charges are due at the time of registration. These charges include tuition and fees, student health insurance premiums, and housing and meal plan charges, if applicable. You are encouraged to monitor your student account closely at the beginning of each semester/term to ensure that you have met all financial obligations. NSU Student Health Insurance NSU students are required to maintain health insurance, and the cost for the NSU Student Health Insurance Plan is added to students’ accounts upon registration. Students are not required to purchase NSU’s Student Health insurance plan if they are insured under another health insurance provider. However, you must complete an online waiver to avoid being enrolled in, and charged for, NSU’s insurance plan. Please visit the NSU Student Health Insurance web page at nova.edu/studentinsurance for more information on student health insurance, including access to the online waiver form and submission deadlines. AGGREGATE (LIFETIME) BORROWING LIMITS Student Type Combined Base Limit for Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans Additional Limit for Unsubsidized Loans Total Combined Limit Dependent Undergraduate Students (whose parents were not denied a PLUS loan) $23,000 $8,000 $31,000 Independent Undergraduate Students (and dependent students whose parents were denied a PLUS loan) $23,000 $34,500 $57,500 Graduate and Professional Students $65,500* $73,000 $138,500 Students in the colleges of allopathic medicine, dental medicine, optometry, osteopathic medicine, and pharmacy, as well as in the Doctor of Psychology program in Clinical Psychology $65,500* $158,500 $224,000 *Graduate students are no longer eligible for subsidized loans. They may, however, have subsidized balances from borrowing prior to July 1, 2012.

7 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Students receiving federal and state financial aid should consult a financial aid counselor before dropping or withdrawing from courses to ensure compliance with federal and state SAP requirements for continued financial aid eligibility. For more information on SAP, go to nova.edu/sap. Verification If your financial aid file is selected for verification, you must submit all required verification documents requested by the OSFA. Any discrepancy in the information you provide may cause your award amount(s) to change. You must submit all required documents no later than four weeks prior to the end of the enrollment period for the semester/term in which you are requesting aid. Failure to complete verification by this deadline may result in your ineligibility for aid or cancellation of aid previously offered. Please visit the financial aid web page at nova.edu/financialaid/apply-for-aid/ verification.html for more information on the verification process. Significant Change in Income/Expenses (Professional Judgment) The OSFA may use professional judgment (PJ) to take into account a student’s special circumstances to make adjustments to the student’s (or the student’s family’s) expected family contribution for educational expenses, standard budget, and/or financial aid dependency status to increase a student’s eligibility for certain types of aid. For more information on PJ, including instructions on how to submit a request, students should review the professional judgment information available at nova.edu/financialaid/forms. Repeating Courses Before repeating a course, be sure you understand all potential academic and financial aid implications. Repeated courses affect SAP calculations, as they are counted as attempted credits. In addition, students may receive federal financial aid for a repeated course only once, if the course was previously passed (credit has been earned). More information on the Repeat Course Policy for Financial Aid is available at nova.edu/financialaid/apply-for-aid/repeat-course.html. DISCLAIMER These terms and conditions are also posted on the financial aid web page at nova.edu/financialaid/apply-for-aid/your-financial-aid -award.html and are subject to change. Generally, these terms and conditions are reviewed for updates each academic year; however, due to changes in federal, state, and institutional regulations and policies, changes may occur more frequently. Minor updates to the terms and conditions will be promptly posted to the financial aid web page. Should major changes occur, students will also be notified via NSU email. financial aid the student may receive. Borrowers may apply for a PLUS Loan at studentaid.gov. Payment Plans NSU Payment Plans allow students (with the exception of international students) and their families to pay university charges in installments. International students may use Flywire to set up their own installment payment plans. Visit the website at nova.edu/bursar/payment/payment _plans.html for more information. The Office of Student Financial Assistance is eager to assist you in finding a solution that is right for you. Refund If the total amount of your award for the semester/term exceeds your tuition and institutional charges for the semester/term, you may receive a refund check or direct deposit for the excess funds from the bursar’s office. To receive excess funds as a direct deposit to your checking account, enter your banking information via SharkLink. For detailed instructions, visit the bursar’s direct deposit web page at nova.edu/bursar/refunds/direct_delivery.html. Please allow 10 business days for your refund to be issued. Students should make arrangements to pay for living expenses and any other applicable expenses before excess funds are issued. If charges are incurred on your NSU account after the refund is issued, you are responsible for paying your account balance. Bookstore Advance Purchase Program (BAPP) If you have approved financial aid funds in excess of the charges on your student account, you may use these funds (up to a maximum of $1,000) to purchase books and supplies from the NSU Bookstore prior to your scheduled disbursement date. For more information, visit nova.edu/bapp. SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES Withdrawing from the University Refund and Repayment Policy Financial aid recipients who withdraw from NSU for any reason must notify ESS. Financial aid awards may be adjusted, and you may be required to repay a prorated amount of the funds advanced to you for the semester/term from which you withdrew. You will be notified by the bursar’s office of any balances owed to NSU. If you are entitled to a refund of tuition and fees, the refund will first be applied to any financial aid you have been awarded. Any excess funds will be refunded to you after all balances owed to NSU have been satisfied. Returning Financial Aid (Return of Title IV Funds) Any student who completely withdraws from all Title IV-eligible courses within an academic semester/term for which financial aid is received, or could have been received, may be required to return all or a portion of the financial aid awarded. Federal Return of Title IV Funds regulations are based on the premise that students earn financial aid for each calendar day that they attend classes. Students who complete more than 60 percent of the semester/ term are considered to have earned 100 percent of their financial aid. For more information on the Return of Title IV Funds policy, visit nova.edu/financialaid/apply-for-aid/title-iv-return.html.

CONTACT INFORMATION University Contact Center The University Contact Center is available to answer financial aid, bursar, and registrar questions by telephone at (954) 262-3380 or 800-806-3680. One-Stop Shops Students may walk into the One-Stop Shops, located in the Horvitz and Terry Administration Buildings on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus, anytime during normal business hours for assistance with financial aid, registrar, and bursar questions. The One-Stop Shops are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For a comprehensive list of services and hours of operations for the University Contact Center and the One-Stop Shops, visit nova.edu/financialaid/contactus. On holidays observed by NSU, Enrollment and Student Services will be closed. If you are not attending classes on or near the Fort Lauderdale /Davie Campus, you may visit any of NSU’s regional campuses. For more information regarding NSU’s regional campuses, visit nova.edu/campuses. Nova Southeastern University admits students of any race, color, sex, age, nondisqualifying disability, religion or creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, military service, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school, and does not discriminate in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Any such acts are unacceptable and strictly prohibited by the university. n Nova Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate’s, baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist, doctoral, and professional degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Nova Southeastern University may be directed, in writing, to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org). 22-0755-2022RNK nova.edu/financialaid