NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

NSU Health Professions Division 9 The withdrawal period starts in the second week of the semester and ends three weeks prior to the end of the semester. Students enrolled in programs that have a drop/add period will have until 11:59 p.m. the first Sunday of the semester, which is the end of the drop/add period, in order to make any changes in their schedule without incurring any financial expenses. Students who drop during the first week of classes will receive a reversal of 75 percent of their charged tuition. Students who drop after the first week of the semester will not be entitled to receive a refund. Students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs are required to follow policy procedures for drops and withdrawals as noted at nova.edu/undergraduatestudies/academic-catalog.html in the undergraduate catalog. Students enrolled in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate programs should refer to the graduate section of the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Handbook for their tuition credit policy. Students may not be given refunds for portions of tuition paid by financial aid funds. As appropriate, the respective financial aid programs will be credited in accordance with federal regulations. Students should notify the Office of Student Financial Assistance prior to withdrawing to determine the effect this will have on financial aid. For complete withdrawals, please refer to the Return of Title IV Funds policies located at nova.edu/financialaid/apply-for-aid/title-iv-return. Failure to comply with these requirements could jeopardize future receipt of Title IV student assistance funds at any institution of higher education the student may attend. If a student is due a refund, it will be mailed to the student’s address or deposited directly into the student’s checking account after the dean—or designee—of the respective college has approved the withdrawal and the drop request has been processed. The tuition refund policy is subject to change at the discretion of the university’s board of trustees/the NSU administration. Changes to a semester’s registration will not be accepted 20 days after the semester ends. Student Services Means of Communication with Students Enrollment and Student Services’ official means of communicating with students is via SharkLink and NSU email. Students are encouraged to use NSU’s SharkLink to • check email • access their financial aid information • request official transcripts and view unofficial transcripts • view their student accounts • make payments • access their grades • register for and drop courses • view their course schedule • access their online degree evaluation (Degree Works) • obtain enrollment verification • change their primary and mailing addresses and phone numbers • apply for student employment • sign the Student Enrollment Agreement The Office of Student Financial Assistance The Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) is dedicated to assisting students in making well-informed decisions regarding the funding of their education at NSU. The OSFA administers grants, scholarships, and loans and prepares student financial aid award offers based on federal and state regulations and institutional guidelines. It provides information on the application processes for financial aid and veterans educational benefits and counsels students on proactive debt management strategies and financial literacy. The office also monitors student Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for financial aid eligibility and awards scholarships from internal and external sources. Students may receive financial aid guidance in person, by email, or by telephone. For more details, including contact information, visit nova.edu/financialaid or call (954) 262-3380 or 800-541-6682, ext. 23380. Financial Aid Checklist 1. Complete the FAFSA. Students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov annually. It becomes available each October 1 for aid in the following award year. The earlier students apply, the better chance they have of being considered for maximum available funds. To apply for Florida grants and scholarships, undergraduate students must complete the NSU State Aid Application available on the financial aid website at nova.edu/financialaid/forms. 2. Identify and Apply for Scholarships. Institutional and external scholarship opportunities are available to assist students in meeting their educational goals. The best resource for up-to-date information is the NSU scholarship website located at nova.edu/financialaid/scholarships. Students will find information on how to apply, as well as resources to help them identify scholarships. Students should commit to continually identifying and applying for scholarships. This type of financial aid does not have to be repaid.