NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

12 NSU Health Professions Division continually identifying and applying for scholarships. This type of financial aid does not have to be repaid. 3. Plan for Housing and Meal Expenses. The budget includes a housing andmeal component. Students must ensure that they budget for these expenses if they intend to live on campus. 4. Check Your Financial Aid Account Frequently. Students are expected to log in to SharkLink at sharklink.nova.edu and regularly check their financial aid status to ensure that there are no outstanding requirements. Students should confirm their admissions status, as they must have completed all admissions requirements in order for financial aid funds to be disbursed. 5. Submit Additional Documents and Complete a Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling. Some students may be required to submit additional documents prior to being awarded. Students will be notified of outstanding requirements via NSU (SharkLink) email. Requirements (outstanding and completed) can also be viewed in SharkLink. Students interested in receiving Federal Direct Loans, will be required to complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) and entrance counseling at studentaid.gov. 6. Accept, Decline, or Modify Your Loan and Federal WorkStudy Award(s). The financial aid award notice provides students with detailed instructions on how to accept, decline, or modify a financial aid award. Loan awards are not disbursed, and students are not able to apply for student employment jobs in JobX, until this step has been completed. 7. Register for Classes (early). In order for students to receive any federal Title IV or state financial aid (grants, scholarships, Federal Work-Study, and loans), they must register for the minimum number of credits that are required for degree/certificate completion (degreeapplicable), as published in the catalog from the year the student matriculated. Enrollment requirements for federal and state grants vary. Students awarded federal direct loans must be enrolled at least half time in degree-applicable courses. Half-time enrollment is defined as 6 degree-applicable credits per semester for undergraduate students. For graduate and professional students, half-time status varies by program. Private loan enrollment requirements vary by lender. Students should register as early as possible to ensure timely disbursement of their financial aid funds. Return of Title IV Funds Any student who withdraws from all Title IV eligible courses within an academic semester may be required to return unearned financial aid funds. The Return of Title IV Funds regulation is based on the premise that students earn financial aid for each calendar day that they attend classes. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with a financial aid counselor before dropping or withdrawing from courses so that they may be prepared for what may happen to their financial aid. For complete information, please review nova.edu/financialaid /apply-for-aid/title-iv-return. Student Employment There are four student employment programs: Federal WorkStudy (FWS), FloridaWork Experience (FWEP), Nova Student Employment (NSE), and Job Location and Development (JLD). The NSE and JLD programs provide jobs to students regardless of financial need. The FWS and FWEP programs are need-based and require the completion of the FAFSA. Students awarded FWS may participate in the America Reads/America Counts Programs through which students serve as reading or math tutors to elementary school children. For more information on NSU student employment, including information on how to apply for jobs and the Student Employment Manual, visit nova.edu/financialaid/employment. New and exciting on- and off-campus jobs are available throughout the year. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) To receive financial assistance, a student must continually meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements established by the Department of Education. These progress requirements include the following four criteria: quantitative (annual credits), qualitative (grade point average), maximum time frame (total allowable credits), and pace (overall credits completed). Students who fail tomeet SAP during the 2021–2022 academic year will not be eligible for Title IV federal and Florida state financial aid during the 2022–2023 academic year. Comprehensive information is available on the financial aid website at nova.edu/sap. Veterans Educational Benefits The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits are designated to provide eligible individuals with an opportunity for educational and career growth. Detailed information regarding veteran benefits at NSU is available online at nova.edu/financialaid/veterans. Students may also contact the NSU Veterans Benefits Office by calling (954) 262-7236 or toll free at 800-541-6682, ext., 27236, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.; by emailing vabenefits@nova.edu; or by visiting the veteran benefits office in the Horvitz Administration Building on the Fort Lauderdale/ Davie Campus. Students may also learn about their education benefits by visiting the Department of Veterans Affairs online at va.gov or by contacting the VA at 888-442-4551. Pending Veterans Affairs (VA) Payment Policy Effective August 1, 2019

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