NSU Health Professions Division 11 Changes to a semester’s registration will not be accepted 20 days after the semester ends. Policy for Florida In-State Tuition Eligible students must request in-state tuition upon application. For tuition purposes, students’ Florida residency status (in-state or out-of-state) will be determined at initial matriculation and will remain the same throughout the entire enrollment of the student at NSU. Accordingly, tuition will not be adjusted as a result of any change in residency status after initial enrollment registration. For more information, visit nova.edu/hpd-florida-in-state-tuition . Enrollment and Student Services Enrollment and Student Services (ESS) is composed of the Office of Student Financial Assistance, Office of the University Registrar, Office of the University Bursar, NSU Student Health Insurance, the One-Stop Shops in the Horvitz and Terry Administration buildings, Enrollment Processing Services/ Admissions Management Services, Transfer Evaluation Services, Health Professions Division (HPD) Office of Admissions, and SharkCard Services. Collectively, the ultimate goal of ESS is to exceed the information and service needs of all NSU students. 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, student employment, 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, student employment, 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 . 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. 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.