NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

NSU Health Professions Division 13 Background: Section 103 of PL 115-407, ‘Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018,’ amends Title 38 US Code 3679 by adding a new subsection (e) that requires disapproval of courses of education, beginning August 1, 2019, at any educational institution that does not have a policy in place that will allow an individual to attend or participate in a course of education, pending VA payment, providing the individual submits a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under Chapter 31 or 33. Policy: In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e) of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will not impose a penalty on any student using veterans education benefits under Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment) or Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill®) because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). NSU will not • prevent the student from attending or participating in the course of education during periods in which there is a delayed disbursement • assess late payment fees if the financial obligation is fully funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) • require the student to secure alternative or additional funding for delayed disbursements • deny the student access to institutional facilities and services (e.g., access to the Don Taft University Center RecPlex, grades, transcripts, and registration) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills Grade/Progress Reports for Students Receiving Veterans Benefits Nova Southeastern University furnishes each student with a Notification of Posting of Grade with instructions on how to view an unofficial transcript that shows current status of grades and earned semester hours for all courses completed and/or attempted, and grades for courses in which the student is currently enrolled. At the end of every evaluation period (e.g., term, semester) each veteran can request an official transcript that shows the current status of grades and earned semester hours for all courses completed and/or attempted. This electronic transcript can be obtained from the OneStop Shop at the William and Norma Horvitz Administration Building or Terry Administration Building or online at sharklink.nova.edu for a $17 fee. The Office of the University Bursar The Office of the University Bursar is responsible for billing students, collecting and depositing payments, sending invoices and receipts, distributing student educational tax forms, issuing refunds from excess financial aid funds, and verifying students’ eligibility for financial aid funds. The office also assists borrowers of Federal Perkins and Health and Human Services Loans with repayment options. NSU Student Health Insurance is also housed within this office. For more information, visit nova.edu/bursar or call (954) 262-5200 or 800-541-6682, ext 25200. Office of the University Bursar Policies • By registering for courses at Nova Southeastern University, the student accepts financial responsibility for payment of all institutional costs including, but not limited to, tuition, fees, housing andmeal plan (if applicable), health insurance, and any additional costs when those charges become due. • Payment is due in full at the time of registration. NSU eBills are sent the middle of each month to the student’s NSU email address. However, to avoid late charges, students should not wait for their billing statement to pay their tuition and fees. • A student will not be able to register for future semesters until all outstanding balances from previous semesters have been paid in full. If a student has a balance 30 days after the start of the semester, a hold and a $100 late fee will be placed on his or her account. This hold stops all student services, including, but not limited to, access to the University RecPlex, academic credentials, grades, and future registrations. It will remain on the student’s account until the balance has been paid in full. • Delinquent student account balances may be reported to a credit bureau and referred to collection agencies or litigated. Students with delinquent accounts will be liable for any costs associated with the collection of unpaid charges, including attorney fees and court costs. All registration agreements shall be construed in accordance with Florida law, and any lawsuit to collect unpaid fees may be brought in the appropriate court sitting in Broward County, Florida, regardless of the student’s domicile. Methods of Payment NSU accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Check payments include traveler’s checks, cashier’s checks, personal checks, and money orders. International checks must be in U.S. funds only and drawn on a U.S. bank. Wire transfers are accepted. Electronic check and credit card payments can also be made through NSU eBill, SharkLink, or Self-Service Banner. Students can access NSU eBill using their SharkLink ID and password to authorize other individuals (e.g. parent, spouse, or grandparent) to view their bill andmake payments to their account. Students may also mail a payment to the Office of the University Bursar or make payments in person at either of the One-Stop Shops on the Fort Lauderdale/Davie Campus. For more details, visit nova.edu/bursar/payment/pay_my_bill.html.