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AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR ENROLLMENT DEPOSIT, MAKE SURE TO FOLLOW THESE STEPS. 1. APPLY FOR HOUSING. If you are interested in living on campus, submit a housing contract and $500 housing deposit at by May 1. Students residing with a legal guardian in Broward, Miami-Dade, or Palm Beach counties are not required to live on campus unless they are selected as a Razor’s Edge Scholar. Contact the (954) 262-7052 or for questions about living on campus. 2. COMPLETE THREE STEPS TO CLASS REGISTRATION. The Center for Academic and Professional Success (CAPS) will be your go-to for course selection and class registration. Starting in late spring, you will receive communication notifying you when it’s time to begin the course registration process. Please note, in order to begin the registration process, you must submit your enrollment deposit. Please complete these three steps below. Visit for more information. STEP ONE: COMPLETE THE ONLINE NEW STUDENT CANVAS COURSE. All new students must complete the online New Student Canvas course. This course is mandatory. This self-paced, online course is available on your SharkLink account at Upon completion, you will be provided with dates to register for your group advising session. STEP TWO: SIGN UP FOR GROUP ADVISING REGISTRATION SESSION. After completing the New Student Canvas course and passing a short quiz, you must register for a group advising session with a CAPS adviser. Mark your calendar with your confirmed session date. STEP THREE: ATTEND GROUP ADVISING REGISTRATION SESSION. On the day of your group advising session, please be sure you have access to a computer in a quiet location to facilitate course registration successfully. After attending your group advising session, you will be registered for your first semester as an NSU Shark! Questions? Register to learn what to expect for this year’s new student course registration process, at an information session, at These information sessions are not mandatory. 3. SUBMIT FINAL TRANSCRIPTS AND TEST SCORES. directly from the institution(s) where you received college credit. If you took Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate courses, or Cambridge International testing agency. Mail documents to Nova Southeastern University 3300 S. University Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33328-2004 4. SUBMIT OFFICIAL SAT, ACT, AND CLT SCORES (IF APPLICABLE). If you did not apply as test-optional and you self-reported ACT, SAT, or CLT scores, or you applied for Dual ACT School Code—6706 SAT School Code—5514 5. ATTEND NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION. New Student Orientation occurs before classes begin, and is the best way to acclimate to (954) 262-8050 or visit for more information. Estimated Award** Florida Prepaid College Plan Tuition Only $3,500 per year $6,070 per year Room and Board Option Scholarship Level High School Courses Weighted HS GPA College Entrance Exams Service Hours Annual Award* Florida Medallion Scholarship (FMS) 4 - English 4 - Math 3 - Natural Science 3 - Social Science 2 - World Language 3.0 ACT: 25 SAT: 1210 75 hours $158 per credit hour $4,740 per year* Florida Academic Scholarship (FAS) 3.5 ACT: 29 SAT: 1340 100 hours $211 per credit $6,300 per year* * Award amounts are based on legislative allocations and are subject to change. ** Estimate based on 15 credits per semester, equivalent to 30 credits per year. FLORIDA STATE GRANTS FLORIDA PREPAID COLLEGE PLANS NSU accepts the following Florida Prepaid College Plans. Visit for more information. Annual Award* Program Details Program Student Education (EASE) Grant Not need-based • Requires completion of NSU State Aid Application and proof of one-year Florida residency. • Must be enrolled for at least 12 credits (9 credits for nursing students) by the end of the first add/drop period of each semester. • Must meet citizenship requirements. $3,500 Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) Need-based • Requires completion of FAFSA, NSU State Aid Application, and one-year Florida residency. • Must be enrolled for at least 12 credits (9 credits for nursing students) by the end of the first add/drop period of each semester. • Must meet citizenship requirements. $2,000 limited funding awarded on a first come, first served basis FLORIDA BRIGHT FUTURES SCHOLARSHIPS • Must submit a completed Florida Financial Aid Application to the Florida Department of Education during last year in high school at • Must be enrolled at least half-time in degree-applicable credits. • Requires completion of NSU State Aid Application. FLORIDA STATE AID As a Florida resident, you may be eligible for funds from the state of Florida, including the Florida Bright Grant (FSAG). You may also use Florida Prepaid College Plans toward the cost of attendance at NSU. Find the NSU State Aid Application at 6. UNDERSTAND YOUR STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONS. You will automatically be enrolled in the NSU Student Medical Insurance Plan unless you submit a waiver by September 1. Read more about your options and find the online waiver at Contact the Student Health Insurance Department at (954) 262-4060 for questions about NSU health insurance.