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Enrollment Verification, Degree Verification & Loan Deferments

Logo: National Student ClearinghouseNSU has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to act as its agent for providing enrollment and degree verifications.

Obtaining An Enrollment Verification Certificate

Students can obtain a free official Enrollment Verification Certificate from the National Student Clearinghouse  by following the steps below: 

  • Log in to SharkLink.
  • Select the University Registrar page from the left-hand menu in the My NSU section.
  • Click on Enrollment Verification in the table of contents.
  • Click on the National Student Clearinghouse button on the bottom.

This Enrollment Verification Certificate can be presented to lenders, insurance agencies, housing authorities, consumer product companies, banks, and other agencies that require documentation of your current enrollment.

How to Handle Direct Loan Deferments

The National Student Clearinghouse has learned that a number of Direct Loan recipients, who are currently enrolled, have been contacted by their lenders regarding repayment of their loans. If this happens to you, request a deferment form from your lender and email the completed form to

Please do not fax these deferment forms to the Office of the University Registrar because most lenders require the original form and signature. Multiple loan holders will require a separate deferment form from each lender/servicer. Your forms will be completed and forwarded to you lender/servicer directly from the Clearinghouse. 

Loan Deferment

The Clearinghouse is able to provide current enrollment verification for loan purposes three to four weeks after the start of the semester. Students who wish to obtain more immediate enrollment verification after the start of the semester/term may email for processing. 

Enrollment for loan deferment purposes is verified to the National Student Clearinghouse on a monthly basis. The Clearinghouse automatically updates your status with most lenders. Students can view what information has been submitted to their lenders. If a particular lender does not use the services offered by the Clearinghouse, students can still download enrollment verification from the Clearinghouse and forward that to the lender.

If your lender sends a deferment form to you and insists the form be completed, please sign and mail it directly to the Clearinghouse.

National Student Clearinghouse
2300 Dulles Station Boulevard
Suite 300
Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 742-4200

Should you prefer to submit the form to the One-Stop Shop (on behalf of the Office of the University Registrar), we will gladly forward the document to the Clearinghouse for processing.

Financial Holds

Please note that a Bursar Hold prevents various student services including attaining enrollment/degree verifications until all outstanding balances are paid in full.


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