NSU recognizes the significance of academic achievement through merit-based scholarships for incoming students. Students considered for an academic scholarship have significant academic achievement. Those selected to receive a scholarship take the most challenging curriculum, earn the highest grades, and for first-time-in college students, present either SAT or ACT scores that place them at or near the top of the University's applicant pool.
1 Awarded at point of admission2 Requires an additional Premier Program application - students must interview on campus during a Shark Preview Weekend.3 No additional scholarship application is required. Consideration for a President's level scholarship is by invitation only. Students must complete an interview on campus during a Shark Preview Weekend.4 A student may only utilize one academic scholarship from NSU. A Dean's Scholarship and Premier Scholarship may not be combined.
Students applying for future terms should use this scholarship information as a general guideline. Scholarships are subject to change for future applicants.
Scholarships, when combined with other tuition-restricted awards, may not exceed tuition for the award period. The total financial assistance awarded to a student from all sources, including scholarships, grants, loans, and need-based employment, cannot exceed the total cost of attendance for the award period as defined by the Office of Student Financial Assistance. In the event a student's awards exceed either of these limits, the financial aid awards, including the scholarship will be adjusted to eliminate the over-award.
1 Awarded at point of admission
Florida residents have additional financial assistance opportunities. NSU accepts the Florida Pre-Paid Plan and awards Florida Bright Futures as well as the Effective Access to Student Education (EASE) Grant and the Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG). Learn more about aid for Florida residents.