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Academic Scholarships

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.

Entering Fall Semester
SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT
Dean's Scholarship1 Ranges from $3,000 to $18,000 annually
PREMIER SCHOLARSHIPS4
Razor's Edge Leadership2 $22,000
Awarded as
$18,000 tuition
$3,500 campus housing
$500 meal plan
Razor's Edge Global2
Razor's Edge Research2
Razor's Edge Shark Cage2
Razor's Edge Shark Talent2
Razor's Edge Shark Teach2
The Fischler Academy2 $18,000
Huizenga Business Innovation Academy2 $18,000
President's Scholarship3 Full tuition
President's Premier Scholarship3 Full tuition, room and board

1 Awarded at point of admission
Requires an additional Premier Program application - students must interview on campus during a 
  Shark Preview Weekend.
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.

Entering Fall or Winter Semester
SCHOLARSHIPS AMOUNT
Dean's Scholarship1 Ranges from $3,000 to $15,000 annually
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship $1,000 annually - must provide proof of PTK membership

1 Awarded at point of admission

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.

A quality education is affordable at NSU. In addition to academic scholarships, the University awards need-based financial aid. We encourage all applicants to consider applying for financial assistance in order to be considered for the maximum merit AND need-based financial aid.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as the FAFSA, offers federal grants, loans and work-study opportunities to help finance your education based on financial need and eligibility. Apply online at fafsa.gov.
Aid for Florida Residents

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.

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