About Financial Aid
What is Financial Aid?
Financial aid provides assistance through federal, state, institutional, and private programs to students who require funding to meet the cost of attending college.
There are four categories of financial assistance:
- student employment
Grants and scholarships are considered "gift" aid, as they do not need to be repaid. Loans and student employment are considered "self-help aid," as they either need to be repaid or require a service commitment on the part of the student.
Financial aid should be used only for expenses directly related to your education. College costs include the following: tuition and fees, books and supplies, computer costs, housing, meals, transportation, clothing personal expenses, and health insurance.
Nova Southeastern University's Office of Student Financial Assistance is here to help students identify and apply for different kinds of aid. Please use this Web site to find more in-depth information about specific sources of aid and what forms and requirements are needed to apply for them. For more advice, please contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance via phone at (954) 262-3380 or 800-806-3680, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or in person at the One-Stop Shop, located in the Horvitz and Terry Administration Buildings on the main campus or your local Student Education Center.