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Student Financial Assistance
Nova Southeastern University
Horvitz Admin. Bldg, 1st Flr.
3301 College Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314

(954) 262-3380
800-806-3680
Fax:  (954) 262-3966

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About NSU Financial Aid

Welcome to NSU's Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA)! Here you will find everything you need to know about student financial aid, including how to apply, financial aid deadlines, and types of aid available to graduate and undergraduate students, including Florida student financial aid. Our office administers federal, state, and university financial aid programs such as grants, loans, scholarships, and veterans benefits. Please take a moment to explore our site!

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NEW YEAR. NEW FAFSA! GET READY TO FILE THE 2015-2016 FAFSA AVAILABLE BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2015!

Beginning January 1, 2015, you will be able to complete the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA determines your eligibility for grants, scholarships, work-study programs, and loans, and is the essential first step in receiving financial aid from federal, state, institutional, and private sources. The earlier you complete the FAFSA, the better chance you have of receiving the maximum amount of aid for which you may be eligible.

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Financial Aid News and Announcements

Students interested in receiving the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) and/or the Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG) must be registered full-time as follows by the drop/add deadline:

ProgramMin. number of creditsDrop/Add Deadline
Undergraduate 12 January 11, 2015
Nursing 9 January 11, 2015
Bachelor of Health Science - online
Bachelor of Science - Respiratory Therapy Completion
12 January 11, 2015

All required documents for the FRAG and FSAG must be accurate and received by the drop/add deadline. Students interested in the FRAG must submit a completed NSU State Aid Application to the Office of Student Financial Assistance prior to the drop/add deadline. For the FSAG, students must: (1) submit the NSU State Aid Application; (2) complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov; and (3) provide all required documents, as requested. Students who have already submitted the required documents for the 2014-2015 year, do not need to resubmit these documents.

Florida Bright Future Scholarship recipients must be registered for a minimum of 6 credits per semester by the end of the drop/add period to receive Bright Futures funding.

If you have not yet registered for the Winter 2015 semester, you are encouraged to do so as soon as possible. All balances due must be paid in order to register. Should a hold on your account prevent you from registering, please take the appropriate actions to have the hold removed. If you have applied for financial aid, you will not receive your financial aid funds until you are registered for classes.

Undergraduate students must be registered by the registration deadline of December 18, 2014, for classes beginning on January 5, 2015. Graduate students are encouraged to register by December 22, 2014, to ensure timely disbursement of financial aid funds, as the university and the Department of Education will be operating under reduced hours during the holiday season. NSU will begin processing student refunds (direct deposit or checks) for the Winter semester beginning January 5.

Winter Loan Refunds to be Processed Beginning January 5, 2015

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will be closed December 24, 2014, through January 4, 2015, in observance of the holiday season. Therefore, NSU will begin processing student refunds (direct deposit or checks) for the Winter semester beginning January 5, 2015.

To sign up for Direct Deposit, submit a completed Direct Deposit Authorization no later than Wednesday, December 17, 2014. Direct Deposit Authorizations received after this date will become effective for refunds after the Winter 2015 semester.