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Financial Aid


The Financial Aid Office staff at Norfolk State University works diligently to assist students as they pursue their educational endeavors. NSU offers a wide variety of financial aid programs (i.e., scholarships, grants, student employment opportunities and loans). Our goal is to provide equitable financial assistance options to prospective and current students.


Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FASFA)

Students desiring financial assistance may complete the Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). By completing of the FAFSA, students are considered for federal, state and/or institutional financial aid. Aid is based upon availability of funds at the time of awarding and eligibility requirements based upon aid types. Financial aid types may include grants, scholarship, work-study and student loans.


The purpose of Norfolk State University's financial aid program is to provide assistance to qualified students who, without such aid, would be unable to attend the University. Aid is awarded based upon a student’s need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Results received by completing the FAFSA provides earned resources and expected family contribution.

For more financial aid information, click on one of the links below: 


Scholarships and grants may not cover all educational expenses. Students may consider a student loan to cover any remaining financial need. Student loans, unlike grants and scholarships, must be repaid with interest. Students should be prudent in deciding the amount of money to borrow and carefully consider repayment amounts and options. For more information, click here.


The Financial Aid Office carefully monitors the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) of all students in degree-seeking programs of study who are awarded federal Title IV, state and institutional aid. Consult with a Financial Aid Counselor prior to dropping a course or courses and/or withdrawing from the University (officially or unofficially). Click here for more information regarding SAP standards.

Study Abroad

Study abroad programs for credit in many countries are available to NSU students. Depending upon the cost of the study abroad program, financial aid may or may not cover the total cost associated with studying abroad. For more information regarding International Programs, visit International Programs at or visit the International Programs Office located in the Nursing and General Education building, room 304.

Tuition and Fees

The Student Accounts Office at NSU handles inquiries regarding account information (i.e., tuition and fees, room and board, and other educational related fees), refunds, SpartanCard authorizations, payment plans, direct deposit and collections. For more information visit

Eligibility Requirements

Financial Aid awards various types of federal, state and institutional aid. Awards are based upon eligibility requirements and the availability of funds at the time of awarding. Information regarding the financial aid process may be viewed on the Processes link.

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services/International Student Services (OASIS) if you have a disability or think you have a disability.

Location:  James A. Bowser Building, Suite 121
Contact Person:  Mrs. Doral Jackson, Coordinator
Telephone Number:  757-823-2014
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