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Grants and Scholarships


Transfer students at NSU are eligible for financial assistance . Financial aid is available in the form of grants, scholarships, work study, and low interest student loans from the federal government. For more information on scholarships, please visit   

NSU Transfer Grant

The NSU Transfer Grant is a need based award that is available to new and current transfer students.  Funds are awarded based on availability.  The grant may be renewed yearly by application.  To be considered for the grant you must have a completed FAFSA on file and submit the application by the deadline for each academic term. The deadline for fall 2021 is August 2, 2022 and December 1, 2022 for Spring 2022.    See below for the grant eligibility requirements.

Two-Year College Transfer Grant Program

The “Two-Year College Transfer Grant program is awarded by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia to transfer students who have completed an associate degree from a Virginia two-year college before transferring to Norfolk State University as a means to reduce the overall cost towards completing a bachelor’s degree.  Listed below are the eligibility requirements.



  • Be a first-time entering freshman (at any institution) no earlier than fall 2007. 
  • Be an undergraduate in-state student (Virginia domicile). 
  • Meet selective service requirements. 
  • Have received an associate degree at a Virginia two-year public institution. 
  • Have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 for the associate degree. 
  • Enroll into a Virginia four-year public college or university or a Virginia four-year private nonprofit college or university by the fall or spring immediately following completion of an associate degree
  • Enroll full-time into a degree program that is not for religious training or theological education. 
  • Have applied for financial aid by completing the federal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the four-year institution’s published deadline. 
  • Have financial need, defined as a federally calculated Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 12,000 or less.