| Financial Aid Information|
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 on the basis of Need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students are expected to demonstrate, whenever possible, sacrifice of earned resources and family contribution.
The mission of the Office of Student Financial Aid is twofold: To administer programs with the highest degree of fiscal and program integrity; To provide the most efficient and timely service to our multiple constituents: Parents and students; Federal and state agencies, Institutional agencies; Private agencies and donors.
Towards this objective, the Office of Student Financial Aid strives to provide adequate staff and training; to participate in its state, regional and national associations, training opportunities, and to stay abreast of issues relating to student financial aid
Privacy Act & Statement of Confidentiality
The Office of Student Financial Aid strives to comply with the 1974 Family Privacy Act and the 2003 Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) in its handling and disclosure of sensitive student data.
This office receives numerous requests for release of student information. The Director of Financial Aid provides guidance, direction, and policy interpretation regarding the release (verbal or written) of all student data.
| ||Timing is IMPORTANT! |
Not only is applying for financial aid important, but completing the process is just as vital. Students are awarded based on their eligibility and the availability of funds at the time of awarding. Although a student may have eligibility to receive certain aid types, these monies may be depleted by the time the award process takes place. Accuracy is crucial and correcting financial aid application information delays the process of awarding. It is better to wait until all documents are in the student's possession prior to completing the application.