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The financial aid process begins with completing the Federal Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). The results of the FAFSA provides the Financial Aid Office with information to determine student eligibility for various award types. Students are awarded based on eligibility requirements and the availability of funds at the time of awarding. It is important that students complete the FAFSA and provide accurate information. Providing incorrect information or missing information may result in a delay in the awarding of financial aid. 

The U.S. Department of Education may select students for the verification selection process. Students selected for the verification process are required to submit requested documentation. The purpose of the verification process is to confirm information on the FAFSA results or to correct data that was erroneously entered.


StudentForms is an online portal for submitting requested documentation to the Norfolk State University Financial Aid Office.

The Office of Financial Aid reviews the following transactions through Student Forms:

  • Federal Verification
  • Financial Aid Appeal (Special Circumstance, SAP Appeal, etc.)
  • Citizenship Review
  • Veterens Status Confirmation
  • Dependency Overrides

Status: Once all documents have been received, corrections to the FAFSA results may be required. Corrections made to a student's FAFSA are resubmitted to the U.S. Department of Education electronically by Financial Aid.  The U.S. Department of Education will acknowledge receipt of the corrections and return to the Institution an updated FAFSA transaction. Students are awarded upon receipt of the updated FAFSA. Students are encouraged to check their MyNSU account and Student Forms regularly to view updates statuses of the financial aid process.

Award Process

Students financial aid records are processed for awarding once all documents have been received by Financial Aid. 

Criteria: Criteria that must be established prior to a student receiving a financial aid award letter are:

  • Admitted to NSU in a degree-seeking program of study
  • Residency
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average
  • (Anticipated) Enrollment Status
  • Grade Classification
  • Financial Need
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards 

Termination of Aid Process

Aid will be terminated for any student who does not maintain the minimum quantitative or qualitative measurements. Students not meeting the qualitative and quantitative measurements are encouraged to utilize the Dr. Patricia Lynch Stith Student Success Center. The Center offers tutorial and other services to assist in improving a student’s academic standing. Contact information:

Dr. Patricia Lynch Stith Student Success Center
Norfolk State University 700 Park Avenue
Nursing and General Education Building, Suite 100
Norfolk, VA 23504
(757) 823-8507