Aug 13, 2020  
2020-21 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-21 NSU Undergraduate Catalog

Fees, Expenses, Financial Aid


General Enrollment Charges

Online Fees

Special Fees

Other Charges

Refunds & Returns

Tuition and Fee Payment

Student Financial Aid

Scholarship Programs


Several payment options are available at NSU including cash, check, and online options such as credit card and electronic check. The Bursar Services website contains more information on how to pay on an account. Please note: Credit card payments are accepted online only and will be assessed a 2.85% convenience fee.

The tuition and fees listed below apply to the 2020-2021 academic year.  Tuition and fees are updated annually after July 15th.

All fees and charges are subject to change without notice.

General Enrollment Charges

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The general enrollment charges include tuition and mandatory fees assessed per credit hour enrolled.

OKLAHOMA RESIDENTS

Charges for Each Credit Hour

  Tuition Fees *

Total per
credit hour

Undergraduate Courses (0000 Level-Liberal Arts) $ 197.10 $ 63.45 $ 260.55
Undergraduate Courses (0000 Level-Science & Health Professions) $ 197.10 $ 79.90 $ 277.00
Undergraduate Courses (1000, 2000, 3000, 4000 Level) $ 197.10 $ 33.40 $ 230.50
Undergraduate Nursing AP Program $ 197.10 $ 33.40 $ 230.50
Undergraduate Nursing AP Program (2017-18 cohort) $ 173.50 $ 33.40 $ 206.90
Undergraduate Medical Laboratory Science: 2+2 $ 197.10 $ 33.40 $ 230.50
Graduate Division Courses (5000 Level) $ 250.00 $ 33.40 $ 283.40
Graduate Online Only (contact Graduate College for more information) $ 250.00 $ 33.40 $ 283.40
Graduate Nursing AP Program $ 252.00 $ 33.40 $ 285.40
Graduate Occupational Therapy Program $ 303.75 $ 33.40 $ 337.15
Graduate Physician Assistant Program $ 302.00 $ 33.40 $ 335.40
Organizational Leadership (OK Reach Higher Courses) $ 266.00   $ 266.00
Guaranteed Rate 2017-2020 (first-time, full-time freshmen) $ 199.75 $ 33.40 $ 233.15
Guaranteed Rate 2018-2021 (first-time, full-time freshmen) $ 205.25 $ 33.40 $ 238.65
Guaranteed Rate 2019-2022 (first-time, full-time freshmen) $ 221.25 $ 33.40 $ 254.65
Guaranteed Rate 2020-2023 (first-time, full-time freshmen) $ 226.50 $ 33.40 $ 259.90

Audit fee without credit is the same as scheduled above.

OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

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Charges for Each Credit Hour

  Tuition Fees *

Total per
credit hour

Undergraduate Courses (0000 Level-Liberal Arts) $ 477.10 $ 63.45 $ 540.55
Undergraduate Courses (0000 Level-Science & Health Professions) $ 477.10 $ 79.90 $ 557.00
Undergraduate Courses (1000, 2000, 3000, 4000 Level) $ 477.10 $ 33.40 $ 510.50
Undergraduate Nursing AP Program $ 198.10 $ 33.40 $ 231.50
Undergraduate Nursing AP Program (2017-18 Cohort) $ 174.50 $ 33.40 $ 207.90
Undergraduate Medical Laboratory Science: 2+2 $ 198.10 $ 33.40 $ 231.50
Graduate Division Courses (5000 Level) $ 555.50 $ 33.40 $ 588.90
Graduate Online Only (contact Graduate College for more information) $ 251.00 $ 33.40 $ 284.40
Graduate Nursing AP Program $ 253.00 $ 33.40 $ 286.40
Graduate Occupational Therapy Program $ 609.00 $ 33.40 $ 642.40
Graduate Physician Assistant Program $ 601.50 $ 33.40 $ 634.90
Organizational Leadership (OK Reach Higher Courses) $ 601.00   $ 601.00
       

Audit fee without credit is the same as scheduled above.

All except bona fide residents of Oklahoma must pay a non-resident fee. The residence of a dependent student is that of his parents or guardian unless he can show reason why his residence should not be so defined. It is assumed that students know their correct resident status and that on their application and registration blanks they state truthfully the facts concerning it. Students in doubt should request clarification by writing to the Admissions Office in advance of registration.

OPTOMETRY

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OKLAHOMA RESIDENTS

   
    Tuition Fees *
General Enrollment Block:    
      Fall & Spring Semesters $ 9,425.00 **
  Summer Term $ 6,059.00 **

**Mandatory fees are added to the block based on the number of credits
enrolled times the amount to the right. (*Special fees also apply.  See below)

$ 33.40

OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

   
General Enrollment Block:    
  Fall & Spring Semesters $ 18,775.00 **
  Summer Term $ 12,070.00 **
   

**Mandatory fees are added to the block based on the number of credits
enrolled times the amount to the right. (*Special fees also apply.  See below)

$ 33.40

Online Fees

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  Online Fee, per credit hour $  50.00

Special Fees

College of Business and Technology  
  CBT Fee (undergraduate and graduate), per credit hour $  15.30
  Business Strategy/Policy Testing Fee, per enrollment $  40.00
College of Education  
  COE Fee (undergraduate and graduate), per credit hour $    9.50
  Ropes Course Fee, per enrollment $  25.00
College of Extended Learning  
  CEL Fee (undergraduate and graduate), per credit hour $  40.00
  Prior Learning Portfolio Fee, per assessment $100.00
College of Liberal Arts  
  CLA Fee (undergraduate and graduate), per credit hour $  10.05
  Music Enhancement Fee (undergraduate), per credit hour $  25.00
  Private Music Instruction (undergraduate), per credit hour $120.00
  Semi-private Music Class Instruction (undergraduate), per credit hour $  60.00
College of Optometry  
  OCO Enhancement Fee, per credit hour

$    7.50

College of Science and Health Professions  
  CSHP Professional Fee (undergraduate and graduate), per credit hour $  26.50
  Medical Lab Science Enhancement Fee (undergraduate), per credit hour $  25.00
  Nursing Enhancement Fee (undergraduate), per credit hour $  25.00
  Nursing Enhancement Fee (graduate), per credit hour $  30.00
  Nutritional Sciences Fee, per credit hour $  25.00
  Physician Assistant Clinical Fee, per semester $343.00
  Speech Language Pathology Enhancement Fee (undergraduate), per credit hour $  25.00
  Speech Language Pathology Enhancement Fee (graduate), per credit hour $  30.00
International Student Fees  
  International Student Application Fee, per application $  25.00
  International Orientation Fee (first semester of enrollment) $  50.00
  International Student Fee, per semester $150.00

Other Charges

 
  Accounts assigned for collection (add-on fee) Cost of collection
  Application Fee (undergraduate and graduate), per application $  25.00
  Application Fee (Optometry), per application  $  75.00
  Application Fee (Physician Assistant), per application $  50.00
  Automobile Registration (per car, per year) $  25.00
  Electronic Transcript, per assessment $    5.00
  Print and Mail Transcript Fee, per assessment $    6.00
  Graduate Education Enhancement Fee, per credit hour $    5.00
  Late Charge for Past Due Balance 1.5%
  Late Enrollment $  10.00
  Mandatory Fees, per credit hour $  33.40
  Prior Learning Credit Fee (i.e., CLEP, Advanced Placement, etc.) per credit fee $  15.00
  Remedial Course Fee (Liberal Arts), per credit hour $  63.45
  Remedial Course Fee (Science & Health Professions), per credit hour $  79.90
  Returned Check Charge $  25.00
  University Strategies Fee, per course $130.00
   
Fees include: Facility fee, student activity fee, infrastructure fee, cultural/scholastic lecturer fee, student ID fee, technology services fee, and remedial course fee if applicable.  NSU courses taught at off-campus locations or online may have additional fees assessed.  
   
Quad-State Waiver:  A portion of out-of-state tuition is waived for students from Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, and Kansas who are admitted as regular students (not on probation nor having any academic deficiencies) and are not applying for the Optometry program.  

 

 

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Fitness Center Charges

Members of the NSU community may purchase a membership to the Center. Individual or family memberships are available for students, NSU faculty, staff and emeriti faculty and staff. Family membership includes spouses and children less than 21 years of age still living at home and attending school.

Children of all members and guests must be accompanied by a parent unless the child is over 16 years old. Children must be 14 years old to use the handball/racquetball courts and weight room. Participants in intramural sports must have a Fitness Center membership.

Educational Tours

Fees as announced.

Northeastern State University sponsors educational tours which are conducted under university direction. The costs and schedules for each tour are announced in advance. Credit may be established on either the undergraduate or graduate level with academic fees being determined by the amount and type of credit established.

Assistance from Other Sources

Other state and federal financial assistance are available to qualified students including Vocational Rehabilitation, Veterans benefits, and assistance from the Department of Human Services. Students are encouraged to contact the appropriate government office in their community for more information about these programs.

Tuition and Fee Payment

All tuition and fees are due by the first day of the regular semester. Financial aid will be applied to accounts within the first 30 days of the regular semester.

Monthly late charges will apply towards unpaid balances beginning the first month after the start of the regular semester.

Unpaid Student Accounts

Unpaid accounts receivable are considered to be in violation of university regulations as set forth by the Board of Regents and therefore become disciplinary matters. A hold will be placed on university records and future enrollment until such violations are corrected. Access to meal plans and charge accounts may be denied.

In addition, unpaid accounts may be assigned for collection. If an account is assigned, any collection costs, court costs, and/or attorney’s fees necessary to collect the amount owed will be added to the balance due. The balance due may be reported to national credit bureaus, which may adversely affect credit ratings.

Refunds & Returns

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A student who drops individual classes or completely withdraws during the first two weeks of the regular fall/spring semester or during the first week of the regular summer semester is eligible for a refund of tuition and fees.

Refunds are calculated based on the day the official withdrawal is filed in the Registrar’s Office (in person, by fax, or by post mark date), not when the student stopped attending classes. A credit will be issued to the student’s Bursar account for the full amount if the class is dropped within the time listed below.

  • 16 week class - First day of class through the tenth business day
  • 8 week class - First day of class through the fifth business day
  • 4 week class - First day of class through the fourth business day
  • 2 week class - First day of class through the second business day
  • Weekend course - First day of class

If a credit balance occurs on the student’s Bursar account due to a refund of fees and/or other charges, the student may be issued a refund of that credit balance. Refunds from NSU are processed via direct deposit. Prior to the refund, the student can select a refund preference online through goNSU and the My Account link. Please note: Students who drop classes or withdraw from the university after financial aid has applied to their Bursar account may be obligated to return financial aid funds.

The Bursar Services website contains more information on Refunds.

Refund Policy for Financial Aid Recipients Who Withdraw

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Any student receiving federal financial assistance who completely withdraws from or fails all classes at NSU will be subject to the Return of Title IV Funds refund policy required by federal regulations.  Any student receiving federal financial assistance who drops a single course before the course starts, BUT after they have been paid at NSU may be subject to the Return to Title IV funds.  Any student who does not begin attendance in all courses for which they are enrolled in may be subject to the Return of Title IV funds.

This policy applies to students receiving assistance through the Pell Grant, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Teach Grant, Subsidized Stafford Loan, Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, and Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students Programs.

This policy assumes a student earns his or her financial aid based on the period of time the student remains enrolled through the semester. Upon withdrawal, Student Financial Services will determine the date of the student’s withdrawal on record in the Registrar’s Office and will calculate the amount of financial assistance the student earned while enrolled in classes according to the following formula: number of days enrolled divided by total number of days in the semester.

If the amount of federal aid disbursed exceeds the amount of federal aid earned as of the date of withdrawal, either the university, the student, or both are required to return some portion of the federal aid received. Eligible late disbursements are required to be included in the calculation.

Students who remain enrolled beyond the 60% point of the semester are considered to have earned 100% of the financial aid received. Students who are enrolled for less than 60% of the semester will likely be responsible for repaying a portion of the financial aid received.

Student Financial Services will calculate the amount of any refund due according to the Return of Title IV Funds Formula outlined in federal regulations. Examples of this refund formula are available in Student Financial Services. Any refund amount calculated from this formula will be returned to the appropriate federal financial aid programs. Refunds for financial aid recipients are never given directly to the student. Calculated refunds amounts are returned to the federal financial aid programs in the following order: Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Subsidized Stafford Loan, PLUS Loan, Federal Pell Grant, SEOG Grant, other federal financial aid programs.

Under this policy, the date of withdrawal is the date the student began the withdrawal process by contacting the NSU’s Registrar’s Office either in person or by phone to complete a Notice of Withdrawal form. If a student leaves NSU without contacting the Registrar’s Office to formally withdraw, the withdrawal date will be designated as the midpoint of the semester or the last date of attendance at a documented academically related activity. For students who fail to return from an approved leave of absence, the withdrawal date will be designated as the date the leave of absence began.

Tuition Assistance Program Withdrawals

State and federal tuition assistance (TA) programs are benefits available to qualified students depending on particular criteria. They include vocational rehabilitation, veterans’ benefits, and assistance from the Department of Human Services. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded. Students are encouraged to contact the appropriate government office for more information about these programs. Each has guidelines for program eligibility, participation, and withdrawal.

Withdrawal before Census Date

Students who withdraw before the semester census date receive a 100% cancellation of all charges for that semester, and NSU will return 100% of any TA funds to the appropriate entity.

Withdrawal after Census Date (Tuition Assistance Return Calculation)

If a student withdraws after the semester’s census date, NSU will return funds in accordance with the specific terms of the program. The Bursar’s office will calculate the amount of tuition assistance earned prior to the date of withdrawal. Any unearned TA funds must be returned to the appropriate program - Department of Defense (DOD) Military Departments, Vocational Rehabilitation, or Department of Human Services. The proportional calculation for return of TA funds is based on the tuition assistance received for the term and the withdrawal date.  For example, for Department of Defense programs, the following calculations apply.

Earned Tuition Assistance: The amount of earned Tuition Assistance is calculated on a daily basis from the first day of classes through the date of withdrawal.

  • An earned aid percentage is calculated by: (Number of days attended before enrollment ended ÷ Total of days in term) × 100 = Earned Aid %
  • Number of days in the term is counted between the first day of instruction and the last day of finals, excluding spring break. In addition to the 16-week semester, NSU uses short-term courses including 8-week courses, 4-week courses, and other combinations.

Unearned Tuition Assistance: Any TA funds received in excess of the earned amount are considered unearned.

  • An unearned aid percentage is calculated as: 100% - Earned Aid%= Unearned Aid%
  • The return amount is calculated by: Unearned  Aid% × Amount of TA received during withdrawal term

Fully Earned Tuition Assistance: Return policies apply to students that withdraw on or before the 60% point of the term. Discontinuing enrollment after the 60% point will not result in adjustment to the student’s Tuition Assistance for that term.

Return Table Examples:

16 Week Course (80 days)
Number of Class Days % Return of Funds
1 - 10 100%
11 - 20  75 - 99%
21 - 40 50 - 74%
41 - 48 40 - 49%
49 - 80 No Return

 

8 Week Course (40 days)

Number of Class Days % Return of Funds
1 - 5 100%
6 - 10 75 - 99%
11 - 20 50 - 74%
21 - 24 40 - 49%
25 - 40 No Return

 

Procedures: NSU will track drops, withdrawals, and administrative withdrawals for students receiving Tuition Assistance. The procedure below is drawn from Veteran’s Services. Other TA return procedures are similar.

  1. Veteran’s Services provides the Bursar’s office with documentation of students enrolled in tuition assistance programs. This information includes ID, name, CRN, course prefix & number, course title, part-of-term, class start date, drop/withdraw date. & refund percent.
  2. At the first of every month, Veteran’s Services reviews the student’s enrollment to determine if the student remains in the class or has been withdrawn.
  1. If a withdrawal occurred, the withdrawal date is used as the last date of attendance.
  2. If an administrative withdrawal occurs, the last date of attendance is used as the withdrawal date.
  1. Using the return table, the Bursar’s office calculates the percent of return and returns funds to the appropriate agency for each student.

Dropping Courses  

If you do not begin attendance in all of the courses for which you have received financial aid, you may be obligated to repay all or a portion of your financial aid.  (Note: Dropping a course(s) will also affect your Satisfactory Academic Progress, please read the SAP policy below.)

Student Financial Aid

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NSU’s financial aid program is designed to recognize outstanding achievement and leadership potential and to assist those who otherwise would be unable to attend the University. NSU has its own scholarship and work programs and also participates in all traditional types of financial assistance available through the state and the federal government.

Students at NSU receive funds from a variety of sources to pay for their education, including scholarships, grants, part-time jobs and educational loans. This money comes from federal and state agencies as well as private donors.

We believe that the student and the family should make an investment in the students’ education. We are committed to working with families to make an NSU education affordable.

Most federal and state educational assistance is based on financial need as determined by the information you provide on the FAFSA. Financial need is the difference between the cost of attending NSU and the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) calculated using formulas prescribed by federal regulation.

Financial Aid Application Process

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  1. Apply for admission to NSU.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1st each year. The most efficient method for students to apply for financial aid is to complete the FAFSA using myStudentAid app or online at https://studentaid.ed.gov.
  3. Respond promptly to any correspondence requesting additional information.  All correspondence will be sent via NSU email, so it’s important that students check their NSU email account regularly as well as their goNSU student account.
  4. Financial aid applicants will be notified of their financial aid eligibility through their NSU email account and via their goNSU student account.

Types of Financial Assistance Available

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All aid awarded to students through Student Financial Services is awarded based on several factors:

  • Students expected family contribution (EFC) which is calculated from the students’ FAFSA.
  • Students enrollment status, i.e. full time, part time, etc…
  • Students living arrangements, i.e. on-campus, off-campus, etc…
  • Outside resources that student may be receiving, i.e. scholarships, tribal grants etc…

Grants: money available for education that does not require repayment

PELL - Federal Pell Grant. Based on financial need. Available only to undergraduates. Pell grants have a lifetime limit of 12 full time semesters (or its equivalent).

SEOG - Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant. Available only to undergraduates with exceptional financial need, limited funding available.

OTAG - Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant. Available to needy Oklahoma residents who enroll at least half-time in an undergraduate program. Apply early as funds are limited.

Tribal Assistance - Available for Native American students; please apply early to appropriate tribal higher education agency.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (Teach Grant) - Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teach Grant program that provides grants of up to $4,000 per year with a required reduction amount for students who intend to teach in a high-need field within a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. Students can find the requirements for this grant on NSU’s Financial Aid website under the grant section. Teach Grant awards are pro-rated based on enrollment.

Employment: part-time employment allowing students to earn money to pay for educational expenses and gain valuable work experience.

FWS - Federal Work-Study Program. On-campus employment. Normally thirteen hours per week at minimum wage. Financial aid eligibility is required, limited funding available.

Institutional Employment- On-campus employment. Normally twenty hours per week at minimum wage. Financial aid eligibility is not required.

Job Location and Development - Provides assistance in locating off-campus employment. Financial aid eligibility is not required.

Loans: money available for education requiring repayment with interest.

DIRECT Subsidized Stafford LOAN - Money borrowed from the US Department of Education at a fixed interest rate which is currently 2.75%. Repayment begins six months after graduation or six months after leaving school.

  • All first time undergraduate subsidized loan borrowers are only eligible for subsidized loans up to 150% of their first bachelor’s degree program length, which is 186 attempted hours for programs that are 124 hours in length.

DIRECT Unsubsidized Stafford LOAN - Money borrowed from the US Department of Education at a fixed interest rate which is currently 2.75% for undergraduate students. Repayment begins six months after graduation or six months after leaving school; borrower is responsible for interest payments while in school.

Loans listed above have maximum yearly, as well as lifetime limits.  A chart acknowledging these limits may be found on our website under the loan section.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy 

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Federal regulations require that all recipients of student financial assistance make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree or certificate. Students applying for assistance through the Federal Pell Grant, Teach Grant, Federal SEOG, Federal Work Study, Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG), Federal Subsidized Stafford Loan, Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan, Federal Parent PLUS Loan and Graduate PLUS loan programs are required to meet THREE separate requirements in maintaining their financial aid eligibility at NSU.

First, students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average.
Second, students are required to complete (pass) a certain percentage of hours they attempt.
Third, students must complete their degree within a timely manner.       

These three requirements are summarized in the following charts. Failure to meet ALL of these minimum academic standards will result in the loss of financial aid eligibility. Students are expected to know, based on this Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, when they may be placed on financial aid suspension.  Satisfactory Academic Progress is reviewed at the end of each academic semester once grades have been posted.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Requirements

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I. Grade Point Average Requirement

Each student must meet a minimum cumulative grade point average to remain eligible for federal student aid.

NOTE:  Some education majors may have a different requirement.  See the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy on the Student Financial Services Home page for details.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Requirements

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

Undergraduate - Total Hours Attempted from all Institutions

Graduate - Total Hours Attempted from NSU

1-30

            31 or more

All

Minimum Cumulative G.P.A

1.70

            2.00

3.00

II.  Satisfactory Completion of Semester Hours Requirement

Students must also successfully complete and pass 67% of all courses they attempt. Grades of A, B, C, D, F, P, S, W, AW, WP, WF, I, N, NA, NP, X and U are all considered attempted hours. Only grades of A, B, C, D, S, and P are counted as successfully completed.

Percentage of cumulative attempted hours a student must complete to remain eligible for federal student aid.

 Undergraduate Students

     Graduate Students

Students must successfully complete:

  67%

       67%

III.  Maximum Time Frame for Degree Completion

Students must complete their degree program within an allotted time frame to remain eligible for financial aid. The chart below indicates the time frame in which a degree must be acquired. Be aware that hour limits are cumulative; therefore, all hours from all institutions you have attended will be included for undergraduate students and all attempted NSU hours for graduate students. Student Financial Services recommends that students who have attempted 150 hours towards their first Bachelor’s degree logon to NSU’s Degree Audit Reporting System (Degree Works) to ensure they are taking the courses necessary to complete their degrees. For financial aid purposes grades of A, B, C, D, F, P, S, W, AW, WP, WF, I, N, NP, X and U are all considered attempted hours. Once students reach their maximum time frame for their specified degree, they are no longer eligible for federal student aid.

Attempted Hours Allowed for Earning a Degree:      

186 Hours - First Bachelor’s Degree   54 Hours - First Master’s Degree
240 Hours- Additional Undergrad Work 90 Hours - Additional Master’s Work

Repeated Coursework

Title IV funds may only pay for one repeat of a previously passed course.  More than one repeated course will not be calculated in your enrollment status pertaining to Title IV funds.

Satisfactory Academic Progress Evaluation

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  • Satisfactory Academic Progress is evaluated at the conclusion of each academic semester after grades have been posted.  All attempted and transfer hours are counted during this evaluation.
  • A WARNING is given to students for one semester who do not meet both requirements I. and II. listed above.  This is a warning status and students can receive financial aid during their next semester of attendance.  NOTE:  A warning is not given to students regarding maximum time frame, it is the student’s responsibility to know how many hours they have attempted and where they stand.
  • SUSPENSION will be required for any student who fails to meet both requirements I and II at the conclusion of their warning semester.  Students cannot receive funds from the aid programs listed above while suspended.  (SEE APPEAL OF SUSPENSION)
  • Rules are applied uniformly to all students whether or not aid has been received previously.

Financial Aid Suspension Appeals/Reinstatement

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A student with extenuating circumstances may appeal the financial aid suspension by submitting a written appeal to the Office of Student Financial Services. Appeals must explain in detail why the student failed to meet the minimum academic standards, what extenuating circumstances caused the failure, and how the situation has since improved. Examples of extenuating circumstances include illness, medical issues with immediate family members, or a death in the family. Personal or financial issues with family, friends, or roommates are not considered extenuating circumstances. The appeal should include supporting documentation to substantiate the request for reinstatement. A student’s typed appeal should include:

  1. The reason(s) why the student failed to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  2. Supporting documentation that may be pertinent to the student’s appeal.
  3. An academic plan for success which should include the following components:
    1. What has changed in the student’s life that will enable them to be a successful student in the future.
    2. The student must supply a detailed breakdown of the courses/grades needed for the student to complete their graduation requirements.
    3. The student must read and acknowledge that they understand the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

The appeal and all supporting documentation will be reviewed by the financial aid appeal committee and be approved or denied. The results of the appeal will be emailed/posted to the student’s NSU Greenmail account within approximately ten working days. The results will also be posted to the student’s goNSU account.

If denied, the student is responsible for paying for their own educational costs until the student improves his/her scholastic record to meet the minimum standards.  Students who were denied due to maximum time frame are responsible for paying for their own educational costs for the remainder of their degree program.

If approved, the student will either be:

  1. Placed on probation for one semester only, or
  2. Placed on an academic plan, academic plans will be monitored at the conclusion of every semester.

The student’s approval email/letter will explain all requirements that must be met during his/her probationary period to continue to receive financial aid.

A student who fails to complete a single course or has a complete withdrawal from the university after receiving financial aid may be automatically placed on suspension.

Student Responsibility

Students are held responsible for reading and understanding the Satisfactory Academic Progress eligibility requirements and knowing their status at the end of each semester.  If questions arise, contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 918-444-3456.

**PLEASE NOTE: Financial aid warning, probation, and suspension are separate from academic probation and suspension.

Scholarship Programs

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Our goal at NSU is to seek the best and brightest students in the area. Each year we award many of these students scholarships based on merit, talent, and financial need. The NSU scholarship programs are extensive and offer many competitive awards.  For more information about scholarships, access the NSU website: http://scholarships.nsuok.edu/.