At NSU, 94 percent of our beginning undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid, with 65 percent receiving state or local government grants or scholarships.
Financial need and merit are the main factors that are considered for the awarding of grants and scholarships. “Merit-based” aid is given to students who do well in academics, leadership, community services and other areas. “Need-based” aid is given to students who lack the financial resources needed to go to college. Unfortunately, each year, the demand for both kinds of aid is much greater than available funds.
The NSU Office of Scholarships is ready to assist students in learning more about applying and earning scholarships at NSU. The main office is located on the Tahlequah campus in the CASE building on the second floor and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Carefully read the description for each application. NSU is not responsible for placing applications in the correct category. It is the student's responsibility to fill out the correct application. After reading the descriptions below, please select the correct category from the list on the left side of the page.
This application is for incoming freshmen only. Fill this out only if you are a 2014 high school graduate, or have never attended college before. Even if you have concurrent college hours completed while in high school, you are still considered an incoming freshman.
This application is for students currently attending NSU. You may also fill out this application if you are not currently enrolled, but NSU was the last school you attended.
This application is for new transfer students. Fill this out only if you are first attending NSU for the Fall 2014 semester. If you will attend NSU during Spring 2014, fill out the Continuing Application.
This application is for graduate students. Fill this out if you are currently a graduate student, or will be a first time graduate student during Fall 2014.
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