Non-Resident Scholarships

Who are nonresidents?

Nonresidents are students who are NOT residents of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, or Texas. If they meet regular admission requirements (not admitted alternatively or on probation) they may be eligible for a scholarship waiving 50% or 100% of their nonresident tuition. If you have a parent or grandparent who have graduated from NSU there is also a Legacy award option. See below for details based on your student type. If you are a resident of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, or Texas, please visit the Quad State Scholarship page for more information. 

Incoming Freshmen

Incoming freshmen that live on campus and have a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA and a 25 composite ACT score may be eligible for a scholarship waiving 50% of their nonresident tuition. Nonresident tuition is $280 per hour, in addition to in-state tuition. Students are still responsible for paying in-state tuition. This program waives only a percentage of the nonresident portion. Interested students must complete a nonresident scholarship application by August 2, 2021.

Transfer Students

Transfer students that live on campus and have a minimum 2.75 GPA may be eligible for a scholarship waiving 50% of their nonresident tuition. Nonresident tuition is $280 per hour, in addition to in-state tuition. Students are still responsible for paying in-state tuition. This program waives only a percentage of the nonresident portion. Interested students must complete a nonresident scholarship application by August 2, 2021.

Graduate Students

Graduate Students that live on campus and are regularly admitted to the graduate college may be eligible for a scholarship waiving 50% of their nonresident tuition. Nonresident tuition is $305.50 per hour, in addition to in-state tuition. Students are still responsible for paying in-state tuition. This program waives only a percentage of the nonresident portion. Interested students must complete a general scholarship application by August 2, 2021.

*Optometry and PA Program students are not eligible 

Legacy Students

A legacy student is an undergraduate or graduate student whose parent or grandparent earned a degree (bachelors or masters degree) from NSU. Legacy students that meet undergraduate or graduate regular admission requirements (not admitted alternatively, on probation, or conditionally) may qualify to have 50% of their nonresident tuition waived. Nonresident tuition is charged in addition to in-state tuition and students are still responsible for paying in-state tuition. This program waives only the nonresident portion. There is no on-campus residency requirement for Legacy students beyond freshman year, however, it is highly encouraged. Interested students must complete a general scholarship application by August 2, 2021.

Tribal Heritage

Undergraduate and graduate students that are members of a federally recognized tribe may be eligible for a nonresident tuition waiver. Students that meet undergraduate or graduate regular admission requirements (not admitted alternatively, on probation, or conditionally) may qualify to have 100% of their nonresident tuition waived. Nonresident tuition is charged in addition to in-state tuition and students are still responsible for paying in-state tuition. This program waives only the nonresident portion. Uploading a copy of the student's tribal citizenship card is required. There is no on-campus residency requirement for Tribal Heritage students beyond freshman year, however, it is highly encouraged. Interested students must complete a general scholarship application by August 2, 2021.

click here to fill out the nonresident scholarship application