Requirements for Financial Aid

To receive any financial assistance, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be admitted to NNU as a degree-seeking student.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  • Be enrolled for 6 or more credits (3 or more for graduate students) for most federal programs. Audited courses, some repeated courses, and credit by examination credits cannot be counted.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory academic progress toward a degree according to NNU policy.
  • Have a valid social security number.
  • Register with Selective Service, if required to do so.
  • Not be in default on any federal student loans, nor have borrowed in excess of loan limits, nor owe a refund on any grant under Title IV Federal Student Aid programs.
  • Not be ineligible based on a drug conviction occurring while receiving financial aid.

If you do not have a high school diploma or GED, you cannot be considered for financial aid.


A student cannot receive aid in excess of the maximum annual cost of attendance set by the Office of Financial Aid. In certain cases where the maximum cost of attendance is exceeded, the Office of Financial Aid will reduce aid until the total aid amount is equal to or below the cost of attendance.