Financial need is the difference between your school costs and what your family can be expected to pay toward those expenses. Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is determined by the information you provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). During this formulation, income, assets, and household size are taken into consideration to determine your EFC. The EFC is the amount that the student and family are reasonably expected to be able to contribute to their own educational costs. Your EFC is used to determine your financial need by using the following equation:
Students Cost of Attendance - Students Expected Family Contribution (EFC) = Students Financial Need (How much the student still needs to attend NSU)
Cost of Attendance
A student's cost of attendance (COA) is an estimate of average educational expenses for a period of enrollment. Cost of attendance will differ among students. A student's cost of attendance does not mean the student will pay those exact costs, or that the student will be awarded enough financial aid to cover all costs. The student will be awarded what they are eligible for based off of their financial need (See explanation of financial need above). The purpose of federal student aid is to provide financial assistance to students who without aid may be unable to attend college. The primary responsibility for meeting the cost of a higher education lies with the student and his/her family.
The tables below reflect the estimated nine-month student Cost of Attendance for In-State Undergraduate and Graduate students. Out of State students cost of attendance will reflect the difference in tuition/fees rates.