Types of Financial Aid

Year Round Pell

Beginning summer 2018, Pell Grant eligible students can receive up to 150% of their scheduled Pell award each year. What does this mean for you? Visit the Year Round Pell page for more information.

There are four main types of aid available to you, each depending on your eligibility.


Grants are based on financial need and are funds that do not have to be repaid. Students must meet the eligibility requirements to qualify for grants. To apply for all grants you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Learn more about available grants.


Loans are funds that must be repaid with interest, usually after the student leaves college. You must meet the eligibility requirements to qualify for student loans. Student loans are a serious financial obligation, and we encourage you to be very careful with your student loan borrowing. It is very easy to incur a large student loan debt through these loan programs. For more detailed information regarding loans, please visit Federal Student Aid Loans

Learn more about available loans.

Student Employment

There are many paid job opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Not all positions require students to qualify for Federal Work-Study. Employment opportunities allow you to earn money to help pay educational expenses and gain skills that can be applied towards your future career.


Learn more about student employment.


Scholarships are grants or payments awarded on the basis of academic or other criteria offered by Northeastern State University, the state of Oklahoma, the federal government, or private organizations. The amount and length of awards vary.

Visit the Office of Scholarships' website for scholarship information and applications.

Oklahoma's Promise

Oklahoma's Promise allows eighth-, ninth- or 10th-grade students from families with an income of $55,000 or less to earn a college tuition scholarship. Students must also meet academic and conduct requirements in high school.

Learn more about Oklahoma's Promise at NSU.

Heroes Promise

Oklahoma students who are not already eligible for Oklahoma's Promise and who lost a military parent in the line of duty after January 1, 2000, may be eligible for a state award with recipient requirements similar to Oklahoma Promise. Students can sign up for the award up to age 21 regardless of family income. For more information visit www.okpromise.org Contact Oklahoma Promise at 405-225-9152 or e-mail okpromise@osrhe.edu .

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