$4,986

Avg. Federal Grant

$4,935

Avg. Federal Loan

$33,237,423

Total Aid Awarded

Northeastern State University (NSU) Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students Receiving Aid Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid.

70%

Total Aid Amount Average Total Aid Awarded per year.

$33.237M

Financial Aid Official Website

https://offices.nsuok.edu/financialaid/FinancialHome.aspx

Around 70% of the student population are served with financial aid by Northeastern State University with total aid summing up nearly to $33,237,423; this helps the university to provide a spectrum of privileges to students looking to pursue their programs without worrying about the financial aspects of it.

In order to stay eligible for financial aid, the students must fill up and submit a FAFSA form annually. To learn more, visit Northeastern State University Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States.

Scholarships

In certain cases the students may receive only one scholarship in total from the University. If at times, more than one scholarship is offered, the students are liable to receive the highest amount. The categories of scholarships provided to students are listed below:

 

  • Freshmen Honors and Leadership Scholarships: They are applicable for recipients having a Grade Point Average (GPA) ranging from 3.25 out of 4 or even more up to 3.8 or so.

    • Baccalaureate Scholars: An award amounting to $13,095.60 applicable for recipients with ACT scores of 30 or higher.

    • Academic Scholars: An award amounting to $12,095.60 applicable for recipients with ACT scores of 30 or higher.

    • Northeastern Honors Scholars: An award amounting to $11,095.60 applicable for recipients with ACT scores of 28 or higher.

  • Freshmen Tuition Waivers: These Scholarships are applicable for recipients having a GPA ranging from 3.25 out of 4 or even more up to 3.5 or may vary as per scholarships are distinguished.

    • Collegiate Scholars: An award amounting to $4,150 applicable for recipients with ACT scores of 26 or higher.

    • University Scholars: An award amounting to $3,900 applicable for recipients with ACT scores of 26 or higher.

    • Valedictorian Scholars: An award amounting to $2,300 applicable for recipients with ACT scores of 20 or higher.

    • Green and White Scholars: An award amounting to $2,450 applicable for recipients with ACT scores of  22-25. 

  • Transfer Student Tuition Waiver: These scholarships have a short duration of 1 to 2 years and is classified into:

    • RiverHawk Transfer: An award amounting to $1,000 applicable for recipients having a minimum college GPA of 3.5 - 4.

    • Phi Theta Kappa: An award amounting to $2,500 applicable for PTK members.

    • Smart Choice Presidential: An award amounting to $4,000 applicable for recipients having a minimum college GPA of 3.8 - 4.

  • International Incoming Student Scholarships: Each scholarship is applicable for 1 year.

    • Presidential: The scholarship has an award range of $2,000 - $5,000.

    • Academic Excellence: The scholarship has an award  range of $1,000 - $2,000.

    • International Freshmen: The scholarship has an award range of $500 - $1,000.

  • International Current Student Scholarships: This is applicable for candidates with GPA ranging from 2.75 - 3.75.

    • Outstanding Senior: The scholarship has a range of $500 - $1,000.

    • Academic Achievement: The scholarship has a range of $500 - $1,000.

    • International RiverHawk: The scholarship has a range of $500 - $1,000.

  • Quad state Scholarships: If you wish to qualify for such scholarships, it's necessary for you to reside in either of the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri or Texas. Simultaneously, you need to fulfil admission requirements and stay on campus.

 

To refer to scholarships in detail, visit NSU Scholarships.

Grants

Grants offered to students are not to be repaid subject to the financial condition of students. Given below are certain grants which impart great value to the students enrolled for various programs   under the University. 

Federal Grants

  • Federal Pell Grant: These are available only to undergraduates based on their Expected Family Contribution (EFC) and enrollment.The current maximum Federal Pell Grant for an eligible student is $6,195 per academic year.

    • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant: A student who is not eligible for a Pell Grant but whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan may be eligible for this grant.

    • Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship: A Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian dies in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer is eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for the award year. 

  • Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant: A maximum award of $3,752 to $3,764 is offered to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school serving students from low-income families.

  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): The maximum FSEOG award is $1002 per academic year, applicable for undergraduates with an EFC of zero.

 

State Grants

  • Oklahoma Tuition Aid Grant (OTAG): This is a  state funded grant awarded to undergraduates with financial need, like having EFC of $1700 or less.The maximum OTAG award is $1,000 per academic year.

Loans

 

  • The DIRECT Subsidized Loan: This is applicable for undergraduate students with financial need.The Federal government pays the interest on subsidized loans.
  • The DIRECT Unsubsidized Loan: In contrast, unsubsidized loan is offered to students with no such financial need.The Federal government does not  pay any interest on these loans. 
  • The DIRECT Parent/Graduate/Professional PLUS Loan: The loan is for the parents of undergraduate students and graduate/professional students having no financial need remaining.The loan amount is based on the students; cost of attendance and any additional aid received.

 

Financial Aid Breakdown

Student Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

53%

State Grant Aid

33%

Institution Grant Aid

55%

Pell Grant

53%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid

$4,986

State Grant Aid

$4,324

Institution Grant Aid

$4,222

Pell Grant

$4,939

The proportion of students awarded with certain grants is framed below:

  • 53% of the students receive Federal Grants with an average aid of $4,986. 53% of the students receive Pell Grants where average aid is around $4,939.

  • 33% of the students receive State Grants which comprises an average aid of $4,324.

  • 55% of the students receive Institutional Grants which comprises an average aid of $4,222.

  • The amount of federal loan provided to students on an average reaches nearly up  to $4,935.

Federal Aid based on Family Income

Family Income

Average Federal Aid Per Year

Under $30,000

$9,371

$30,001 - $48,000

$8,469

$48,001 - $75,000

$6,038

$75,001 - $110,000

$2,432

Over $110,000

$2,921

The highest amount of  financial aid ($9,371) belongs to the family income group ranging between $0 - $30,000 and the lowest amount ($2,921) belongs to the income group more than $110,000 . 

The average financial aid is $5,846.The greatest percentage of students will receive the financial aid amounting $6,038 belonging to the category ranging from $48,001- $75,000.

Students’ families with income less than $75,000, will be offered with financial aid reaching nearly $9,371, $8,469 and $6,038 and for those more than $75,000, will be offered with financial aid reaching nearly $2,432 or $2,921.

Student Loans for Northeastern State University (NSU)

Average Loan Amount Average Loan Amount received per year.

$5,081/Year

Students Taking Out Loans

44%

Loan Default Rate

10.6%

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