Dates for the upcoming program:  July 5 - 25, 2020

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid is limited, based upon need, not merit, and is available to both in-state and out-of-state students. All financial aid applications and documentation must be received by the ADVANCE office on or before the financial aid application deadline. All financial aid applications per deadline date will be reviewed at one time to determine which students have the most need. The parent or guardian of the financial aid applicant will be notified of the amount of financial aid awarded by phone and/or email within three business days of the financial aid application deadline.


Financial Aid Deadlines    

March 19, 2020 by 11:59 pm (applicants in grades 8 - 11)

May 8, 2020 by 11:59 pm (applicants in grade 7) 



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Financial Aid Instructions    

1.  First, complete the student application and submit it to ADVANCE with the required academic documents and the nonrefundable $50 application fee. Click either the "Online Application" to apply online or the "Print Application" to print, complete, and submit the student application.


2.  Then, use this link to print and complete the financial aid application: Financial Aid application will be available January 3, 2020


3.  Carefully read page 1 of the financial aid application.


4.  Complete and submit the financial aid application, with all applicable financial documents, by 11:59 pm on the financial aid deadline for your grade level.


5.  Financial aid applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.


6.  Incomplete financial aid applications will not be considered.


Submit Required Documents:

Use one of the following methods to submit the financial aid application and required financial documents:


1.  Scan, attach, and email the documents to


2.  Use the following mailing address:

     ADVANCE Program

     NSU Box 5671          

     Natchitoches, LA  71497


3.  Use the following shipping address (for UPS or FedEx): 

     ADVANCE Program

     175 Sam Sibley Dr

     Suite 5671

     Natchitoches, LA  71457


4.  Documents may not be faxed to the ADVANCE office.


If a Financial Aid Offer is Made:    

1.  You must either accept or decline the financial aid offer within five days of being notified of the offer.


2.  If you accept the offer, the $400 nonrefundable enrollment deposit is due within five days of accepting the offer.


3.  The remaining balance due date will be specified in your financial aid offer.