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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 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 Deadline    

April 5, 2021 at 11:59 PM.  Late applications will not be considered.


Financial Aid Instructions    

1.  Should parents/guardians want to apply for financial aid on behalf of their child, they must first submit the student application with the required academic documents and the nonrefundable $50 application fee. Click either "Online Student Application" to apply online or "Print Student Application" (It is a fillable PDF.) to complete the application via your computer. Print the fillable application before closing the PDF and submit it with required academic documents.


2.  The financial aid application will be uploaded in January 2022.  


3.  Submit the printed financial aid application and applicable financial documents by 11:59 pm on April 5, 2021.


4.  Financial aid applications received after the specified deadline will not be considered. 


5.  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.


After a Financial Aid Offer is Made

1.  Parents/guardians must either accept or decline the financial aid offer within five days of being notified of the offer. If the offer is declined, the $50 application fee will be refunded.


2.  If the financial aid offer is accepted, the $400 nonrefundable enrollment deposit is due within five days of accepting the offer.


3.  The remaining balance due date will be extended and specified in your financial aid offer. However, all balances must be paid by May 29, 2021.