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Financial Aid

Links & Resources

Helpful Links & Resources

Financial Aid

We understand that managing finances for your education can be a daunting task. That’s why we’ve gathered all the essential resources and links you need to make informed decisions about your financial aid options. Empower yourself to make the best choices for your future.

Northwest Nazarene University

Apply Now – Apply for admission to Northwest Nazarene University
Financial Aid – Northwest Nazarene University’s financial aid website
Net Price Calculator – Understand the cost of your education at NNU

Federal Government

FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Create FSA ID – Federal Student Aid ID—create or edit one here (necessary for submitting a FAFSA); parents of dependent students will also need a Federal Student Aid ID to complete the FAFSA
STUDENTAID.gov – Complete Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note and apply for PLUS loans found under the Loans and Grants tab. Also get general federal financial aid information and college planning
IRS.gov – American Opportunity tax credit, Lifetime Learning Credit and student loan interest deduction

State Government

Idaho Scholarships – State of Idaho scholarship opportunities for Idaho high school graduates
Idaho 529 plan – Idaho’s 529 college savings plan

Scholarship Searches & Other Funding Opportunities

AmeriCorps – Educational awards in return for work in community service
SALLIEMAE.com – Scholarship search, Upromise Rewards and student loan information (helpful for parents)
FASTWEB.com – Scholarship and grant search, as well as information on loans, loan repayment and consolidation
FINAID.org – Estimate your financial need and expected family contribution (helpful for parents)
SCHOLARSHIPAMERICA.org – Nonprofit, private-sector scholarship and educational support organization
GMSP.org – Scholarship for students of diverse backgrounds

Special Interests

Veterans and Armed Services:

GOARMY.com – College funding through Army or Army Reserves
GIBILL.va.gov – Education benefits for veterans and their dependents
LEGION.org – Scholarships available through The American Legion

Nursing Students:

HRSA.gov – Loan repayment and scholarship information

Grants/Scholarships for Women:

OEDB.org – List of scholarships for female students
EDB.org – List of grants available for single mothers

College & Career Planning

NEXTSTEPS – Idaho-specific scholarships and college and career planning information
COLLEGEBOARD – College planning and preparation tools for success
PETERSONS – Comprehensive guide to college information