Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Gather Here. Go Far

NSU is where success begins. Here professors know their subjects and how to get you ready for a career after you graduate. We empower individuals to become socially responsible global citizens by creating and sustaining a culture of learning and discovery.

Funding and Scholarships

student financial services

The Northeastern State University Office of Student Financial Services is dedicated to informing and educating you on options regarding federal student aid. The NSU Office of Financial Aid staff adhere to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) code of conduct. Our main purpose is to provide you with the opportunity to reach your educational goals by ensuring you receive all eligible federal aid.

NSU is an educational partner serving Northeastern, Southeastern, Northwestern, Southwestern, Central, and Eastern Oklahoma. Scholarships are available for students from Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, and Kansas.

Check out this Graduate student financial aid guide.

Student Financial Services

Graduate Scholarships

Criteria for scholarship eligibility:

New Students:

  • Must be enrolled in 6 hours of graduate level coursework
  • Must have a minimum 2.75 overall GPA or minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework
  • Must be degree seeking or ACE program
    *If awarded, may apply to tuition only
    *New students and Transfer students are eligible to apply for this scholarship in the term that they are first enrolled in courses at Northeastern State University.

Continuing Students:

  • Must be enrolled in 6 hours of graduate level coursework
  • Must have a minimum 3.25 overall GPA
  • Must be degree seeking or ACE program
    *If awarded, may apply to tuition, fees, room and board, or books
    *
    Continuing students are eligible to apply for this scholarship in the Fall, Spring, or Summer term.

Application Deadlines for New & Continuing Graduate Students:

Summer: June 1

Fall: August 1

Spring January 1

Select the New Graduate Student Scholarship Application if you are a first-time graduate student, beginning your first semester.

New Graduate Student Scholarship Application


Select the Continuing Graduate Student Scholarship Application if you are continuing to your second or subsequent semester of graduate coursework, and you have not been previously awarded a Graduate Student Scholarship in this academic year.

Continuing Graduate Student Scholarship Application

Out-of-State Graduate Scholarships

QUAD STATE SCHOLARSHIP

Graduate students from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, or Texas that meet regular graduate admission requirements (not admitted conditionally) may be eligible for the Quad-State scholarship that waives 80-100% of their non-resident tuition. Regularly admitted graduate students will receive a waiver for 80% of their non-resident tuition ($314.50 per hour). Graduate students that live on campus may receive 100% of their non-resident tuition waived. This program waives only the non-resident portion. Non-resident tuition is charged in addition to in-state tuition and students are still responsible for paying the in-state portion. If you are a legacy student whose parent, grandparent, or sibling earned a degree (bachelors or masters degree) from NSU, you will not be required to live on campus in order to receive 100% of your non-resident tuition waived.

Interested students must complete an Out-of-State Scholarship Application by August 2 for the fall semester and by January 1 for the spring.

*Optometry and PA Program students are not eligible due to differential tuition costs.
*If the program you are currently enrolled in only charges $1 per credit hour for Non-Resident tuition, you are not eligible for Non-Resident tuition waivers.

TRIBAL HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship program has been designed to assist in funding American Indian students education at Northeastern State University. Those students eligible for the program will receive a non-resident tuition waiver scholarship for 100% of their non-resident tuition. Non-Resident tuition is $314.50 per hour, in addition to in-state tuition. Students are responsible for paying the in-state portion of their tuition. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Non-resident of the state of Oklahoma (not admitted as in-state)
  • Must meet regular admission requirements as an incoming freshmen, transfer, or graduate student. (students alternatively, on probation, or conditionally admitted are not eligible)
  • Must be enrolled full-time (at least 12 hours for undergraduate and 6 hours for graduate) at NSU
  • Must possess a tribal citizenship card from a federally recognized tribe. A copy of your tribal citizenship card will be required to complete your scholarship application if you choose to apply for funding from this program.
Interested students must complete an Out-of-State Scholarship Application by August 2 for the fall semester and by January 1 for the spring.
 
*Optometry and PA Program students are not eligible due to differential tuition costs.
*If the program you are currently enrolled in only charges $1 per credit hour for Non-Resident tuition, you are not eligible for Non-Resident tuition waivers.
 

NON-RESIDENT SCHOLARSHIP

Non-residents are students who are NOT residents of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, or Texas. Non-Resident Graduate Students that live on campus and are regularly admitted to the graduate college may be eligible for a scholarship waiving 50% of their non-resident tuition. Non-resident tuition is $314.50 per hour, in addition to in-state tuition. This program waives only a percentage of the non-resident portionStudents are still responsible for paying in-state tuition and the remainder of the non-resident tuition. 

If you are a legacy student whose parent, grandparent, or sibling earned a degree (bachelors or masters degree) from NSU, you will not be required to live on campus in order to receive the scholarship.

Interested students must complete an Out-of-State Scholarship Application by August 2 for the fall semester and by January 1 for the spring.

*Optometry and PA Program students are not eligible due to differential tuition costs.
*If the program you are currently enrolled in only charges $1 per credit hour for Non-Resident tuition, you are not eligible for Non-Resident tuition waivers.

When will you begin attending NSU? Select the correct option below to fill out the Out-of-State Scholarship application.

Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Or Spring 2024

Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Or Spring 2025

Graduate Student Professional Development & Research Grants

Procedures

Requests for funding will be submitted to the Graduate College, where the Graduate Dean will review and approve the requests pending available funds.

Grant Criteria

Professional development or research grant proposals are expected to be consistent with the Graduate College's vision and mission and have a reasonable correlation to institutional goals, priorities, and constituencies. Examples include proposals that:

  • Contribute to growth in knowledge of a field/discipline
  • Contribute to research activities that will enhance the graduate students ability to put into practice what they have learned in their graduate studies
  • Represent significant professional service to professional association or the community
  • Enhance efforts that will improve the student's overall professional growth in their chosen discipline

For more information on eligibility and the application process select Apply Here Today.

 

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