You have received federal financial aid from Northern State University. We hope you find the aid offer helpful and that the information provided answers most of your questions. For more assistance, please contact the NSU Financial Aid Office at

Your next step is to accept or decline the financial aid offer online in Self Service Banner. Once logged in, you can review your aid offer, answer questions regarding your enrollment plans, accept or decline your federal aid, and submit scholarship information.

  • If you currently have a Wolves email address, please select “Current Students” below.
  • Otherwise, please select “New or Readmitted Students”.


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Q: Can I change the loan amount later if I accept or decline my loan now?

A: Yes, you can complete a Reduce or Cancel Form or a Request for Additional Loans Form.


Q: What is my federal financial aid offer based on? 

A: Your federal financial aid is based on the information you provided on your FAFSA, your estimated cost of attendance, and program eligibility requirements. This is why your eligibility for things like the Pell Grant and workstudy can vary from year to year.


Q: How many credits do I need to get federal financial aid?

A: Requirements vary by program. A Federal Pell Grant recipient may be able to receive funds by taking one course.  To receive federal loans, a student must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits for undergraduates, 5 credits for graduates).


Q: Are there other financial aid options for me?

A: Yes! You can look into scholarships, TEACH Grants, payment plans, PLUS loans and more. Get more information at Financial Aid Options.


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