Step 1: Complete the FASFA
The FAFSA helps NNU determine a student’s need and eligibility for federal grants and loans by evaluating your family’s financial ability to pay for college. The FAFSA is available after October 1 and will be used to determine your financial aid for the following academic year. For the largest amount of Federal Aid, NNU encourages you to complete your FAFSA by January 15 each year. Students and parents can complete the FAFSA by going to fafsa.gov. The FAFSA can be submitted online by signing with an FSA ID assigned to you and/or your parent.
Families completing the FAFSA for the 2017-2018 academic year will use their income numbers. The FAFSA can then be updated when your tax return is filed. You can provide this update a couple of weeks after you have electronically filed your income tax return by returning to the FAFSA web site and using the FAFSA corrections process to update your FAFSA with the IRS Data Retrieval process. If you are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, we highly recommend that you do so. It’s the easiest way to provide your tax data and it’s the best way of ensuring that your FAFSA has accurate tax information.
Our school code is 001624.
Step 2: Complete the Following Steps for Financial Aid
Log on to the Portal at my.nnu.edu using your NNU ID number. Click on “Financial Aid and Student Accounts” and then click on “Financial Aid Awards”. You will be able to accept or decline any award amounts listed on your financial aid award letter. Any new aid added will show in a “Hold” status until you accept the award.
The Portal section “Required Documents” will let you know about any documents that need to be completed by you so the Office of Financial Aid can finalize your award.
If you plan to borrow Federal student loans and have not borrowed previously, you need to complete entrance counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) online at studentloans.gov. Sign-in with your student FSA ID. Students who borrowed a federal student loan in the last year do not need to complete this step.
Information on monthly payment plans and other financing options may be found here.
NNU Scholarships for Current Students
Nazarene PK/MK Grant
A reduction of tuition is available for dependent children of active, full-time pastors, chaplains, evangelists or missionaries serving the Church of the Nazarene. This scholarship must be applied to tuition costs.
Other Denomination PK/MK Grant
A reduction of tuition may be available for dependent children of active, full-time pastors, chaplains, evangelists or missionaries whose primary income is based on a career serving a church that is not Nazarene. This scholarship must be applied to tuition costs.
Mission Aviation Fellowship Grant
A reduction of tuition may be available for dependent children of MAF missionaries and Local MAF staff. This scholarship must be applied to tuition costs.
NNU's Trustees' Church Matching Scholarships
NNU offers matches to some awards for eligible students who fit specific criteria as detailed below. We strongly recommend you check with your church regarding sponsorship requirements, necessary applications, and submission timelines.
Trustee Matching Scholarship: A full-time student whose local church awards funds for his or her use in paying University costs will be eligible to receive matching funds on the church's initial $350 contribution. This match is up to 7:1 from Nazarene churches in the Northwest Educational Region, and up to 4:1 for Nazarene churches outside the Northwest Educational Region.
The following local non-Nazarene churches receive up to a 4:1 match:
- Capital Christian Center
- Boise Calvary Chapel
- Cole Community Church
- Crossroads Community Church
- Eagle Christian Church
- Deer Flat Free Methodist Church
- All Treasure Valley Friends Churches
All other churches receive a 1:1 match.
NNU will match a church award for two semesters each school year, until work is completed on the first bachelor's degree for a traditional full-time undergraduate student. This scholarship must be applied to tuition costs.
*NYI and Regional Main Event scholarships: **Awards given to students in recognition of excellence in various areas of talent as well as quizzing competitions within the district (NYI) and/or Region (Main Event) each year. NYI awards can be won at a local or national (Q or NYC) level.
The student should present a copy of each award to the NNU Financial Aid Office so that the scholarship(s) can be included as part of the students overall financial aid offer. Students must be accepted for admission and be full-time undergraduate, degree seeking, currently enrolled students at NNU in order to receive these awards. Any other conditions for use appear on the certificate.
*The NYI and NYC/Q scholarships contain specific directions for the student to follow in order to request that the NYI portion of the funds be sent to NNU (this usually requires a written request from the student to someone within the NYI organization). Once these funds are received, NNU will match these scholarships on a 1:1 basis (up to $500 per academic year). Regional Main Event scholarships are awarded at face value.
IM Becas Scholarship
Students with first, second, or third generation Mexican heritage are eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship is based on need. A portion of the scholarship is awarded by the Mexican Consulate and the remainder is matched by NNU, for a total of $2500. For questions regarding this scholarship, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (208) 467-8638.
Community Scholarships Awarded By NNU
NNU is proud to support our community and churches through other scholarships offered at events such as the Harvest Classic, various auctions to help with fundraising for schools and churches, scholarship recognition programs, and many others. Students must be accepted for admission and be full-time, traditional undergraduate, degree seeking, currently enrolled students at NNU in order to receive these awards. Any other conditions for use appear on the certificate.
Ministerial scholarships are available through the School of Theology and Christian Ministries. These scholarships are available to students at NNU with a major and minor in the School of Theology and Christian Ministries and is a member of the Church of the Nazarene. Please visit the School of Theology and Christian Ministries webpage for more information.
Music scholarships are available for both major and non-major students, and are dependent upon an audition. Please visit the Department of Music's webpage for more information.
Outside SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES can be viewed here