Applying for Aid

Contact Us:

Financial Aid Staff:

Mike Jordan, Financial Aid Director (864) 977-7058

Melissa Barnette, Associate Director (864) 977-7938

Ellen Cape-Jewell, Workstudy Coord./Financial Aid Counselor (864) 663-0191

Kayla Cannon, Financial Aid Counselor (864) 977-7056

Shirley Eskew, Financial Aid Counselor  (864) 977-7057

Fax Number: (864) 977-7342




You must be accepted by the Office of Admissions and complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online for the upcoming school year. Before filing a FAFSA, you must obtain a PIN number for both you and one parent (this will be used for your signature on the FAFSA).

    · Be sure to keep a record of your PIN number because this number will be used as your signature on any Federal loans you may apply for.

    · Once all steps above have been completed, the NGU Financial Aid Office will receive your FAFSA electronically within 5-10 days.

    · Approximately 1/3 of all FAFSA’s are selected for verification by the U.S. Department of Education. This means the University must “verify” the FAFSA was completed correctly. We will notify you by email (email address submitted to FAFSA) if you are selected.

    · Once the FAFSA has been completely processed, you will receive by mail an award statement packet listing all grants and scholarships you qualify for. For many students, Stafford loan information and instructions will be included in this financial aid packet. Please call the NGU Financial Aid Office to discuss additional loans and amounts and/or visit us on our loan page to find out more about loans.


    To complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on line, you should complete the following steps:

    Step 1: Request a PIN number at for both the student and one parent.

    Step 2: The student and parents should complete their previous year’s federal tax forms (1040).

    Step 3: Go to to fill out the FAFSA. Please enter NGU's school code 003441. Please select "LINK TO IRS" when submitting the tax information for both the student and parents.  This will automatically enter the tax information from the Internal Revenue Service.

    Step 4: When the student's FAFSA is received and processed, a financial aid package will be mailed to the home.  If you do not receive a package within one week, please call our office to check the status of your FAFSA. 

    Attention: S.C. Residents- In order to receive the S.C. Tuition Grant, your FAFSA must be received by the U.S. Department of Education no later than June 30th each year.