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Supporting Your NGU Journey

Begin with the Gap. Student aid at North Greenville University rests mostly on financial need. And, there’s a nationally defined way to calculate every student’s financial need.

Start with your educational costs: tuition, fees, room, board, and books. Calculate your expected contribution (based on income and family size). The gap between the two is your financial need:


To make that calculation official and apply for aid, you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Be sure to enter NGU’s school code: 003441.

Let us Help. Seriously—call us at 864.977.7056 with any questions. Also, explore all the information gathered here, including all the details on how to apply for NGU financial aid.

We know that money can be a stressor. You have deadlines and details to track. You have to understand financial aid policies. You can do it. We’re here to help.

We have helped generations of students and families make their NGU journey possible. We believe we can help you, too.

Your next step: Explore everything about financial aid, calculate your costs, file your FAFSA, and get this journey on the road.

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Aid that Fits Your Start

In financial aid awarded by NGU each year*
*Amount includes all student and aid types, e.g., federal, state, and institutional.
Almost all of our students receive some type of financial aid.
Need determines most aid, so it all starts with your FAFSA.

The cost of your NGU education will vary, depending on where you start and where you’re headed. Use our net price calculator to get a better estimate of financial aid and out-of-pocket expenses.

NGU Testimonial
“The financial aid team at NGU really has your best interest at heart and are there to help you afford college. They will do all that they can to help you!” Joceline Paez, ’26
Blythewood, SC

General Policies & Disclosures

All financial aid offered by NGU is governed by these policies and disclosures. In addition, your aid package may contain financial support in different forms and from different sources. Each form and source has its own rules. For example, education majors who receive a Federal Teach Grant must commit to serve (teach) after graduation.

  • Student Eligibility

    At North Greenville University, student aid is generally awarded on the basis of financial need. Simply defined, financial need is the difference between the student’s cost of education (tuition, fees, room-board, and books) and the amount the student and family are expected to contribute toward meeting those costs.

    To determine eligibility for financial aid, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required. Financial aid forms are available at the university financial aid offices and high school counseling offices.

    Students who are enrolled in a degree seeking program at North Greenville University must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards in order to maintain eligibility for any form of financial aid.

  • Method of Distribution of Student Aid

    The Executive Council of North Greenville University passed the following policy:

    • Institutional aid plus all outside grants and scholarships (except for student loans) may not exceed actual school charges for tuition, room, board, fees, and books.
    • The costs for university trips are the responsibility of the student.
    • Rent for university apartments, car registration fees, fines, and supplies are not included.
    • The Financial Planning Office shall adjust a student’s financial aid as needed to implement this policy.
    • Students who receive sufficient grants and scholarships that cover the cost of education will not receive a refund unless all of the grants and scholarships are non-institutional funds, and approved by the granting agencies.

    For clarification, contact the Financial Aid Office.

  • Special Financial Circumstance Review Process
    The FAFSA includes financial information from two years ago. If your financial situation has changed significantly, you may be eligible for additional financial aid. Do any of the following circumstances apply to you?
    • You lost your job or are earning less.
    • Your parent(s) lost a job or have changed jobs and are earning less money, and I am considered a “dependent student” (my parent(s) information is required on the FAFSA).
    • Your parents are now separated or divorced, but the FAFSA indicates “married” for your parent’s tax filing status.
    • You have experienced or are currently experiencing homelessness.
    • You or your family had a significant expense this year, such as a medical bill that insurance did not cover.
    • You or your parents received one-time income reported on the tax return, such as Social Security payment, inheritance, IRA, or pension distribution. 
    • Your FAFSA includes income earned by a parent who is now deceased. 
    • You have had other changes to your ability to pay for college.
    • If any of these circumstances apply to you, please contact us at to find out if you qualify for a financial aid adjustment through our special circumstances review process.
  • General Disclosures
    • FAFSA required: A student must file a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to receive any federal aid.
    • Federal workstudy will be paid once a month.
    • All other federal aid shall be disbursed once a semester.

Veterans: Six chapters are eligible for certification at NGU: Tuition Assistance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Chapters 30, 33, 35, and 1606.

Financial Aid Policies

The SAP policy applies to all students. The Consortium Agreement applies to NGU students taking courses at another university.

Verification Forms

Approximately one third of all FAFSAs 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.

General Forms

What if you want to apply your aid to summer school? Graduate early? Explain your academic progress? There’s probably a form for that.

Identity Forms

Various aid programs require confirmation of your identity, residency, citizenship, etc.

A complete listing of all institutional scholarships is available in the catalog.

Financial aid for graduate studies includes need-based aid, scholarships, and assistantships.

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