Nicholls State University


Financial Aid


Financial aid is always available to your family – whether you’re a new or a continuing student. Our knowledgable financial aid counselors are here to help you navigate the financial aid application process. And if you have any questions- just ask us. We’re here to help.

Assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and employment opportunities. Regardless of income, residence or academic credentials, students should apply for financial aid. Some students who believe they are ineligible for assistance learn that they are eligible.

If you need assistance, make an appointment with one of our counselors!

Call 985-448-4048
or email
for more information.

2020-21 FAFSA Available NOW:

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after October 1 each year. The FAFSA can be completed online at The award year at Nicholls is fall, spring, and summer. Make sure you list Nicholls when completing your FAFSA.

You must complete a FAFSA each year!



Assistance for low-income students

Check out grants:

Pell Grant
Louisiana GO Grant
SEOG Grant


Awards based on talent, merit or need.

Want to learn more?

Visit our Scholarships page for information regarding TOPS, Nicholls' Scholarships and other scholarship opportunities


An investment in your future

Borrow Wisely

Find out why federal loans are preferred over private loans and what needs to be done to borrow money


Part-time job opportunities on-campus

Just ask.
We're happy to help!

Whatever your interests may be, there is likely a job available.



The mission of the Office of Financial Aid is to increase opportunities for student access to and success in higher education by helping students and their families seek, obtain, and make the best use of all financial resources.

Through financial literacy and guidance, we support incoming students in making a successful transition to college. Furthermore, we contribute to the University’s retention efforts by providing on-going assistance to our continuing students to help make their academic endeavors attainable.

While complying with Federal, State, and Institutional regulations and guidelines, we ensure equity and consistency in the delivery of funds to students.


  1. Provide courteous and efficient service and financial aid support to students, faculty, administrative and auxiliary services to foster institutional effectiveness.
  2. Assist qualified students in meeting their educational goals through effective utilization of scholarships and dissemination of scholarship retention information.
  3. Stimulate and promote valuable work experiences beneficial to the student, University, and the community.
  4. Distribute available financial assistance to as many eligible students as possible; many of whom might otherwise be unable to attend the University.
  5. Further the University’s recruitment and retention efforts through participation in a variety of service activities involving students, families, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

Helpful Information for Financial Aid Recipients

Frequently Asked Questions
Common questions and answers may be found here.

Federal Student Aid webpage

Repaying Student Loans

Defaulted Student Loans
If you have a student loan that is in default, you can find out what options are available by clicking on this link to the Guide for Defaulted Borrowers. This resource provides comprehensive student loan default information developed by the Department’s FSA Collections section. Clicking on various tabs within that publication will give you information about how to remove your loan from default, what to do if you have a dispute about your loan’s default status, and how to get answers to questions you might have.

Community Resources

  • For additional types of financial assistance from outside resources, visit the Department of Social Services. Please note that the Office of Financial Aid does not facilitate these programs. If you are interested in any of these resources, you should contact the appropriate department.

To better serve our students, our office encourages you to logon to Banner Self Service. This will allow you to access your Student Requirements and assist you in taking the next steps in processing your financial aid application.

Listed below are some common forms you may need to complete for an Award Year:
Also, you may visit the following pages for additional forms related to scholarships and student employment:

2021-2022 Student Employee of the Year Nominees

Student employees play a significant role in the day-to-day operations of the university. Providing part-time job opportunities to students helps them finance their college education, gain educational benefits, and allows them to explore career options, discover strengths, develop relationships, make decisions, and learn responsibility. We hope to continue to grow quality workers and citizens for the region. We would now like to recognize all of the student employees nominated followed by an excerpt from each student’s nomination letter: Alexis Dantin Residential Living Nominated by: Emily Garrett One of

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