Financial Aid

Financial Aid at NNU

The purpose of financial aid is to bridge the gap between what you and your family can afford and the total cost of your education. Since more than 95 percent of Northwest Nazarene University students receive some sort of financial aid, we would encourage every student to apply for financial aid and pursue every possible resource, including scholarships, grants, loans, and employment. 

To receive federal financial aid and other types of need based financial aid you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at The process will be quicker if both you and your parent(s) have a pin number. If you have not already received a pin number, you can obtain one at

FAFSA's submitted prior to March 1 are given priority.