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Paying For College


More than $1.5 million in institutional aid is dispersed annually through our Office of Financial Aid, and 42 percent of our total student population receives some form of aid. More than 90 percent of our freshmen who apply get some type of aid. No wonder 57 percent of our graduates have no student debt!

The office is located on the first floor of Herod Hall. You will visit the people in this office to discuss how to get help in paying for college, whether that’s through applying for scholarships and financial aid that includes loans, grants, or work study/E&G so you can get an on-campus job.

The disbursement of your financial aid will be through the Bursar/Business Office at our Alva, Enid and Woodward locations. 

For more information on scholarship deadlines, maximum monetary eligibility (cap) information or any other items relating to scholarships contact Anne Haight, scholarship coordinator, at (580) 327-8541 or jahaight@nwosu.edu. For more information about financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (580) 327-8542 or e-mail finaid@nwosu.edu.

What is Financial Aid and How Do I Apply?

There are different types of financial aid available at all three of our locations – institutional, state and federal in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and campus employment.

  • Fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form each year using Northwestern's code - 003163 - as soon as possible after October 1. Awards made until funds are depleted.

  • Each semester Northwestern recommends students enroll as full time students (12 credit hours for undergraduates or 9 credit hours for graduate students).

  • When Northwestern receives your financial aid information, we will send you a letter that may have an additional form that must be submitted to the financial aid office. Copies of tax documents may be required as well. When you are fully admitted to Northwestern and enrolled, and all necessary forms/documents are submitted to the financial aid office, your aid will be processed in the order in which it is received. In other words, the sooner you get your forms to us, the sooner you will receive an award letter and know what financial aid you will be eligible to receive.


Tara Hannaford
Director of Financial Aid/ Scholarships - Alva
(580) 327-8540
Sue Burks
Assistant Director of Financial Aid - Alva
(580) 327-8106
Anne Haight
Scholarship Coordinator - Alva
(580) 327-8541
Callie Campbell
Loan Coordinator - Alva
(580) 327-8164
Julia Lee
Financial Aid Assistant -
(580) 327-8542

Cathy Schmitz
Financial Aid Counselor
(580) 327-8539


Financial Aid Files & Links

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709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717
Phone: (580) 327-1700

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