University description (as per official university website)
The mission of Northwood University is to develop the future leaders of a global, free-enterprise society.
Core Values Statement
We believe in:
* the advantages of an entrepreneurial, free-enterprise society.
* individual freedom and individual responsibility.
* functioning from a foundation of ethics and integrity.
* promoting and leveraging the global, diverse and multi-cultural nature of enterprise.
Core Purpose Statement
The core purpose is to develop leaders, managers, and entrepreneurs with the skills and character to drive personal, organizational and societal success.
Applying for financial aid is a primary step in funding your college education. To be considered for federal, state, and Northwood need-based financial aid, you are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have internet access, we encourage you to apply online using FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.ed.gov. There are edits in the system when applying online that help eliminate errors. Applying online normally reduces processing time. Help is available. If you prefer a paper FAFSA application, you may request one from the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID.
Apply as soon as possible after January 1 of each year. Northwood encourages you to apply earlier than your state aid deadline or April 1. Read more about your state aid deadline on the FAFSA and in our section on grants.
Before completing the FAFSA online, we encourage you to apply for a personal identification number(PIN), which is your electronic access code. A PIN can be requested from www.pin.ed.gov or www.fafsa.ed.gov. The PIN will act as your signature on the FAFSA. It also will provide you access to other personal information stored in other federal aid sites.
After you have submitted your FAFSA to the federal government for processing, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). Review the information. Follow any instructions on the SAR. Be sure Northwood's school code is on the SAR. You may find that your SAR has been selected for verification. If so, you will be receiving a letter from the Financial Aid Office requesting additional information.
Before the Financial Aid Office is able to offer you financial assistance, you must have applied for admissions and been accepted for enrollment at Northwood. After you have been accepted, and the Financial Aid Office has received your SAR from the Department of Education and any requested documentation from you, the Financial Aid Office will mail you an award letter. The award letter will notify you of the types and amounts of aid that you may receive. You will also be able to view your award information at my.northwood.edu.
Remember the Financial Aid Office is here to serve you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.