Apply for Financial Aid
In order to apply for Financial Aid, simply follow the steps outlined below:
1. Complete the Online Admissions Application.
2. Apply for FAFSA.
Visit the FAFSA website to apply for financial aid at fafsa.ed.gov. You will be prompted to create a FSA ID or use your existing FSA ID to complete
the FAFSA online. If you are a dependent student, a parent needs a FSA ID too. (You
can apply for your FSA ID on the FAFSA website during the FAFSA process).
Make sure to use the IRS Linking Tool and match address exactly to the one used on
your tax return. (This is also required for parents and dependent students).
3. Monitor your OASIS account.
Once enrolled please monitor your OASIS account for information that is needed to complete your file. It will be listed in
the "To Do List" area. To locate the “To Do List” click on self service > student
center> select “to do list” on the right.
Log in to OASIS by using the first initial of your first name and your full last name (example: jsmith).
Your password will be the last four digits of your social security number and your
birth date (month and day only) Example: 12340107. For log in problems, email email@example.com or call 760-4171 and ask for the password to be reset.
Students are sometimes selected for verification of your income. If you have been
selected for verification, you will need to fill out the independent or dependent
verification form. Select the appropriate verification form to complete and return it to Financial
Aid. If you are unable to link your taxes from the IRS in the FAFSA application you
and your parent will need a copy of your federal tax transcript. To get a copy, please
contact the IRS at 1-800-TAX-1040 or go to www.irs.gov. If required, it will be listed on your "To Do List" in Oasis.
4. Submit the required forms.
Submit the required forms and documentation by one of the following methods:
- Fax to (501) 760-4354
- Mail to NPC, Financial Aid, 101 College Drive, Hot Springs, AR 71913
- Submit forms and documentation in person.
5. Accept awards.
Once all forms are submitted and processed, your financial aid such as PELL and loans
will be awarded in OASIS. You will need to go to Accept/Decline awards.
In order to receive student loans, you will be required to accept your loan offers
(Note: Pell Grants are automatically accepted). On the left of your OASIS screen,
click on Self-Service > Student Center > Accept/Decline awards > Year. You can then
accept or decline the loan amounts.
In order for your loans to process, new students must complete the Entrance Counseling
and Master Promissory Note by visiting studentloans.gov. Returning students will not be required to redo their Master Promissory Note and
Entrance Counseling (it is good for 10 years). All students accepting loans should
watch their "To Do List" for further instructions.
When books go on sale for the semester, if you have PELL or accepted loans on your
Oasis account, then you can charge your books online or will be able to charge them
in the campus bookstore in person by presenting identification.
Other Useful Links
Use the following links for more detailed information.