Financial Aid

As a public institution, NWSA accepts funds offered through the Federal Student Aid program. Students should complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) each academic year at

Miami Dade College Financial Aid

FAFSA ID MDC Wolfson Campus: 014631

University of Florida Office for Student Financial Affairs

FAFSA ID: 001535


Apply for year-round awards using MDC and UF scholarship search webpages.

NWSA scholarship is awarded annually and is based on merit. Award may be applied to MDC or UF tuition and fees.

State Grants and programs

American Dream Scholarship

The American Dream Scholarship helps the dream of higher education become a reality. This scholarship picks up where other aid and scholarships leave off, ensuring that bright, qualified students have the means to continue their education.

Who is Eligible?

High school graduates who have earned a standard high school diploma, GED, or home school diploma in Miami Dade County during the May-July 2023 period (without a previous degree).

What is Covered?

The American Dream Scholarship funds will be applied at the in-state tuition rate after all other resources available to cover tuition and fees have been applied.


The scholarship covers up to 60 credits toward the completion of an AA or AS, whichever comes first.

More information about the American Dream Scholarship.

Payment Plans

Miami Dade College offers a payment plan through Nelnet. Make college more affordable by paying for tuition and fees over time. Tuition payment plans break down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments. There's no interest, payment options are flexible, and setup fees are affordable.

More information about payment plans at MDC.

* The University of Florida does not offer a payment plan program.