Our Support in
NU’s Whole Human Education™ takes a holistic approach to student well-being. We’ve identified five core values designed to provide 360-degree support to our learners. We want our students to know they don’t have to “go it alone” when it comes to their education. We want them to feel we see their potential and recognize their unique life circumstances. And we want them to believe they’ll get the support they need to succeed in life and school.
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Our Five Pillars of Support
Opportunity Scholarship – a need- and program-based award to help reduce the cost of undergraduate tuition
Key Grant Scholarship – NU provides equitable access to education, helping reduce student debt with a 50% discount on tuition, up to $10,000 annually
Free E-books for the Military – waives the cost of all e-books for active-duty military members
Student Emergency Grants – small grants given to students for life emergencies helping them stay in school
Financial aid advisors – 1:1 assistance for finding resources to help students pay for school
Free tutoring – scheduled weekly tutoring sessions for any subject
Writing and Math Centers – schedule online and on-site consultations for assistance with mathematical and academic writing assignments
Student Academic Success Center – support services for individual coaching, time management, study skills, and accessing resources
Student Accessibility Services – provides equitable access for students with disabilities, such as testing accommodations, ASL interpreting/captioning, and assistive technology
Academic Advisors – 1:1 support from enrollment to commencement as students progress through their chosen programs
Strong Start Workshop – prepares students to begin their first course
Advanced Research Center – supports and guides students, alums, faculty, and staff by offering publications, presentations, and research materials
Meet Lagarian S.
Class of ‘14, BS in Project Management
Class of ‘19, MS in Cybersecurity
As a Marine servicemember, Lagarian S. needed a program that allowed him to honor his commitment to a military lifestyle. Thanks to NU’s four-week course offerings and hands-on support, he earned his degrees on HIS time.
Social & Emotional
Meet Nikki S.
Class of ‘19, MS in Applied Behavior Analysis
A familial bond with her cohort made all the difference for Nikki S. As someone who thrives on connection, the strength of the bonds she felt with her classmates and professors made all the difference during Nikki’s time at NU.
Student Wellness Services – an entire spectrum of resources for self-serve care and personalized support for challenges such as divorce, custody, domestic violence, housing, and child care
Concern Center – a searchable database of resources for all things wellness
Silver Cloud Health – online behavioral health provider
TimelyMD – free, remote, on-demand mental health counseling
Online and onsite programs – convenient course schedules to balance work, life, and school
15 student organizations/clubs – connect with people who share similar interests and goals, both professionally and by affiliation
Nearpeer – special interest groups where students can connect with a supportive community
Center for Student Engagement and Activities Student Voice Blog – an online blog written by students, for students
Family Life & Community
Meet Abigail J.
Class of ‘17, MA in Education
Abigail J. was the first of 21 grandchildren in her family to earn a master’s degree, and she couldn’t have done it without her found family — the cohort she studied with. Through her hard work, dedication, and the help of her NU classmates and counselor, Abigail honored her grandfather six months after his passing by walking across the commencement stage. Seeing her mother’s face made it all worth it.
Meet Asya W.
Class of ‘09, MBA
Asya W. found purpose and confidence during her time at NU. After experiencing how rewarding a project management role could be, she sought to further her career by enrolling at NU. Through knowledgeable, field-experienced professors and a schedule that supported her nontraditional learning style, Asya gained the confidence she needed to form Women of Project Management, an organization centering the experiences and voices of women in project management roles.
Handshake job portal – a customized job portal platform with personalized job recommendations
NU Mentoring Network – an online mentor network where students and alumni can connect for 1:1 career conversations.
NU Speaker Series – professional development webinars featuring change makers and thought leaders in a variety of fields
Career Services – career counseling, job fairs, interviewing techniques, resume and cover letter review, and more