Financial aid information for parents and guardians

As a parents and guardians, we know you play a significant role in your student's success at the university. The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid provides information and services to assist you and your student in financing their education. 

To get started, review our glossary of Financial Aid terms and explore how financial aid works.

Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

The PLUS loan is available to parents of dependent undergraduate students to assist in paying for educational costs. 

Privacy rights

Our students’ privacy is very important to us. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 provides rights primarily for the student once they enroll at an institution of higher education. You can read more about FERPA on the Enrollment Services website, or fill out the FERPA release form.

Parent and family services

For information on life as a parent of an NAU student, visit the Parent and Family Services website.

Need more help? Contact us

Most of the information that you will need to make informed financial decisions for your student’s education can be found on this website. But if you have additional questions, e-mail us and we will get back to you with an answer as soon as possible.  

We also have Financial Aid Advisors who are available to consult with you and your student on topics such as:

  • scholarships
  • grants
  • employment
  • loans