Aid Types

At Northern Arizona University, you can receive many different types of financial assistance, including scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment.

Use our net price calculator to determine what scholarships and grants you are eligible for, and read descriptions of our available loans that can cover your remaining costs.  

Net price calculator

Scholarships

A scholarship is financial aid awarded on the basis of academic merit or other achievement. Scholarships do not need to be paid back.

All | Tuition | NAU Departments | Academic Works online scholarship application

Grants

A grant is a form of gift aid that does not need to be paid back. Each grant has different requirements and funding levels.

All | Pell Grant | University Grant | TEACH Grant

Loans

A student loan is borrowed money that must be repaid, and can only be used for educational expenses. Most loans have fees with an average repayment period of 10 years.

All | Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans | PLUS Loans | Perkins Loans

Student employment

Student employment opportunities enable students to work in exchange for financial aid.

Student wage | Federal Work-Study | Employer information

Veterans education benefits

Tuition benefits for members of the military are available at Northern Arizona University.

Veterans education benefits

Other programs

Explore our additional financial programs and opportunities.

Faculty & staff tuition assistance | Dual enrollment | Department tuition payment requests

Disbursement

Learn how and when you receive your financial aid.

Disbursement information