AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Service members work for local and national nonprofit groups.  

Members who complete their service term earn an AmeriCorps Segal Education Award, the amount of which is based on the length of the service term. 

A Segal Education Award can be used for:

At a glance
  • AmeriCorps service members are eligible
  • To receive an award, submit a request at
  • You can access any amount of the award until the total has been used or the award expires

What non-credit-earning classes or activities qualify?

You can use your award for continuing education or workshops offered by Title IV schools.

Current offerings at NAU include:

To request to use the award for these activities, please contact the appropriate program manager:

Receiving your award 

To request that an award payment be sent to NAU:

1. Log in at

2. Select Segal Education Award Request, enter NAU's information, the specific term and year, and the amount you would like to use for the term.

3. If you are requesting a loan payment or forbearance, you must enter the loan servicer’s information. 

4. Please allow 5-7 days for your award to be accepted. Your award may be denied or reduced if, including your AmeriCorps award, your total aid is more than your cost of attendance (COA). 

5. Once your award is accepted, AmeriCorps will send one-half to the university in approximately 5-7 business days after the first day of classes or after acceptance if accepted after classes begin. The funds will be credited to your university account within 2-3 business days. If your balance is zero, a refund will be issued. The second half of the funds will be received after the 100 percent tuition refund deadline. 

Other details

You can access the entire award, or just part of it, until the total amount has been used or the award expires. The award must be used within seven years of completing a term of service.

If you withdraw from your classes after your term award has been disbursed, the university may be required to return a portion of your award to AmeriCorps and collect the amount from you.

If you have questions about your AmeriCorps award, please send an e-mail to and include "AmeriCorps" in the subject line.