The NAU Center for International Education (CIE)
provides education abroad opportunities for NAU students to study in other
countries while earning credit towards their degree.
At a glance
- NAU students studying abroad are eligible for
- Must fill out FAFSA
- It is recommended students sign a FERPA
form before leaving
- If you already have financial aid, please
contact NAU Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid to discuss financial aid
options for your study abroad program. You can also find general information
about financial aid and study abroad on Study
Abroad Programs Overview.
- If your education abroad program is fee-based,
waivers and NAU scholarships (i.e. NAU Merit, Deans, Presidents Resident and
Non-Resident, AIMS, Lumberjack Scholars, EARP, and departmental tuition awards)
cannot be used and will not cover your expenses (this includes WUE). Be aware
that waivers and NAU scholarships cannot be used towards NAU programs in Costa
Rica or Siena, faculty-led programs, provider programs (including USAC), and
some internships and research. For exchange programs, waivers will reduce your
expenses as they would if you were at NAU.
- Check the Study Abroad and
Financial Aid Tips to review additional items you may need to know
before you leave on your trip.
- Sign a Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
or FERPA form before you leave so that someone who you trust
will have the ability to discuss business on your behalf while you are
overseas. This form must be turned in to the Office of
- Students are encouraged to check with the Center
for International Education and online for possible private donor study abroad scholarships. Any
outside/private donor scholarships you receive must be reported to our office
for eligibility/tracking purposes.
- Please check the online calendar for
important dates and deadlines.
- It is your responsibility to have your school
credits from the overseas university transferred to NAU one semester after the
completion of your study abroad program. If your credits have not been
transferred to NAU after two semesters, and you are receiving financial aid
and/or merit awards (i.e. NAU Merit, Dean’s, President’s Resident and
Non-Resident, AIMS, Lumberjack Scholars, and departmental tuition awards), this
may affect your merit award renewal eligibility and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
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