Why Northern Arizona University

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Northern Arizona University is a regionally-accredited institution that prides itself on meeting the unique needs of veterans and active duty military students.

The Arizona State Legislature has recognized Northern Arizona University as an Arizona Veterans Supportive Campus.

Read below for more information about why we’re military friendly.

Convenience and flexibility

With a main campus in Flagstaff, statewide locations, and online options, Northern Arizona University offers a variety of ways to earn your degree, even if you’re deployed abroad.

Priority enrollment

Our military students have the advantage of priority enrollment, so you can get the classes you want before they fill up.

Transferability of credits

Use credits you’ve earned through military service or previous coursework toward a degree from Northern Arizona University, so you can get your degree sooner.


We provide quality education at an affordable cost. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

Policies tailored to your needs

Tuition deferment request

If you are receiving Chapter 30, 35, 1606, or 1607 benefits, and need to have some or all of your tuition deferred until later in the semester, please contact our office for the current deferment form.

Reactivation policy

If you’re recalled to active duty, our reactivation policy allows you to easily withdrawal from the university.


The Office of Military and Veteran Affairs provides resources and support services to our military-affiliated students.

At the Flagstaff campus, we have a dedicated Veteran Success Center where you can connect with other student veterans.

We also offer a special section of NAU-100, a transition course for first-year students, to help veterans prepare for higher education.