Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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Military-connected students

We’re here to serve you

Northern Arizona University proudly supports veterans, active-duty military personnel, and their families in pursuing an education. We’ll be with you every step of the way, from discussing your funding options and selecting a degree program that best fits your schedule and interests to supporting you with resources geared specifically to our military-connected students.

Learn more about Veteran and Military Services.

You’re a military-connected student if:

You qualify as a military-connected student if you plan on attending NAU—at the Flagstaff campus, a statewide location, or online—and fulfill specific requirements:

  • veteran or active duty service member
  • service member of the National Guard or reserve
  • spouse or child of a service member or veteran

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Find the important deadlines you need to know.

Important dates & deadlines

What you need to know

At NAU, we are here to help you reach your aspirations. These resources are geared towards military-connected students.

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Yellow Ribbon Program

NAU is proud to offer the full Yellow Ribbon Program. Please contact us for further information about the program and whether you qualify.

Read more about the Yellow Ribbon Program.

Purple Heart Tuition Waiver

NAU is proud to be officially recognized as a Purple Heart School by the Military Order of the Purple Heart. As part of our commitment to serving our veterans and military affiliated families we manage the Purple Heart Tuition Waiver process for our students who qualify.

Find and complete your checklist

These veteran student checklists guide you through what you need to do to complete enrollment, receive education benefits, and other important steps as you start your transition to NAU. 

  • Flagstaff campus checklist
  • New student dependent checklist
  • Veteran readiness and employment (Ch. 31 VR&E)
  • Statewide and online student checklist
  • DODTA checklist
  • Graduate student checklist

Popular degree programs for military-connected students

Our goal is to help you achieve success. If you need help finding a program that fits your schedule and interests, contact our Veteran and Military Services office.

Learn more about NAU’s degree programs.

Charles Moore and faculty mentor Jerry Wellman at the Gold Axe Awards.
“I’ve had the opportunity to use process improvement techniques, change management, and negotiating skills to save the US Air Force thousands of dollars, which I would have been incapable of achieving without the skills brought forth and honed in coursework from NAU.”
– Charles Moore, BAS Logistics and Supply Chain Management – Applied Science, '19, NAU Online