NAU students receive more than $325 million annually in scholarships, grants, and other financial aid. When you plan ahead and apply early, you’ll be better prepared to evaluate financial aid opportunities—you might be eligible for more assistance than you think.
Scholarships are financial aid awards that do not need to be paid back. Scholarships are awarded based on academic merit, financial need, and personal background.
Grants are a need-based form of financial assistance that you do not have to repay. A separate application is not required, as grants are awarded based on information from your FAFSA.
A student loan is borrowed money that must be repaid, and can only be used for educational expenses. Student loans have fees with an average repayment period of 10 years.
Our Pledge is a promise that students on our Flagstaff campus will pay the same fixed tuition rate for up to four years. No surprise increases—guaranteed!
Students who live in one of 14 Western states, Guam, or the Northern Mariana Islands automatically save nearly 40 percent on the out-of-state tuition rate.