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Tuition and cost

Investing in your future at NAU

Your education is one of the best investments you will ever make, and you have many options to pay for it. We will work with you and your family every step of the way through the financial aid process to make your Northern Arizona University education a reality.

Our Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is here to help you find the option that’s right for you.

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Financial aid

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.

Student employment

Employment opportunities are available to students looking to help cover the cost of their education. Explore job options through Federal Work-Study and Handshake.

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We’re ready to help you understand the cost of NAU and apply for financial aid.

Tuition estimator

Use our Tuition Estimator to determine what tuition and fees you may have for your campus and program.

Scholarship estimator

Use our Scholarship Estimator to determine what types of awards you may receive upon admission to NAU.  The estimator is compatible with the most recent versions of Chrome and Firefox browsers.

Net price calculator

You can estimate your cost of attendance using our Net Price Calculator. Your cost of attendance is also used to determine how much financial aid you may receive.

Western Undergraduate Exchange map showing qualifying states and terroritories.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

Qualified students who live in one of the 14 Western states, Guam, or the Northern Marina Islands save nearly 40 percent on the out-of-state tuition rate.

Learn more about WUE