University financing options for COE students as they pursue their degrees in education at NAU
How do you plan to pay for your college education? Will you take out loans, apply for scholarships, apply for the FAFSA? And what is the FAFSA anyway? Find out all about the Northern Arizona University financing options for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Monthly payment plan
NAU offers a monthly payment plan for tuition payments. Visit the Student and Departmental Account Services page for more information.
Student job opportunities
Find out what employment options are offered both at NAU and off campus, by visiting our student jobs page.
NAU scholarships and waivers
Northern Arizona University awards scholarships based on academic merit, financial need and personal background. Scholarships are financial aid awards that do not have to be repaid. Find the scholarship and waiver options by visiting the NAU scholarships and waivers page.
College and departmental scholarships
In addition to NAU level scholarships, we offer more specific scholarships at the college and departmental level. For more information, please visit the COE scholarships webpage.
Out-of-state students receive in-state tuition
Find out if you qualify!
Undergraduate students: Western Undergraduate Exchange Program
Graduate students: Western Regional Graduate Program
Arizona grants—loan forgiveness program for teachers
The Math, Science and Special Education Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program (MSSE) is a student-centered, need-based, forgivable loan designed to financially support and to encourage Arizona resident junior or senior college students to enter into the teaching profession and teach in Arizona. Students must enter into an agreement with the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education (ACPE) to teach in an Arizona public school for a term equal to the number of years of loan received plus one year. Additionally, students must sign a promissory note acknowledging the conditions of the loan and promising to repay the loan plus interest if the teaching obligation is not met. The financial aid office at the institution must certify that the student meets the minimum qualifications for the loan. Loans are awarded to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis.
After you graduate
Once you’ve earned your degree, there are several financial breaks you can take advantage of as an educator, including grants and loan forgiveness programs: