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Still have questions? Review our Q&A for details about the upcoming semester.
Why did you change the schedule?
The early start date takes advantage of a period of expected lower COVID-19 case rates and exceptional weather for encouraging outdoor activities; it also limits student travel ahead of a potential resurgence.
Although the schedule adjustment may cause disruptions for some students, the science and research show that this is a critical step we can take to keep the Lumberjack community safe. Students who are not able to make it back to Flagstaff by Aug. 12 can attend classes online via NAUFlex for the early part of the semester.
When is tuition due?
Tuition is due on Aug. 3.
When is financial aid disbursed?
Disbursement will begin on Sunday, Aug. 2, for students who have completed all the necessary paperwork. Make sure you are enrolled in your desired number of credits and check your LOUIE account for any holds or To Do List items that may prevent your aid from disbursing.
Payment arrangements for any remaining charges (if applicable) can be made on Aug. 3.
Who can I talk to about my financial aid and scholarships for fall 2020?
Questions about financial aid and scholarships can be directed to our Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid via email at email@example.com
or by calling 928-523-4951.
When are housing payments due?
Campus housing payments are divided into four installments.
Due dates for Fall 2020:
- Aug. 3
- Sept. 15
- Oct. 15
- Nov. 15
When will I learn about my residence hall move-in date and time?
All students living on campus should have received an email that includes an invitation to sign up for a move-in date within the dates listed on the Residence Life website. By late July, students will receive a specific hourlong move-in appointment time. Move-in appointments will be staggered over a number of days, starting Aug. 6, to allow for appropriate physical distancing. Only two visitors will be allowed to come with each student, and they must be over 18. Please review the Residence Life website for more information about move-in.
Will statewide and online programs also start Aug. 12?
Yes. NAU’s fall semester start date is the same for all statewide campuses and online programs.
How does the early start date affect off-campus housing?
NAU is working with off-campus complexes to accommodate for the schedule change. We recommend calling your specific property prior to returning to Flagstaff to understand adjustments.
Will the start date of the Spring 2021 semester change?
As the health situation is fluid, we continue to look ahead to the Spring 2021 semester and will communicate with the NAU community when decisions are made.
What do I do if I bought a flight to return to Flagstaff and cannot change it?
Most airlines are offering free change dates; check with your carrier for details. However, if you are unable to return to campus by Aug. 12, the new NAUFlex program allows you to attend classes remotely until you arrive in Flagstaff.
I have an internship/job that I am committed to until the original move-in date of Aug. 20. What should I do?
If you are unable to return to campus by Aug. 12, you can attend your classes online through NAUFlex until you are able to return.
Will commencement/graduation be virtual?
We plan to share specifics about commencement soon, as we know people are excited about commencement. Decisions regarding graduation and other events will be made with the health of our NAU community in mind.
Does NAU have options for those who have limited access to Wi-Fi?
With teaching and learning transitioned online, NAU will be providing the Lumberjack community with updates regarding broadband and Wi-Fi resources. For more information please visit NAU ITS’ access page.