NAU’s enrollment team walks you through important details of the Access2Excellence initiative
NAU is broadening access to higher education and increasing the potential for all Arizonans to obtain valuable postsecondary credentials—fueling economic and social mobility in Arizona and throughout the nation.
You are eligible if you are an undergraduate, Arizona resident who is newly admitted as a freshman or transfer student to NAU for fall 2023 or spring 2024 and are classified:
If you are part of one of AZ’s 22 recognized tribes, you qualify for A2E. To verify Tribal enrollment, a copy of your Tribal Identification Card or Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) may be required.
Your undergraduate tuition charges for fall and spring will be covered using a combination of tuition scholarships and other grant funds. (Summer and winter session tuition is not included. Fees are also not included.) You may be eligible for four years if you remain on a Flagstaff or Statewide campus and continue full-time enrollment.
Your income will be verified using the Academic Year 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that opened October 1, 2022. The FAFSA uses income information from two years prior. Families who have experienced a loss of income in the year 2022 may be eligible to submit a Contribution Appeal to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. This appeal process opens early January.
As a Lumberjack Scholars recipient, your tuition is already covered so you are not eligible for A2E. However, you might be eligible for additional grant funds, so it is important to complete the FAFSA early.
Yes, up to the cost of tuition. You might still be eligible for additional grants, so it is important that you complete FAFSA early.
For students with a household income above $65,000, NAU will continue to provide generous financial aid and scholarship packages. For all students, NAU’s cost of attendance will remain lower than other in-state options.
Yes, this will be available to undergraduate first-year and transfer students who attend NAU’s Flagstaff or Statewide campuses.