NAU is broadening access to higher education and increasing attainment of valuable postsecondary credentials for Arizona residents—fueling economic and social mobility in Arizona and throughout the nation.
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Northern Arizona University’s new Access2Excellence (A2E) initiative breaks down financial barriers and forges a pathway for every student in Arizona to come to NAU and pursue their dreams.
Beginning with the fall 2023 class, NAU will offer full tuition coverage at its Flagstaff and statewide campuses to Arizona residents with a household income of $65,000 or below.
Arizona’s economy is prosperous and fast-growing. A2E addresses an increasing need to develop and retain a talented workforce in our state—giving residents the skills and knowledge to participate in the local economy.
NAU remains committed to expanding educational opportunities for Indigenous and Native American students. Keeping with this mission, students who are members of Arizona’s 22 recognized tribes (including those living out of state) will automatically qualify for A2E, regardless of household income.
To learn more about how this impacts you, please watch this quick video.
Eligible students must complete the following steps to secure A2E:
“The Access2Excellence initiative underscores NAU’s commitment to eliminate obstacles that undermine the college-going aspirations of students from diverse economic, social, and cultural backgrounds. I’m thrilled that NAU is taking the lead in showing Arizona students and families that college is attainable and affordable—and that college is a real option for them.”
– Lyndel Manson, Chair of the Arizona Board of Regents
“NAU’s Access2Excellence initiative is a transformative step to help bridge our state’s attainment gap and provide an affordable pathway to college, ensuring Arizona develops and retains talent that can participate in the high-tech, high-skill jobs that power the economy of the future,”
– Neil Giuliano, President and CEO of Greater Phoenix Leadership