Arizona Promise Program helps Arizona residents with tuition
Arizona Promise is a state grant program that provides tuition and fees relief to eligible first-year students. Through this program, NAU will cover the remaining cost of tuition, mandatory fees, college/program and Honors fees not covered by your other grant and scholarships funding. NAU students attending the Flagstaff campus are considered should the following criteria be met.
- be an Arizona resident
- be admitted to NAU as a degree seeking first-year student by April 1
- file your FAFSA and have a complete and verified file by April 1
- be enrolled full-time (12 or more credits) and be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant.
- Flagstaff mountain campus only
Frequently asked questions
How do I apply? Accordion Closed
You don’t need to apply. As long as you meet all of the criteria, you will first be awarded from all other gift aid resources. Then, if you are eligible to receive Arizona Promise Program funding, any remaining tuition, mandatory fees, college/program and Honors fees remaining unpaid by gift aid will be covered by Arizona Promise Program.
How much funding will I receive through the Arizona Program? Accordion Closed
Funding amounts vary depending on how much gift aid (grants and scholarships) you already have to cover tuition and fees.
When will I know if I am eligible for the full amount of a Pell Grant? Accordion Closed
For the following academic year, students new to NAU are awarded financial aid beginning in December, while continuing students are awarded beginning in June. You should hear about your Pell Grant when you are awarded financial aid.
How do I find my Expected Family Contribution (EFC)? Accordion Closed
You should receive the Student Aid Report (SAR) about two to three weeks after filing your FAFSA on the web, or longer if filing via print. The EFC is reported on the SAR.
Will this impact my other financial aid or scholarships? Accordion Closed
The program covers the cost of tuition, mandatory fees, college/program and Honors fees after merit, Pell Grant, and other gift aid funds are applied. It does not apply to non-tuition costs, which other forms of financial aid and scholarships may cover.
Is the Arizona Promise program for first-year students only? Accordion Closed
After your first year, you may receive aid to cover your tuition, mandatory fees, college/program and Honors fees in subsequent years (up to eight consecutive semesters) if:
- your EFC remains at zero
- you file your FAFSA and have a complete and verified file by NAU’s priority FAFSA filing date for continuing students
- you continue to qualify for any merit aid you received in the first year