Budget Appeals (Cost of Attendance)
Northern Arizona University’s Cost of Attendance (COA)/Budget includes both living expenses and school expenses. Financial Aid is intended to support a student’s cost of living while attending college. It is also intended to cover only the student’s portion of expenses while working on their educational pursuits.
Please carefully review the following information before you submit a Budget Appeal. Please note the submission deadlines for each term (located on the Budget Appeal form).
NAU’s budget categories include:
- Tuition and fees
- Books and supplies
Expenses that will not be considered include, but are not limited to:
- Credit card debt
- Routine car maintenance
- Moving expenses
- Cell phone
- Other students’ or family members’ portion of an expense
Please review your budget in LOUIE before you submit an appeal. Only expenses you incur above your allotted budget items will be considered. To view your budget from your Student Center follow these steps in LOUIE:
1.) View Financial Aid under Finances
2.) Select applicable Aid Year
3.) View Financial Aid Summary
Documents must provide the following for your budget appeal to be reviewed:
- Signed and dated Budget Appeal form
- Signed and dated personal statement
- Appropriate documentation that reflects you, the student, incurred the costs
- Applicable affidavits
Note: If your Budget Appeal is approved, you will be notified of any increased loan eligibility. There are deadlines for loans. Therefore, be sure that you understand and have completed all necessary steps to have your loan(s) awarded on your account two weeks prior to tend of the term.
The summer 2021 budget appeal will be available in May.