NAU Advantage helps Arizona residents with tuition
NAU Advantage, funded in part by the Arizona Promise, provides total tuition relief to eligible first-year and transfer students. Through this program, NAU will cover the remaining cost of tuition not covered by your other merit, Pell Grant, and gift aid funds.
- be an Arizona resident
- be admitted to NAU
- file your FAFSA and have a complete and verified file by April 1
- have an Expected Family Contribution of zero
- be degree seeking
- be enrolled full-time and be eligible for the full amount of a Pell Grant
Frequently asked questions
Starting fall 2020, total tuition relief is being offered to eligible Arizona residents.
How do I apply? Accordion Closed
You don’t need to apply. As long as you meet all of the criteria, you will be automatically enrolled in NAU Advantage.
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 full cost of tuition 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 NAU Advantage program for first-year students only? Accordion Closed
After your first year, you may receive aid to cover your tuition in subsequent years if:
- your EFC remains in a Pell Grant-eligible range
- 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