NAU parents financial aid information
Helping fund your NAU student’s education? Get information here to help with your questions.
The NAU Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is here to partner with you to see your student’s dreams come true at Northern Arizona University.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The first steps are requesting an FSA ID and completing the FAFSA. See the Complete FAFSA early section of the Incoming Freshman page for more details.
The FSA ID will allow you to login and will serve as your electronic signature. The FAFSA is a way for our office to consider your student for all types of aid. If you think your student would not be eligible for grants, we highly encourage all families to submit the FAFSA because they might be eligible for Federal Work-Study or student loans. Watch this short video on completing the FAFSA and tips for parents:
These video instructions are located directly above a YouTube video. Hit the DOWN arrow key until you hear the words FLASH START. Once the screen reader is inside the FLASH OBJECT, hit the TAB key about 7 times until you hear PLAY BUTTON a second time. Hit the Spacebar key to play the video. You can then hit the Spacebar key again to pause the video. Feel free to hit TAB and TAB+SHIFT to listen to all the buttons in the FLASH OBJECT. Sometimes the PLAY button and the PAUSE button will be listed as an UNLABELED BUTTON.
Incoming freshmen will be awarded financial aid in December and award letters will be mailed out. An award letter outlines what your student has been offered in financial assistance to help pay for their college expenses. Understanding the award letter.
Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
After reviewing the award letter with your student you may notice an offer for a PLUS Loan. This is a loan that a parent may apply for to help pay students’ charges. There are additional steps that need to be taken in order to secure the loan. How to apply for a Parent PLUS Loan.
Feel free to contact our office at Financial.Aid@nau.edu or 1-855-628-6333 (toll-free) with any questions.