Financial aid for NAU’s Personalized Learning program
NAU Personalized Learning students may be eligible for financial aid
Please note: This website is currently being updated to reflect new policies and procedures.
NAU students in a Personalized Learning (PL) program may be eligible for financial aid to assist in covering each six-month subscription fee. Students must complete a FAFSA for our office to determine a student’s eligibility.
Eligibility for Personalized Learning Financial Aid
NAU’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will review your financial aid eligibility after receiving your FAFSA. If additional documentation is needed, we will contact you. You will also be able to review these items on your LOUIE To Do List. Please allow up to 10 business days for your financial aid to be awarded once all additional documentation has been received and processed.
To maintain eligibility for this aid throughout your program, you are responsible for successfully completing a minimum of 12 credit hours and 26 weeks of instruction within each payment period. You will not be eligible to receive financial aid for your subsequent subscription if you do not complete your payment period.
Apply for financial aid every year
- Complete the FAFSA. NAU’s School Code: 001082.
- Find your NAU User ID and password. Visit NAU Password Application for instructions.
- Set up your NAU student email account.
- Monitor your NAU LOUIE To-Do List. You may be required to provide additional information to complete your financial aid application or file.
- Check your NAU email regularly. All award notifications and financial aid information is sent exclusively via NAU email.
- Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) will be evaluated prior to beginning the Personalized Learning program and subsequently before each disbursement of financial aid released. NAU enrollment and transfer credit history is assessed to determine your financial aid eligibility. Visit Personalized Learning SAP for more information.
- Expect 15-20 business days for your financial aid to be awarded. Notification is sent via NAU email.
- If you’re borrowing Federal Direct Loans, log in to LOUIE to accept your loan amounts. Complete these requirements as soon as possible; your loans cannot be disbursed until they’re done. Expect up to five business days for NAU to receive notification of completion.
- Set up Direct Deposit. Receive financial aid refunds quickly and safely.
NOTE: New students will not be able to sign up for direct deposit until they begin their subscription.
Payment periodAccordion Closed
It is your responsibility to successfully complete at least 12 credit hours within a minimum of 26 weeks of instruction. This is a federal regulation known as apayment period-the period for which you are paid financial aid funds.
Weekly academic activity is also required during the payment period. Work with your Personalized Learning mentor to ensure you achieve this federal directive. IMPORTANT: You are not eligible for your next aid disbursement until your financial aid responsibilities are fulfilled for your current payment period and your account has been reviewed by our office to determine that you have satisfied all financial aid requirements. Once our office has completed this review, you will be notified via your NAU email.
ReviewÂ Return to Title IV for consequences of not meeting these federal requirements. You have 45 calendar days to begin a new subscription, for which you would need to pay out-of-pocket, before a Return to Title IV evaluation must be performed.
Satisfactory Academic ProgressAccordion Closed
This Federal Student Aid policy requires students to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress (SAP) toward degree completion. Meet the following three measurements, or standards, to maintain financial aid eligibility. Financial aid will not be awarded and/or disbursed until your transcript is reviewed and we confirm that you’ve met all three SAP standards.
- Pace of progress
Maintain a minimum 67 percent pace of progress. The total number of credit hours you’ve successfully completed divided by the total number of hours you’ve attempted measures your pace of progress.
NOTE:Â Opened, uncompleted lessons can negatively impact your pace.
- Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)
Retain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.
- Maximum timeframe
Complete your degree within 150 percent of the published credit hours required. Personalized Learning degrees require at least 120 credit hours. You will receive SAP suspension notification and be required to document your plan of progression if you exceed 180 total attempted credit hours.
Satisfactory academic progress statuses:
These definitions will help you understand your status and necessary action you might need to take to maintain your financial aid eligibility. Log in toÂ LOUIE to view your current SAP status.
Meets SAP: You meet all three SAP standards and are eligible to receive financial aid.
Warning: You do not meet pace of progress and/or cumulative GPA standards. You are eligible for financial aid for your next subscription; however, you are at risk of losing eligibility. Use this time to meet SAP standards and get back in good standing by the end of the payment period.
You will be placed on SAP suspension if you do not meet all SAP standards by the end of the payment period and/or subscription. This applies only to GPA and pace of progress. Students not meeting the maximum timeframe standard are immediately placed on SAP suspension.
Suspension: You are ineligible to receive financial aid based on SAP evaluation. You may appeal for reconsideration. Visit the Satisfactory Academic Progress page for details on the appeal process.
NOTE: Submitting an appeal is not a guarantee of approval and/or reinstatement of financial aid eligibility.
Suspension does not automatically withdraw you from the university. Please contactÂ Personalized LearningÂ for more information.
Probation: You are on SAP probation because you have successfully appealed your suspension. You are required to meet specific probation conditions by the end of each subscription period. You will no longer be eligible for financial aid if these conditions are not met.
Return to Title IVAccordion Closed
Title IV of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations governs student financial aid programs.
Students who fail to meet payment periodÂ requirements, and do not begin a subsequent subscription within 45 calendar days, will be subject to a federal evaluation, known as Return to Title IV.
A Return to Title IV evaluation determines whether a student earned the financial aid received while in the Personalized Learning program. If the amount disbursed to the student is greater than the amount the student earned, the university must return any unearned funds to the U.S. Department of Education, which may result in the student owing funds to the university.
Visit theÂ Office of Student and Departmental Account Services for payment information and available options if your Return to Title IV evaluations results in charges due.