Instructional Leadership, emphasis: K-12 School Leadership (MEd)
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Applying for financial aid at NAU

How to apply

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Two easy steps

  1. Apply for admission to NAU.
  2. Complete the FAFSA – File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid using NAU school code 001082 as soon as possible. Be sure to complete it by the April 1 priority deadline to ensure the most possible aid.

Note: Undocumented students who are ineligible to complete the FAFSA can complete the CSS profile using NAU school code 4006.

Enrollment termWhich FAFSA to submitTax year & income informationFAFSA completion priority date
Fall 20232023-20242021April 1, 2023
Winter 2023–242023-20242021April 1, 2023
Spring 20242023-20242021April 1, 2023
Summer 20242023-20242021April 1, 2023
Fall 20242024–20252022May 1, 2024
Winter 2024–252024–20252022May 1, 2024
Spring 20252024–20252022May 1, 2024
Summer 20252024–20252022May 1, 2024

Other steps

To ensure a smooth and accurate process and to make sure you’re eligible for the most possible aid, be sure to:

  • Keep an eye out for your Student Aid Report (SAR) (for the 2023-24 FAFSA) and the FAFSA Submission Summary (for the 2024-25 FAFSA) via email from the US Department of Education. Review the information provided and make any corrections. If you don’t receive this summary within a month after filing the FAFSA, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center.
  • Monitor your LOUIE student account and your NAU and personal email accounts for important information, updates, and requests from the university.
  • Review your financial aid award offer, sent out via snail mail and email. NAU will receive FAFSA information mid-March, and will begin processing and mailing award letters as soon as possible after that. Be sure to keep an eye on your LOUIE account for any holds or To-Do List items.

Note: If you are a continuing or returning student to NAU, a minimum of half-time enrollment (6+ hours for undergraduate students; 5+ for graduate students) is required for financial aid to be awarded. This will occur after spring grades post.