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Additional aid for Indigenous Lumberjacks

Indigenous student eligibility for additional funding

Whether you are a current student or would like to become a proud Lumberjack, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) is here to help you navigate your financial aid.


Step 1: Complete the FAFSA

The first and most important step in paying for college is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This ensures you receive the most possible financial aid, and many tribal organizations use your FAFSA information to consider you for other scholarships and aid.

  • Be sure to submit your FAFSA before May 1 to meet NAU’s priority deadline.
  • Use NAU school code 001082 when submitting.
  • Students must re-submit a new FAFSA each year when it opens.

Step 2: Financial Needs Analysis (FNA) form

The Financial Needs Analysis form is a key part of your tribal scholarship application and must be completed each semester or year, depending on your tribe/tribal organization. Watch the below video for details and assistance completing the form.

Submit your completed FNA to OSFA at

Step 3: Aid awarded

Check out the video below to learn more about how and when financial aid is awarded based on your FNA submission:

Additional aid information for Indigenous students

Tribal scholarship deadlines

See important dates and deadlines for a full list of tribal scholarship application deadlines.

Indigenous scholarship resources

Check out the video below for additional resources for scholarships and financial aid:

Consent to release information

You must complete a Consent to Release FAFSA Data form, which will be found under your “To Do List” in your LOUIE student account. This allows us to release your financial information to and work directly with your tribe or tribal organization to make sure you’re receiving the most possible aid. You’ll only have to do this once as an NAU student.

Federal verification

Some students might be selected for a process called “verification” after submitting their FAFSA. If you’re selected, a notification will show up under your “To Do List” in your LOUIE student account. To learn more about the verification process, visit our verification page or give us a call at 928-523-4951. We’ll help you through it step-by-step!

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Most financial aid requires students to continually meet certain academic standards in order to maintain their financial aid. Check out our Satisfactory Academic Progress page for more details.

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