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Financial Aid is a general term for many types of funding assistance for college study. Even though NAU's tuition rate is one of the most affordable in the nation, many students require financial assistance for all or part of their education. In some cases financial aid may be a loan that must be repaid; in other cases it may be a grant or scholarship that is awarded without future repayment requirements. In every case, to be considered for aid you must complete the appropriate paperwork, enroll in the requisite number of units or credit hours, learn when aid will be disbursed and whether you are responsible for paying your tuition and fees up front, decide how you want to receive your extra financial aid, and stay on top of all deadlines.
Office of Student Financial Aid
On-campus: Offices are located in Gammage, building 1, and can be accessed via the first floor staircase between the Registrar and Student Account Services.
Off-campus: Offices are located at the North Valley Campus (602)728-9506 ; Tucson (928) 879-7910; Yuma (928) 317-6400.
To receive most types of financial aid you must be admitted into a degree-seeking program and be enrolled in at least half-time hours (for an undergraduate this means you are taking at least 6 units; for a graduate, at least 5). Many federal or state grants or waivers are awarded based on full-time enrollment (12 for an undergraduate; 9 for a graduate) and on a first-come, first-served basis.
In every case, to be considered for aid you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have a complete and verified financial aid file at NAU. The FAFSA is required to determine your eligibility for Pell Grants, student loans, and various need-based aid. Depending on the aid you plan to apply for, you may need to submit other documents. Financial Aid generally covers the Fall and Spring terms of the regular academic year. Summer and Winter Sessions may require separate applications and different procedures
Financial aid awards are based on the number of units or credit hours you will take. Changes to your anticipated number of units must be made in writing prior to the disbursement of your financial aid. Any changes in units may result in a change to your award amount. If there is a discrepancy between anticipated hours and the number of hours for which you are enrolled, your financial aid will not disburse. If your funds are not successfully disbursed, your awards may be cancelled and your classes dropped. Once financial aid has been disbursed, you cannot decrease your anticipated number of units without implications to the aid you've received.
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Events & Deadlines
- 12/19 : Commencement-Fall 2013
- 12/25-01/01 : University Closed - Winter Break (Begin)
- 01/20 : MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY OBSERVED - UNIVERSITY CLOSED
- 03/17-03/21 : SPRING BREAK - No classes held that originate in Flagstaff (Begin)
- 12/25-01/01 : University Closed - Winter Break (End)