Indige-Bridge to Success
What is Bridge?
The Indige-Bridge to Success Program serves incoming self-identified Indigenous first-year students, including Alaska Native, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and all peoples who identify as Indigenous. The goal is a successful college transition process, and Indige-Bridge provides an overview of the university community from an Indigenous perspective. Participants connect with key staff, faculty, and support services while meeting other students and building skills for success. Indige-Bridge begins with an early move-in to your residential hall before the fall term begins and continues throughout the academic year.
Benefits of the program include:
- Matched with a Indige-Peer Mentor & Pro Staff member for personalized mentoring
- Early move-in to fall residence hall (if choice is to reside on-campus)
- Start in a good way by becoming familiar with the campus community, class locations, and essential resources
- Opportunity to connect with Indigenous students at culturally-based social activities
- Attend a 1 unit, 8-week class (NAU 100 – Transition to College)
Who should attend? Accordion Closed
New first-year Alaska Native, First Nation, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and all people who identify as Indigenous students; students will enroll in full-time fall 2020 classes. Program participation is on a first-come, first-confirmed basis.
Program dates Accordion Closed
The program begins Sunday, August 16-19, 2020.
The first 8-week NAU 100 class is a required course for accepted Bridge students. More class information to be forthcoming.
Housing Accordion Closed
Participants will move in early into their fall housing assignments on the morning of Sunday, August 16th with the help of OISS peer mentors and staff, and stay there during the Indige-Bridge to Success Program. It’s important to complete the on-campus housing application and pay the housing rent confirmation deposit ($175) by the May 15 priority deadline. The daily early move-in fees will be paid by the Indige-Bridge program.
New students who plan to live off-campus will be asked to be prompt to attend the daily Indige-Bridge activities and meetings. Off-campus students who plan to park on campus will need to purchase a parking permit or go to the various kiosks to pay a daily parking rate. For more info, contact University Transit Services.
Cost Accordion Closed
The Indige-Bridge to Success Program will cover the following daily fees:
- Early move-in rates for on-campus residents
- Custom on-campus meals
Participants are responsible for other incidental expenses (transportation from home to /from the program, extra spending money, etc.). Be sure to reference the Housing & Residence Life What to Bring List.
Ready to Confirm Your Spot? Accordion Closed
Confirm you are eligible:
- Alaska Native, First Nation, Native American, Native Hawaiian, and all people who identify as Indigenous
- First-year, full-time students enrolled for the fall 2020 term at the NAU Flagstaff campus
- Must have a 2.86 or higher unweighted high school core GPA
Have you completed your financial aid documents:
- Must have completed the 2020-2021 FAFSA
- Check your LOUIE account to see if you have been selected for a Blue, Gold, or Sage verification request. Applicants must complete their verification documents and send to the NAU Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid.
- Applicants need to have proof that they have applied for (1) scholarship
Have you paid all of the necessary deposits?
- Must have paid the enrollment deposit (enrollment deposit may be deferred if FAFSA determines a student to be Pell Grant-eligible, contact University Admissions, 928-523-9011)
- If planning to reside on-campus, have you paid the $175 housing rent confirmation deposit paid by the May 15 priority deadline.
- If planning to live off-campus, check out Louie’s List for local housing options. Be sure to work with the apartment leasing office for all necessary deposits for move-in.
Are you eligible for in-state tuition?
- Out-of-state students who are enrolled members of an Arizona tribe are eligible for in-state tuition.
I am ready to confirm my spot – please complete the following form: