Financial aid (FAFSA)
- We encourage all students to complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. FAFSA determines your eligibility for low/no interest student loans as well as state/federal grants (grants = money you do not pay back)
- Make sure to report any veteran/military benefits you will be receiving. Financial Aid is initially based on your previous year’s earnings. If this doesn’t accurately reflect your income at the time you will be taking classes, talk with the VSC and we will provide information on the Financial Aid appeal process through the NAU Financial Aid Office to have your award reassessed.
- FAFSA opens October 1st each year. You will need to re-apply to FAFSA every October and the sooner you complete it, the better in terms of funding availability. *We suggest marking your calendars as a reminder to do this each October!
- For all Financial Aid Questions please visit The NAU Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid