Federal Financial Aid


Find out if you qualify for federal financial aid now.

Most NAU students are eligible for financial aid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to find out if you qualify for federal financial aid. Different types of aid have different rules—but some financial aid programs are limited, so it’s important to submit your FAFSA and other applications as soon as possible.

Want to know more about your financial aid options or have a FAFSA question? Just reach out to your NAU Financial Services Representative at 800-209-0182 option 2 or email naufinancialservices@national.edu .

Start the financial aid process here

Federal Pell Grants

A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. Federal Pell Grants are awarded to students who are eligible based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The amount you receive will also depend on your status as a full-time or part-time student.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)

The FSEOG program is designed to assist undergraduate students with an exceptional financial need. Priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients with the lowest EFC. National American University FSEOG awards range from $750 to $1,000 per quarter. Just like the Federal Pell Grant, the FSEOG does not have to be repaid. Funding is very limited in the FSEOG program and early application is important.

Federal Direct Loan Programs

Federal Direct Loans are for undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree students. The federal government provides funds and guarantees these student loans to students who are attending at least half-time enrollment status.

Federal Direct Student Loans for undergraduate students include subsidized and unsubsidized loans, and Parent PLUS loans, which the students and parents repay to the servicer assigned by the federal government.

The Federal Direct Student Loans for graduate and professional students include the unsubsidized loans.

Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

Direct PLUS loans are for parents to borrow to help pay for their dependent child’s education. The Direct PLUS loan provides additional funds for education expenses. Direct PLUS loans enable parents with good credit histories to borrow for each child who is enrolled at least half time. The annual loan limit is the student’s cost of attendance minus any estimated financial aid received. The U.S. Department of Education will at no time pay the interest that accrues on Direct PLUS loans.

For more information, review our course catalog or visit the U.S. Department of Education’s financial aid website.