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.
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. The federal government determines eligibility.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
The FSEOG program is designed to assist undergraduate students with an exceptional financial need. First priority is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients. National American University FSEOG awards range from $750 to $1,000 per quarter. Amounts are limited, 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 at half-time 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 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 education 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.