Funding Options


Because an education is an investment in your future.

You know it better than anyone: An education can be the key to greater career opportunities and a brighter future. At National American University (NAU), we know how to help make it affordable. We encourage students to consider different finance options and to utilize Federal Financial Aid or personal savings resources prior to pursuing a private loan. Grants generally do not have to be repaid and Federal Student Loans generally offer low interest rates as well as flexible repayment and consolidation options.

Your financial services representative is here to help you understand all available options—and which ones make the most sense for you.

Use our Net Price Calculator to see a personalized picture of your costs. You may be eligible for financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, and low-interest federal student loan programs, as well as veteran financial assistance or through your employer.


There are a variety of different federal grant and loan programs available. Each has different rules—and some financial aid programs are limited —so it’s important to submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Want to learn more? Reach out to your NAU Financial Services Representative at 800-209-0182, option 2 or Learn More.

National American University offers a 10% Alumni Tuition Benefit to recognize the significant achievement of our alumni and encourage them to further their education by pursuing a higher-level degree, second degree, certificate or individual courses with NAU.


Graduated with a diploma, associate, bachelor’s, graduate or doctoral degree from National American University. Completion of a certificate only does not qualify a student for the alumni tuition benefit.

The 10% Alumni Tuition Benefit applies to regular NAU undergraduate, graduate or doctoral tuition rates . If other tuition reductions apply, students will receive the tuition rate that provides the best financial opportunity for them..

The Alumni Tuition Benefit may not be utilized concurrently with any other National American University sponsored grant, scholarship, or benefit program.

For more information, please contact an enrollment advisor by calling 800-209-0182.

Remember, your success can be important to theirs.

Did you know your employer may help finance your National American University education? Today, many companies assist their employees in financing their education through tuition reimbursement plans.

It’s simple to take advantage of this great benefit.

Check with your employer’s human resource department to find out which educational benefits may be available to you..

Let us know what benefits you’re entitled to so we can help you fit this into your financial plan..

Your NAU financial services representative will then help determine what paperwork may be needed.

Because hard work pays off.

There are several scholarship opportunities for deserving National American University students available through the National American University Foundation and a variety of outside organizations. Your NAU financial services representative can help you identify those that are right for you.

NAU Foundation Scholarship Opportunities

The nonprofit National American University Foundation is committed to recognizing and rewarding academic achievement and offering support to new or returning students. In support of this commitment, the NAU Foundation has several scholarships available for students who are, or will be, attending National American University.  

The National American University Foundation also periodically offers targeted scholarship opportunities for NAU students as resources allow.
To review other scholarship opportunities, visit the NAU Foundation Scholarship Information and Application website or from your Financial Services Representative. Letters of reference and a brief autobiography may be required with the application.

Edith Nourse Rogers S.T.E.M. Scholarship

Veterans Affairs scholarship program designed to help students who are in a high demand training program (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) who may have exhausted or will exhaust their entitlement benefits prior to the completion of their program. To find out more about this scholarship and qualifications for eligibility, visit the Department of Veteran Affairs website.

Free Scholarship Searches

These websites contain a wealth of outside scholarship opportunities:


National American University offers a package of benefits to active-duty military, veterans, and their families.
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