Public 4 Year

NAU Tuition & Cost

Flagstaff, Arizona

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Arizona Resident Sticker Price
In State Costs for Northern Arizona University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$1,246
Room and Board $11,338
Other Expenses Budget$4,720
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Northern Arizona University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$1,246
Room and Board $11,338
Other Expenses Budget$4,720

In-state tuition at Northern Arizona University for undergraduate students residing in Arizona is $10,650. Room and board charges total $11,338 per year. Students will also need to budget for books and supplies, which typically amount to $900 annually. Other administrative or academic fees are $1,246 for the year. Additionally, students should plan an estimated $4,720 for other miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. In sum, residents attending Northern Arizona University full time should expect a total annual cost of $28,854.

Undergraduate tuition at Northern Arizona University is $25,396 for out-of-state students. Additionally, out-of-state students are charged $11,338 for room and board, $900 for textbooks and educational resources, plus fees of $1,246. Students are advised to budget $4,720 for other expenses. When these costs are combined, annual out-of-state charges total $43,600. This figure is 51.1% higher than what Arizona residents pay.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Northern Arizona University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Northern Arizona University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$10,520
$30,001 to $48,000$11,320
$48,001 to $75,000$14,142
$75,001 to $110,000$17,920

The average reported annual net price for Northern Arizona University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $15,692 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

94% of full-time undergrad Northern Arizona University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $11,357 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 42% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,174 and 5% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $12,276.

Finanical Aid Northern Arizona University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $11,357 94%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $9,222 90%
Pell Grants $4,719 33%
Other Federal Grants $849 67%
State and Local Grants $2,409 8%
Federal Student Loans $5,174 42%
Other Student Loans $12,276 5%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Northern Arizona University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $52,524. The loan balance of $52,524 is a four year multiple of the $13,131 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $557 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $52,524
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $556.84
Total Interest Paid $14,297.02
Sum of All Loan Payments $66,821.02

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Arizona Residents Non Residents
1 $28,854 $43,600
2 $29,389 $44,409
3 $29,934 $45,233
4 $30,490 $46,072

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Northern Arizona University to be $115,416 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 1.9% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Northern Arizona University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Arizona Residents $761 $2,283 $3,044
Out of State Residents $1,058 $3,174 $4,232

Estimated cost for a class at Northern Arizona University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Northern Arizona University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Northern Arizona University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan Yes
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=105330 IPEDS survey data for Northern Arizona University.