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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$1,000
Other Fees$1,246
Room and Board $11,106
Other Expenses Budget$4,720
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
Out of State Costs for Northern Arizona University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,246
Room and Board $11,106
Other Expenses Budget$4,720

Residents of Arizona pay an annual total price of $28,722 to attend Northern Arizona University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $10,650 for tuition, $11,106 room and board, $1,000 for books and supplies and $1,246 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $43,468 which is 51.3% higher than Arizona residents. The tuition charge is $25,396 while room and board is $11,106, books and supplies are $1,000 and other fees come in at $1,246.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Northern Arizona University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and 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 $501 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $52,524
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $501.14
Total Interest Paid $7,612.43
Sum of All Loan Payments $60,136.43

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year Arizona Residents Non Residents
1 $28,722 $43,468
2 $29,443 $44,560
3 $30,183 $45,678
4 $30,940 $46,825

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 $114,888 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 2.5% 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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=105330 IPEDS survey data for Northern Arizona University.