In 2022, tuition for full-time students at Northern Arizona University was $10,650 a year for in-state students and $16,536 a year for out-of-state students.
Usually, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
Remember, the total cost of tuition isn't the final cost for attending college. Many students find the actual cost of college is far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are awarded. And, student loans can make theactual cost of attending college feel more doable until you've finishing school and found a job.
Tuition for international students at Northern Arizona University is $25,396 per year.
Northern Arizona University is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $10,650 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time.Non-Arizona residents can expect to pay 16,536 per year for tuition.
Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. These institutions offer a lower cost of attendance for those who qualify as Arizona residents.
Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state residency can cut the cost of college tuition. Take the time to verify your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state tuition. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently live in.
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NAU has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at Northern Arizona University can expect to pay around $25,396 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.
International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but should research private or NAU-specific aid and scholarships.
In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at NAU.
Housing and campus dining at NAU costs $11,338 a year. This number covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining facilities. Students who live off campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $7,314.
Meal-plan costs vary based on on the numnber of meals you intend to eat on-campus
The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The real cost of books depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy used textbooks and materials.
The majority of colleges also have fees to help cover the cost of facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs.
Keep in mind, there could also be optional fees associated with participating in special activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Most colleges have resources so that those with financial need to get help covering these fees.
The total cost of transportation in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school? Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus small enough that you can easily walk from class-to-class?? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your transportation budget. At NAU, freshman are allowed to park on campus.
Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the flip side, transportation in an urban area is sometimes expensive, but cities may offer more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Northern Arizona Universityis located in a small town setting in Arizona.
When budgeting for college, don’t forget to take into account personal expenses, like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending NAU.
What will the cost of attending NAU be? Here is a breakdown of tuition and expenses.
|2022 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$11,338|
The total estimated cost will vary depending on whether you are going to live on-campus or off-campus.
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
NAU’s tuition and fees change based on: •Campus location for full-time and part-time students •Course load for both full and part-time students
The majority of Northern Arizona University undergrads use financial aid to finance their education. In 2022, 12,498 of the 24,168 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. NAU meets 65.7% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $14,285 a year. Around 55% of NAU undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. NAU graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $22,368 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|Most Common Loans for NAU Students|
Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on NAU financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back.
In 2022, NAU awarded 8,684 need-based scholarships to students, giving away total of $161.2 million to help students with financial need cover the cost of school. An additional $44.92 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.
Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for NAU students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.
When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.
The average amount of financial aid received by a full-time first year student with demonstrated need at NAU was $14,285 in 2022. By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of NAU seem more manageable.
|Estimated Net Cost for Full-Time Students|
|Net In-state, Off-campus||$4,311|
Note: a negative number can indicate that a refund will be given to use toward other expenses such as housing, fees, and books. In such cases, be sure to reach out to the school directly for any clarification or questions.
What will attending NAU really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.
As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the NAU's net cost calculator on their website.
Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.
NAU offers an Installment Payment Plan, which allows students to pay tuition in a series of smaller chunks instead of one lump sum.
Schools sometimes waiver tuition for certain groups, to offset the cost of attending. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.
NAU has some full or partial tuition waivers available for: - Employees or Children of Employees
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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