Financing Your Education

University Financing Options

How do you plan to pay for your college education? Will you take out loans, apply for scholarships, apply for the FAFSA? And what is the FAFSA anyway? Find out all about the NAU financing options for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Monthly Payment Plan

NAU offers a monthly payment plan for tuition payments. See the bursar's page for more information.

College of Education Scholarships

For more information about over 60 scholarships offered to undergraduate and graduate scholarships offered by the College of Education, please visit the COE scholarships page.

Departmental Financing Options

Arizona Grants - Loan Forgiveness Program for Teachers

The Math, Science and Special Education Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program (MSSE) is a student-centered, need-based forgivable loan designed to financially support and to encourage Arizona resident junior or senior college students to enter into the teaching profession and teach in Arizona. Students must enter into an agreement with the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education (ACPE) to teach in an Arizona public school for a term equal to the number of years of loan received plus one year. Additionally, students must sign a promissory note acknowledging the conditions of the loan and promising to repay the loan plus interest if teaching obligation is not met. The financial aid office at the institution must certify that the student meets the minimum qualifications for the loan. Loans are awarded to eligible students on a first-come, first-served basis.

Student Employment

At the university

Learn more about Federal Work Study (FWS) and Student Wage (SW) employment opportunities.

In the community

If you want to make a difference in the community and earn money while pursing your degree, try taking advantage of one of these opportunities:

After you graduate

Once you’ve earned your degree, there are several financial breaks you can take advantage of as an educator, including grants and loan forgiveness programs: