Q: Scholarships - I received a scholarship from a private donor. Should I report it to the Office of Student Financial Aid?
Q: Scholarships - When will I see the AIMS Scholarship posted?
If you are receiving scholarships from
federal, state, university or private donor sources, you MUST report the
scholarship to the Office of Student Financial Aid
A: NAU receives notification of AIMS awards
from the Arizona Board of Regents by the end of July each year. If there are
questions regarding eligibility, please contact your High School guidance counselor,
who certifies the information to the Arizona Board of Regents.
Q: Scholarships - I am a student with a scholarship check from a private donor, or I am a private donor; how do I have my scholarship applied?
A: Please send all checks, made payable to
Northern Arizona University, to the Scholarship Office, PO Box 4108 Flagstaff,
AZ 86011 with an award letter detailing who is to receive the check (NAU ID# or
SSN) and how the check is to be applied (Fall only, Spring only, full year,
etc.). If no information is provided checks will automatically be split; half
applied for the Fall and half applied for the Spring.
Q: Scholarships - Why do the AIMS and NAU Merit based Scholarships not work in conjunction with other waivers, such as the EARP?
Q: Scholarships - What scholarships are available and how can I get more?
AIMS and the NAU Merit-based Scholarships
(President, Dean, and NAU Merit) are all waivers and as such can only be
applied up to the amount of tuition. NAU automatically applies the award that
is of the most benefit to the student since the various scholarships all have
the same renewal criteria. These awards do not waive fees or other charges.
Q: Scholarships - I received a private or department scholarship. Why isn't it showing up on my account?
Scholarships are awarded based on academic
merit, financial need, and/or personal background. Some have specific
requirements or conditions that must be met, and many awards are renewable each
year. Incoming freshmen
are automatically considered for some academic
scholarships once they are accepted to NAU. The Office of Student Financial Aid
has a Scholarship Application (available January of each year) that is reviewed
by most NAU departments and many private donors. This enables students to
submit their information for many scholarships in one place. We also recommend
that students look at our scholarship page
for additional scholarship opportunities.
Scholarships are posted to students' accounts
once the award letter and check have been received by the donor. Students are
encouraged to follow up with the donor to see when the check was or will be
sent to NAU. Once received, the scholarship should be on the account in a