It is important to note that financial aid for international students at NAU
is very limited. Therefore, unless you have a specific official (written)
commitment concerning financial support from NAU, no financial aid will be
Individual departments award varying forms of financial support. Graduate
assistantships are oriented toward teaching or research and normally require a
work commitment of 20 hours per week. Graduate assistants receive a stipend
(salary) and a waiver of the non-resident portion of tuition.
If you plan to enter NAU in August and wish to request a graduate
assistantship or tuition scholarship, you should do so prior to March 1 or by
the deadline specified by that department. You should make your request
directly to the program in which you are, or intend to be, enrolled. Full-time
enrollment (nine credit hours per semester) is required of all students
receiving graduate assistantships and tuition scholarships.
Other than assistantships, very few on-campus jobs are available
for non-United States citizens and non-permanent residents. Under no
circumstances should you plan to pay for your education by means of employment,
since the United States Immigration Service rarely allows international
students to work off-campus for wages. We suggest that you contact the nearest
United States Education Foundation or the Educational Attache in the American
Embassy for information about financial aid available through other agencies.