Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.48
Liaison Andrew Iacona
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2020

STARS v2.2

Northern Arizona University
PA-8: Affordability and Access

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.52 / 4.00 Carmen Phelps
Chief Diversity Officer
Office of the President
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Percentage of need met, on average, for students who were awarded any need-based aid :
64.30

Percentage of students graduating without student loan debt:
41

Percentage of entering students that are low-income:
35.90

Graduation/success rate for low-income students:
48

A brief description of notable policies or programs to make the institution accessible and affordable to low-income students:

There are multiple opportunities for students to minimize the cost of attendance through Office of Financial Aid and Scholarship Office.

University Grants
University Grants are need-based awards.
Resident Set-Aside and nonresident Set-Aside grants are awarded to students who are at least half time undergraduates.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG). The FSEOG Program provides need-based grants to help low-income undergraduate students finance the costs of postsecondary education.

The Pell Grant is need-based financial aid. Pell Grant funding is guaranteed for all Pell eligible students. Pell grants may be awarded to eligible undergraduate students who are enrolled less that full time for the term. The award amounts are pro-rated based on enrolled hours.

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a need-based program that provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses.


A brief description of notable policies or programs to support non-traditional students:

NAU offers Family Housing for full-time students.
https://nau.edu/Residence-Life/Housing-Options/Family-Housing/

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid offers tribal scholarships.
http://nau.edu/Finaid/Aid-Types/Scholarships/Tribal/


Estimated percentage of students that participate in or directly benefit from the institution’s policies and programs to support low-income and non-traditional students:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s accessibility and affordability initiatives is available:
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