AZ Tri University Important Dates


Now: Fall 2018 application for admission is open
Now: ASU Scholarship Portal is open. Students don’t have to be admitted to begin applying for scholarships.
Now: 2018–2019 FAFSA opens. Remind students to create their FSA ID prior to starting the FAFSA.
Jan. 1: ASU’s FAFSA priority filing date
Jan. 1: Obama Scholars Program priority filing date; Students must have complete application submitted and FAFSA filed.
Jan. 8: Early Action II deadline for Barrett, The Honors College



July 1, 2017: Application for admission is available
NAU opens its application for the fall term on July 1, 2017.

Oct. 1, 2017: Submit your FAFSA
Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon as possible after it becomes available on Oct. 1, 2017. Renew it each year to qualify for many types of financial aid. Be sure to list Northern Arizona University (code 001082) on your FAFSA.

Nov. 15, 2017: NAU’s FAFSA priority filing date
Submitting your FAFSA by this date increases your chances for need-based state grant funding. We encourage you to submit your FAFSA even if the priority filing date has passed. Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you apply, the more aid may be available to you.

May 1, 2018: Enrollment deposit date
Your $350 enrollment deposit secures your place in our incoming class and allows you to apply for on-campus housing. The enrollment deposit is non-refundable after May 1, 2018.

July 1, 2018: Submit transcripts

Spring and Fall 2018 Admission to Honors ONLY 

ALL student applicants to the Honors College for Spring 2018 and beyond must submit an on-line Honors Application, a resume or list of activities and accomplishments, AND an Honors Essay of Admission.In order to complete the on-line Honors application, you must first have 1) been admitted to NAU and 2) have your NAU user ID and password. Also, please have your essay and resume ready to submit BEFORE clicking the "Apply to Honors on-line" link below. Documents are accepted in .doc, .docx, and .pdf formats ONLY. A confirmation email is sent to the email you included in the on-line application, and all future correspondence from Honors is directed to that email. 


U of A

Arizona Assurance Scholar Program

For a student to be eligible for the program, he or she must: 1. Have an unweighted core GPA of 3.0,  2. Be a lawful Arizona Resident, 3.  Demonstrate a total annual family income of $42,400 or less on the FAFSA and be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant based on tax information provided, 4. Complete the UA Admissions application for review and submit an official and error fee FAFSA by January 31st.

If a student meets these qualifications, an admitted student will then be asked to complete the Resource Evaluation through their Next Steps Center. This form must be completed by both the student’s main custodial parent and if necessary, a secondary request will be made to the non-custodial parent (NCP.)  After everything is complete and received, the selection process will begin and students will be notified by their official UA CatMail email account.  This evaluation is completed by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

When a student is selected for the Arizona Assurance (AZA) program, the student will receive an additional $2,000, on top of any grants (Federal Grant and/or University Grant) and/or the Wildcat Excellence Award scholarship for four years, provided they meet renewal criteria.  Students selected for the Arizona Assurance program will also have the option to accept $7,300 for on campus housing during their 1st year at the UA.  Once again, the financial aid support from AZA is stackable with many other financial awards and scholarships!

Not only does this program provide monetary support, but academic support as well.  Students will be provided with a mentor their first year on campus and have the option to join the Arizona Assurance Scholars club, which is a community of these students. The program also empowers students to participate in one engagement/leadership opportunity, attend helpful workshops, and meet with their academic advisor every semester.


Incoming Freshmen Awards

Scholarship Information Deadline
Arizona Excellence Tuition Award

UA merit tuition award for Fall 2018 incoming non-Arizona Residents. See link for terms and application details.

Admitted by May 1, 2018
National Scholars Tuition Award UA merit tuition award for Fall 2018 incoming non-Arizona and Arizona Resident National Scholar Finalists. See link for terms and application details. Admitted by May 1, 2018
Dean's Distinction Award  UA merit award based on rigorous curriculum in the 16 core courses for Fall 2018 incoming Arizona residents. See link for terms and application details. Admitted by May 1, 2018
Wildcat Excellence Tuition Award UA merit tuition award for Fall 2018 incoming Arizona residents. See link for terms and application details. Admitted by May 1, 2018