Northern Arizona University

Public, Four-years School Located in Flagstaff, AZ

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How much is the NAU tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, NAU's tuition & fees is $12,652 for Arizona residents and $28,900 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $29,580 for Arizona residents and $45,828 for out-of-state students when a student lives on-campus.

NAU Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Arizona Residents Tuition & Fees$12,652
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$28,900
Books & Supplies Costs$900
On-campus Room & Board$11,728
On-campus Expenses$4,300
Off-campus Room & Board$17,248
Off-campus Expenses$4,300
2023-2024 Projection
Arizona Residents Tuition & Fees$12,273
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$27,535

How Much Does it Cost to Go to NAU for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $395,942 at NAU. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $459,755. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $323,368.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$45,071$61,069$45,544
Sophomore (2024-25)$70,290$86,259$62,046
Junior (2025-26)$109,621$125,560$87,799
Senior (2026-27)$170,960$186,868$127,979
4 Years Total$395,942$459,755$323,368
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$70,290$86,259$62,046
Sophomore (2025-26)$109,621$125,560$87,799
Junior (2026-27)$170,960$186,868$127,979
Senior (2027-28)$266,620$282,499$190,658
4 Years Total$617,491$681,185$468,482
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$109,621$125,560$87,799
Sophomore (2026-27)$170,960$186,868$127,979
Junior (2027-28)$266,620$282,499$190,658
Senior (2028-29)$415,807$431,656$288,426
4 Years Total$963,008$1,026,583$694,862
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$170,960$186,868$127,979
Sophomore (2027-28)$266,620$282,499$190,658
Junior (2028-29)$415,807$431,656$288,426
Senior (2029-30)$648,471$664,291$440,916
4 Years Total$1,501,858$1,565,314$1,047,979
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$266,620$282,499$190,658
Sophomore (2028-29)$415,807$431,656$288,426
Junior (2029-30)$648,471$664,291$440,916
Senior (2030-31)$1,011,323$1,027,113$678,749
4 Years Total$2,342,221$2,405,559$1,598,749

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, NAU' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, four-years colleges in Arizona, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $14,498.
Northern Arizona University$12,652$28,900
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Arizona Four-years Colleges$18,472
Public Schools$5,723$14,498
Private Schools$19,834

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between NAU and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaff, AZ$12,652$28,900
Arizona State University Campus ImmersionTempe, AZ$12,051$32,193

Financial Aid and COA

At Northern Arizona University, 23,472 students (97%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $9,955.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at NAU is $35,873 for students living on-campus and $41,393 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 4,739 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $11,865 and the average amount of student loans is $6,397.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
Arizona ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (on-campus)$29,580$45,828
COA (off-campus)$35,100$51,348
Tuition & Fees$12,652$28,900
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$16,928$16,928
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$22,448$22,448
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,625$35,873
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,145$41,393
Average Financial Aid$9,955$9,955
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship23,47297%$9,955
Pell Grants7,58531%$4,601
Federal Student Loan8,09133%$6,418
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid4,739100%-
Grants or Scholarships4,738100%$11,865
Federal Grants4,69599%$3,139
Pell Grants1,51032%$5,011
Other Federal Grants4,68299%$1,532
State/Local Grants2385%$2,244
Institutional Grants4,55196%$8,997
Student Loan Aid1,89140%$6,397
Federal Student Loans1,82438%$5,180
Other Student Loans2104%$12,613
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level1,8721,861$13,115
110,001 or more431426$8,579

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

NAU's acceptance rate is 78.35%. A total of 42,872 applicants applied to and 33,592 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 5,297 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 15.77%.
To apply to NAU, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Admission test scores.
Acceptance Rate78.35%77.44%78.81%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)15.77%17.66%14.84%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither Required Nor Recommended
RecommendationsNeither Required Nor Recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresRecommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Northern Arizona University has a total of 28,086 students including 23,204 undergraduate and 4,882 graduate students. By gender, there are 10,412 male students and 18,299 female students attending NAU. The school offers online degree programs and 5,570 students enrolled online exclusively (19.83% of all students).
Total28,711 10,41218,299
Undergraduate24,162 8,95015,212
Graduate4,549 1,4623,087

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1900 S Knoles Dr, Babbitt Administrative Center, Room 200, Flagstaff, AZ
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered279 Programs
Online Program Offered41 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered94 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate91.00%
Student Population28,086
Graduation Rate59%
Retention Rate76% (Full-time), 42% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate20 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties975 (Full-time), 481 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs2,934 (Full-time), 551 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$80,061
Average Staff Salary$65,428