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  • Going To College Is Even More Affordable

    Even with Northern Arizona University’s tuition rates already among the lowest in the nation, you may be eligible for additional tuition savings through one of the many discounted tuition programs at NAU.

    Below are details about NAU’s reduced tuition plans, 

    • Options for Military and Veteran Students
    • Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE)
    • Western Regional Graduate Program
    • Good Neighbor Policy

    Military & Veteran Student Tuition Benefits

    NAU honors military personnel by offering Department of Defense Tuition Assistance rates for military personnel who are eligible and approved for the DOD TA rate. This means your college tuition rate is set at $250 per credit hour for undergraduate or graduate study—the maximum covered by the DoD. Work with your military education office to complete your necessary forms.  

    If you are a veteran with Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits, you’ll be happy to know that, as a public institution, NAU qualifies for full resident tuition assistance under the bill’s new regulations.

    For assistance, contact the NAU Office of Military and Veteran Affairs.

    “GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)”


    WUE: Save On Your Bachelor’s Degree Tuition

    If you plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree in person at the NAU-Yuma Branch Campus and are a resident of one of 14 western states, you may be eligible for the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program.

    In the WUE program, you only pay 150% of resident tuition. Contact Undergraduate Admissions to find out if you meet the eligibility requirements for WUE. 

    NOTE: You will automatically be evaluated for WUE eligibility after you apply to NAU .

    WRGP: Reduced Tuition For Out-of-State Students

    If you are a non-Arizona resident of one of the 15 western states and plan to enroll in a select graduate program at one of NAU’s statewide campuses, you may qualify for full in-state tuition under the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP).

    NOTE: When applying to the NAU Graduate College, complete the WRGP program application. You will receive an eligibility notice within four weeks.

    Good Neighbor Policy

    Students residing within 75 miles of the Arizona border (in certain California, Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico counties) enrolled in a maximum of 6 credits per semester offered at an approved NAU statewide campus may qualify for the resident tuition rate through the Good Neighbor Policy. 

    NOTE: At least 3 of the 6 credits must be offered in-person at an approved NAU statewide campus. For more information please contact the Student Service Center at or by phone 888-628-2968. 


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