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North American University participates in the Federal Student Aid (FSA) program offered by the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Need-based aid is provided to students in the form of grants and loans, as well as work study programs. Non-need based aid is also available to students who qualify. To receive federal financial aid, a student must apply for the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) using their FSA ID and password.

2019 – 2020 FAFSA

The 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available to complete as of October 1, 2018. NAU encourages all eligible students interested in applying for federal aid to complete the application process as soon as possible.

Students and parents can now also complete the FAFSA from a mobile phone! Download the myStudentAid mobile app to apply.


School Code: 041795

You must include our school code (041795) on your FAFSA in order for North American University to receive your FAFSA and determine your eligibility for financial aid.


Since taxes have already been filed for the tax year requested on the FAFSA, please use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. This tool automatically imports the tax information from a tax return directly into the FAFSA, which saves time and ensures accuracy.

To use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, the information entered must match exactly what is on the tax return. Once the data has been successfully transferred into the FAFSA, do not change any of the data that appears.


In May of 2015 the FSA ID replaced the 4-digit PIN, which had previously been used since 1998. The use of the FSA ID is more secure and more modern than the PIN.

An FSA ID is a username and password combination that is used to log into certain Federal Student Aid websites, including the FAFSA website. A student must have their own FSA ID and password, and their parent (for dependent students) must have their own FSA ID and password.

If someone previously had a PIN, it must be linked to their FSA ID. This is done to confirm the person’s identity and will allow them to use their FSA ID and password immediately.

If someone did not previously have a PIN, or chooses not to link it to their FSA ID, the Social Security Administration will attempt to match the information entered to confirm their identity. For that reason, it is important that what is entered matches exactly what the Social Security Administration has on file. This process will take one to three days, and the FSA ID and password may only be used after that match has been made.

Because an FSA ID is linked to a person’s Social Security number, name, and date of birth, it is created only once. If someone forgets their ID and/or password, they may reset it here.

The FSA ID and password is used to log in to a FAFSA and to electronically sign the FAFSA. A parent can use their FSA ID to sign FAFSAs for all of their children, even if they are attending different colleges.

If a student or parent needs to create an FSA ID and password, it may be done by visiting the FSA ID website.