Northern Arizona University announced Thursday they will provide a tuition-free education for every Arizona resident whose household income is 65-thousand-dollars or lower. Tuition will be fully covered by scholarships and financial aid. The new changes come from the Access2Excellence initiative that was created to help Arizona residents get a higher education while maintaining social and economic stability. NAU President Jose Cruz Rivera is excited to see how this program will impact Arizona residents. Rivera says, “There is more to come, including reimaging our statewide footprint, expanding and updating our programmatic offerings, and finalizing our Strategic Roadmap to help guide our actions well into the future.” NAU will begin offering a tuition-free education in the Fall of 2023 for first-year students or those who have transferred to one of the NAU locations in Arizona.