Financial aid

Rely on our dedicated financial services team to help you navigate billing, loans, scholarships, and more. Funding your MBA is an important factor in returning to school — and we're here to help.

Completing the FAFSA

To apply for federal financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is available October 1 for the following academic year. ASU's school code is 001081. Learn more about ASU eligibility requirements for receiving financial aid.


The FAFSA can be completed at any point in your current academic year, but we recommend these deadlines for completing your applications and receiving funds in a timely manner:

DateRecommended steps
June 15 Complete your FAFSA
July 15 Complete supporting documentation requested by Student Financial Assistance
August 1 Accept your financial aid via My ASU


W. P. Carey awards a limited number of scholarships based on academic performance, leadership activities, community involvement and future goals. These scholarships are extremely competitive. A short application is required for consideration and must be completed after admission has been awarded. Domestic and U.S. permanent residents must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Employer-paid benefits

You may seek full or partial funding from your employer to assist with the costs of attending the W. P. Carey MBA program. Because the Fast-track MBA allows you to earn your degree over the course of four years, this can reduce the annual costs to an organization, making employer-paid benefits a more attractive option for many companies. Check with your human resources department regarding tuition reimbursement policies.

Employer-paid benefits may take one of two forms:

  • Third-party sponsor billing — ASU will bill your employer directly
  • Corporate reimbursement — you pay your account upfront and be reimbursed by your employer once you have met their guidelines

Veterans benefits

ASU's Veteran Benefits and Certifications does not determine eligibility but will assist you by administering veteran's educational benefits and certifying your enrollment.