Financial aid

Rely on our dedicated financial services team to help you navigate billing, loans, scholarships, and more. Funding your MBA is one of the most important factors 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.

Deadlines

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:

Date Recommended steps
June 15 Complete your FAFSA
July 15 Complete supporting documentation requested by Student Financial Assistance
August 1 Accept your financial aid via MyASU

Scholarships

The W. P. Carey School of Business awards scholarships based on financial need and/or academic merit. To be considered for scholarships, your program application and FAFSA must be completed and submitted by June 30, 2017.

Go Sun Devils! This scholarship is designed for all newly admitted W. P. Carey graduate students who have previously earned an Arizona State University degree.

Share with the committee why you have decided to pursue your graduate degree at ASU and the W. P. Carey School of Business.

Available to newly admitted students pursuing an MBA or business master’s degree. The W. P. Carey-on Scholarship rewards alumni who have previously earned a W. P. Carey undergraduate degree.

Share with the committee how returning to W. P. Carey School of Business at this time in your professional/academic career will add value to your peers and the W. P. Carey community?

Innovation and entrepreneurship are core values of the W. P. Carey School of Business. This scholarship is available to admitted students who are interested in entrepreneurship/innovation or have demonstrated their ability to produce a new product, idea, solution, or new business.

Share with the committee your most informative success or failure related to your entrepreneurial growth and aspirations. Describe how you plan to leverage your education at the W. P. Carey School of Business to take your newest venture to the next level?

Your military experience, combined with an MBA or master’s degree from the W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU, will give you a distinct competitive advantage. This scholarship will help active duty service members and veterans accomplish their goals, whether they’re continuing in the armed services or pursuing a post-military career.

Share an example of how you have shown your commitment and/or leadership on an issue affecting the U.S. Military community. Describe how you can leverage this experience to bring a diverse perspective to classroom discussion and participation?

The National Service scholarship will be awarded to students who have contributed to making the world a better place through demonstrated service in programs including but not limited to, Teach for America, AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, or other national service organizations.

Describe how you will use your public service experience to contribute to the classroom discussion and bring the importance of a sound business education to other members of national service.

To acknowledge the efforts of students who have contributed to the advancement of underrepresented populations, the Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship is available to all newly admitted W. P. Carey students.

Describe how you have supported the academic, personal or professional advancement of underrepresented minorities. Describe how you will leverage your experience to bring a diverse perspective to classroom discussions and influence other members of underrepresented populations of the importance of a sound business education.

This scholarship is available to all newly admitted students who have contributed to the empowerment of women in business through personal mentorship or community involvement. Candidates should be able to provide examples of how they have empowered women in one of the following ways: academic, team, community, and innovative and entrepreneurship.

Eligibility: All programs minus Full-time MBA, MACC, MACC D&A, MTAX

Essay question: Describe how you have supported the academic, personal or professional advancement of women. Share an example of your commitment and/or leadership on issues affecting women in business and describe how you will leverage your experience to bring a diverse perspective to classroom discussions and influence women of the importance of a sound business education.

The W. P. Carey community impact scholarship is available to exceptional candidates who have demonstrated both leadership experience in the public sector or with non-profit organizations and have impacted their community in a positive manner.

Eligibility: All graduate programs minus Full-time MBA, MACC, MACC D&A, MTAX

Essay question: Describe your past contributions to a community or non-profit based organization. How will your experience add value to your peers, classroom, and the W. P. Carey community?

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.