Tuition and financial aid

A college degree is a smart investment in your future. More than 80 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year. We know how powerful a great education can be — and we believe you deserve to lead the life you want, regardless of your family’s income.

Ways to pay for college

ASU provides many forms of financial assistance to help you achieve your academic and professional goals. The combination of scholarships, grants, Federal Work Study, on-campus jobs, loans, and other programs makes paying for college more feasible for more students — find out about different financial aid options that can help you pay for college.

Your first step in determining your eligibility for need-based financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) — follow ASU’s step-by-step instructions to get started.

Your unique cost of attendance

The cost of college varies from student to student. ASU defines cost of attendance as the estimated full and reasonable cost of completing an academic year as a full-time student, including your tuition and fees, room and board, and books and supplies, plus other costs like personal expenses and transportation.

The following table outlines estimated costs of attendance for first-year undergraduate students living on ASU's Tempe campus, associated with one year of full-time study at the W. P. Carey School of Business (2020–21):

*Uses student health insurance rate for continuing students; rates for new students may vary.
Base tuition and fees $10,710 $28,800 $31,200
Program fees $1,050 $1,800 $1,800
Books $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Supplies $300 $300 $300
Housing $8,616 $8,616 $8,616
Meals $5,336 $5,336 $5,336
Travel $1,376 $1,376 $1,376
Personal $1,982 $1,982 $1,982
Loan fees $72 $72 $72
Student Initiated Fees $628 $628 $628
Health insurance  -   -  $2,935*
Visa admin fees  -   -  $200
Estimated total costs $31,070 $49,282 $51,882

Your unique cost of attendance may differ from the estimates above, depending on your living arrangements, campus, and more. Please visit ASU Financial Aid and Scholarship Services for detailed information regarding cost of attendance.