Student Budget Worksheet

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Instructions

Creating an annual budget is an important process of your ASU educational experience; it helps you understand your total costs, how your financial aid awards help cover those costs, and any remaining balance due to ASU after your aid is applied. When using this budget worksheet, refer to your Financial Aid Notification (FAN) for a list of your offered awards. Please do not submit this worksheet to Financial Aid and Scholarship Services. It is a recommended tool for your use but not a requested document for your financial aid file.

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1. Student Type (select one)
2. Living Arrangements (select one)
3. Estimated Annual ASU Costs
Tuition & Fees
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Use the Tuition Estimator for an accurate amount of your annual tuition and fees or select a base tuition amount.Use the Tuition Estimator for an accurate amount of your annual tuition and fees. Base tuition and fees are $10,818 (resident) and $25,804 (nonresident).
Books & Supplies
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Prices listed at the ASU Bookstore. The average student spends $1,300$1,020 annually.
ASU Residence Hall
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Residence hall prices listed at Housing Rates or select an average residence hall amount. Residence hall prices listed at Housing Rates. The average student spends $7,602 annually.
ASU Meal Plan
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Meal plans are optional. Meal plan prices listed at Dining Rates or select an average meal plan amount.Meal plans are optional. Meal plan prices listed prices listed at Dining Rates. The average student spends $3,250 annually.
4. Financial Aid
Scholarships
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Enter any ASU or private donor scholarships even if they are not yet listed on My ASU.
Tuition Waivers
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Enter any ASU tuition waivers even if they are not yet listed on My ASU.
Grants
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Grants listed on My ASU are based on full-time enrollment. See our policy for Dropping Classes as a Financial Aid Recipient for details on prorated amounts.
Student Loans
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Only enter amounts of accepted federal student loans or lender approved private education loans as listed on My ASU.
ParentGraduate PLUS Loans
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Only enter lender approved amounts of ParentGraduate PLUS Loans as listed on My ASU.
Please Note: PLUS and private education loans are subject to credit approval and may be denied. If denied, there may be no substitute funding available. Please carefully consider whether a PLUS or private education loan is a viable option for you and your family. If you or your parents have been denied a Federal PLUS Loan, you may call 800-557-7394 to appeal the credit decision.
Your Estimated ASU Costs $0
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Your Financial Awards $0
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Estimated Remaining ASU Costs* $0
* After financial aid is applied to account. Budget this amount over nine months for food, rent, utilities, and other educational expenses.
Estimated Excess Funds* $0
* After financial aid is applied to account. Budget this amount over nine months for food, rent, utilities, and other educational expenses.
5. Other Expenses
Off-Campus Housing
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This should includes rent, utilities, internet, etc. for nine months. The average student spends $5,728 (living off-campus) and $1,224 (living with parents)$7,602 annually.
Groceries
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If you do not purchase an ASU meal plan, plan to buy your own groceries over nine months. The average student spends $3,060 (living off-campus) and $1,470 (living with parents)$3,250 annually.
Transportation
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Transportation costs vary. The average student spends $1,126$2,358$3,558 annually (i.e., nine months). Visit our Parking & Transit website to obtain more information.
Personal Expenses
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Personal expenses vary. The average student spends $1,982$3,558 annually (i.e., nine months). Think about expenses such as mobile phone, hair cuts, etc.
Estimated Remaining Aid After Other Expenses $0
Estimated Remaining Costs After Other Expenses $0

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Please Note

  • Scholarships from outside private sources (employers, community organizations, scholarship donors, veteran's benefits, etc.) can reduce the amount of aid you receive from other sources. ASU makes every effort to reduce student loans and work-study first.
  • The federal government requires each school to develop its own standard allowances for living expenses (i.e. books/supplies, room, board, transportation and personal) as a means to award financial aid in a consistent manner for all students.
  • While personal and transportation expenses are not part of your direct costs calculated here, you will need to consider what these costs will be for you during the academic year and how you will budget for them.
  • We have provided this tool as a means for you and your family to investigate the different costs that may be associated with attending ASU. Due to your personal choices, ASU's standard allowance for some expenses may not match your actual costs. In order to maximize your financial aid, it is important to make wise decisions regarding living arrangements and choice of lifestyle, since ASU is unable to award more financial aid in an academic year than the determined standard allowances.
  • Room and board rates are representative for a typical student and actual rates may be higher or lower. Follow the links provided to see detail rate information.
  • If you have an unusual expense (e.g., unexpected medical, childcare, additional course costs, purchase of a computer, change of housing plans, etc.) you may request a review of your expenses by submitting a Student Review form to Financial Aid and Scholarship Services (not all expenses may be approved).

Disclaimer

This is not a bill. This is only an estimate. All amounts shown here or in other university publications or Web pages represent tuition and fees as currently approved. However, Arizona State University reserves the right to increase or modify tuition and fees without prior notice, upon approval by the Arizona Board of Regents or as otherwise consistent with Board policy and to make such modifications applicable to students enrolled at ASU at that time as well as to incoming students. In addition, all tuition amounts and fees are subject to change at any time for correction of errors. Finally, please note that fee amounts billed for any period may be adjusted at a future date.


If you have questions or comments about tuition and fees, please contact the Student Accounts Office.

If you have questions or comments about financial aid and cost of attendance, please contact Financial Aid and Scholarship Services.