Paying for College

How much will it cost to go to college?

That’s not an easy question to answer. A lot of variables go into estimating total college costs, like your residency status, major, housing and meal plan, and more. The good news is, thanks to financial aid, it’s usually a lot more affordable than most students think.

Almost everyone qualifies for some form of financial aid no matter what their family’s income. In fact, in 2012–2013, more than three out of four ASU students received financial aid.

Just see what these students say about how easy it can be.

Okay, so now you know most students can qualify for some type of aid to help pay for college, and you’ve heard ASU students talk about how they did it, but you’re still wondering, "Can you at least ballpark it for me?"

Sure.

The college costs shown below are for in-state and out-of-state freshmen for the 2013–2014 academic year. Remember, these are just estimates and they don’t include financial aid.

In-state

Base tuition and fees: $10,002
Room and meal plan (average): $9,340
Books and supplies (average): $1,100
Total direct costs: $20,442

Out-of-state

Base tuition and fees: $23,654
Room and meal plan (average): $9,340
Books and supplies (average): $1,100
Total direct costs: $34,094

To get a better idea of what it will cost YOU, check out our ASU Tuition Estimator.

ASU has many forms of financial aid available, including scholarships, grants, federal work-study and loans. Check out the charts below to get an idea of some of the financial awards you could be eligible for.

Out-of-state Students

Awards Deadline Eligibility Basis for Award Annual Award
New American University Scholarships1 Automatically considered upon admission Full-time freshmen Based on a combination of SAT/ACT scores, rank in class and GPA in competency courses $7,000 to $13,000 (Renewable)
New American University Havasu Merit2 Automatically considered upon admission Full-time freshmen enrolled at ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu Based on a combination of SAT/ACT scores, rank in class and GPA in competency courses $2,000 to $5,300 (Renewable)
Institutional Grant Eligible students who apply by ASU’s FAFSA priority filing date of March 1 each year have a greater chance of receiving this need-based assistance
Based on Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
fafsa.ed.gov
Financial need Varies based on student need
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Automatically receive WUE benefits upon enrollment Must be a resident of Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington or Wyoming
Must be enrolled in one of 75
WUE-eligible majors
Tuition for WUE-eligible students is 150 percent of base resident tuition

Arizona Residents

Awards Deadline Eligibility Basis for Award Annual Award
New American University Scholarships1 Automatically considered upon admission Full-time freshmen Based on a combination of SAT/ACT scores, rank in class and GPA in competency courses $1,500 to $9,500 (Renewable)
New American University Havasu Merit2 Automatically considered upon admission Full-time freshmen enrolled at ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu Based on a combination of SAT/ACT scores, rank in class and GPA in competency courses $1,500 to $4,800 (Renewable)
Institutional Grant Eligible students who apply by ASU’s FAFSA priority filing date of March 1 each year have a greater chance of receiving this need-based assistance
Based on Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
fafsa.ed.gov
Financial need Varies based on student need

Scholarship amounts are for 2013–2014 awards. Students who qualify will receive only one of the awards. ASU offers awards for students participating in national scholarship processes. If you become a finalist and list ASU as your first choice, your New American University Scholarship will be adjusted accordingly to reflect the finalist award. Nonresident awards are in the amount of nonresident tuition and fees; resident awards are $13,000. Award amounts are based on a lower tuition rate at ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City. If you change your location to or from Colleges at Lake Havasu City, your award amount will adjust accordingly.

1 Please visit students.asu.edu/scholarships/newamericanuniversity for specific eligibility requirements.

2 Award amounts are based on a lower tuition rate at ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City. If you change your location to or from Colleges at Lake Havasu City, your award amount will adjust accordingly.