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Paying for College

Ways to pay for college

We want to help you understand all of your options and what you have to do to receive them.

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Free gift aid you do not pay back:

ASU offers a number of different scholarships, the largest group of which are offered through the New American University Scholarships. See what New American University scholarship you might be eligible for from ASU using our freshman merit Scholarship Estimator.

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Employment opportunities:
Federal Work Study
On-Campus Jobs

A job is a great way to help pay for college. Not only do you make money, you gain valuable work experience. And, studies show that students who work up to 20 hours per week while attending college do as well or better in school than their classmates who don’t work.


Aid you pay back:

If grants, scholarships and family assistance don’t cover your college costs, you may need to consider loans. Though loans must be repaid, interest is typically lower than consumer rates. Learn about student and parent loans, how to apply for them, and the differences in federal and private loans.

How do other students pay?

More than 80% of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year. When it comes to paying for college, everyone’s story is a little different. See how other students fund their education then check out some of the financial awards you could be eligible for and consider what works for you.

Financial Assistance from ASU
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A step-by-step guide to applying for financial aid

We believe each student should be considered for the maximum amount of financial aid possible. We also believe it doesn’t have to be difficult. What type of student are you?

Freshman | Transfer | Current | Graduate | International

Thinking of ASU? Estimate the costs.

We recommend prospective students and their families use our Net Price Calculator to get an idea of estimated net price information based on what similar students paid in a previous year.

ASU's cost of attendance

See detailed costs of a full year as a full-time student before any financial aid is applied.

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