Types of Financial Aid at ASU

ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. Grants, Federal Work-Study and federal loans all require the FAFSA. Follow the steps to apply for aid to begin the process.

 

Type of Aid Available For
Undergraduate Students
Available For
Graduate Students
Available For
International Students
Available For Online Campus Students
President Barack Obama Scholars Program
A financial aid program created to help cover direct costs for new, incoming, Arizona freshmen. Does not require repayment.
Yes No No No
Scholarships
Gift assistance awarded on the basis of merit and/or need. Does not require repayment.
Yes Yes Yes Yes 
Grants
Gift assistance awarded to qualified students demonstrating exceptional financial need. Does not require repayment.
Yes Yes
(only Federal TEACH Grant)
No Yes
(except Financial Aid Trust Grant)
Federal Work-Study
Employment opportunities available for students with financial need. Does not require repayment.
Yes Yes No No
Hourly Employment
Employment opportunities available to all students who wish to work. Does not require repayment.
Yes Yes Yes
(with eligible Visa)
No 
Student & Parent Loans
Federal and private loan funds available to help meet educational expenses. Loans require repayment.
Yes Yes Yes
(only private education loans with a US co-signer)
Yes 

Graduate Students

Although graduate students do not qualify for grants from the state or federal government (except the Federal TEACH Grant), there are other options to help fund your ASU education. Some private donors offer scholarships to graduate students and you can find those in our Scholarship Search. Federal student loans as well as private education loans are also available. Follow the steps to apply for aid to begin the process of acquiring federal student loans. You may also want to contact the Graduate College to find additional scholarships/assistantships that you can apply for and for further assistance.

International Students

Although international students do not qualify for federal and state financial aid (unless you are an eligible noncitizen), there are other options to help fund your ASU education. Some private donors offer scholarships to international students and you can find those in our Scholarship Search or our financial aid resources for students regardless of immigration status.

You may also want to contact your academic department or college to see if they have any scholarships/assistantships that you can apply for. For further assistance, please feel free to contact the Scholarship Office.

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