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Special Programs

The following programs offer financial support for qualifying students at ASU.

Arizona Resident Programs

Obama Scholars Program
The Obama Scholars Program is open to highly motivated Arizona residents who demonstrate leadership qualities, but who, because of a lack of family resources, face obstacles in obtaining higher education. Funded by gift aid from various sources and Federal Work-Study funds, ASU covers the costs of attending the university for up to eight full-time semesters for Obama Scholars. Consideration deadline is Jan. 1.

ASU College Attainment Grant Program
The ASU College Attainment Grant Program is our commitment to Arizona’s low-income families – making college affordable and accessible. Consideration deadline is July 1.

Arizona Foster Youth Award
The Arizona Foster Youth Award helps Arizona foster children earn a college degree by offering them free tuition.

Arizona Earn to Learn Program
The Arizona Earn to Learn Program is an exciting opportunity for Arizona high school and community college students to learn financial responsibility through mentoring, workshops and building a required college savings account balance of $500 that will receive an an incredible 8-to-1 savings-match scholarship.

American Indian Student Support Services
ASU’s American Indian Student Support Services office is available to assist American Indian students throughout their college experience. Search updated scholarship opportunities and explore the additional resources on campus.

Nonresident Programs

ASU WUE program
Residents of western states (other than Arizona) may enroll in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) at a tuition rate of 150 percent of Arizona base resident tuition plus all applicable fees for fall and spring terms only. WUE programs are limited to select majors at the Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic and West campuses. See the complete list of participating programs.

Military Programs

Veterans Benefits
The Pat Tillman Veterans Center can answer your questions, provide direct assistance and connect you with resources to help you succeed. Find out which educational benefits are available to you, including the GI Bill® and Tuition Assistance, and explore veteran scholarships like the ASU Veterans Education Fund, Marine Corp Scholarship Foundation, or Tillman Military Scholarships.