Commitment Tuition Rate

Undergraduate Resident Tuition


The commitment tuition rate applicable to each tuition cohort is initially equal to the approved tuition rate at the time of admission or readmission.  Any future increases in tuition will be based off of this rate until the tuition commitment period expires. Undergraduate degree seeking resident students are automatically assigned to a tuition cohort upon admission or readmission and do not need to take any action to benefit from the commitment tuition rate.


Degree-Seeking
The commitment tuition rate applies to undergraduate degree seeking resident students. Undergraduate resident students not seeking a degree will pay the most recently approved tuition rate and are subject to all future tuition increases.


Tuition Commitment Enrollment Requirement
The commitment tuition rate applies for fall/spring semesters during the commitment period in which enrollment exceeds six credit hours or 11 credit hours for students at the Lake Havasu campus. Undergraduate degree seeking resident students enrolled in six or fewer credit hours are billed the most recently approved tuition rate. The commitment period is not extended for part-time enrollment.


Residency Status
The commitment tuition rate is applicable to undergraduate students classified as residents for tuition purposes. If an undergraduate student is reclassified from nonresident to resident for tuition purposes, the commitment tuition rate and commitment period are determined based upon the original semester of admission as a nonresident student.


Community College Transfer Students in Pathway Programs
Students may be eligible for the commitment tuition rate if they are:

  • Admitted to ASU as a resident, degree-seeking student, and;
  • Enrolled in one of these partnership programs:
        o  Maricopa-ASU Pathways Program (MAPP)
        o  Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG), or;
        o  RN-BSN pathway program 

The commitment tuition rate is based on the semester the student enrolls for one of these pathway programs, if at the time of admission to ASU the student is in compliance with the pathway requirements. Upon expiration of the commitment period, students revert to paying the most recently approved tuition rate. The commitment ends upon the earlier of these circumstances: (1) expiration of the five-year commitment period determined at the time of pathway enrollment, up to a maximum of three years from initial enrollment at ASU, (2) upon graduation from ASU, or (3) withdrawal from the university. Note: Students admitted to ASU in accordance with transfer protocols other than these pathway programs will be billed for tuition in accordance with the policies applicable to transfer students.


Readmission
The commitment tuition rate is based upon the most recent semester of undergraduate degree admission or readmission. Students required to apply for readmission are assigned to a new tuition cohort and are billed for the commitment tuition rate applicable for the new cohort. The commitment tuition rate associated with the original semester of admission is not maintained under any circumstances, including military service, illness, or church mission, unless an official Leave of Absence is granted by the University Registrar's Office. Students must apply for a Leave of Absence to maintain their original semester of admission for purposes of assignment to a tuition cohort and determination of the commitment tuition rate. The commitment period is not extended by the Leave of Absence and the commitment tuition rate continues to increase. 


Expiration of Commitment Period
Upon expiration of the commitment period students revert to paying the most recently approved tuition rate. The commitment period ends upon the earlier of the expiration of the commitment period determined at the time of admission, upon graduation, or upon application for admission or readmission.


Students Admitted Prior to Summer 2008
For undergraduate degree seeking resident students admitted prior to summer 2008 the commitment tuition rate is based upon fall 2007 tuition regardless of semester of admission. This initial tuition commitment tuition rate will remain in tact during the commitment period, and any increases in tuition will be based off this rate.  Starting in fall 2009, the remaining commitment period will be determined based upon the most recent semester of undergraduate degree admission or readmission and prior earned credits at the time of admission. For example, a student admitted as a sophomore fall 2006 is eligible for a remaining commitment of one year in fall 2009. Beginning in fall 2010, because the commitment period has expired, the student admitted as a sophomore in fall 2006 will pay the most recently approved tuition rate.


Differential Tuition, Program Tuition and Other Fees
The commitment tuition rate only applies to base undergraduate resident tuition. The tuition commitment does not apply to differential tuition, program tuition, mandatory registration fees, or any other charges assessed by ASU.


Summer Session Tuition
The commitment tuition rate is not applicable for summer registration. All students are billed at the same rate, which is equal to the most recently approved per credit hour rate.


Special Nonresident Tuition Rates
Students eligible for special nonresident tuition rates that are based upon resident tuition are not eligible for the commitment tuition rate. Nonresident students eligible for special tuition rates will be billed based upon the most recently approved tuition rate and are subject to all future tuition increases.


Note: Continuation of the commitment tuition rate assumes no unusual levels of inflation and no substantial change in the levels of state support. Tuition and fee information provided 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.