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Tuition and Fee Descriptions

ASU tuition and fees are approved annually by the Arizona Board of Regents.  In addition to resident and nonresident tuition, commonly billed tuition and fees include:

Differential Tuition and Program Tuition

Certain colleges and programs assess additional differential and program tuition as approved by the Arizona Board of Regents. Visit the Tuition and Fees Schedules for college and program specific tuition and fees.

Excess Hours Tuition

The Arizona Legislature enacted legislation in 2005 (A.R.S. § 15-1626) that establishes credit hour thresholds for undergraduate students who attend a public university in Arizona.  Undergraduate students who enroll for credit hours beyond the applicable threshold are required to pay an Excess Hours Tuition Surcharge. Students who have more than 145 credit hours will be assessed the Undergraduate Excess Hours Tuition Surcharge.

Special Class, Hybrid, oCourse & iCourse Fees

Special Class, Hybrid, ocourse and iCourse fees are assessed based on enrollment in specific classes. These fees are published with each class through Class Search.

Technology Fee

The Technology Fee funds technology initiatives including implementation of ASU's wireless network, delivering University-licensed software to all students, increasing the number of technology-enabled classrooms, reducing dependence on computing labs and expanding and improving online self-service environment.  For more information, click here.

Late Registration Fee

All students who register beginning the week before the first day of the semester will be assessed a late registration fee of $50.00, with the exception of students enrolling only in late start sessions.  Students enrolling exclusively in late start sessions, will be assessed the late registration fee beginning one week before the session start date.  Please see Tuition Deadlines for specific dates.  Registration after the published deadline may be permitted under extraordinary circumstances if approved by an authorized College designee. Late fees are not refundable.

Recreation Fee

The Recreation Fee supports programs and services at the Sun Devil Fitness Centers.  Funds are used to provide intramurals, student employment opportunities, a broad array of fitness classes and workshops, events and programs.  For more information, click here.

Student Service Facility Fee

The Student Service Facility Fee allows for the enhancements of existing facilities and the planning and development of new student service facilities to meet the needs of a growing student population. For a list of facilities built and supported by the fee click here.

Student Programs Fee

The Student Programs fee provides funding for student programming initiatives.  Managed by student government at each location, this fee is used to generate value added programming that supports ASU student needs and interests.  This includes routine appropriations to clubs and organizations.  For more information, click here.

Health and Wellness Fee

The Health and Wellness Fee supports the operation of ASU Health Services.  Funding supports health education and promotion, primary care, acute emergency care services, travel medicine services, nutritional counseling and high demand specialty care.  For more information, click here.

Student Athletic Fee

The Student Athletic Fee provides cost free unlimited access to all regular season ASU sports, insures students have access to 25% of the seating in all athletic venues and insures that tuition revenue will only support core academic programs and services. For more information, click here.

Financial Aid Trust Fee

Student Financial Aid Trust grants are assistance provided in partnership between ASU students and the state legislature. All students are assessed a mandatory financial aid trust fee as authorized by the Arizona Legislature to create a Financial Aid Trust Fund, from which Financial Aid Trust Grants are awarded under the usual aid eligibility criteria. Fees collected from students are matched by the State of Arizona. For more information, please visit the Financial Aid Trust Grant website.

Resident Surcharge Fee

The Resident Surcharge Fee is a per semester fee assessed to resident students during the 2017/18 school year.  The Resident Surcharge Fee will partially offset state budget reductions to maintain and achieve current academic goals and standards.