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 & iCourse Fees

Special Class, Hybrid 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 expanding ASU's wireless network on all of its campuses, increasing the number of technology-enabled classrooms, developing a system to allow students to access University-licensed software, reducing dependence on computing labs and expanding and improving online self-service environment. All students are assessed this mandatory technology fee as authorized by the Arizona Board of Regents.

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

All students are assessed a recreation fee allowing access to recreation facilities on all four ASU Campuses. For more information, please visit Campus Recreation. Faculty/staff who are also students are not assessed a recreation center fee with their other registration fees, but may pay an optional fee at faculty/staff rates.

Student Service Facility Fee

The Student Service Facility Fee is a mandatory fee authorized by the Arizona Board of Regents to be charged to all students. This fee will allow for the enhancements of existing facilities and the planning and development of new student service facilities to meet the needs of the growing student population.

Student Programs Fee

All students are assessed a mandatory program facility fee as authorized by the Arizona Board of Regents to provide funding for new or enhanced facilities and student support programming.

Health and Wellness Fee

All students are assessed a Health and Wellness Fee as authorized by the Arizona Board of Regents to enhance services for students who seek both preventive and acute care and to expand outreach and wellness education and services.

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.