Tuition cost and financial aid for a first-year student from states other than Arizona

Nonresident tuition and fees
ASU students receive some form of financial aid
ASU student retention rate
(fall 2016)
First-year students
(fall 2017)
Average incoming first-year student's high school GPA
of first-year students receive merit scholarships

Financial aid programs for nonresidents


New American University National Scholar Award

  • covers tuition
  • valued at $31,233 per year

Learn more about NAMU.


New American University Dean's, Provost's and President's Awards

  • valued at $10,000 – $15,500 per year

More information for nonresidents.


Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

  • valued at $12,960 per year

Learn more about WUE.

Nonresident first-year
2021 – 2022 expenses

As a first-year, out-of-state student, you'll pay ASU for tuition and fees, on-campus housing and meals. Books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses will vary depending on your spending choices and should be budgeted into your college expenses. To get an estimate of what your costs might look like after financial aid, check out ASU's Net Price Calculator.

Base tuition$28,800
Undergraduate College Fees*$1,800
Student initiated fees$633
On-campus housing and meals$14,398
Books and supplies$1,300

*This represents the highest possible undergraduate college fee. View your actual undergraduate college fee by plugging your program of study into ASU's tuition estimator.

What students are saying


“The scholarship I got from ASU made my out-of-state tuition about equivalent to what it would have cost in California to go to school. Also, being able to graduate in four years was important to me — ASU guaranteed that, while the California schools I was considering could not.”

Lauren G.
Marketing major from California

Applying for scholarships

New American University merit scholarships

ACT or SAT Scores are not required to be reviewed or eligible for New American University Scholarships, but may be submitted for review. Visit our scholarship estimator for more information.

Scholarship Estimator

College and departmental scholarships

The academic departments and colleges at ASU also offer scholarships. Award amounts and criteria vary and scholarships are usually restricted to students majoring in a particular academic discipline.

View scholarships

ASU's scholarship search tool

Scholarships aren't just for "A" students. There are opportunities based on talent, personal stories, creativity and more. Search for those that best represent you and apply for as many as you can. There’s no limit.

Search scholarships

Applying for financial aid

To receive federal financial aid (grants, loans and work-study) you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid each year. The FAFSA opens every Oct. 1 and ASU’s priority filing date is Jan. 15. Aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis so apply early.

File your FAFSA 

Once you submit your FAFSA, check your Priority Actions box in My ASU regularly to be sure that ASU does not need any additional documents from you in order to verify your FAFSA. All requests will be listed in My ASU or sent to your ASU email.


Grants are need-based aid awarded to qualified undergraduate students demonstrating exceptional financial need. Grants do not have to be repaid as long as enrollment for the semester in which you receive the grant is maintained.

Grants at ASU


If grants, scholarships and family assistance do not cover the costs of attending college, you might consider loans. Though loan money must be repaid, federal loans typically offer the lowest interest rates. Learn more about loans and if they’re the right fit.

About loans

Federal Work-Study

Students eligible for need-based financial aid programs can participate in Federal Work-Study. This federally funded program helps students pay for college by working on or off campus. You must submit a FAFSA for consideration.

About Federal Work-Study

Getting a job

Working part time on campus is a great way to help pay for college, meet new people and gain experience. Jobs on campus are conveniently located and come with the flexibility necessary to study for exams and get your schoolwork done. Check out the different types of positions available.

View open positions

Financial support programs for nonresidents

ASU encourages out-of-state students to consider participating in these cost-cutting programs.

ASU WUE program

Residents of Western states (other than Arizona) may enroll in the Western Undergraduate Exchange 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.



You can earn scholarships while in high school, as early as 9th grade, for doing all the things that best prepare you to succeed, such as getting good grades, volunteering or joining an extracurricular.

Look into RaiseMe 

American Indian Student Support Services

ASU’s American Indian Student Support Services office is available to assist American Indian students with academics and finances — including scholarship opportunities — throughout their college experience.

View opportunities