Cost of college and financial aid for out-of-state first-year students

First-year out-of-state tuition cost

College is a wise investment in your future. Through a competitive tuition rate, financial aid opportunities and other ASU scholarship awards, ASU can help make that investment more cost-effective for you.


Nonresident tuition and fees


ASU students receive some form of financial aid


ASU student retention rate
(fall 2020)


First-year students
(fall 2022)


Average incoming first-year student's high school GPA


of first-year students receive merit scholarships

Financial aid programs for nonresidents



New American University Provost’s and Dean’s Awards

  • valued at $12,000 - $15,000 per year

Learn more about NAMU.



Academic Achievement, University and Dean’s Awards

  • valued at $7,000 - $10,000 per year

More information for nonresidents.



Western Undergraduate Exchange Program

  • valued at $16,467 per year

Learn more about WUE.

Nonresident first-year
2022 – 2023 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 $29,952
Undergraduate College Fees* $1,850
Student initiated fees $640
On-campus housing and meals $14,718
Books and supplies $1,320
Transportation $1,386
Personal $2,013
Total $51,879

*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.

Lauren G

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

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.

Students working out at the ASU rec center

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.