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

Tuition and financial aid at ASU
Out-of-state first-year students

Cost of college and financial aid

ASU is affordable

$31,233/yr

Nonresident tuition and fees

84%

ASU students receive some form of financial aid

86.5%

ASU student retention rate
(fall 2016)

10,208

First-year students
(fall 2017)

3.53

Average incoming first-year student's high school GPA

65%

of first-year students receive merit scholarships

Financial aid programs for nonresidents

49%

tuition

New American University Provost’s and Dean’s Awards

  • valued at $12,000 - $15,500 per year

Learn more about NAMU.

31%

covered

Academic Achievement, University and Dean’s Awards

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

More information for nonresidents.

45%

covered

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
Transportation $1,376
Personal $1,982
Total $50,289

*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.