Tuition and financial aid for transfer students from outside Arizona

Nonresident tuition and fees
ASU students receive some form of financial aid
ASU student retention rate
(fall 2016)
Transfer students
(fall 2017)
First generation
Pell eligible

Nonresident transfer student 2021 – 2022 expenses

As a nonresident or out of state transfer 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
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.

Applying for scholarships

Nonresident transfer student scholarships

You can receive scholarships for various reasons — GPA, residency status, accomplishments and more. Discover which ones you’re eligible for and apply.

Transfer scholarships

Academic program scholarships

You can search for scholarships through your ASU college, school or academic department. The amount of the scholarships and eligibility requirements vary, and awards are generally limited to only those students pursuing a degree in a particular academic program.

View scholarships

New American University Transfer Scholarship

ASU offers the New American University Transfer Scholarship for non-Arizona resident transfer students who meet high academic standards and have a financial need. Students should submit an application for admission and have a completed FAFSA on file by Jan. 1 for fall or Oct. 1 for spring for priority consideration.

Learn more

Applying for aid

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid each year to see how much federal aid (grants, work-study, loans) you’re eligible to receive. The FAFSA opens on Oct. 1 and ASU’s priority filing deadline is Jan. 15. The earlier you apply, the more aid you’re likely to receive.

File your FAFSA 

After filing the FAFSA, check your email and the Priority Tasks in My ASU often — this is where you’ll be notified if ASU needs additional documentation to verify your FAFSA. Students starting ASU in the spring who have already submitted a FAFSA for the year should add ASU to their FAFSA. ASU’s Federal School Code is 001081.


A grant is a monetary gift awarded to you based on your financial need. You don’t have to pay back a grant, but you do have to stay enrolled during the semester for which you received the grant.

Grants available at ASU


If free financial aid doesn’t cover your entire cost of college, you might consider closing the gap with loans. Loans have to be repaid, but federal loans generally have lower interest rates than private loans.

Learn about loans

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study offers students with financial need the opportunity to work in a job on or off campus to help pay for college expenses. A FAFSA is required to be considered for this federally funded program.

About Federal Work-Study

Student employment

More than 11,000 students work for ASU as part-time employees or in a Federal Work-Study job to help pay for college and personal costs. Working on campus offers opportunities to meet other students, enhance your network of contacts and build your resume.

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Financial support programs for nonresident transfer students

You're encouraged to take advantage of the following programs designed to help lower the cost of attending college out of state.

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.

Learn about ASU WUE


“Financial aid has helped my family and I pay for college. I didn’t have to take out as much in loans as originally planned. I strongly encourage students to apply for financial aid."

Michael M.
Film (filmmaking practices) major from Tucson, Arizona