Transfer student tuition cost and financial aid

Transfer student tuition cost and financial aid

Transfer student 2018 – 2019 expenses

As a 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.

 Arizona residentNonresident
Tuition and fees$10,552$28,336
On-campus housing and meals$13,184$13,184
Books and supplies$1,300$1,300
Total annual cost$28,394$46,178

Applying for scholarships

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

Additional transfer scholarships

Scholarships can be awarded to students for a number of qualifying criteria — grades, lifestyle choices, talent, affiliations — the list goes on and on. See which ones you qualify for and apply.

Transfer 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. 1. 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 to verify your FAFSA. All requests will be listed in My ASU or sent to your ASU email. If you are entering ASU in the spring and already filed a FAFSA for the year, be sure to add ASU to your FAFSA (Federal School Code 001081) so we receive it.


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 available 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.

Learn 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

Student employment

ASU employs more than 11,000 student workers in part-time hourly and Federal Work-Study positions. A part-time student job is a great way to earn extra income to help meet education and living expenses. An on-campus job is also an easy way to meet new people, network with the ASU community and become more familiar with campus. Check out the different types of positions

View open positions

students working

Financial support programs for transfer students

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

Arizona resident transfer students

ASU Earn to Learn

Arizona community college students learn financial responsibility through mentoring, workshops and building a required college savings account balance of $500 that will receive a generous 8- to-1 savings-match scholarship.

About ASU Earn to Learn

Arizona Foster Youth Award

The Arizona Foster Youth Award helps Arizona foster children earn a college degree by offering them free tuition.

About the foster youth award

Nonresident transfer students

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