Parents and families of ASU students

Parents and families of ASU students

Parents and families of ASU students

Parents and families

We're all for family

This is an exciting time for your entire family and one to celebrate as you look ahead to your student’s bright future. We would love to share our most useful tips and resources for preparing for and applying to college.

At Arizona State University, we know how important you are to your student’s academic and personal success. Your student's success is our number one priority, as well.

Prepare for college

Next steps for admitted students

Once your student is admitted, review his or her next steps for enrollment:

My ASU Parent Guest Access

My ASU has everything your student will need — next steps and to-do items for enrollment, financial and account information, class schedule, and more. Your student can share this important information with you through My ASU Parent Guest Access.

Parent and family resources

Marching from California to ASU

Hear from a California family whose son is majoring in justice studies and is a member of the ASU Sun Devil Marching Band. His parents are confident in his decision to attend ASU, where he has access to the faculty, staff and resources he needs to be successful.

Welcoming families to ASU

Arizona State University knows the importance of family and support systems when making the decision to attend a university. We invite you to watch this video to learn more about what parents and family members of our newest class have to say about their experience with ASU.

ASU programs for parents and families

ASU Family

ASU Family is deeply committed to providing your Sun Devil every opportunity for success and growth throughout their college experience. We are eager to partner with you in this endeavor. We will provide resources, education programs and opportunities to connect you and your Sun Devil with other families and the wide array of experiences available at ASU, including Sun Devil Athletics, lecture series, continuing education programs, arts and cultural performances, and much more.

ASU Family Connection

Get advice and tips for supporting your Sun Devil from the ASU Family Connection. The video series provides parents and caregivers within the ASU community the opportunity to hear from university experts, students and other family members about ways to support their student’s success and help them persist to graduation.


Frequently asked questions by parents about ASU


When is the best time to visit and tour ASU?

ASU offers campus visit tours almost every day. We recommend that you and your student visit ASU as early in the college decision-making process as possible as there are benefits to choosing a college early. You should also keep in mind the season — summers get hot in the Phoenix area, sometimes excessively hot, so it’s recommended that you make your visit plans for the fall, winter or spring.

How safe are ASU campuses?

ASU makes safety one of our top priorities. We offer many safety services and resources to students including secure residence halls staffed around the clock; a full-time, full-service university police force; safety escorts; emergency call boxes located throughout all ASU campuses and parking garages, which connect directly to the police department; an alert system to immediately contact students with information in the event of a campus emergency; and a safety smartphone app called LiveSafe.

What financial aid options are available to parents for students?

To help your student pay for college, you can apply for a Parent PLUS Loan. You must have good credit history to apply for this loan, which is offered by the federal government. Additionally, if you are an active duty member or veteran of the U.S. military, your student could be eligible for tuition benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

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