Cost of college and financial aid for a first-year resident student

Cost of college and financial aid for graduate students

Graduate student
2023– 2024 expenses

As a graduate student, you'll pay ASU for tuition and fees. Some programs charge differential or program specific tuition, which is in addition to the base tuition. See details on ASU’s tuition estimator. 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.

  Arizona resident Nonresident
Base tuition $12,376 $34,290
Graduate student support fee $270 $270
Student initiated fees $743 $743
On campus housing and meals $17,771 $17,771
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $1,908 $1,908
Transportation $3,352 $3,352
Personal $4,364 $4,364
Total $40,784 $62,698

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Types of financial aid

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. Normally, the FAFSA becomes available each year on Oct. 1; however, due to updates to the FAFSA, the 2024–2025 FAFSA is expected to be available in December 2023 (and not in October). For students starting in Spring or Summer 2024, the 2023–2024 FAFSA is open. 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.