Tuition and financial aid at ASU

Cost of college and financial aid for nonresident transfer students

Out-of-state transfer student tuition cost

You’re on your way to finishing your bachelor’s degree and ASU can help you get to the finish line with our affordable tuition rate and financial aid award packages.

Please note that everyone’s net tuition cost is specific to their own circumstances and will be different for each person. To get an idea of what you can expect to please see the ASU tuition calculator.


Nonresident tuition and fees 2023-24


ASU students receive some level of financial assistance in fall 2022


ASU first-year retention rate


Transfer students
(2021, on-campus and online)


First generation undergraduate students


Undergraduates receive Pell Grants


Nonresident transfer student 2023 – 2024 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 $31,450
Undergraduate College fees* $1,910
Student Initiated fees $743
On-campus housing and food $14,718
Books, course materials, supplied and equipment. $1,320
Travel $1,536
Personal $2,200
Total $53,877

*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.

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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.

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.

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 March 1 for fall or Oct. 1 for spring for priority consideration.

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. 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. 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.

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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.