Arizona State University-Tempe
Tempe, AZ, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$11,163
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$6,732
$30k - $48k
$8,165
$48k - $75k
$12,969
$75k - $110k
$15,927
$110k+
$17,230
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$10,822
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$28,336
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,648
Books and Supplies
$1,148
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
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Aid & Grants

0
100
71%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$12,081
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,880
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$10,642
Students receiving state aid
1%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$1,318
Students receiving federal aid
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,880
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$16,394
$30k - $48k
$14,885
$48k - $75k
$10,305
$75k - $110k
$7,960
$110k+
$6,331
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$2,543,246
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$156,215,227

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
37%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,430
Students receiving federal loans
36%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,001
Average Other Loans Per Year
$15,818
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$14,000
Loan Default Rate
7%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$213

What Students Are Saying

3.79 Average Rating
For instate students I believe that Arizona State is the finest education that you will be able to receive while in the region of Arizona. However, due to the recent increase in tuition it would make sense to me that out of state students look hard into options of schools they are able to attend, especially if money is not an issue. If these students decide that they love Arizona and what ASU has to offer, then Arizona State would be a great choice!
Joel from Chandler, AZ
It's expensive, I'm not going to lie. I'm a resident, and it's still hard to afford everything. Like I said, though, there are a ton of great opportunities at ASU. There are lots of programs to get involved in, academically and socially. Plus, there are obviously a lot of teachers, aides, and counselors there to help you succeed.

So, I guess what I'm saying is that if you put yourself out there and find what you want to do and take the right classes, then it is going to be worth the money, because you are creating your future.
Megan from Phoenix, AZ
Like any school, ASU seems very expensive. However, they offer a lot of scholarships and financial aide. I am supposed to be paying over double what I actually do due to scholarships and an ASU need based job. The classes, like I mentioned, are fairly difficult, but manageable, and ASU has so much help if you ask for it.
Christianna from Tucson, AZ
Tuition wasn't a problem for me because I got a good scholarship, but if you're out of state you'll want to get your ACT/SAT score up to get a good scholarship. Barrett dorm prices are high, though. Otherwise, ASU isn't as costly as other colleges around. The classes are pretty good and campus has lots of resources and events.
Anonymous student
There are many locations where one can find a computer and study. I like how some of my professors write the textbook for the class as well. Compared to other universities, it's fairly inexpensive for a great quality of education.
Tiana from Phoenix, AZ
The school is very expensive, but is still competitively priced for a state school. They should work on making the tuition more affordable though.
Joseph from Henderson, NV
In all of my classes, I have received tons of feedback from the teachers (and not the teacher assistants - the actual PhD's). When I've sent an e-mail, I've heard back in a day or two. Teachers are very willing to help, and class formats are very challenging. Their online services are top-notch; they have 24/7 help chat rooms and tech support. I've talked to some friends who go to other larger universities, and they all comment on how hard ASU classes are compared to theirs. Plus, if you're an online student, you pay in-state tuition no matter where you live. It's an excellent option for anyone who has to work or wants to go back to college.
Rachel from Tempe, AZ
If you're getting In-State Tuition-yes. If you're paying out-of-state... it's difficult to say when paying the full $35,000. Make sure you get scholarships and grants!
Jacquelyn from Santa Clara, CA