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

Cost of higher education and financial aid for graduate students

Graduate student
20242025 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 expenses.

  Arizona resident Nonresident
Base tuition $12,562 $26,496
Graduate student support fee $280 $280
Student-initiated fees $745 $745
On-campus housing and meals $18,993 $18,993
Books, course materials, supplies, and equipment $1,908 $1,908
Transportation $3,453 $3,453
Personal $4,495 $4,495
Total $42,436 $56,370

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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. The FAFSA is officially open for 2024-25! The new FAFSA is a simplified and streamlined experience years in the making. Many students are ready to get started and will be completing their FAFSA this month, so If you experience a pause, or can't log in please just wait a few hours or set a reminder for the next day to jump back in with your FSA ID and complete the application. For more questions go to or call 1-800-4-FED-AID. 

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.