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Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus

Phoenix, AZ 4-Year Public

ASU Downtown Tuition Information

In 2020, tuition for full-time students at Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus was $10,710 a year for in-state students and $28,800 a year for out-of-state students.

On average, college tuition rises about 3%ba year.

If this information makes going to college sound impossible, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you enough information to determine the actual cost of attending any given college. Many students owe way less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make thecost of college until after graduation.

Tuition for international students at Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus is $31,200 per year.

In-state vs. Out-of-state Tuition at ASU Downtown

Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $10,710 for students who qualify as state residents and attend full-time. For students who are not considered Arizona-residents, out-of-state tuition is $28,800 a year.

Public schools receive funds from the state to help them cover costs. Public, state schools can offer lower tuition for students who meet the requirements for in-state residency..

Choosing a college where you qualify for in-state status can cut the cost of college tuition. Be sure to verify your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state residency. Every state has its own rules about what makes someone eligible for in-state tuition. The most common requirement is that students must have lived in the state for a full year before starting school. There may be other criteria as well, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.

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Tuition for International Students at ASU Downtown

Tuition at ASU Downtown is higher for international students than it is for out-of-state students.

International students at Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus can expect to pay around $31,200 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.

International students usually do not qualify for for federal financial aid, but may be eligible for private or ASU Downtown-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..

ASU Downtown Room, Board and Other Costs

In addition to tuition, there are other costs associated with college, like room and board, facility fees, and books and supplies. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at ASU Downtown.

House and Food Costs at ASU Downtown

Housing and campus dining at ASU Downtown costs $15,278 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a meal plan that allows you to eat in the school dining halls. Students who do not live on-campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can opt-in for a meal plan. The cost of a mean plan, or board-only, is $6,532.

Meal-plan costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.

Cost of Books at ASU Downtown

The cost of books often surprises first-year college students. The actual cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the textbooks, computer programs, or other materials are required.. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.

Yearly Fees

Most schools charge some yearly fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the computer labs and libraries, athletic facilities, and more. Students who attend ASU Downtown full time pay $628 in fees each academic year.

There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or playing on an intramural sports team. Many schools have ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these fees.

The Cost of Transportation at ASU Downtown

The total cost of transportation in college can really vary. Will you drive, fly, or take public transportation to school?. Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus walkable? Do you own a car, or will you need to use busses, subways, or other modes of transportation? All of these questions can make a big difference in your estimated cost of transportation.

The location of a college or university can impact the amount you'll have to spend just to get around. Small, rural schools may be easier to get around, but the cost of getting to campus may be higher. On the other hand getting around in a city is usually pricey, but there may be more trains, busses and affordable flights to actually get to school. The Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus campus is in a urban setting in Arizona, near Phoenix.

Other College Costs

When creating a budget for college, be sure to consider personal expenses, like movies, takeouts, furniture or appliances for your dorm or housing, and essentials like laundry detergent, toothpaste and toilet paper.

Now, let’s look at the breakdown of all expenses, to get a better idea of the actual cost of attending ASU Downtown.

Total Cost of ASU Downtown

2021 Total Tuition and Expenses
In-state Tuition $10,710
Out-of-State Tuition $28,800
Room and Board $15,278
Yearly Fees $628
Total Estimated Costs

Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.

The majority of ASU Downtown undergrads use financial aid to finance their education.5,414 of the 8,513 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. ASU Downtown meets 60% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.

The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $18,271 a year. Around 61% of ASU Downtown undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. ASU Downtown graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $25,136 of student loan debt.

The average debt for each loan type varies.

Average Debt By Loan Type
Federal Loans $19,984
State Loans $0
ASU Downtown-Specific Loans $0
Private Loans $5,582
Most Common Loans for ASU Downtown Students
Federal Loans 60.0%
Private loans 9.0%

Most students take out institutional or government loans, because they tend to have lower interest rates and more flexible repayment options than private loans. Loans from the federal government can be subsidized or unsubsidized. Subsidized loans do not accrue interest during school, while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest at the time the loan is issued. If students do no qualify for enough federal loans to cover the cost of tuition, some take out private loans. Parents can also take out ParentPLUS loans, which are government loans for parents who are helping their children pay for college.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) helps colleges determine how much financial need students and their familes have, so they can offer a financial aid package that meets, or come close to meeting, their need. For more information on ASU Downtown financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.

Scholarships at ASU Downtown

Some students may receive grants and scholarships to help pay for college. Unlike loans, scholarships and grants do not have to be paid back. An additional $17.48 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.

Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus Net Cost

The net price of college is the actual cost of attending a school for one year. Net cost is calculated by subtracting any scholarships, grants or other aid that does not need to be paid back from the total cost. Student loans are not part of the calculation, because they need to be repaid.

Now that we have a sense of the total estimated costs for ASU Downtown students, we can subtract the average financial aid package to find the estimated net cost. Net cost can vary depending on a students’ need and the financial aid award received.

When considering whether a school fits your budget, it is important to consider the estimated net cost, not just the sticker price of tuition. Often, schools with the highest tuition also offer the most generous aid packages, so estimate your net cost before eliminating a school because it does fit your budget.

By substracting the average financial aid package from the estimated costs, we get a number that may make the cost of ASU Downtown seem more manageable.

What will attending ASU Downtown really cost you? The answer depends on several factors.

As of 2011, colleges are required to have a net price calculator on their website to help prospective students and their families understand the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the ASU Downtown's net cost calculator on their website.

ASU Downtown Tuition Payment Plans

Some students choose to use payment plans to make the cost of tuition fit more comfortably in their budget.

Students cannot pay tuition in installments. Contact the financial aid office to verify this and discuss options.

Does ASU Downtown Offer Tuition Waivers?

Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some colleges offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even with a tuition waiver, other expenses and fees are the responsibility of the student.

Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.

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