In 2020, tuition for full-time students at Arizona State University at the West campus was $10,710 a year for in-state students and $28,800 a year for out-of-state students.
On average, colleges raise tuition about 3% each year.
If this information makes going to college seem daunting, 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 far less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts kick in. Additionally, student loans can make the amount you do have to pay for college until you're done with college.
Tuition for international students at Arizona State University at the West campus is $31,200 per year.
Arizona State University at the West 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. These institutions offer reduced tuition for students who are residents of that state.
Attending a school where you qualify for the reduced tuition offered to state residentscan save significant money on the overall cost of college. Don't forget to verify your state's guidelines for how to qualify for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. 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 too, depending on the state you and your parents currently reside in.
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Tuition at ASU West is higher for international students than it is for out-of-state students.
International students at Arizona State University at the West campus usually pay around $31,200 per year, before any scholarships or financial aid.
International students are not eligible for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but may qualify for private or ASU West-specific aid and scholarships.
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 West.
Room and board at ASU West is $12,364 a year. This includes the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, plus a dining plan that enables you to eat all or some of your meals the ASU West's on-campus cafeterias and 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.
Board costs may vary depending on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
First-year students are sometimes surprised by how much books and supplies cost–and not in a good way. . The real cost of books and supplies depends on the courses you take and the materials required. To save money, many students choose to use books from the library or buy books from students who have already taken the course.
Most schools also have fees to offsets cost associated with maintaining facilties, like the library, gym and computer labs. Full-time undergrads at ASU West can expect to pay around $628 in fees every year they are enrolled.
There may be other costs associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have resources for students with financial need to find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The total cost of getting around in college depends on a few key factors. Will you take a subway, car or an airplane to get to school?. Will you need to pay to park on-campus? Is the campus easy to get around on foot? Do you own a car, or will you need to use public transportation? All of these questions can drastically impact your estimated cost of transportation.
Where are a college is located can also have a big effect on your transportation budget. 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 expensive, but cities may offer more buses, trains or low-cost flight options to actually get to school. The Arizona State University at the West campus campus is in a urban setting in Arizona, not far from Phoenix.
When creating a budget for college, be sure to leave some room in your budget for personal expenses, like going out to eat or see shows, furnishing your living space, and things like haircuts, clothes and, yes, even toilet paper and shampoo .
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better idea of what is really costs to go to ASU West.
|2021 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$12,364|
|Total Estimated Costs|
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
The majority of Arizona State University at the West campus undergrads use financial aid to finance their education.2,604 of the 4,601 undergrads enrolled received financial aid. ASU West meets 60% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates.
The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $15,977 a year. Around 56% of ASU West undergrads take out student loans to cover any remaining costs. ASU West graduates who have student loans graduate with an average of $25,021 of student loan debt.
The average debt for each loan type varies.
|Average Debt By Loan Type|
|ASU West-Specific Loans||$0|
|Most Common Loans for ASU West Students|
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 West financial aid, keep reading, or visit their financial aid website.
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 $4.88 million in merit-based scholarship money was awarded to students without demonstrated financial need.
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 West 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 West seem more manageable.
What will attending ASU West 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 make more informed decisions about the actual cost of attending that school, based on their financial situation. You can find the ASU West's net cost calculator on their website.
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.
Schools sometimes offer tuition waivers to certain groups, to reduce the total cost of attendance. Some schools offer tuition waivers for faculty, staff, and their families , underrepresented students, or military students. Even if you qualify for a waiver, students are usually responsible for housing, meal plans, and other expenses.
Check the financial aid website for more information on payment plans and tuition waivers.
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