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 goes up about 3% every year.
If this makes attending the college of your dreams feel scary, remember, the "sticker price" of tuition doesn't give you all the info you need to know how much you will actually have to pay for college. Many students pay a lot less than the sticker price after grants, scholarships, and tuition discounts are applied. Additionally, student loans can make thecost of college feel more doable until you're done with college.
Tuition for international students at Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus is $31,200 per year.
Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus is a public, state institution, so it offers a reduced tuition rate of $10,710 for in-state students who 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 insitutions often offer a lower cost of attendance for students who are residents of that state.
Choosing a school where you qualify for in-state tuition can save on the total cost of attending college. Be sure to verify your state's criteria for in-state tuition. Each state has different requirements to qualify as in-state resident. Most states require students to have resided in the state for a certain period of time before qualifying. There may be other criteria too, depending on where you live.
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ASU Downtown has the same tuition for international students as for those from out of state.
International students at Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus can expect to pay around $31,200 per year, before any scholarships, grants or other financial aid.
International students usually do not qualify for for loans or grants from the U.S. government, but should research private or ASU Downtown-specific grants, scholarships, and other funding opportunities..
In addition to tuition, room and board, books, transportation and fees are also costs it consider when planning for college. Let's take a look at what impacts these costs, and what to expect at ASU Downtown.
Housing and campus dining at ASU Downtown costs $15,278 a year. This covers the cost of living in dorms or other on-campus housing, and a dining plan that allows you to eat all or some of your meals the school dining facilities. Students who do not live on-campus but would like to be able to eat in the campus dining can choose to be on a meal plan. The cost of board-only is $6,532.
Meal-plan costs vary based on on how many meals are included in the plan you choose.
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 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.
The majority of colleges also have 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 can expect to pay around $628 in fees every year they are enrolled.
There may be optional fees associated with participating in certain activities, like Greek Life, or participating in sports or other extracurriculars. Most colleges have ways for students who may struggle to participate because of cost can find ways to lower or eliminate these costs.
The 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 also have a big effect on 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 flip side, getting around in a city could be pricey, but there may be more trains, busses and low-cost flight options to actually get to school. Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campusis located in a urban setting in Arizona, not far from Phoenix.
When creating a budget for college, don’t forget to leave some room in your budget for the cost of things like entertainment, clothes, furnishings and toiletries.
Now, let’s go over all of the costs we've covered, to get a better estimate of how much students can expect to shell out for ASU Downtown.
|2021 Total Tuition and Expenses|
|Room and Board||$15,278|
|Total Estimated Costs|
Tuition and fees may vary depending on program, course level, location, and more.
The majority of Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campus undergrads use financial aid to help pay for school.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|
|ASU Downtown-Specific Loans||$0|
|Most Common Loans for ASU Downtown 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 Downtown 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 $17.48 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 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 make more informed decisions about 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.
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 make attending more affordable. Some schools offer tuition waivers for employees and their family members, 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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