How will I pay for college?
It’s the question most every college student asks before starting their educational journey. And we’re here to help answer it. Get the details on terms you need to know and answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about financial aid at Arizona State University and paying for college below.
What is financial aid?
Simply put, financial aid helps you pay for attending college. Depending on the type of aid, it may allow you to cover the costs of tuition, textbooks, school supplies and more education-related expenses.
Financial aid can come from federal, school and private sources and come in the form of grants, loans and scholarships.
Can I get financial aid if I take online classes?
Yes! ASU Online students can apply for financial aid the same as in-person students.
Get the details on financial aid for ASU Online students.
What are ASU financial aid office hours?
Office hours for each of ASU’s four financial aid offices are:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Current or incoming ASU Online students can call the financial aid office at 855-278-5080. Financial aid agents are available to take your call 24 hours a day.
More information can be found at ASU’s financial aid and scholarship services page.
What is FAFSA?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is your gateway to getting financial aid and should be the first step for any student seeking help for paying for college. It can qualify you for grants, scholarships and student loans.
As the name implies, it costs nothing to apply. We highly recommended applying as early as possible each academic year as some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
Get the details on how to apply for the FAFSA as an ASU Online student.
How long does it take for the FAFSA application to process?
If you submit the FAFSA online, the U.S. Department of Education will process your application within 3-5 days. If you submitted a paper FAFSA, your application will be processed within 7-10 days.
When does FAFSA open for 2021-22?
The FAFSA opens each October 1 for the next academic year that starts Fall A and ends in Summer B. You will need a complete 2021-22 FAFSA on file for the academic year beginning Fall A 2021.