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Arizona State University cost of attendance

Studying abroad is a big investment, so you need to plan ahead. In addition to paying for tuition, you must have funds to cover the full cost of attending a university in the USA. The information on this page will help you better understand these expenses.

Proof of finances

You must receive a Certificate of Eligibility – also known as “Form I-20” – to apply for your US study visa. To issue your I-20, ASU must have proof (usually a bank statement or sponsorship letter) that you have funding available to cover costs at least 1 year, including tuition, fees and living expenses.

View the tables below to see current estimated expenses by program, and the financial guarantee forms to see the minimum funds required as an international student.

All costs in US dollars for the 2019–20 academic year.

Undergraduate degree estimated expenses

Your actual annual cost of attendance will depend on your program of study.

Living on campusPhoenix area campusesASU at Lake Havasu
Estimated total expenses$51,869–$55,677$29,321–$31,121
Tuition $31,200*$10,368
Standard university fees$628$168
Undergraduate college fee$0–$1,800$0–$1,800
Health insurance$2,597$2,597
Books and supplies$1,300$1,300
Housing$7,612–$9,620$6,198
Meals$5,174$5,332
Travel$1,376$1,376
Personal$1,982$1,982
*First and second year students in the Polytechnic School and New College receive a 10% discount on tuition.

Undergraduate pathway

Your actual pathway program tuition will depend on the duration of your program.

Living on West campus 3 semesters
Total$55,044–$56,344
Tuition and fees$37,016–$38,316
Health insurance$2,231
Housing$8,887
Meals$4,410
Books and materials $1,500
Personal and incidental expenses $1,000

The Statement of Financial Guarantee letter than you have to submit with your Pathways application must show a minimum of $25,000.

 

Graduate degree estimated expenses

Your actual annual cost of attendance will depend on your program of study.

Living on campus Estimated costs
Estimated total costs$48,355
Base tuition (18 credits)* $25,200
Standard university fees$888
Health insurance$2,597
Books and supplies$1,054
Housing$8,460
Meals$3,348
Transportation$3,180
Personal$3,628
*Tuition cost is based on 12-credits per semester over an academic year (2 semesters). See the fees and dates page for estimates of total program tuition. The financial guarantee form below includes costs by some academic college.

Financial guarantee forms

These forms shows the minimum amounts required for the I-20.

Accommodation fees

The table below shows on-campus housing prices per semester:

CampusFirst year undergraduate rate (US$)Transfer and graduate student rate (US$)
Downtown Phoenix4,720–5,0905,090–7,250
Polytechnic2,630–4,8852,145–3,450
Tempe3,150–4,8003,670–7,375
West3,3623,705–4,420
Lake Havasu3,025–3,560n/a
2019-20 rates shown are in US dollars, per semester. Exact fees vary based on your chosen housing option and meal plan.

All first year students are required to take a meal plan: costs range between $1,485 and $2,755 per semester.