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FAFSA and applying for aid

To be considered for federal student aid for the 2021–22 award year, you can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form between Oct. 1, 2020, and 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2022. Any FAFSA corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 10, 2022. However, many states and colleges have earlier deadlines for applying for state and institutional financial aid. Find your state’s deadline. Check with your college or career school about its deadlines. Because of the variation in state and college deadlines, it’s highly recommended that you fill out the FAFSA form as soon as you can after Oct. 1 to ensure that you don’t miss out on available aid.

Three scenarios may occur: If you are enrolled in summer classes and have worked under the Federal Work-Study program for the preceding fall or spring semesters, you will automatically receive a summer Federal Work-Study estimate award. Once we receive a summer continuation of your job assignment or new hire form from your employer, we will change it to an actual summer Federal Work-Study award. If you are enrolled in summer classes, and you did not work under the Federal Work-Study program during the preceding fall or spring semesters, you can request for Federal Work-Study eligibility. Once we receive information about your summer job assignment from your employer, we will post an actual summer Federal Work-Study award. If you are not enrolled in the summer semester, but you wish to work under for a summer Federal Work-Study job, you must have the following: A completed FAFSA for the current and upcoming academic years on file with ASU. Be eligible for need-based financial aid for both academic years. The Federal Work-Study earnings during this time of non-enrollment will be considered as a resource for the next enrollment period, which will have an effect on your financial aid eligibility for the next academic year.

If you have an FSA ID but do not remember your username, select Forgot Username. Note: If you verified your email address or mobile phone number during account creation, you can enter your email address or mobile phone number instead of your username. If you have an FSA ID but do not remember your password, select Forgot Password.

The Obama Scholars Program does not provide aid for the summer semester. You may be awarded with other forms of financial aid.

If your financial situation changes, you can request a review of your aid eligibility through a Student or Parent Review form.

You may request an additional Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan by submitting a letter to Financial Aid and Scholarship Services in writing. If there are any remaining eligibility from the fall and spring semesters, the balance may be awarded to you.

Visit the information page on the FAFSA website to learn which parent to list ont he FAFSA.

For links to national scholarship searches and other valuable ASU scholarship information, you may visit our scholarships website at students.asu.edu/scholarships or contact the ASU Scholarship Office at 855-278-5080. You may also visit your college to see if they have any summer scholarships available.

Visit the information page on the FAFSA website to learn your options if you are unable to provide parent information.

If you were not offered enough financial aid to cover your summer costs, the following options may be available. Scholarships Opportunities: For links to national scholarship searches and other valuable ASU scholarship information, you may visit our scholarship information, you may visit our scholarship web site at students.asu.edu/scholarships or contact the ASU Scholarship Office at 855-278-5080. You may also visit your college to see if they have any summer scholarships available. Student Employment: There are student employment opportunities right here on campus. The ASU Student Employment Office is always ready to help a student find a job. Please visit the Student Employment web site at students.asu.edu/employment to view part-time, full-time, seasonal, on-campus, off-campus and work-study (if eligible) job listings. Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans: Parents of dependent students may borrow Parent PLUS Loans. See students.asu.edu/loans/plus for details. Private Education Loans: Private Education Loans are educational loans offered by private lenders, usually banks. Always remember to borrow only what you need.

To determine if you (or your student) is dependent or independent, visit the studentaid.gov site for a list of questions that will help you determine your status.

You can learn about helping your student to financially prepare for college at studentaid.gov. Here's a list of documents you need to provide to help them complete the FAFSA.

Log in to My ASU and go to the Financial Aid tab to check if there are documents that are being requested on your priority task list. Forms may be downloaded at https://students.asu.edu/forms/financialaid. If your financial aid file is complete, and you do not have awards offered, visit any one of the four ASU financial aid office locations or contact our office at 855-278-5080. Please be aware that awarding for each semester does not start until the April before the fall semester begins. If your parent is attempting to accept the Federal Parent PLUS Loan, students must first grant their parents guest access to accept a Parent PLUS Loan. Once you have granted your parent guest access, you will receive a validation code and your parent an email with instructions on how to active their guest access. Your parent will need that validation code in order to complete the activation process. It is very important that all steps are completed in order for the Federal Parent PLUS Loan to process successfully. For a complete list of steps to accepting your Federal Parent PLUS Loan, visit students.asu.edu/loans/plus#steps.

The 2021–22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form asks for 2019 income and tax information. If your 2019 financial situation no longer reflects your current situation, you can complete a review form to request an additional review of your financial aid situation.

There is no separate summer aid application. Students who enroll for the summer and have a FAFSA on file for the aid year preceding the summer semester will be automatically considered.

Yes, you need to submit the FAFSA for every year that you are in college in order to receive federal financial aid.

Accept your awards on My ASU under Finances. Remember, summer financial aid is at the end of the current academic year.

If your financial situation changes, you can request a review of your aid eligibility through a Student or Parent Review form.

If you received less than a full academic year of Pell Grant in the fall and spring semester(s), you may be eligible for the remainder of your Pell Grant scheduled award in the summer. You will be automatically considered and awarded any Pell Grant funds for which you are eligible for in the summer.

Yes. We encourage every student to file a FAFSA, even if you think you might not be eligible. Most students are eligible for some kind of aid.

You may use your financial aid towards your costs for study abroad. You can submit a cost sheet to the Financial Aid Office provided to you by the Center of Global Education Services to increase your summer costs of attendance. You will only be considered for any additional Federal Stafford Loans, Parent PLUS Loans and/or Private Education Loans.

The only way to know if you're elgibe for federal financial aid is to submit the FAFSA.

The census dates for all terms are can be found on our Census Policy.

To check the status of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form, do the following: Log in to fafsa.gov. Your FAFSA status can be found on the “My FAFSA” page, which displays immediately after you log in if you’ve already started or completed a FAFSA form. To check on the status of financial aid being disbursed to you or your account, check with the financial aid office at your college or career school. Note: If you submitted a paper FAFSA form, you can check the status of your application after it has been processed (roughly 7 to 10 days from the date mailed). To check on the status of your FAFSA form, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center.

All awards, except for loans, will prorate throughout the summer census date according to our Census Policy.

Your Student Aid Report (SAR) is a document that gives you basic information about your eligibility for federal financial aid. It also gives you a chance to review and correct the information listed on your FAFSA, if you need to.

The amount of financial aid disbursed will be based on actual enrollment. Summer disbursement begins in May for students enrolled in session A or C. Students only enrolled in session B receive summer disbursements beginning early July. Specific dates will be available as we approach the summer semester on the financial aid calendar.

A financial aid notification is the letter that students receive informing them how much financial aid a school is willing to offer.

If you have not received your entire TEACH Grant eligibility for the fall/spring semesters ($4,000 per academic year) and based on your enrolled credit hours for the summer semester, you may receive some or all of your remaining TEACH Grant eligibility.

To make corrections to your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), click the Log In button on the home page and log into FAFSA on the Web, and then click Make FAFSA Corrections. When correcting your FAFSA, you can: Add or remove colleges from your application Change your e-mail or mailing address Correct any field in your FAFSA other than your Social Security Number (SSN)

Your summer financial aid is determined based on your enrolled credit hours, your remaining aid eligibility and availability of funds.

Scholarships and grants

You apply for the TEACH Grant by completing a FAFSA. ASU will select students who are in the appropriate majors and offer them the TEACH Grant. Students will be required to accept the grant and complete entrance counseling as well as an Agreement to Serve.

Click here to view the deferment application and policy. Students may not attend another educational institution while on deferment.

The same deadline to apply with the FAFSA and meet eligibility requirements applies to the TEACH Grant. The FAFSA must be received, along with the Agreement to Serve and entrance counseling, before the last day of class of the fall semester (for students not attending the following spring semester), before the last day of class of the spring semester (for students not attending the following summer semester), or before the last day of summer (for students attending summer).

When a student is ready to return to school after a deferment, he/she must submit a scholarship reinstatement request notifying the scholarship office that they will be returning to school. Completed requests must be submitted by no later than 30 days prior to the semester you are approved to return. In the case of an internship or mission deferment, the student must also submit proof of completion. If the student is returning from a medical deferment a note from the treating physician is needed. If the student is a National Merit Scholar they must also contact the National Merit Corporation. The reinstatement request and eligibility criteria can be found online at www.students.asu.edu/scholarships and is listed with online forms and publications.

The TEACH Grant can be year round if the student has not used their annual limit in the fall and spring. At ASU, summer sessions are 'trailing semesters', meaning that summer is the end of the academic year.

No, only university eligible students receiving the Regents High Honors Endorsement (RHHE) scholarship may transfer their RHHE award to ASU under certain conditions. The scholarship will be awarded for the amount of tuition when the student would have entered the university. The RHHE transfer request form, which lists additional eligibility criteria, can be found online at http://students.asu.edu/forms/scholarships.

ASU must monitor your eligibility every year. If you are receiving any federal financial aid, all sources of your financial aid (scholarships, grants, waivers, third-party payments, loans, etc.) must be calculated. The total of all sources cannot exceed your estimated cost of attendance (COA).

Scholarships are posted when the funds are received. Please contact the scholarship donor to establish the date when your scholarship funds will be sent to ASU.

For students that are awarded, ASU will disburse the TEACH Grant within five business days after receiving confirmation that the student has completed the following steps: Accept the TEACH Grant on My ASU under Finances and then Financial Aid. Complete the TEACH Grant Entrance Counseling and Agreement to Serve on the TEACH Grant page on StudentLoans.gov.

New American University Scholarships are all awarded for up to eight semesters and will not be extended beyond eight semesters. These scholarships are awarded for fall and spring only.

If you raise your GPA to 3.25, submit a Teach Grant Request form to be considered for teach grant eligibility. ASU must consider your cumulative ASU GPA in this case.

Cumulative ASU GPA represents all of the grades you received while attending ASU. Scholarships are considered for renewal after the spring grades have been posted.

Neither, if you were awarded a TEACH Grant because your GPA is 3.25, you must maintain the 3.25 or increase the GPA in future terms to remain eligible for any additional TEACH Grant awards. If your GPA goes below 3.25, any old awards will remain as grants until you finish the program (or withdraw from school or notify the government that you do not intend to teach). Once graduated or withdrawn, the service requirement begins and the U.S. Dept. of Education will monitor your progress. You must provide them with documents showing that you are fulfilling your agreement to serve on an annual basis.

All scholarship checks should be mailed to: ASU Scholarship Office, PO Box 870412, Tempe AZ 85287-0412 along with a completed Scholarship Recipient form. The check needs to be made out to Arizona State University and the donor needs to include the student's name and ID number on the check or on attached documentation. Donors should specify which semester(s) the check should be applied to in addition to minimum enrollment hours for disbursement (full-time, half-time, less than half-time).

Generally a middle school math or science teacher is considered an area of high need. The U.S. Department of Education guidelines states: 'The TEACH Grant Program provides up to $4,000 a year in grant assistance to a student who agrees to serve for at least four years as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.' Please note: The TEACH Grant maximum award amount is impacted by sequestration each academic year. This can result in an increase or decrease in the TEACH Grant amount you will receive due to the scheduled percentage reduction determined by the Budget Control Act of 2011.

Portal applications open October 1 each year. Please continue to check back throughout the year as new listings are added.

The award would still be a grant because you were within the time to complete the program, unless you stop attending or change your career field out of teaching. The government will be requiring you to send periodic confirmations.

The ASU Scholarship Application Portal collects your applications for several different scholarships, and saves your responses to common questions so that you don’t need to complete the information twice. There is no single application that you can complete; rather, you must choose which scholarships you wish to apply for and complete an application for each one. You can find a list of scholarships that have portal applications on our scholarship search.

As of July 2013, FedLoan Servicing began servicing TEACH Grants for the U.S Department of Education. Customer service representatives are available at 1-800-699-2908 from Monday through Friday 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM (ET). You may also access information about your TEACH grant through the website MyFedLoan.org/TEACH to assist in tracking your service obligation.

An ASUrite user ID and password are required for you to sign into the ASU Scholarship Portal. Once logged in you can begin searching for scholarships you may be eligible for by clicking the "Search for Scholarships" link. Please note there are two places you can search: ASU scholarship portal and college listings.

You must certify your teaching service or your intent to teach annually to FedLoan Servicing servicer for the TEACH Grant for the U.S Department of Education. Verification of the intent to teach is required if you are still enrolled in a TEACH Grant eligible program of study, but have not received additional TEACH Grants. If you do not certify your teaching service, your grant will convert to an unsubsidized loan.

Unless specifically stated otherwise, responses to each question are required for successful submission. Upon submission of your application, you should see one of two messages: If you successfully completed all required responses, you will see a message stating, "Your application was successfully submitted/saved." You will be routed to the ASU Scholarship Application Portal where you can edit your applications or search for additional scholarships. If you did not complete a required response, you will see an error message indicating which responses are missing, and the application will reload to highlight missing fields. Remember that certain scholarships may require the submission of additional materials such as a letter of recommendation or a cover sheet. You must submit the supplemental materials in the portal by no later than the deadline listed on the scholarship (most are February 1 each year) for your application to be considered complete. You will not receive any reminders to complete these steps and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Each year that you receive a TEACH Grant, you must sign an Agreement to Serve or Repay and TEACH Grant Counseling on the U.S Department of Education TEACH Grant website. The TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve or Repay and TEACH Grant Counseling explains the terms and conditions of the service obligation you must agree to fulfill as a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant. By signing the Agreement to Serve or Repay and completing Counseling, you agree to these terms and conditions and acknowledge your understanding that if you do not fulfill the service obligation, the TEACH Grant funds you received will be converted to a loan that you must repay.

You can edit an application until the submission deadline listed on the scholarship (most are February 1). Keep in mind that any changes to responses will result in updates to all of your responses to that same question in each of your applications. To edit your application, you must log in to the ASU Scholarship Application Portal ASURITE ID and password at https://scholarships.asu.edu/applications.

As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must teach -in a high-need field; -at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families; and -for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant. High need fields include: -bilingual education and English language acquisition, -foreign language, -mathematics, -reading specialist, -science, and -special education, as well as -any other field that has been identified as high-need by the federal government, a state government, or a local education agency, and that is included in the annual Teacher Shortage Area Nationwide Listing (Nationwide List).

As a condition for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must teach for at least four complete academic years within eight years after completing (or ceasing enrollment in) the course of study for which you received the grant. Additionally, you must also teach at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families; and teach in a high-need field.

Yes, that could happen because the elementary classroom is not considered a “high-need field”. However, a special education elementary classroom is considered an area of high need. It will be your responsibility to choose a position that meets the service agreement requirements.

Yes, that could happen because the elementary classroom is not considered a “high-need field”. However, a special education elementary classroom is considered an area of high need. It will be your responsibility to choose a position that meets the service agreement requirements.

To keep the money as a grant, you must meet all the criteria of your service obligations described in your agreement to serve.

If you do not meet the requirements of your service obligation, all TEACH Grants you received will be converted to Federal Direct Unsubsidized loans. You must repay these loans in full, with interest charged from the date of each TEACH Grant disbursement. Elementary and secondary schools (public and private) and educational service agencies serving low-income students are listed in the annual Teacher Cancellation Low-Income Directory. In addition, elementary or secondary schools operated by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) or operated on Indian reservations by Indian tribal groups under contract or grant with the BIE qualify as low-income schools. If you have questions about your TEACH Grant converting to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized loan or about meeting TEACH Grant requirements contact the TEACH Grant servicer, FedLoan Servicing, at 1-800-699-2908 from 8 a.m.–9 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

Many of the scholarship application deadlines are in February and March each year; however, it is important that you review deadlines carefully as they do vary. Scholarship awards are very competitive and if you are selected, you will be notified by the awarding office noted in the scholarship listing. We ask that you please not contact the awarding office regarding the status of the review or to see if you have been selected as a scholarship recipient. Scholarship recipients are typically notified of selection in April and May.

ASUrite User Id and/or password difficulties: Visit contact.asu.edu or call 1-855-278-5080.

TEACH Grant is a nationwide program; you may perform your service obligation in any state. You must be a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.

If you have questions about a specific scholarship, please refer to the listing for contact information for that specific scholarship.

Yes, you must teach at least four years as a full-time teacher within an eight year period of time.

Contact the Help Desk at 1-855-278-5080.

The interest on your converted grant starts accruing from the original disbursement date of the grant.

Beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year scholarship awards, the General Scholarship Application is no longer in use. The ASU Scholarship Portal has taken its place.

You must teach at least four years as a full-time teacher within an eight year period of time.

For links to national scholarship searches and other valuable ASU scholarship information, you may visit our scholarship website at https://students.asu.edu/scholarships.

If you do not meet or exceed the renewal criteria by the end of each spring semester, you may review the following options to determine your eligibility:

No, you must be a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.

All Arizona high school graduates who have been admitted to ASU under assured admission, have a completed FAFSA before January 15 (submitted all financial aid items on their My ASU task list) and meet the program criteria will be automatically considered for the program. Selection into the Obama Scholars Program will continue until funds have been exhausted. For program criteria please click here.

Yes. Certain applications do require a resume, coversheet, and/or the submission of additional documents. For those applications, you will need to review the scholarship criteria and submit all of the requested documents in the ASU Scholarship Application Portal by the published deadline. You will not receive any reminders to complete these steps and incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

If the scholarship that you are applying for requires letters of recommendation, you will be able to enter the names and email addresses of the individuals you would like to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Your reference will receive an email notification directing them to the page to submit their recommendation. You can view the status of your letter of recommendation requests for each academic year’s application by visiting your ASU Scholarship Portal and clicking on the "Recommendation requests" tab. You will have an option to send your recommender a reminder after two weeks.

When a student applies to the university, their high school academic record is reviewed and based upon G.P.A., test scores, and class ranking he/she may be offered a scholarship.

To check your eligibility for a merit award, please visit ASU’s Scholarship Estimator. Please be aware this is an estimate and may not be an accurate reflection of your actual award.

ASU merit scholarships are awarded based on excellence in academics. To see if you may be eligible for a scholarship, visit ASU's Scholarship Estimator.

For freshmen, paying the enrollment deposit automatically accepts a university merit scholarship. Continuing students need to accept all scholarships and can be done through My ASU.

Disbursement and Refunds

In order to comply with NCAA and Sun Devil Athletics (SDA) regulations regarding posting and disbursing of SDA monies, active and potential athletes will not be included in Direct Deposit. Athletes may enroll in student account Direct Deposit, but refund checks will be produced instead of Direct Deposit transactions while you are an active athlete. If your SDA athlete status becomes inactive you will be included in Direct Deposit.

Login to My ASU, and select Finances. Select the "Direct deposit enrollment" button in the Tuition profile box and then follow the instructions to set up or review your direct deposit banking information. Remember to select "Save" at the bottom of the screen.

The account must be with a U.S. bank and can be either a U.S. checking or savings account.

You must deactivate your Direct Deposit Enrollment prior to creation of the refund to have a check mailed. Login to My ASU, select Finances in the Tuition profile box, then select 'Direct Deposit Enrollment'. Click 'Deactivate Direct Deposit' to begin receiving refunds by check via postal mail. Remember to update your address through My ASU (My Profile tab).

Tuition credits are processed through Student Accounts. Tuition credits first pay outstanding charges on student accounts and any remaining balance is refunded. If you enroll in Direct Deposit, your tuition refund will be deposited electronically to your bank account.

If your financial aid is accepted and you have all financial aid items completed on your My ASU task list, fall aid will automatically disburse to your ASU Student Account charges first and then any excess will be refunded to you. Your ASU Student Account will list all of your tuition, fees, on-campus ASU housing and meal plan charges. Your ASU Student Account will also show your pending financial aid. If your charges are greater than your pending financial aid, you will owe a balance to ASU. If your pending financial aid is greater than your charges you can expect a refund after your charges are paid at the time of financial aid disbursement. Refunds are applied to your personal bank account if you enrolled in direct deposit. If you did not enroll in direct deposit, a refund check will be mailed to your local address on file with ASU.

Your student account Direct Deposit enrollment will be active two weeks after enrolling. If refunds are issued to you in the two weeks following enrollment, payment will be made by check and mailed. Remember to keep your address current through My ASU.

Financial aid is first used to pay charges on student accounts, with any remaining balance being refunded to the student. If you enroll in student account Direct Deposit, financial aid in excess of university charges will be refunded to you and Direct Deposited to your bank account.

Entering freshman students who have received a Financial Aid Notification (FAN) have until May 1 to reserve any federal and ASU grants. Log in to My ASU and go to the Financial Aid tab. From there you can accept and/or decline your awards. To accept your Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan, please follow these instructions. https://students.asu.edu/loans/plus#accept

You can view your Direct Deposit information and status online at My ASU by selecting Finances then select 'Direct deposit enrollment' in the Tuition profile section on the right-hand side. If the bank reports a problem with the information you provide we will contact you prior to the enrollment becoming active. If all information is correct, simply exit, do not select Save.

Financial aid disbursement for begins no sooner than a week before the semester starts. If your pending financial aid exceeds your ASU charges due you can expect a refund. Refunds will be issued by check (sent to mailing address on record) or direct deposit. To sign up for Direct Deposit, log in to My ASU, click Finances then and click on 'Direct deposit enrollment' button in the Tuition profile box.

Enroll a month before the semester begins to ensure that financial aid is deposited to your bank account. Refunds issued prior to your Direct Deposit Enrollment becoming active will be made by check and mailed.

Aid disburses about seven days before the start of the semester. Check the aid and billing calendar for exact dates.

You may specify a bank account other than your own for refunds, for example a parent's bank account. You are responsible for specifying the correct account and maintaining accurate banking information with ASU. Once a Direct Deposit refund is processed, ASU cannot cancel or reverse the transaction.

Your funds will be deposited to your account about 4 days after your aid is applied to your charges. If you do not have direct deposit, you will receive a paper check mailed to the address on file within about 10 days.

Maintaining current bank account information is very important. You can change your Direct Deposit information online by logging in to My ASU and select then select the 'Direct deposit enrollment' in the Tuition profile box. Simply update your banking information and click Save.

Yes. Refunds are issued throughout the semester and Direct Deposited to your bank account if you are enrolled in student account Direct Deposit.

Contact the Student Accounts Office at 855-278-5080 to receive information and instructions.

To deactivate your Direct Deposit Enrollment, login to My ASU, select My Finances in the Quick Links box on the left-hand side, then select Direct Deposit Enrollment in the Helpful Links section on the right-hand side. Click 'Deactivate Direct Deposit' to begin receiving refunds by check via postal mail. Remember to update your address through My ASU (My Profile tab).

Tuition, residential life charges, student health charges, library fines, and miscellaneous department charges are billed on student accounts. You may view unpaid student account charges and make payments online through My ASU by clicking on Finances. In the Charge summary box, click the drop down arrow under Current amount. This will provide detailed charge information including term, charge, due date and amount.

At the beginning of the semester, Direct Deposit refunds are processed as frequently as financial aid becomes available. During the rest of the semester, Direct Deposit refunds are processed on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for deposit to your bank account two to three days later. (The schedule is adjusted for holidays.)

You can review the transactions posted to your student account, including refunds, on My ASU by selecting Finances, then clicking the Refunds link in the Charge summary box.

No. If not enrolled in Direct Deposit, a check will be mailed. Remember to keep your address current through My ASU (My Profile tab).

Yes, ASU has taken steps to safeguard the banking information stored on its computer systems. It is important that you keep your UserID and password secure so that unauthorized persons cannot log onto My ASU.

Contact the Student Accounts Office located in the Student Services Building room 230 or call 855-278-5080.

The Routing Number is sometimes referred to as the Transit Number or the ABA (American Banker's Association) Number. The Routing Number is used to identify the particular financial institution that you bank with and it can be found: Checking Accounts - The routing number is found at the bottom of your personal check. Savings and Other Types of "Savings" Accounts - Deposit slips may not include the correct routing number. For accounts other than checking accounts, contact your financial institution to obtain the correct routing number to use.

You may only specify one account at any given time.

No. The Direct Deposit Enrollment function available through My ASU requires you to submit all necessary information. If the bank reports a problem with the information you provide we will contact you prior to the enrollment becoming active.

Direct Deposit to your bank account is the fast and efficient way to receive student account refunds, including financial aid.

International

Although international students do not qualify for federal and state financial aid (unless you are an eligible noncitizen), there are still options to help fund your ASU education. ASU’s New American University merit-based scholarship is awarded to a limited number of qualified international undergraduate students who demonstrate high academic achievement.

Although international students do not qualify for federal and state financial aid (unless you are an eligible noncitizen), there are still options to help fund your ASU education. ASU’s New American University merit-based scholarship is awarded to a limited number of qualified international undergraduate students who demonstrate high academic achievement.

Adjustments to your financial aid

This is the kind of extenuating circumstance you would want to notify Financial Aid and Scholarship Services about. You may initiate this process by completing a Student and/or Parent Review form. These forms can be downloaded at our find a form page

No. If you complete your first undergraduate degree prior to your maximum award terms, you are only eligible to receive the one semester award for the term in which you graduate.

For detailed information about being an Arizona resident, visit https://students.asu.edu/residency. Be advised that if you have financial aid, it will be reduced if you have a change in residency or housing status. Check with Financial Aid and Scholarship Services in order to determine how these changes will affect your award(s). In the event of a financial aid adjustment, you will be notified by e-mail to check My ASU for new award information.

Loans

Follow the instructions below for the type of loan you have accepted. Completing a promissory note for the wrong type of loan will result in a delay in the disbursement of your loan funds. Check your "Priority Tasks" list on My ASU for a list of the types of promissory notes currently being requested for you to complete.

Log in to your My ASU and check your task list. The specific task will be listed (e.g., 'complete Stafford Loan MPN'). Click on the item and a link will appear in a dialogue box. Follow the links.

Subsidized loans do not accrue interest while you are in school while unsubsidized loans begin accruing interest from the time the loan is fully disbursed (i.e., if you have a fall/spring loan, the loan is fully disbursed once the spring amount is paid to your student account). Both types of student loans do not begin repayment until six months after graduation, you stop going to school or your enrollment drops below half-time status (i.e., 6 credit hours for undergraduate students and 5 credit hours for graduate students). Undergraduate students also are eligible for an interest rate reduction on subsidized loans.

In general, you have until the end of the term you are enrolled in to accept your loans. Click here for more details.

There are several steps required to accept a Parent PLUS Loan. First you, the student, must give your parent guest access to accept a Parent PLUS Loan. You will receive a validation code and your parent an email with instructions on how to active their guest access. Your parent will need that validation code in order to complete the activation process. It is very important that all the steps provided are complete in order for the Parent PLUS Loan to process successfully. For a complete list of steps please visit https://students.asu.edu/loans/plus#accept.

Yes, all students must complete a FAFSA before they can be awarded a Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan. Verification of a valid FAFSA on file will be part of the credit evaluation process performed by the lender (i.e., the US Department of Education).

If your parents would like to appeal their Federal Parent PLUS Loan denial, they need to contact Direct Lending Plus Credit Appeals at 1-800-557-7394. Otherwise, the student may request an additional Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan by submitting a Parent PLUS Loan Denial Funds Request form to Financial Aid and Scholarship Services. There are specific limits on the amount of additional unsubsidized loans that may be awarded (i.e., freshmen and sophomores are eligible for an additional $4,000 and juniors and seniors are eligible for an additional $5,000).

You may receive emails or other forms of communication regarding paying your tuition or taking out student loans that will take you to a non-ASU website. Please be aware that these websites are not affiliated with ASU nor the ASU Financial aid and Scholarship Services Office. One example is a site hosted by a company called Simple Tuition, which is completely separate from and has no ties to ASU. The ASU Financial Aid and Scholarship Services Office had no input to the content of this website, and we cannot speak to the accuracy of the data represented. Additionally, Financial Aid and Scholarship Services did not provide ASU email addresses to this company.

As always, we strongly recommend you do your own research into your student loan options and verify all data you find directly with the student loan lenders you are considering. Only the lenders can verify the accuracy of any student loan data that is attributed to them. For more information visit https://tuition.asu.edu/financial-aid/loans.

Payments and billing

eChecks are ASU's preferred payment method and are accepted with no service fee or additional cost to the student. eCheck is a fast and simple payment method. Similar to a debit or check card, the eCheck electronically debits a checking or savings account.

eCheck payments can only be made from regular U.S. checking and savings accounts in U.S. dollars. Checks issued from money market accounts, credit card companies, mutual funds, brokerage accounts, home equity or other lines of credit cannot be processed as an eCheck. Personal checks are accepted by mail or in person.

Your bank account will be charged overnight for payments made prior to 3:00 PM Arizona time and the next night for payments made after 3:00 PM Arizona time. eCheck payments made on weekends or holidays will be processed on the next business day.

Your bank balance is not accessed at the time an eCheck payment is made. You are responsible for ensuring that adequate funds are available in your checking or savings account. Your eCheck payment will be accepted online and processed to your bank as described in the "When will my bank account be charged" question. If funds are not available for the eCheck payment, or the account is invalid or closed, you will be notified by email one to three days after the original payment was made. When ASU is notified by our bank of the rejected eCheck payment, usually seven to ten days after payment was made, a charge will be posted to your account for the full amount of the rejected payment. An electronic notification will be sent to the address on file with ASU and a $25 returned eCheck fee will be charged on your student account. See Returned Check Policy for additional information.

Make eCheck payments on QuikPAY by logging in to MyASU and selecting the 'Finances' link on the upper left side, then selecting 'Pay Bill.' You can submit payment up to the amount owed on your account. To make an eCheck payment you will need your bank's routing number, sometimes referred to as the Transit Number or the ABA number, and your bank account number. This information is available on the bottom of your check or from your financial institution. An example of where to find this information on a check is also available online when an eCheck payment is made. A paper check is not required.

You are required to re-enter eCheck payment information, unless you create a payment profile. Payment profiles may be securely saved on QuikPAY when a payment is made. QuikPAY provides two options for creating payment profiles: When making an eCheck payment on QuikPAY, assign and save a profile name on the page titled "Provide eCheck Information". Or, Select "Payment Profiles" from the menu on the left side of the QuikPAY page to add an eCheck or credit card payment profile. After saving your payment profile, you will be able to choose your profile as a payment type. Select "Pay Bill" from the menu on the left side of the QuikPAY page and your payment profiles will be available for selection in the Payment Method drop down box.

When ASU is notified by our bank of the rejected eCheck payment, usually seven to ten days after payment was made, a charge will be posted to your account for the full amount of the rejected payment. An electronic notification will be sent, and a $25 returned eCheck fee will be charged to your student account. See Returned Check Policy for additional information. Once the charges appear on your student account, a payment can be made in person at any campus Cashiering Office or online through MyASU. Select the "Finances" on the upper left side, then select "Pay Bill" to make payment online. Please follow up with your financial institution to determine what the error might be regarding the routing or account numbers you provided. A rejected eCheck does not necessarily mean that funds were not sufficient to cover the payment.

eChecks are accepted online for payment of tuition, housing, and other student account charges. Login to MyASU and select the Finances tab at the top of the page, then click 'Pay Bill' to be transferred to QuikPAY to pay your ASU charges. In QuikPAY select "Pay Bill" from the menu on the left-hand side to securely process your payment.

To arrange for ASU to bill your approved governmental/third-party sponsor, please submit a Financial Guarantee Letter to the Student Accounts Office by the deadline on the Tuition and Billing Calendar. ASU will only bill the Third Party Billing fee to the Sponsor if indicated on the Financial Guarantee Letter. Within 5 business days of receipt of the Financial Guarantee Letter, ASU will place a "Third-Party Sponsor Credit" on your student account for the amount indicated on your Financial Guarantee Letter. The "Third-Party Sponsor Credit" on your student account indicates that we have received your sponsorship documentation and that we will be issuing an invoice to your sponsoring agency during the semester. It does not indicate that payment has been received from your sponsoring agency. If the third-party sponsoring agency remits full payment as indicated on the ASU invoice, no further action is required from the student. If full payment is not received from the sponsor, or if further information is needed, ASU will contact the student via their ASU e-mail.

ASU does not directly accept credit and debit cards for payment of tuition and Student Account charges, but has arranged for a third-party vendor to accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express when payment is made online. The third-party vendor, Nelnet assesses a 2.5% service fee for processing the transaction. The service fee is not paid to ASU and is not refundable, even if the related payment to ASU is refunded.

The Third-Party Billing Fee is a non-refundable per semester administrative fee to cover the costs associated with processing the sponsorship paperwork, preparing invoices and billing the third-party agency on behalf of the student. ASU will bill this fee to the sponsor agency only if indicated on the Financial Guarantee Letter. Please remember to include this fee when requesting the Financial Guarantee Letter from your Sponsor. Students will be responsible for paying the Third-Party Billing Fee if not paid by their Sponsor.

ASU made the decision several years ago to stop accepting credit card payments for tuition and other student account charges after careful consideration because of the significant and rising cost to the University of credit card processing fees. The cost of accepting credit cards was paid out of tuition and other University revenues, reducing revenue available for campus services to all students, regardless of whether or not they used a credit card to make payments. The savings realized by ASU because of this change helps fund, for example, library acquisitions, more faculty, classroom upgrades, and other student enhancements. The University has made arrangements for a third-party vendor to accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express when payment is made online. The third-party vendor, Nelnet assesses a 2.5% service fee for processing the transaction. The service fee is not paid to ASU and is not refundable, even if the related payment to ASU is refunded.

Visit the Tuition and Billing Calendar for Third Party Sponsor Document submission deadlines to avoid automatic enrollment in the ASU Payment Plan and/or Late Fees.

Yes, Visa recently changed its merchant rules to permit the assessment of a service fee and is now a payment option.

Submit Financial Guarantee Letter(s) to ASU Student Accounts:

Preferred Method:

Email: sponsorbilling@asu.edu
Other Methods to Submit:

Fax: 480.965.9242

In Person: Student Accounts office (Tempe, West, Downtown or Polytechnic Locations)

By Mail: Arizona State University Student Accounts Office
PO Box 870303
Tempe, AZ 85287-0303
Attn: Third-Party Sponsor Billing

Yes. The ASU Bookstore, Sun Devil Athletics Ticket Office, and other ASU departments that currently accept credit cards will continue to do so. No service fee is assessed for these payments.

If payment is not received from the sponsoring agency, ASU will notify you (via your ASU e-mail) that payment has not been received from your Sponsor and ask that you contact your sponsoring agency to arrange payment immediately. If payment is not received within two weeks from the due date of the invoice, any unpaid charges will be placed back on your student account, and payment will be due immediately. Students with accounts that become delinquent are subject to monthly late fees and will be blocked from University services, including registration, transcripts, and diplomas. Please see Delinquent Accounts and Late Charges for more information. Note: Students may receive periodic e-mails to their primary ASU e-mail address regarding the status of their account and instructions on how to resolve any specific issues related to their third-party sponsorship. It is the responsibility of the student to monitor their ASU e-mail account and to respond to official ASU e-mails as indicated.

Yes. eChecks are ASU’s preferred payment option and are accepted online with no service fee. Similar to a debit card, the eCheck electronically debits a checking or savings account. eChecks are accepted at no cost to the student and are a fast and easy payment option. Please see the eCheck FAQs under Student Account Payment Options for more information.

You will receive two emails after a credit card payment is made. One email confirms the actual amount paid to ASU and applied to your ASU charges. The second email confirms the 2.5% service fee assessed and charged to your credit card by Nelnet.

ASU will apply a "Third-Party Sponsor Credit" to your account within 5 business days of receiving the approved Financial Guarantee Letter(s). To verify that your Financial Guarantee Letter has been received and applied, please monitor your student account through My ASU and select the Finances Link at the top of the page. It is the student's responsibility to ensure ASU receives Third Party Sponsor Documents by the due date as indicated on the Tuition and Billing Calendar. If you do not see a "Third-Party Sponsored Credit" applied to the corresponding semester charges on your student account within 5 business days of submitting your Third Party Sponsor Documents, please contact ASU via email at sponsorbilling@asu.edu.

The 2.5% service fee is nonrefundable. Nelnet assessed the service fee for the processing of the original credit card transaction and therefore it is nonrefundable, even if the related payment to ASU is refunded.

To cancel your Financial Guarantee Letter, please notify ASU Student Accounts at sponsorbilling@asu.edu. Upon cancellation, the "Third-Party Sponsor Credit" will be removed from your student account, and all unpaid charges will be due immediately.

Colleges and universities across the country have made similar changes to their credit card payment policies. Some are choosing not to accept credit card payments and others to offer credit card payments through an outside vendor, subject to assessment of a service fee.

All military students wishing to use benefits should first contact ASU Veterans Services to become familiar with the policies and procedures in using military benefits. Veteran Services works closely with Student Business Services to ensure military tuition benefits are applied to students accounts quickly and accurately. All military students wishing to use benefits should first contact ASU Veterans Services to become familiar with the policies and procedures in using military benefits. Veteran Services works closely with Student Business Services to ensure military tuition benefits are applied to students accounts quickly and accurately.

The service fee was determined by our vendor. The University is not directly accepting credit or debit card payments for Tuition and Student Account payments; they are being accepted by our vendor who is assessing the 2.5% service fee for the processing of the credit card payment. The service fee is not paid to ASU and is not refundable, even if the related payment to ASU is refunded.

Students using TA Benefits can submit their TA forms by using any of the following methods: Preferred Method: Email: sponsorbilling@asu.edu Other Methods to Submit: Fax: 480.965.9242 In Person: Student Accounts office (Tempe, West, Downtown or Polytechnic Locations) By Mail: Arizona State University Student Accounts Office Attn: Third-Party Sponsor Billing PO Box 870303 Tempe, AZ 85287-0303

Yes, students can you both benefits simultaneously. Veteran Services always encourages students with both benefits to consult with the VA Campus Counselor to ensure they are maximizing their military benefits.

Any Tuition Assistance received will be applied to a student's account first and Post 9/11 GI Benefits will be applied after. For example, if student with 80% eligibility has tuition and fees totaling $5,500 and receives $1,500 in Tuition Assistance, the Chapter 33 benefit will then pay 80% of the remaining $4,000 balance ($3,200) leaving a balance to be paid by the student of $800.

Students who may be considering reducing their credit hours are advised to consult with Student Business Services to ensure they fully understand the financial implications of the reduction. Per Federal Regulations, the TA program must follow the same guidelines as Department of Education Title IV funding and therefore based on the student’s last day of attendance, TA eligibility and funding may be affected by a reduction in credit hours. Unearned TA funding up to 65% for the period enrolled may reduce the student’s military benefit. If reduction in hours is due to a military service obligation, submitting a military activation form may be the course of action to take. It can be found at https://veterans.asu.edu/forms .

Tuition and fees

If your financial aid does not cover your costs, the following options may be available to assist you with college expenses. Scholarship Opportunities: There are a multitude of scholarships available to students who meet donor criteria. Visit https://students.asu.edu/scholarships to view a comprehensive list of available scholarships and application information. You can also use FastWeb, a scholarship search engine, to assist you in finding possible scholarship opportunities. Student Employment: There are student employment opportunities right here on campus. The Student Employment Office is always ready to help a student find a job. We recommend that you visit https://students.asu.edu/employment to view all types of student job listings. Parent PLUS Loans: Parents of dependent students may borrow Parent PLUS Loans. See https://students.asu.edu/loans/plus for details. Private Education Student Loans: These loans are educational loans offered by private lenders – usually banks. Visit http://students.asu.edu/loans/private for more info on private education student loans.

The Western Undergraduate Exchange(WUE) is a program coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE). Residents of western states (other than Arizona) may enroll in the ASU WUE program at a tuition rate of 150 percent of Arizona resident tuition plus all applicable fees. WUE students may be eligible for an ASU WUE merit-based scholarship, but are not eligible for other ASU non-resident university merit scholarships or grants. Students must apply to and enroll in one of the ASU WUE-eligible majors/programs. These scholarships are awarded by Undergraduate Admissions. Please contact Undergraduate Admissions at 480-965-3040.

Student Employment

You may work Hourly (non-FWS) during the summer without attending summer classes: If you are in a degree program, was enrolled in the spring semester and did not graduate. If you are an incoming student and are admitted, and enrolled, for the fall semester. If you are in a degree program and took only 1 credit hour in the spring, you must be enrolled in summer or fall. Visiting students only attending the 1st summer session at ASU can only work from the beginning of the summer term until the end of the 1st summer session. Visiting students only attending the 2nd summer session at ASU can only work from the beginning of the 2nd summer session until the end of the summer term. International students with an F-1 visa may work up to 40 hours per week during the summer term if they are enrolled full time for the following fall semester.

Taxes

Please reference the Explanation of IRS Form 1098-T and Form 1098-T Supplemental Information for more information.

Information Services for the Tuition and Fees Deduction and the Education Credits ASU cannot provide personal tax advice to students as each student's tax situation depends upon his/her own individual circumstances. Each student and/or their parents must determine eligibility for the tuition and fees deduction or one of the education credits (American Opportunity or lifetime learning credit). For authoritative information, we recommend that you visit the IRS web site at: www.irs.gov/formspubs/ You can contact the IRS for telephone assistance, including requesting forms and publications, at 1-800-829-1040. At the IRS web site you can review: IRS Publication 970 "Tax Benefits for Higher Education", which includes chapters on the Hope credit, the lifetime learning credit, and the tuition and fees deduction. Form 8863 "Education Credits (American Opportunity, Hope and Lifetime Learning Credits)". Instructions for Form 1040 or 1040A. IRS Publication 17 "Tax Guide for Individuals". The tax rules regarding eligibility for, calculation of, and limitations on the tuition and fee deduction and education credits can be complex. For this reason, you may want to consult your tax advisor to determine whether you are qualified to claim the education expense tax credits and deduction.

Information for Nonresident Aliens The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not require ASU to file a Form 1098-T for foreign students who are not US residents for tax purposes. This is because non-resident alien students are not eligible for education tax benefits. However, ASU cannot definitively determine which foreign students are residents for tax purposes. Also, the IRS does require ASU to provide a 1098-T to a non-resident alien student who requests one. For these reasons we provide 1098-T forms to all students, including foreign students who may or may not be eligible for an education tax benefit.

If you did not receive an IRS Form 1098-T for the current calendar year, possible explanations are: Arizona State University did not have a valid social security number on file for you. Call (480) 965-9834 to verify your social security number. Arizona State University did not identify any information to report. This would include having zero amounts for payments received for qualified tuition and related expenses, scholarship awards, adjustments to scholarship awards and adjustments for a prior year. See Explanation of IRS Form 1098-T Tuition Statement for more information regarding how paid tuition and related fees were determined. ASU did not have a current mailing address for you. Please ensure that your address information is up to date through My ASU. You can view your current or prior 1098-T forms online at any time by logging in to My ASU, selecting the "Finances" tab at the top of the page and selecting the "IRS 1098 T" option. On the next screen, select the year you would like to view by clicking on the link available.

You can view your current or prior 1098-T forms online at any time. You can view all 1098-T tax forms by logging in to My ASU,selecting the "Finances" tab at the top of the page and selecting the "IRS 1098 T" option. On the next screen, select the year you would like to view by clicking the links available.

The IRS Form 1098-T is an information form filed with the Internal Revenue Service. The IRS Form 1098-T that you received reports amounts paid to you for qualified tuition and related expenses, as well as other related information. You, or the person who may claim you as a dependent, may be able to take either the tuition and fees deduction or claim an education credit on Form 1040 or 1040A for the qualified tuition and related expenses that were actually paid during the calendar year. The Form 1098-T Supplemental Information that ASU is providing over the Internet can assist you and your tax preparer in completing your tax return. Follow the instructions provided on the Form 1098-T Supplemental Information page to view and print paid tuition information. There is no need to attach Form 1098-T to your tax return. All information and assistance that ASU can provide to you is contained in this notice. There is no IRS requirement that you must claim the tuition and fees deduction or an education credit. Claiming education tax benefits is a voluntary decision for those who may qualify

Box 1 of Form 1098-T reports the qualified tuition and related expenses paid during the calendar year. Qualified tuition and related expenses are sometimes referred to as qualified education expenses, although the terms are not always interchangeable. For purposes of the Form 1098-T provided by Arizona State University, the following categories of charges are included or not included in qualified tuition and related expenses: Qualified Tuition and Related Expenses Included Not Included Resident and Non-resident Tuition Graduate and Undergraduate Program Tuition Graduate and Undergraduate Differential Tuition Resident Surcharge Special Class Fees icourse & ocourse Fees Recreation Fee Financial Aid Trust Fund Fee Associated Students of Arizona Fee Student Programs Fee Technology Fee Health and Wellness Fee Student Service Facility Fee Late Charges Application Fees Processing Fees Health Insurance Premiums ASU Payment Plan Fee Room and Board Charges Course Related Books & Equipment Registration fees paid for non-credit courses Effective Reporting Changes for 2018 Due to tax reporting requirements effective for calendar year 2018, ASU will now report all payments for qualified tuition and related expenses in Box 1. Please note this is different from prior years where only "billed" information for qualified tuition and related expenses was reported in Box 2. ASU will continue to provide students with additional information of their paid information through the Form 1098-T Supplemental Information page of this web site.

Pell Grant recipients are eligible to purchase textbooks at Sun Devil Campus Stores and have the book charges billed to the student account, up to $650. To be eligible students must submit all outstanding documents showing on their My ASU Finances tab. Students can begin to use the benefit approximately six weeks prior to the start of the session. The last day to take advantage of the online benefit is 6pm 15 days before the beginning of each session. Student's may use the benefit in person at a Sun Devil Campus Store up until the 12th day before the beginning of the session. There are two ways to take advantage of this benefit -- either by purchasing books at the Sun Devil Campus Store on your campus, or on the ASU Bookstore website. To purchase your books at one of the Sun Devil Campus Stores on campus, please follow these steps: Take your schedule of classes with you to a Sun Devil Campus Store. Find the books for your classes. Take your books to the cashier. Present your ASU ID and indicate you have a Pell Grant. Ask them to apply your book charges to your ASU account. To purchase your books via the ASU Bookstore website, please follow these steps: Make sure you are signed into My ASU, then visit the ASU Bookstore and find your course materials. When you’re ready to check out, you will be taken to a Payment Methods box. Check the box next to Pell/Scholarship/Third Party Payer.. After you click the box next to Pell/Scholarship/Third Party Payer, click Find Accounts. Your account balance will appear. Click Pay with this. Click Place order to complete your transaction. You may only purchase textbooks, educational supplies and technology equipment with your Pell Grant benefit. Once your financial aid is applied to your ASU charges, any remaining funds will be disbursed to you. View our calendar for disbursement dates of financial aid refunds. Enroll in direct deposit to have your remaining funds deposited into your bank account. Should your financial aid not cover all of your charges, you will be responsible for the remaining balance. View details on receiving your funds and paying ASU charges. This payment option is available during specific times at the start of each semester. See the financial aid calendar for details. If you were not awarded a Pell Grant, the bookstore will accept the following payment methods both online or in the store: American Express Discover Gift Card MasterCard Sun Dollars Visa