Understanding your Financial Aid Notification


Your Financial Aid Notification, or FAN, is a breakdown of estimated expenses for attending Arizona State University, alongside the financial aid you’re eligible for during the academic year. It is not a bill and you do not have to accept all the aid that you are offered. The Financial Aid Notification will help you make informed choices about financing your college education. 

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Housing Preferences

Your Financial Aid Notification also shows your housing choice, or where you are living while you attend ASU. Your housing choice is the basis for your overall cost of attendance, or COA, which is the amount estimated for tuition and fees and other things you will need during school like housing, food, personal expenses, books, supplies, course materials and equipment.

If you’re living on campus and have housing charges, your COA will note that you are on campus. If you are not living on campus, your status will reflect either with parents or off campus depending on your grade level or where you were living the year before (if you are a continuing student).

To learn more about how a change in housing can alter your cost of attendance, visit tuition.asu.edu/cost If you would like to make a change to your housing choice in your COA, complete the Housing Preference form.

College Cost Transparency Initiative Partner

Arizona State University is committed to using the principles and standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in its student financial aid offer.