Tuition and paying for college

ASU ranks among the top “best buy” public colleges in the USA. Thousands of dollars in scholarships and fellowships are awarded to The Design School, Herberger Institute students annually.

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ASU has many financial aid options available.

Money generated for these scholarships and fellowships come from the generous donations of our alumni, parents and friends.  Financial aid includes grants, scholarships, work-study, loans, education tax credits or a benefit from completing community or military service. 

Please scroll down to view the many resources available to help in your search for scholarships and financial aid.

The Design School scholarships

The Design School offers several different opportunities for scholarships in addition to the university-wide scholarships.  The list of scholarships available to Design School students can be viewed below.  An ASU scholarship application does not need to be submitted when applying for these school specific scholarships. To view ASU-wide scholarship opportunities, click on ASU scholarships link above. 

Explore the different opportunities for scholarships in The Design School

The Design School will be accepting scholarship applications for the academic year 2019/20 between Monday, October 15, 2018 and Friday, January 18, 2019.

Academic budget form

An PDF iconAcademic Budget Form is required for some scholarships. Submit this form to Design North 162 no later than Friday, January18, 2019 at 5:00. Applicant's name and name of scholarship should be indicated on the form.

Travel scholarship

If you are applying for a travel scholarship, you must also complete this PDF iconTravel Proposal Form. Submit this form to Design North 162 no later than Friday, January 18, 2019 at 5:00.  Be sure your name and name of the scholarship are on all materials.

Scholarship FAQ

If you have questions on scholarships please read our FAQ sheet  before requesting assistance.

Graduate students: find out if you qualify for
in-state tuition

Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), Effective for summer/fall 2016 admissions: Once admitted to one of ASU The Design School's Graduate Degree programs, students who are from the following states are eligible to apply for in-state (Arizona resident) tuition rates through the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). Participating WRGP states include: Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. If you are a current resident of one of those states or of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, you are eligible to apply for the program. Students are not required to demonstrate financial need.

To be considered for the resident tuition, you will need to complete the WRGP Application Form found on the Graduate College website. This form with all supporting documentation must be submitted to Graduate Admissions by the following deadlines:

Fall Semester – June 1
Spring Semester – Nov. 1
Summer Semester – April 1

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