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.

Explore the different opportunities for scholarships in The Design School

The Design School are currently accepting scholarship applications. 

You have two options to find The Design School specific scholarships. Both require you to go to the ASU scholarship search.

  1. Once you’re in the scholarship search (portal), click “College Listings” in the top right hand corner, and then click “Design and the Arts, Herberger Institute”. The Design School scholarships should pop up first as they are due January 31st. 
  2. The other option is to use the advanced search filters. You can enter “Design and the Arts, Herberger Institute” under “college” and it will list the same scholarships.


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

Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP)

Are you are an out-of state student admitted to a Design School Graduate Degree program? You could qualify for in-state tuition! WRGP is coordinated by the Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education (WICHE) and provides a reduction in non-resident graduate tuition.

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): 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. Learn more about the WRGP Program here.

To be considered for the resident tuition, you are not required to demonstrate financial need. 

Please fill out the WRGP Application Form and all supporting documentation by the following deadlines:

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

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Investigate other ways to support your academic and creative endeavors

There are a variety of ways to access funding for your education through ASU, local organizations, and other opportunities.