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Financial Aid at Arizona State University

Financial Aid at ASU

When looking for information regarding both the cost of a degree in sustainability and financial aid resources at ASU, the ASU Financial Aid and Scholarship Services website is the best place to start. Types of aid for your green degree include scholarships, grants, loans and student employment. To be eligible for most types of financial aid, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA. The FAFSA becomes available October 1 every year, and the priority filing date is March 1. You can still submit a FAFSA after March 1; however, less funding may be available the later you file.

To learn more about applying for aid, explore content based on your status in the School of Sustainability:

In addition to the suite of resources ASU Financial Aid has to offer, sustainability students can browse sustainability grant and scholarship opportunities that have been established by donors just for them. New scholarship, grant and other funding opportunities are also shared with sustainability students through an e-newsletter and Blackboard.

Entrepreneurship at ASU

Students looking to fund their sustainable ventures can also visit ASU’s Entrepreneurship & Innovation site for the wealth of opportunities that exist.

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Additional Tips for Graduate Sustainability Students

Although limited federal financial aid is available for graduate students, it is encouraged that they also complete the FAFSA (if they are eligible) by March 1 so that they know what they qualify for.

Graduate students admitted to the MA, MS and PhD programs will automatically be considered for research and teaching assistantship opportunities available through the School of Sustainability. Additionally, they may be nominated for fellowship opportunities by the school. After the first semester, MA, MS, MSUS and PhD students have the opportunity to apply for any remaining research and teaching assistantships, as well as fellowships.

In addition to the suite of resources ASU Financial Aid has to offer, MA, MS, MSUS and PhD sustainability students can browse sustainability grant and scholarship opportunities that have been established just for them by donors. New scholarship, grant, research, travel and other funding opportunities are also shared with sustainability students through an e-newsletter and Blackboard.

Additional opportunities and resources that sustainability graduate students may be interested in include:

Scholarships

The School of Sustainability offers scholarships to students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainability. All School of Sustainability undergraduates are eligible to apply. Since scholarship awards are competitive, we also encourage you to apply for outside scholarships. Visit our Scholarships page to learn more.

Questions

Questions from undergraduate students can be directed to sosadvising@asu.edu and questions from graduate students can be directed to sosgradadvising@asu.edu.

Undergraduate types of Financial Aid

There are four main types of financial aid for undergraduate students at ASU:

  • Grants – gift assistance that does not need to be repaid. Awarding of grantsis primarily based on financial need.
  • Loans – provided to the student or the student’s parents for educationalexpenses. Loans must be repaid.
  • Scholarships – gift assistance that is awarded based on merit and/orfinancial need. Scholarships do not need to be repaid as long as allrequirements are met.
  • Student Employment – working while attending school in order to meetstudents’ personal and/or educational expenses.

To be eligible for most of these types of financial aid, students must
complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as the FAFSA.
The FAFSA can be completed online at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Additional Graduate Assistantships

Students who are admitted into graduate degree programs will automatically be considered for available graduate and teaching assistantship opportunities through the Global Institute of Sustainability and School of Sustainability.

Fellowships through the School of Sustainability

Students who are admitted into graduate degree programs will automatically be considered for available fellowship opportunities through the School of Sustainability.

Other Graduate Student Funding Resources

  • Funding Sources for Graduate Students and Professionals
  • Graduate College’s Financial Support Office