Paying for College

Paying for college doesn’t have to be stressful. In addition to grants and student employment, New College students have many financial aid opportunities, including scholarships. Plus, some out-of-state students may qualify for reduced tuition through the Western Undergraduate Exchange and the Western Regional Graduate Program.

To calculate your tuition, visit the ASU cost calculator.

New College Scholarships

The New College offers annual and endowed scholarships ranging from $100 to $5,000 per semester based on various criteria. Go to the scholarships page to see what’s available.

Go to Scholarships

For questions about applying for scholarships, email or call 602-543-7000.


Western Undergraduate Exchange

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 (Alaska, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming), and some South Pacific residents including those of Guam, The CNMI and Republic of the Marshall Islands, may enroll in the ASU WUE program at one and a half times in-state a discounted tuition rates (for fall and spring terms only).

WUE programs are limited to select majors at the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, the College of Letters and Sciences, the College of Technology and Innovation, and the College of Public Programs. See the complete list of participating programs.

Eligibility Information:


For general WUE Information, visit the Western Undergraduate Exchange website.

If you are a prospective student, you can contact:

Admissions Services
Phone: 480-965-7788

If you are a current student with questions on maintaining eligibility, contact:

University Registrar Services
Phone: 602-543-8180

Western Regional Graduate Program

The Western Regional Graduate Program allows graduate students from specific Western states in certain degree programs to apply for in-state (Arizona resident) tuition rates. This program is an outstanding opportunity for eligible students to pursue graduate study at ASU.  Eligible students enrolled full-time can save over $3,000 per semester and part-time students can save over $2,000 a semester.  For a student enrolled full-time completing the program in four academic semesters this totals to more than a $12,000 savings.

Participating New College programs include:

To be considered for resident tuition, you will need to complete the WRGP Application Form.  Deadlines to apply for the WRGP program are:

  • Fall Semester – June 1
  • Spring Semester – November 1

For more information, please e-mail

Graduate Student Financial Support

Financial support for graduate students is limited; however, there are several resources that may be available to qualified students:
The following types for financial support may be available to students in each New College program:

  1. Dean's Scholarship: Each year five scholarships of up to $10000 may be available to first-year graduate students in each New College graduate program. Applicants are automatically considered for this scholarship and do not need to apply for it. Students who receive the scholarships are notified before the beginning of their first semester.
  2. Traditional Financial Aid (Loans & Grants): For information on general financial aid products, please visit ASU's Financial Aid office
  3. CA (Course Assistant) Positions: There are a limited number of Course Assistant (CA) positions with variable stipends.  Postings for these positions are distributed to New College graduate students via email when these positions become available.
  4. First Year Experience Internships: The New College First Year Experience Team has opportunities to provide students with small stipends in exchange in supporting first year student initiatives in undergraduate education.

Several unique funding sources are available for students in specific New College graduate programs.  Please visit your program page under the Advising section of this website for more information.  These program specific opportunities include:

  • Merit Scholarship: When available, New College Graduate Students are automatically considered for a small number of merit scholarships.
  • Research Funding:  Occasionally, Research Aid positions become available to students interested in specific topics.  Please visit your Program Advising Page for more information.

 Ed and Judy Lynn Scholarship

Each academic year the Ed and Judy Lynn Scholarship provides financial assistance to newly admitted graduate students enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Communication Studies (MACS) program.  Students receiving a Lynn Scholarship are engaged academic leaders and embrace the values of Ed Lynn, which include a lifelong ethic of hard work, leadership, personal accountability, and a commitment to helping others develop their potential.  They are expected to work closely with a MACS faculty mentor on projects related to teaching, research, or community service.  This commitment normally involves roughly ten hours of engagement per week during the spring and fall semesters.
For more information please download the flyer and the application.

ASU Financial Aid

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