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Tuition and paying for college

Explore all your various funding options from major-specific awards to research, creativity, and study abroad scholarships.

Most university scholarships are due in very early spring for the next academic year, so we recommend you start getting your application materials ready around November and December!

General timeline for financial aid applications

September Begin preparing application materials, update resumes, and contact individuals for letters of recommendation if need be.
October FAFSA opens for applications for the next academic year.
December Apply for scholarships via the ASU portal and finalize FAFSA application if need be.
January ASU FAFSA deadline for priority consideration for financial aid and grants.
The Design School scholarship applications due.
February Most ASU Scholarship applications due.
School of Artscholarship applications due.

The Sidney Poitier New American Film School scholarship applications due.
June Final deadline for FAFSA application.

The Herberger Institute has many financial aid options available.

Scholarships

Nathan Cummings Graduate Summer Travel Award

Deadline: March 31, 2022

Award amount: Varies

The Nathan Cummings Graduate Summer Travel Award was established by the Nathan Cummings Foundation to give talented visual artists in the ASU School of Art the experience of the Grand Tour, a tradition in the education of the whole person. For the visual artist, this experience is considered a necessity, and the role it plays in the life of a young artist is well documented in modern history. This “application exhibition” showcases the artwork of those students who apply from various disciplines and also includes a statement of intent. Artists are meant to create proposals for summer travel to further their artistic visions and expand their worldview in relation to their particular craft and specific concentration. After a review of the work and proposals, ASU faculty members choose who will be awarded travel grants for this summer to their proposed locations. Application deadline is Friday April 1, 2022.

Who is eligible?

  • Graduate

Travel Enrichment Grant -School of Art Undergraduate Students Only

Deadline: open/rolling

Award amount:

Enrichment grants are for competitive professional opportunities, including presenting a paper at a symposium or conference, attending a competitive residency, participating in an invitational or juried exhibition, giving an artist talk or participating on a panel discussion, among others. These are opportunities where many people apply and only a select few are awarded the opportunity to participate.

Who is eligible?

  • Incoming first-year student
  • Incoming transfer (undergraduate)
  • First-year student
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post Baccalaureate

Anthony L. Gully British Art Travel Fellowship

Deadline: open/rolling

Award amount: Varies

This fund was established in 1995 with a gift from L. Gene and Catherine Lemon. Income supports a travel fellowship for the study of British Art in Great Britain or other countries, including the United States of America for graduate and undergraduate Art History students.

Who is eligible?

  • Senior
  • Graduate

Travel Enrichment Grant -School of Art Graduate Students Only

Deadline: open/rolling

Award amount: variable

Enrichment grants are for competitive professional opportunities, including presenting a paper at a symposium or conference, attending a competitive residency, participating in an invitational or juried exhibition, giving an artist talk or participating on a panel discussion, among others. These are opportunities where many people apply and only a select few are awarded the opportunity to participate.

Who is eligible?

  • Graduate

There are no available scholarships for the School of Arts, Media and Engineering at this time.

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.