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Campus life


Jen Bevins
Director, Data Analytics and Student Engagement


Campus Life

Downtown Phoenix campus

The Downtown Phoenix campus is located in the heart of the nation’s sixth-largest city, creating an exciting residential college environment with access to the resources of the state’s metropolitan core and professional sports and cultural venues. 

The Downtown Phoenix campus is home to more than 80 student clubs ranging from Undergraduate Student Government Downtown to the Programming Activities Board and from the Student Nutrition Council to the Society of Professional Journalists. These student organizations, along with academic disciplines, the Office of Student Engagement, residential colleges, intramural sports and others, provide ample opportunities for students to get involved and stay engaged outside of the classroom.

Downtown students also are enthusiastic supporters of ASU athletics. Sun Devil football and basketball games, as well as many other ASU sporting events, are just a light-rail ride away on the Tempe campus. Downtown students have won spirit awards for attendance at games. 

The campus that opened in 2006 now boasts more than 10,000-plus students and is continuing to grow, with an expanded park, the new Sun Devil Fitness Complex, including a rooftop pool, and a student center with space for club meetings and relaxing. Learn more about the history of the Downtown Phoenix campus

West campus

The West campus of Arizona State University creates a learning community blending liberal arts education with 21st-century workforce preparation.

The northwest Phoenix campus provides modern amenities in its residence halls, dining facilities, and the Sun Devil Fitness Complex and swimming pool. Subtropical landscaping, fountains and outdoor enclaves are third-space opportunities for students to socialize or collaborate while pursuing any of more than 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

West campus landmarks include the Albert Paley-designed entry gates, extensive public art, and at the center of campus, Fletcher Lawn. This commons is a contemporary homage to traditional university education, as is the Oxford-inspired architecture around it on the courtyard-fashioned campus.

We offer programs in criminology and criminal justice for students on the West campus.

Live like a Sun Devil

When you live on campus, you are able to take advantage of the opportunities that are right outside your door. Residential colleges feature programs, events and amenities tailored to your major, including tutoring, advising, and academic resources.

Living on campus provides:

  • a 24/7 community of support
  • a place where safety and security are top priorities
  • a residential experience that fosters personal development, meaningful engagement, and life-long relationships
  • convenience to academic buildings, student services, and campus dining locations
  • fully furnished rooms and community spaces
  • all-inclusive living, including housing, utilities, cable and internet

Connect to an experience larger than yourself. Reserve your housing today and discover the Sun Devil way of life.

Taylor Place residence hall at the Downtown Phoenix campus is an on-campus residential community where Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions students have the opportunity to live together and share the college experience. You'll develop your academic interests in an environment that provides support by student leaders and college staff.

How to get started

Now that you are admitted, visit to review your housing and dining options. Next, reserve your housing in three steps through My ASU.

  • Start your application: Review and complete your housing license agreement.
  • Search for your roommates: Your future roommate should be assigned to the same residential college community.
  • Complete your room and meal plan selection: Housing options are based on your campus and academic major.

For more information, please contact Jen Bevins:


Knowing your way through enrollment can be as easy as locating your classroom for ASU 101.  Below is my complete guide to enrollment with all the important details to assist you along the way. 

Our college takes great pride in the students we prepare to serve our communities. To graduate, you must be able to enroll in classes and have most of your focus on learning.  That is why we are here. Allow us to be a resource to support your efforts along the way.

We encourage you to utilize university services first.  The university has a superb team of individuals who specialize in answering questions and providing services in financial aid, records, and student accounts. Each campus has an enrollment services office to help with most anything involving your records, finances, financial aid, and scholarships.

Financial Aid FAQ

Enrollment Services (Registrar)

 Student Business Services

Resource Reference Page for 2018-2019

Financial Aid & Scholarship Services:


  • Available at  
    • 2018-2019
      • Opens: October 1, 2017
      • Priority date:  January 1, 2018
      • Requires tax information from the 2016 calendar year
    • 2019-2020
      • Opens: October 1, 2018
      • Priority date:  January 1, 2019
      • Requires tax information from the 2017 calendar year
  • Special Circumstances
    • Some families’ income may have changed significantly since the tax year required to complete the FAFSA. If that’s your case, still complete the FAFSA using the tax information required. Then, after filing your FAFSA, contact Financial Aid to talk about your situation. They have the ability to assess your situation and make adjustments to your FAFSA based on your circumstances. Some of the things they consider: change of income, change of household size, change of marital status, change in student status (Ex. Graduate, Senior, Junior, etc.).
  • Dependent or Independent Status
    • You may be qualified as an independent student (not the dependent of someone else) if you are:
      • 24 years old
      • a graduate student
      • a veteran or active military,
      • if you have dependents (spouse or children)
      • a former foster care youth with a birth date in the range specified in the FAFSA application
    • You will likely be qualified as a dependent student if none of the previous criteria apply to you
  • Please reach out if you need help completing the FAFSA or have questions:

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students should begin by speaking with an ASU Financial Aid & Scholarship Services representative for more information.  We also have a number of ASU Staff and Faculty who can assist with connecting you with resources.  DREAMzone Allies are available throughout the four campuses to assist you. 

Student Business Services (SBS):

  • ASU has options provided to students based on circumstance so payment plans vary.  Typically the average payment plan structure looks similar to below:
    • 30% due 1st month of the semester
    • 40% due 2nd month of the semester
    • 30% due 3rd month of the semester
    • Payment plan fees are automatically charged upon the due date listed in the tuition and fees calendar. 
      • $100  for a AZ resident and $200 for a non-AZ resident
      • A fee is not applied if balance after  financial aid is released falls below $500
  • Financial Holds are the number one barrier to enrollment for most students.  Because the final payment of the semester is 3 months after the semester begins, most holds are placed onto your account when enrollment for the next semester begins. 
  • You must have a balance of $2,000 or lower in order to be allowed to enroll for in future semesters.
  • Contact Student Business Services

Enrollment Services & Tuition/Fees:

  • Full time:
  • AZ residents
    • Tuition is charged per credit hour up to 7 hours
    • For 7+ hours, tuition and fees is $5,411 total
  • Non-AZ residents
    • Tuition is charged per credit hour up to 12 hours
    • For 12+ hours, tuition and fees is $14,168 total
    • Contact:  
  • WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange)
    • The non-resident tuition rate of 150% of AZ base resident tuition/fees
    • Limited to select majors
    • Information:  
    • Students cannot petition for residency while in the program.
    • 24 credit hours and 2.5 GPA required
    • Contact:  
  • Increased credit hours mean cost savings!
    • Tuition and Fees: (Example below is for a Fall 2018 AZ Resident)
      • 7 enrolled hrs = $5,411 total
      • 9 enrolled hrs = $5,411total
      • 12-18 enrolled hrs = $5,411 total
      • FYI: 15 hrs is the most common course load for ASU students.
  • To Graduate:
    • 120 minimum semester hrs required
    • 2.0 minimum GPA
    • 15 hrs per semester = 4 years to graduate
    • 12 hrs per semester = 5 years to graduate

Student Loans 101:

  • Student loans provided by the Federal Government are financial aid funds that you have to repay eventually.
    • Unsubsidized Loan:
      • Interest starts building up as soon as the loan is taken out
        • 5.05 % rate for undergraduate students
        • 6.60 % rate for graduate students
    • Subsidized Loan:
      • Interest is paid for by the government while you are in school
        • 5.05% rate for both graduate and undergraduate students


The ASU Scholarship Portal is a fantastic place to start your search for funding! This site lets you search a large database of ASU and non-ASU scholarships. It gives you clear information about the criteria and how to apply.

All scholarships require work. It might mean improving/maintaining your grades, writing scholarship essays or other scholarship projects, or just finishing and submitting the application before the deadline. It can feel like a lot of effort on top of what you are already doing for your classes, but this work will pay off! The students who are most successful at receiving scholarships will apply for 2-3 scholarships a week. Make it a habit and make it happen!

The ASU Scholarship Portal is only one place where you can find scholarships. Think outside the box and be creative. Consider professional associations, unions, non-profits, churches, charitable groups, ethnic or minority organizations, etc. Many of these organizations offer scholarships, so think about any communities you belong to and see if they have anything that applies to you.


While you are a student at ASU, you are accountable for many things—above all, you are responsible for your own success. Fortunately, almost everything you need to know to succeed here is available online. Knowing deadlines is key when it comes to registration, financial aid, billing, and scholarships. Add deadlines to your calendar to help you keep on track.

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Summer 2019

Archive & Future Term Calendars 

Final Exam Schedule

Tuition Deadlines

Financial Aid Calendar

Religious Holidays

Student experiences outside the classroom are most impactful when connected to academic life. A range of programs is available to help students connect with classmates and professors, hone their leadership skills, and prepare for life at Arizona State University.

For more information contact: 

Financial aid office at (480) 965-3355 or toll-free at 855-278-5080.

ASU Financial Aid: