Campus life

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 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 Amanda Andrew:


Enrollment Services

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.

Like any major assignment, financing your education requires planning, research, and action. As an invested partner in your success, we expect you to graduate with STYLE.

  • Seek out opportunities, knowledge, and resources.
  • Try to think creatively and anything worth doing deserves a try.
  • Yesterday is an awfully good time to start things.
  • Listen for opportunities and information.
  • Earn your success, because it begins in the classroom. 

 Who are we?

Every hero needs a sidekick—someone to help them go the extra mile or lift them up when they’re down. We may not have capes, but we're geared up and prepared to be your sidekicks on this journey towards your success. Should you need help, here is how to reach us.

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:

  • 2018-2019
    • Open and available to complete as of 10.01.2017
    • Priority date:  01.01.18
    • Requires tax information for the calendar year 2016
  • 2019-2020
    • Open and available to complete as of 10.01.2018
    • Priority date:  01.01.19
    • Requires tax information for the calendar year 2017
  • Special Circumstances
    • We understand that some families’ income may have changed significantly since the 2016 tax year. If this is the case for you, you must complete the FAFSA with the info it asks for (2016). Then, after filing your FAFSA, contact the financial aid office at your school to explain your situation. The university has the ability to assess your situation and make adjustments to your FAFSA. Things to consider:
      • Change of income (reduction or one-time income)
      • Change of household size
      • Change of marital status
      • Change in status: Graduate, Senior/Junior, Sophomore, First Year & more.

Dependent or Independent Status

        • General independent qualifications include being a graduate student, a veteran or active military, dependents (spouse or children), or former foster care youth and having a birth date that is specified in the FAFSA application.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) 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.  (My office is just one of many.)

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 can avoid avoid holds by thinking DIME.
      • Determine costs
      • Investigate resources 
      • Manage your budget
      • Enroll & repeat x 9-11 times
  • Contact Student Business Services

Enrollment Services & Tuition/Fees:

  • Full time:
  • AZ residents
    • Charged per credit hour up to 7
    • 7+ hours = $5,411
  • Non-AZ residents
  • 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 / 2.5 gpa 
    • Contact:  
  • Increased credit hours and cost SAVINGS
    • Tuition and Fees: (spring 2018 AZ resident tuition example)
      • 7 hrs = $5,411
      • 9 hrs = $5,411
      • 12-18 hrs = $5,411
      • 15 hrs is the most common course load for ASU students.
  • To Graduate:
    • 120 minimum semester hrs required
    • 2.0 minimum g.p.a.
    • 15 hrs p/s = 4 years
    • 12 hrs p/s = 5 years

Student Loans 101:

  • Student loans provided by the Federal Government are financial aid funds that you have to repay eventually.
    • Unsubsidized:
      • 4.45 % undergraduate, 6 % graduate students
      • Interest accrues
  • Subsidized:
    • Interest is paid for while in school: 4.45%
    • If the course load is becoming a challenge, fewer credits may be wise as well. Work with your advisor and be knowledgeable about your loan limits.

Scholarship Search In 3 steps:

  • Brainstorm– Consider everything around you and in your life. It helps to find themes to assist with the next step.
  • Ask/Research – Consider professional associations, unions, non-profits, organizations, charitable groups, ethnic or minority organizations, etc.
  • Take Action/Apply – All scholarships require work. Whether it’s improving/maintaining your grades, writing scholarship essays or other scholarship projects, or finishing and submitting the application before the deadline, do the work. IT IS WORTH IT!

Increase your odds:

Scholarships are a bit like the lottery, in that if you don’t play, you generally won’t win. But, with scholarships, you have MUCH better odds of getting the prize. You also have far more control over your chances by finding scholarships that are a good fit, applying multiple places, and submitting applications frequently instead of just once or twice and hoping to win the jackpot.

Typically, the students I see who are successful at receiving scholarships will apply for a scholarship twice a week, maybe three. Make it a habit and, if you see a scholarship that you don’t qualify for, but it might benefit your classmate or friend, be sure to pass it along!

Think outside the box and be creative. Don’t get too wrapped up into a single way of thinking. Options are limitless. Get others involved: your parents, your aunts/uncles, friends, co-workers can be valuable in getting additional money or ideas. Some may work for a professional association or union that gives out scholarships; but if you don’t ask, you may never know.


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.

Spring 2018Summer 2018Fall 2018Spring 2019Summer 2019Archive & Future Term Calendars Final Exam ScheduleTuition DeadlinesFinancial Aid CalendarReligious 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: 

Douglas Capitan


Appointments (phone/in-person):