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ASU First-year Student Scholarship Estimator

Arizona State University awards merit scholarships, called New American University scholarships, to incoming first-year students with outstanding academic abilities. Student are only eligible for one New American University Scholarship. Merit scholarships serve as one resource to help you lower the cost of college however you are encouraged to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by ASU's priority filing date to be considered for additional federal and institutional financial aid.

Use this tool to get an estimate of how much New American University scholarship money you may be eligible to receive. These are estimates to help you plan and are not guaranteed.

Who is eligible for New American University scholarships

  • ASU merit scholarships are only available to first-time, first-year students entering ASU the semester directly after high school graduation. If you enroll at another institution after high school graduation for anything other than summer courses, you will no longer be eligible for the merit scholarship.
  • New American University scholarships are available to full-time, on-campus students registered for iCourses and ASU Sync. They are not available to ASU Online students.
  • Students enrolled at ASU's West Valley or Polytechnic campuses may receive a separate award in addition to their New American University scholarship

How New American University scholarships are awarded

  • Admitted students are automatically reviewed for ASU merit scholarships through May 1.
  • New American University scholarships are awarded based on information submitted in your application for admission. We do not recalculate academic information (e.g. GPA or competency courses) for scholarship purposes after admission.
  • ASU merit scholarships are awarded based on a combination of your high school GPA in core competencies, the number of those competencies you have completed or have in progress, and the degree program, residency and campus that you're admitted to. Your ACT or SAT scores are not required for award eligibility. Changes in degree program, residency or campus may result in a scholarship adjustment.
  • ACT or SAT scores are not required for scholarship eligibility but providing them may lead to increased scholarship awards. ASU must receive your test score(s) by May 1 in order for them to be considered.
  • If you are offered a New American University scholarship, any funds you have earned through RaiseMe micro-scholarships will be included in the total ASU New American University scholarship you are offered. They are not added on top of the merit scholarship amount.
  • Changes in program, residency or campus may result in a scholarship amount adjustment.
  • If you live in a Western state and choose a qualifying major at ASU's Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic or West campus, you might qualify for the Western Undergraduate Exchange program. Learn about WUE eligibility.
  • Students cannot combine a New American University Award with WUE tuition. However, if a student is awarded a NAMU that exceeds the value of WUE tuition, they will retain the higher-value award. If you have questions about NAMU and its potential impact on your WUE tuition, please reach out to your ASU admission representative.

Helpful links

If you have questions about scholarships or financial aid, connect with your admission representative.

For additional scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarship Search website.

If you're an Arizona high school graduate but do not qualify as an Arizona resident, you may be eligible for a reduced nonresident tuition rate. Learn how.

Eligible students who participate in the Qualified Tuition Reduction (QTR) program should review details about how QTR impacts their institution merit award. Learn more.