Registration guide for new and returning Public Service students

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 I am here. Allow me to be a resource to support your efforts along the way.

Here to help:

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

Appointments (phone/in-person):       


ASU also 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 management office to help with most anything involving your records.

Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

ASU Registration

ASU Tuition and Billing

Information about this guide:

This guide was developed to provide brief and concise information on major topics in student life.  Skills are learned through experience.  Not all experiences are successful, but that’s education.  Let this guide help you in your experience of learning and nudge you toward success. 

Financial Aid & Scholarship Services*:

  • FAFSA:
    • Available at
    • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) please speak with an ASU Financial Aid & Scholarship Services representative for more information.
    • Visit: |
  • 2018-2019
    • Open and available to complete as of 10.01.2017
    • Priority date:  01.01.18
    • Requires tax information for calendar year 2016
  • 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 and more
  • Dependent or Independent
    • 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. 

Student Business Services (SBS)**:

  • Average Payment Plan Structure:
    • 30% due 1st month of semester
    • 40% due 2nd month of semester
    • 30% due 3rd month of semester
    • Fee:
      • $100 resident/$200 non-resident
      • Not applied if balance after aid is below $500
  • Organization and structure of payments vary from student to student
  • Late Payment Information
    • Charges must be paid by the date due. University billings not paid by the date due are subject to late charges beginning at 30 days past due and continuing monthly until paid in full.
      • Past Due: Student Acct Charges (Transcript hold)
        • $1-any amount
      • Past Due: Enrollment Hold (Enrollment/Registration)
        • $2000.00+
  • Email:
  • Visit:

Enrollment Services & Tuition/Fees***:

  • Full time: 12 credit hours (Typically 4 classes)
    • Tuition & Fees Schedule visit:
  • AZ residents
    • Charged per credit hour up to 7
    • 7+ hours = $5,396
  • Non-AZ residents
  • WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange)
    • Nonresident tuition rate of 150% of AZ base resident tuition/fees
    • Limited to select majors
    • Information:
    • Contact:
  • Increased credit hours and cost SAVINGS
    • Tuition and Fees: (spring 2018 AZ resident tuition example)
      • 7 hrs = $5,396
      • 9 hrs = $5,396
      • 12-18 hrs = $5,396
      • 15 hrs is the most common course load for ASU students.

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.

Scholarships In three 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!

Another take at scholarships:

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 at 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 passing 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, coworkers 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.

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