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Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, provides an exemplary education and unique honors experience for bright, motivated students at an affordable cost. ASU students who are enrolled in Barrett do not see an increase in their university tuition but have an additional honors college program fee of $750 per semester.

Any conversation about the costs of college attendance should go beyond tuition and include housing, meal plans, university and program fees, unique class costs, books, and incidental expenses such as entertainment and travel for out-of-state students. Important online tools to help prospective students estimate their costs of attendance, including a Net Price Calculator and Scholarship Estimator, are available here. Prospective Barrett students are also encouraged to review costs for housing and meal plans at the ASU campus of their major by visiting the housing area of our website.

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What is the purpose of the Barrett fee?

What is the purpose of the Barrett fee?

All fee money is invested in bettering the honors experience for Barrett students. The honors college fee supports an extensive array of honors academic projects and activities, ranging from opportunities to present at conferences to bringing in prominent external examiners or persons with expertise to sit on honors thesis committees. The fee also supports summer study abroad scholarships, housing scholarships, and many other student services and programs. Barrett students who wish to play an active role in determining how the fee money is allocated should contact the Barrett Honors College Council for information on the Dean’s Advisory Fee Committee.

What types of financial assistance do Barrett students usually receive?

What types of financial assistance do Barrett students usually receive?

Barrett students receive their financial aid through the ASU Student Financial Assistance Office. Financial support is available in the form of scholarships, grants, federal work-study, loans, and other resources. Most incoming honors freshmen receive ASU merit-based scholarships through the New American University Scholarship program. All students are considered for the NAMU program when they apply to ASU. Additionally, there are scholarships at ASU with specific criteria, varying deadlines, and differing application requirements. The best way to find relevant scholarships is to use the scholarship search function on the ASU Scholarship Office webpage. The College Listings option has links to the scholarships available within specific colleges at ASU as well. Lastly, the endowed scholarships offered by Barrett, The Honors College, can be reviewed here.

In addition to merit-based scholarships, many Barrett students also receive need-based aid, and we encourage all students to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the appropriate university and federal government deadlines. Please visit the ASU financial aid website to learn more about need-based support, such as loans, grants, and federal work-study.

Who can I speak to regarding scholarships and financial aid?

Who can I speak to regarding scholarships and financial aid?

ASU financial aid representatives are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For questions related to financial aid and scholarships, contact the ASU Student Financial Assistance Office at 855-278-5080. You may also utilize the Live Chat link found on the financial aid homepage to speak with a financial aid counselor.

Is it possible to work part-time while taking classes?

Is it possible to work part-time while taking classes?

Many Barrett students need to work in order to address educational and living expenses. Some feel that skills obtained from working complement academic performance and communicate to future employers an ability to succeed in a professional setting. The Honors Listserv, a daily email sent to all Barrett students, is an excellent resource; check your Honors-L emails daily for internships, research, employment, and many other opportunities. Students can also search for available jobs on the ASU Student Employment webpage. Finally, the honors advising staff helps to connect Barrett students with resources on- and off-campus. Once enrolled, honors college students should not hesitate to discuss employment opportunities with their honors advisor.