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Barrett, The Honors College, is a community of high-achieving students within Arizona State University who benefit from the considerable resources of a premier university combined with the close, personal attention provided by the honors college faculty and staff.
The Barrett experience uniquely prepares students for a wide variety of future pursuits. Graduates attend the best graduate schools and accept positions with prominent non-profit and Fortune 500 companies.
Barrett boasts a remarkable record in the number of nationally competed post-graduate fellowships and scholarships won by our students, due in large part to the direct access Barrett students have to the Office of National Scholarship Advisement.
The Barrett fee makes the honors experience possible, providing over half of the college operating budget. Seventeen percent (17%) of the funds collected from the fee are given to the ASU Financial Assistance Office to support honors college students with need. The remaining fee money is 100% invested back into the Barrett community.
All fee* money is invested in bettering the honors experience for Barrett students. 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. In years past, the fee has allowed the college to:
*All fee requests made by the College are reviewed and approved by the Arizona Board of Regents
Direct Student Support
Student Services and Academic Support
Faculty Honors Advisors
Barrett Honors College has a fee that helps pay for honors-specific programming, events, travel, and services that benefit honors students at ASU. The fee also helps the college cover the cost of expanding student services and programming to better serve a growing student population.
Barrett initially implemented a fee in 2005.
Since 2005, the Barrett fee has been increased three times, in 2010, 2015 and 2019.
In 2005, the fee was $250 per semester.
In 2010, the fee increased to $500 per semester.
In 2015, the fee increased to $750 per semester.
In 2019, the fee increased to $1,000 per semester.
It is important to note that 17% of all student fees Barrett collects go to Arizona State University to be used for student financial aid with the remaining funding retained by Barrett to support the College.
The fee is used to support students’ honors education in many ways, including providing funding for:
The Barrett fee committee is a student advisory board that offers input on how the fee is allocated to help enhance the student experience. Yes, you need to contact the Barrett Honors College Council (BHCC) and ask to be put on it.
Students unable to pay the fee may apply for a Barrett Community Scholarship to cover the fee. Students whose need extends beyond the cost of the fee may apply for a Community Scholarship to offset the cost of housing and meals. Information about the Barrett Community Scholarship is available from the Barrett Dean’s Office. For more information, contact Assistant Dean of Students Rendell at Dawn.Rendell@asu.edu.
There are several funds available to support student thesis and creative project activities, including:
Students must complete an application and submit supporting information in order to be eligible for thesis and project funding. More information about these funding sources, how to apply and forms are at https://barretthonors.asu.edu/academics/thesis-and-creative-project/funding
Private donors usually specify where they want their funds to go, such as to named scholarships or funds for particular purposes. Several scholarships designated just for incoming and current honors students are provided by private donors. A list of these scholarships and information on how to apply is at https://barretthonors.asu.edu/academics/scholarships-and-fellowships/barrett-scholarships
Yes, each student has equal opportunity to utilize the programs associated with the Barrett fee.