Due to the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus and the public health recommendations that come with it, Arizona State University will be celebrating with its graduates in the 2020 Spring commencement in a virtual, online ceremony. The format may be different, but our enthusiasm for celebration has never been more inspired and we encourage you to join us in honoring ASU graduate and undergraduate students the week of May 11. Planning is underway. For more details, please check back here for updates and additional information about online activities. Commencement FAQ page

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Other Funding Resources

The majority of graduate students at ASU seek a combination of funding opportunities. In addition to the Awards and Fellowships offered by the Graduate College and your academic unit, you may want to consider some of the following options to support your studies.

Funding Resources


Consider part-time work, particularly in your own field:

  • Types of Student Employment Programs: Students can work in three types of employment programs offered by the ASU Student Employment Office. The job search will tell you which type of program(s) the employer is participating in.

  • ASU maintains job postings for hourly, work-study, and stipend positions on- and off-campus. To search for available jobs, sign in with your ASURITE ID at students.asu.edu/employment/search.

  • A number of agencies and community service organizations work with ASU to provide tuition discounts and reimbursements based on the student’s commitment to provide volunteer or paid work within their fields in return. For example:

  • ASU recognizes that students may need to supplement their income with on-campus work in order to help pay for their studies. To ensure that a graduate student’s education and training are not compromised by commitments to additional employment, limitations are placed on the number of hours or FTE worked at ASU. For additional information see the following communication www.asu.edu/hr/documents/grademploymentmay2014.pdf.

Career services at ASU offers valuable resources and advice, including guides, advising, events and workshops, job search and more. 


  • Teaching and Research Assistant positions are available within your academic unit. They give you valuable professional experience within your field as well as financial support. 


If grants, scholarships, savings, student jobs and family assistance do not cover the costs of attending college, you might consider loans. If so, don’t hesitate to seek counseling from the main ASU Student Financial Aid Office. This office contains valuable tools and advice, such as cost calculators, loan options, money management tips, and frequently asked questions.

Read how other ASU students have paid for their education.