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FAFSA myths and realities

Misconceptions about the FAFSA can cost you a lot of money. Review common myths.

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There are many ways to make paying for college easier. These include money you pay back (loans), money you don’t pay back (scholarships and grants) and money you earn (incentive programs). Use the menu on the left to explore the path most relevant to you.

A great experience at one of the nation’s leading colleges of education is within your reach.

  • According to the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College has a lower average student cost per year than other education programs at four-year colleges in Arizona.
  • Students graduate from ASU with debt below the average for all Arizona colleges. (Institute for College Access and Success)
  • ASU coordinates its student teaching with AmeriCorps, providing an opportunity for teacher candidates to earn up to $3,055 in education funding.
  • If you are an Arizona resident and want to teach in a Title 1 school in Arizona, please explore the financial and educational benefits of the Arizona Teachers Academy at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College


Important financial aid deadlines to remember



Sept. 1Applications for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College scholarships open for fall 2018
Oct. 1FAFSA opens. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is your key to unlocking nearly all types of financial aid. (Your FAFSA does not commit you to any particular college. You will not need 2015 tax records to complete FAFSA.)


Jan. 1FAFSA filing priority deadline
Jan. 1Early priority application date for consideration for need-based grants for fall 2018
April 15Deadline for undergraduates to apply for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College scholarships for fall '18 - spring '19
June 15Deadline for graduate students to apply for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College scholarships for fall '18 - spring '19