Paying for college

Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College can help financially support your college education while you attend one of the country’s top-ranked colleges of education. MLFTC’s degree programs are designed to be more accessible and affordable to those interested pursuing both undergraduate and graduate-level education degrees.

Types of aid

MLFTC scholarships and grants

ASU offers academic and need-based scholarships. MLFTC also offers financial aid through its own scholarship portal which is available to all admitted students.

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ASU scholarships and grants

More than 84 percent of ASU undergraduates receive some form of aid. Financial aid includes federal Pell grants and scholarships. Regardless of your family income, we encourage all students to apply. You might be surprised at what you’re eligible to receive.

Discover aid options

Earn while at ASU

Several options are available for paid positions while you attend ASU. 

Federal work-study is a need-based program that encourages community service work related to your course of study.
ASU hourly employment is available throughout the year and new jobs are posted daily. Off-campus employment opportunities may be available but are not supported or brokered by ASU or MLFTC.

Education at Work is a nonprofit organization that partners with local employers to fill customer service staff positions with ASU students.


Loans are not arranged or supported by MLFTC or ASU, but between you, a parent or guardian, and a lender. Loans available to students include:

Federal student loans are arranged between you and the federal government. Federal parent loans — usually called Parent PLUS Loans — are between a parent (biological, adoptive or stepparent) and the federal government.

Private student loans are offered by lenders, such as banks and credit unions. Their interest rates are higher than federal loans, and may require a co-signer. Other requirements vary between lenders.

Most states, including Arizona, and the U.S. government offer loan forgiveness programs for teachers. ASU and MLFTC do not arrange or support applications for loan forgiveness.

AZ teacher loan forgiveness

The Math, Science and Special Education Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program is offered by the state of Arizona for college juniors and seniors entering the teaching profession in Arizona public schools. These loans are arranged through the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education.

US teacher loan forgiveness

The U.S. Department of Education oversees two loan forgiveness programs for teachers.

Next step: Apply for financial aid

To receive federal financial aid (grants, loans and work-study) you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid each year. Learn more about important deadlines and next steps to file your FAFSA.

File your FAFSA

To see the total cost of attendance, visit

Important deadlines


  • Applications for MLFTC scholarships open for fall semester of the following year


  • The FAFSA 2024-25 opens December 31. To get ready for the FAFSA opening, you may complete the first step and set up the FSA ID now.


  • Deadline for undergraduates to apply for MLFTC scholarships for following year


  • ASU’s priority FAFSA filing date


  • Deadline for graduates to apply for MLFTC scholarships for following year

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