Activity 1: How Much Will it Cost?

To attend a state university for one year


Go to this Website and answer the questions

Net Price Calculator 

You’ll need to say where you plan to live (on campus or with your parents), and your family’s income. You’ll receive an estimate of the cost for you to attend UA, ASU or NAU per year, minus the estimated total grant aid. Depending on your family’s income and other factors, the estimated total grant aid can be a lot of money!

  • What was the estimated total cost of attendance?
  • What was the estimated total grant aid?
  • What was the estimated net price after grants and scholarships?

Write the figures down in your Portfolio.


Understanding different types of Federal aid and student loans

Financial aid is available! Finances should not prevent you from attending college, if that is your goal!


Sit down with your parent or guardian and watch this Video about paying for college. 

  • Created by the UA’s Early Academic Outreach office. Decide if you want to use the Spanish or English version.



Plan to sit down with your parents to review this next 5 minute Video.  FAFSA Demo Video

  • The first step towards applying for any and all sort of financial aid is the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.


Go to this Website

  • Learn more about the FAFSA here. At the top of this website chose the language that you and your parents prefer (see the “Select Language” tab at the top of the page).

Arizona Assurance Scholars Program


Go to this Website

  • See if you qualify for the Arizona Assurance Scholars Program. This program provides significant financial support for student who are eligible.
  • Click on “Learn More,” Incoming Freshmen students.

  • You’ll see that the basic requirements include a family income of less than $42,000 and a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. The first step to apply is… you guessed it! Completing the FAFSA!

  • If you are invited to be an Arizona Assurance Scholar, you will be required to participate in the Arizona Assurance Scholars Success Program. This program will help connect you with campus resources and services, including a mentor to help you navigate your first year at the UA.

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