Asu Launches Program To Support Low-Income Students


Arizona State University is opening wide its doors to low-income Arizonans, announcing the "Sun Devil Promise" to provide full funding to all Arizona freshmen from families with incomes under $25,000.

The new program will pay for tuition, fees, books, room and board, about $13,000 a year.

Forty-seven percent of Arizona children live in low-income homes.

About one-quarter are in households with incomes less than $25,000.

ASU is among the first universities in the nation to offer this type of assistance.

Two years ago, ASU launched the ASU Advantage program to cover the full cost for students whose family income is at or below the federal poverty level of $18,850.

More than 600 students have entered ASU under the program.

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