Professional program financial support

The Cronkite School provides the following support for students to help offset additional costs associated with pursuing Cronkite News professional programs in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.

Financial assistance

Students enrolled in both Cronkite News Los Angeles and Cronkite News Washington, D.C. automatically receive the following financial assistance:

  • 3 credits: $700
  • 6 credits: $1,300
  • 9 credits: $1,400

Funds are posted to a student’s account as a cash award. If the student does not owe any payment on their student account (for tuition, parking fees, health fees, etc.), the student will receive the funds as a payment to via direct deposit or check, depending on how the account was set up.


The Cronkite School offers need-based housing aid to select L.A. and D.C. students each semester. Housing aid details are available via the application buttons below.

Washington, D.C. is a student- and intern-friendly town, and students are able to find their own housing with relative ease. The Cronkite News Washington, D.C. bureau director will provide a housing guide to all registered students to help them find their own place. In Los Angeles, students may find their own housing, or they may coordinate with University Housing. ASU leases a limited number of fully furnished, four-person apartments in downtown Los Angeles (Broadway Palace,1026 S. Broadway, just across from the ASU California Center). Living quarters are shared spaces; rates are equivalent to the cost of living at the Fusion on First property in downtown Phoenix. Parking is available onsite. For questions, email ASU’s housing coordinator Michaela Marsh,  

Travel to Los Angeles or Washington, D.C.

The Cronkite School covers the cost of a student’s round-trip plane ticket to either Los Angeles or Washington, D.C. If student opts to drive instead of fly, the school will reimburse them for mileage up to the cost of a round-trip ticket.

Transportation in Los Angeles or Washington, D.C.

The Cronkite School will pay for students to acquire a U-Pass, which is good for unlimited rides on all Metro services (in L.A. County this includes Metro Rail, Metro Rapid and Express buses, and local buses; in DC this includes Metrorail and Metrobus). Students will coordinate purchase of the U-Pass via ASU’s parking and transit services office and/or their bureau director.

Additional scholarship opportunities

The Cronkite School offers three external scholarship opportunities available to students pursuing the Cronkite News Washington, D.C. bureau only:

  • Thomson Reuters/White House Correspondents’ Association Trust in Reporting Scholarship ($7,000; graduate students only)
  • White House Correspondents Association Scholarship ($3,500)
  • Cheryl and Andy Mandala Family Scholarship (from $1,000 to $1,800)