Arizona Resources: Access to In-State Tuition
Up until the passing of prop 308, Arizona prohibited Dreamers from access in-state tuition. See the resources that were used to support the passage of proposition 308 and local partners.
The Arizona State Legislature passed a bill on a bipartisan basis in May 2021 to have a referendum in fall 2022 on whether Dreamers who attend and graduate from an Arizona high school will have the opportunity to attend colleges at the in-state tuition rate, regardless of their immigration status.
The following resources, including state talking points, infographic, and local partners are meant to provide context and information related to this critical policy.
2022 In-State Tuition Talking Points
- Extending Access to In-State Tuition to Dreamers in Arizona: Issue Brief: This resource includes data and arguments in support of providing undocumented students who grew up in and graduated from an Arizona high school with access to in-state tuition, including the policy’s economic benefits and ties to educational equity.
Local Partners & Organizations
The following partners in Arizona are identified as working in Arizona on issues related to higher education and/or immigration.
- Aliento AZ. A community organization that is DACA, undocumented, and youth-led, invested in the well being, emotional healing, and leadership development of those impacted by the inequalities of lacking an immigration status.
- Arizona Coalition for Migrants Rights. Works to change the social and political climate of immigration in Arizona.
- Arizona DREAM Act Coalition (ADAC). An immigrant youth-led organization focusing on the fight for higher education and immigrant rights
- Coalición de Derechos Humanos. A grassroots organization that promotes the human and civil rights of all migrants.
- Scholarships A-Z. Works with students and educators to transform the lives of undocumented youth and the Arizona educational landscape.
- The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. Provides free legal resources to immigrants in Arizona, include those detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Resources from Higher Ed Immigration Portal partners, contributors, and other organizations related to immigration and immigrants.
- Arizona State Page. (Higher Ed Immigration Portal).
- Fact Sheet: Proposition 308 and Media Toolkit (Yes on 308).
- Fact Sheet: Immigrants in Arizona. (American Immigration Council).
- Arizona State Profile. (American Immigration Council/New American Economy).
- Arizona Immigration Data Profile. (Migration Policy Institute).
- Arizona Unauthorized Immigrant Population Profile. (Migration Policy Institute).
These resources list higher education scholarships available to undocumented students and/or DACA recipients in Arizona.