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Arizona Resources: Access to In-State Tuition


Arizona prohibits Dreamers who grew up and went to school in Arizona from accessing in-state tuition. Currently, both Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and other undocumented students without DACA can access a non-resident tuition rate at 150% the in-state tuition rate if they have attended high school in Arizona for three or more years and have graduated or obtained an equivalent degree. 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.

In-State Tuition Talking Points

Infographic: Current Arizona Policies

Local Partners & Organizations

The following partners in Arizona are identified as working in Arizona on issues related to higher education and/or immigration.


Resources from Higher Ed Immigration Portal partners, contributors, and other organizations related to immigration and immigrants.


These resources list higher education scholarships available to undocumented students and/or DACA recipients in Arizona.