Non-Citizen Arizona High School Graduates - Proposition 308 (Prop 308)
In November 2022, Arizona voted to support Proposition 308, which allows for qualifying, non-citizen Arizona high school graduates to receive in-state tuition at Arizona universities and community colleges.
Questions regarding Proposition 308 or citizenship requirements may be directed to the Admissions and Registration office at (928) 344-7550.
Note: Qualifying students paying out-of-state tuition may be eligible for a partial refund.
Who is eligible?
A qualifying non-citizen student, other than the nonimmigrant aliens described under 8 U.S. Code § 1101(a)(15), are eligible for in-state tuition under Prop. 308, regardless of immigration status, if the student meets both of the following criteria:
- The student attended any public or private high school or homeschool equivalent while physically present in Arizona for at least two years; and
- The student graduated from any public or private high school or homeschool equivalent in Arizona or obtained a high school equivalency diploma in Arizona, i.e., a GED.
Arizona High School Transcript, Arizona Diploma or GED Equivalent
State-Funded Financial Aid:
Additionally, Proposition 308 allows that qualifying, non-citizens to be eligible to receive state-funded financial aid through grants, scholarships, and tuition or fee waiver programs.
Citizenship - Proposition 300 (Prop 300)
Due to the passage of Proposition 300, Arizona state law requires Arizona Western College to verify the citizenship or legal resident status of students prior to registration. Students are required to provide acceptable documentation as proof of citizenship. Typically, an Arizona-issued driver’s license or identification card, U.S. passport are sufficient. A list of other acceptable documents can be found below. Scanned documents can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or may be presented in person at the Admissions and Registration office.
- Proposition 300 does not prevent anyone from enrolling at Arizona Western College.
- Proposition 300 does require that students who are unable to provide proof of US citizenship, Permanent Residency, or lawful immigration status will be subject to a higher tuition cost. The rate is equivalent to the full out-of-state rate beginning with the first credit, regardless of domicile
Questions regarding Proposition 300 or citizenship requirements may be directed to the Admissions and Registration office at (928) 344-7550.
List of Acceptable Documents for Proof of Citizenship
Students may submit either ONE of the documents from List A or a document from BOTH List B and LIST C
Only one of the following documents is required to be presented by a student who chooses this option.
- Arizona drivers license or an Arizona non-operating identification card issued after October 1, 1996
- Drivers license or non-operating identification license issued by another state or outlying possession of the United States if the license indicates on its face that the person has provided proof of United States citizenship
- U.S. Passport (unexpired or expired)
- Certificate of U.S. Citizenship (Form N-560 or N-561)
- Certificate of Naturalization (Form N-550 or N-570)
- Unexpired Foreign Passport with an I-551 stamp
- Unexpired Foreign Passport indicating nonimmigrant visa status, and such visa status either has not expired or has been extended
- Form I-94 verifying current status as “Refugee,” “Asylum Granted,” Parolee,” or “Cuban-Haitian Entrant.”
- Permanent Resident Card with a photograph or Alien Registration Receipt Card with a photograph
- (Form I-151 commonly referred to as a “Green Card” or Form I-551)
- Unexpired Temporary Resident Card ( Form I-688)
- Unexpired Employment Authorization Card (Form I-688A)
- Unexpired Reentry Permit (Form I-327)
- Unexpired Refugee Travel Document (Form 1-571)
- Unexpired Employment Authorization Document issued by the Department of Homeland Security that contains a photograph
- (Form I-688B)
One document from List B and one document from List C are required to be presented by a student who chooses this option.
- Arizona drivers license or Arizona non-operating identification card issued on or before October 1, 1996
- Drivers license that does not indicate that the person has provided proof of United States citizenship or an identification card that does not indicate that the person has provided proof of United States citizenship issued by a state or outlying possession of the United States provided it contains a photograph or information such as name, date of birth, gender, height, eye color, and address
- Voter registration card
- U.S. Military card or draft record
- Military dependent’s ID card
- U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Card
- Native American tribal document (indicating the identity of the student)
- Driver’s license issued by a Canadian government authority
- For persons under age 18 who are unable to present any of the List B documents listed above:
- School record or report card
- Clinic, doctor, or hospital record
- Day-care or nursery school record
- United States social security card issued by the Social Security Administration
- Certification of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (Form FS-545 or Form DS-1350)
- Original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a state, county, municipal authority or outlying possession of the United States bearing an official seal
- Native American tribal document related to the student
- U.S. Citizen ID card (Form I-197)
- Identification Card for use of Resident Citizen in the United States (Form I-179)
- Unexpired Employment Authorization Document issued by the Department of Homeland Security (other than those listed in List A)
- Other documentation indicating lawful immigration status