Admissions & Residency

The admissions process to a university can be confusing. With different state and federal policies, claiming residency can be confusing, too. Click on the different options below to understand more about the processes for admission and residency.

Applying: When prompted to enter a Social Security Number, students can leave it blank. Students are not required to list a Social Security Number on a UA application.  When prompted to answer the the question about "citizenship," students can select "other."  No visa type or international address is required. Contact the ISRC Coordinator with questions (Matt Matera, mtmatera@email.arizona.edu, 520-626-6619).

Tuition: 150% residency tuition rate -OR- Nonresident rate. Students with an undocumented status who attended an AZ high school for at least 3 years and graduated from an AZ high school or GED program, may qualify for the 150% AZ High School Tuition rate. Learn more and apply for the 150% rate. Students with an undocumented status who do not meet these requirements will be asked to pay nonresident tuition rates. The usual cost of nonresident tuition is ~$38,000/year according to the 2019-20 tuition rates. 

Scholarships: Contact the ISRC (520-626-6619). Eligible only for private scholarships. Ineligible for UA, state-funded, and federal aid or scholarships because of Proposition 300 (link to page). Find more scholarship options from our partners at ScholarshipsA-Z and Immigrants Rising and speak with our staff about additional scholarship options.

Residency: Despite living in AZ for most of their lives, many undocumented students will be unable to claim residency for tuition purposes because of the state law (Proposition 300).

Applying: Steps to apply to the University

Tuition: 150% residency tuition rate -OR- Nonresident rate. DACA students who attended an AZ high school for at least 3 years and graduated from an AZ high school or GED program, may qualify for the 150% AZ High School Tuition rate. Learn more and apply for the 150% rate. DACA student who do not meet these requirements will be asked to pay nonresident tuition rates.

Scholarships: Eligible for the UA President’s Directed Scholarship Fund and private scholarships. Ineligible for other UA, state-funded, and federal aid or scholarships because of Proposition 300. Find more scholarship options from our partners at ScholarshipsA-Z and Immigrants Rising and speak with our staff about additional scholarship options.

Residency: Despite living in AZ for most of their lives, many DACA students will be unable to claim residency for tuition purposes because of a change to the state law in April 2018 (learn more)

Applying: Steps to apply

Tuition: Having an undocumented parent/guardian often does not impact a student’s ability to pay resident tuition rates. Most US Citizen and LPR students qualify for resident tuition rates. The rate is determined by a student’s residency status, which can be influenced by the student’s parent/guardian. See below for details.

Scholarships & Financial Aid: Qualifies to complete and receive money from FAFSA (Link to FAFSA). Qualifies for most UA, state, and federal scholarships. Find more scholarship options from our partners at ScholarshipsA-Z and Immigrants Rising and speak with our staff about additional scholarship options.

Residency: A student will likely have to complete a Domicile Affidavit to prove residency. Please speak with the Immigrant Student Resource Center staff to help complete this form.

Applying: Contact UA Admissions office for steps to apply to the University. Admission may also be impacted by a student's transcripts from their country of origin, if available. Learn more.

Tuition: Many students with a Refugee status can qualify for in-state residency tuition rates. The rate is determined by a student’s residency status, which can be influenced by the student’s parent/guardian. Contact Admissions for more information.

Scholarships: Find scholarship options from Scholarship Universe and our partners at ScholarshipsA-Z and Immigrants Rising. Speak with our staff about additional scholarship options. 

Residency: Students with a Refugee status who are settled in Arizona will likely qualify for in-state residency. Please contact the ISRC with questions regarding proving residency in Arizona. (520-626-6619, mtmatera@email.arizona.edu)