Deferred Action For
Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
The University of Arizona defines DACA applicants as:
Follow the instructions on how to apply for first-year students. Or if you are a transfer student, you can learn about your options in the transfer overview.
At Step 2 of the application (Citizenship Information), answer the question "Are you a U.S. Citizen?" with a “No” response.
After selecting “No,” the following question will appear: "Are you a US Permanent Resident, Refugee, DACA Eligible student, or Asylee?" Select “Yes” to this question.
Complete all remaining sections of the application accurately. You may leave the Social Security Number blank if needed.
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, and in certain cases, also receive state-funded financial aid.
DACA students are eligible for the President’s Directed Scholarship Fund. For more information about the President’s Directed Scholarship Fund or if you’d like additional support understanding your rights as a DACA student, get in touch with the Immigrant Student Resource Center.
ScholarshipsA-Z is a Tucson-based immigrant youth-led organization that works to make higher education accessible to all students regardless of immigration status.
Immigrants Rising provides scholarship resources that don’t require proof of citizenship or legal permanent residency.
Our scholarship-matching tool connects admitted students with additional funding for their education.