Resources For Undocumented Students

Prescott College Supports All Students Regardless of Immigration Status

Prescott College welcomes all students regardless of their citizenship status. We respect the contributions undocumented immigrant students make to our community and are committed to education equity for all, as social justice is a key value of our university. At Prescott College, the application process and financial aid are open to all students, including both undocumented and DACA-status students. Undocumented students can receive merit-based and need-based aid as well as apply for endowed scholarships. The Freedom Education Fund is available specifically for undocumented students.

Apply for the Freedom Education Fund Scholarship.

Contact Admissions at 928-350-2100 or Financial Aid at 928-350-1111 with any questions.

Need-Based Aid

To be considered for need-based aid, students can fill out a FAFSA on the Web Worksheet or they can fill out the paper FAFSA and return it to the Financial Aid Office. This information is only reviewed by our school staff to consider students for institutional need-based aid.

  • Be sure to explore all our other Financial Aid information on the website.

  • See Freedom Education Fund Website below for more resources.

Work Study

DACA students are eligible for on-campus jobs.

Freedom Education Fund

The Freedom Education Fund is a full tuition and fees scholarship at Prescott College specifically for students who are undocumented and demonstrate financial need. What began as a student senior project became a collaboration between student organizers, the Social Justice and Human Rights Masters Program, Prescott College, and the local community.  We received national media attention for being the second university in the country to fund such a scholarship through a collective student fee (each on-campus student pays $30/semester into the fund). The scholarship was also the 2015 Tom Pettit Social Justice Award recipient. Along with having institutional support for the project, local Latino community members have been organizing around this issue. Visit the Freedom Education Fund website for more information and resources: pc.freedom.education.fund.kintera.org

"Just like the name suggests, the scholarship means freedom because it gave me the liberty to show my face and tell my story."-- First Freedom Education Fund Scholar, Fall 2016

Read more about our campaign here:

Apply Here: Apply for the Freedom Education Fund Scholarship (under Endowed Scholarships)

Freedom Education Fund Scholarship Application

Freedom Education Fund Scholarship Application

Join us!

We need everybody’s investment in creating material differences for the lives of students in our community. We invite you to get involved by making a direct, tax-deductible gift.  Make a donation at freedom.education.fund.kintera.org

Like the Fund on Facebook at facebook.com/freedom.education.fund and check the page often for updates.

To get more directly involved in our work, contact Miriel Manning at miriel.manning@prescott.edu.

Other Resources

  1. General questions about DACA:

    The Department of Homeland Security: https://www.uscis.gov/daca2017
    Guidance for those granted DACA status or those considering applying for DACA.  
     
    National Association for College Admissions Counselors' Knowledge Center https://www.nacacnet.org/knowledge-center/undocumented-students/

  2. Fundraise: There are always additional costs--books, food, etc that are not covered. We are committed to student success and suggest students run their own fundraisers. Some sites people use are Kickstarter, YouCaring, Crowdrise, or others.

  1. Additional Scholarships that could offset the cost:

    1. Arizona Opportunity Scholarship: Prescott College scholarship for students that graduated from AZ high schools reduces cost to be similar to public university in-state tuition.

    2. List: http://www.scholarshipsaz.org/scholarships/

    3. App: Dreamer’s Roadmap

    4. App:  DACA Scholars