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Proposition 308 and Pima Community College

Prop 308 Frequently Asked Questions

Background

Proposition 308 or SCR (Senate Concurrent Resolution) 1044 was on the ballot for the November 8, 2022 Arizona State General Election. The measure allows qualifying students who spent at least two years attending an Arizona high school and graduated from an Arizona high school, eligibility for in-state tuition rates and state-funded aid.

A qualifying non-citizen student, is eligible for in-state tuition under Prop. 308, regardless of immigration status, if the student meets both of the following criteria: 

  1. The student attended any public or private high school or homeschool equivalent while physically present in Arizona for at least two years; and 
  2. 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.
Proposition 308 only impacts eligibility for in-state tuition and does not change enrollment requirements into colleges and universities in Arizona.

Qualifications

Nonimmigrant visa holders described under 8 U.S. C. § 1101(a)(15) are not eligible for in-state tuition under Prop. 308. This includes, but is not limited to, students who hold F1, F2, J1, H4 or H1 visas. For a complete list, please look at 8 U.S. C. § 1101(a)(15).

No. Students do not need to have two years of consecutive presence. However, to be eligible, they still must provide documentation that they both: 

  1. Attended any public or private high school option or homeschool equivalent while physically present in Arizona for at least two years; and 
  2. Graduated from a public or private high school option or homeschool equivalent or obtained a high school equivalency diploma in Arizona. 
Yes, provided they meet the qualifications.
No, students do not need to have received protection under DACA  to qualify for in-state tuition.
Proposition 308 does not include a timeline for when a student would have needed to have attended and graduated from an Arizona high school. No matter when you graduated and went to school, if you meet the requirements then you are eligible for in-state tuition.
The Immigrant and Refugee Student Resource Center at Pima Community College is ready to assist students who have questions about attending college. Ultimately, even if you don’t qualify for in-state tuition under Proposition 308 you can still go to college!

Admissions and Registration

Enroll now! There is time to make changes and plan a schedule that works for you but enroll now to get the classes and schedule you want. Implementation may look different under the Board of Regents and at each community college so, be on the lookout for new tuition rates so that it reflects the correct tuition.

Students can apply for and qualify for some state funded scholarships and grants under Proposition 308. However, this does not change the U.S. citizenship or eligible non-citizenship eligibility requirement for federal Title IV financial aid. For example, FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) eligibility does not change under Proposition 308.

No. This proposition does not impact the tuition and fees for Fall 2022.

The links provided are helpful guides to begin your search, however, you should meet with an advisor to determine the actual cost of attending college. 

Pima offers students a flexible option for paying for school. Students wanting to pay their tuition and fees in installments can self-enroll in the payment plan each semester after charges post to their student account.

Use the Payment Plan Estimator to estimate what your payment dates and amounts will be.

  • Log into MyPima, go to Register & Pay, and use MyAccountManager to enroll in the current term payment plan.
  • Monitor your student account activity and make monthly payments through MyAccountManager.
  • A one-time $10.00 non-refundable payment plan enrollment fee applies.

Documentation

Send all documents to the Registrar’s Office via email at [email protected].

The Registrar Office is now ready to make changes to residency. Please visit an advisor or email: [email protected] for more details on what to submit and all other relevant information.

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