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Aliento founder Reyna Montoya, center, at the UnidosUS awards. She is flanked by friends Devin O’Brien, left, and Cynthia Aragon and, back row from left, Frankie Pastor, Denise Garcia and Frank Sharry.

An Arizona nonprofit was honored Tuesday for its push to win in-state tuition for undocumented students, a change that organizers said has moved the state from an “epicenter of hate toward immigrants into an epicenter of hope.” Read more»

Voters in November authorized allowing undocumented Arizona high school graduates to pay in-state tuition and receive state financial aid.

The Arizona Legislature has been in session for barely a week, and already Republican lawmakers are saying bipartisanship appears firmly out of reach and the state is headed for a government shutdown this summer.  Read more»

Voters in November said that undocumented high school graduates should be able to access in-state tuition at Arizona universities and receive state-funded financial aid. Gov. Katie Hobbs wants to create a scholarship program aimed at those students.

More than 3,000 undocumented Arizona students could see their dreams of a college degree come true under a new $40 million dollar investment proposed by Gov. Katie Hobbs, aimed at supporting Dreamers who’ve attended a high school in the state for at least two years.  Read more»

For 16 years, state residents who were undocumented have been barred from receiving in-state tuition at Arizona’s colleges and universities, which made higher education too expensive for many. Proposition 308 reversed that and now state colleges are expecting an increase in undocumented students as early as this spring.

Arizona colleges say they are prepared to begin accepting undocumented students as soon as this spring after voters narrowly approved Proposition 308, a measure allowing state residents to get the in-state tuition rate, regardless of their citizenship status. Read more»

Prop. 308 repeals parts of Proposition 300, a 2006 ballot measure that barred non-citizens from receiving state-subsidized services, including in-state tuition and state-funded financial aid.

The passage of Proposition 308 this month guarantees in-state tuition and access to state-funded financial aid for every Arizona student regardless of citizenship status as long as they attend a high-school in the state for at least two years and graduate. Read more»

Arizona is one of only six states which bars undocumented students from in-state tuition.

The fate of a ballot measure that would help undocumented students who graduate from Arizona high schools afford college remained unclear after ballots counted Wednesday left it with 51% in support and 49% opposed. Read more»

A sign in favor of Proposition 211,  which would require major funders of independent campaign advertising to identify themselves and their donors whose contributions exceed $5,000.

Arizona voters are set to approve or reject 10 ballot initiatives - the majority of which were referred to the ballot by legislators, including three which restrict the ability of Arizonans to pass their own laws. Read more»

In Arizona, about 2,000 students without immigration status graduate from high school every year, according to the Migration Policy Institute. Pictured are graduates from North High School in Phoenix during a commencement ceremony on May 22, 2019.

Proposition 308 would allow all Arizona students, regardless of immigration status, who received a high school diploma and spent at least two years in the state to be eligible for state-funded financial aid and in-state tuition at public colleges and universities. Read more»

"Right now we have the opportunity to provide access to in-state tuition to thousands of youth in Arizona. We have the opportunity to provide the hope I didn't have many times. This year Prop. 308 is on the ballot and it would provide access to in-state tuition for all Arizona high school graduates who have lived in Arizona for more than two years." — Dario Andrade Mendoza Read more»

Arizona voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure in 2006 that denied in-state tuition – which could save a student thousands of dollars a year – to undocumented residents. Proposition 308 on this fall’s ballot would reverse that, and supporters are confident the state has changed and the law will, too.

Proposition 308 - which would make undocumented students eligible for in-state tuition if they have lived in the state for at least two years and got their high school diploma in the state - would reverse a law that that prohibits undocumented Arizona residents from getting in-state tuition. Read more»

Arizona currently denies in-state tuition to undocumented students who live in the state, but that could change with Proposition 308 this fall. The measure would allow any state resident who graduated from a high school in the state to qualify for in-state tuition at the state's universities.

A broad-based group of political, business and immigration leaders rallied Wednesday to drum up support for Proposition 308, the ballot initiative that would guarantee in-state tuition for any Arizona high school graduate, regardless of citizenship status. Read more»