Welcome Dreamers

Prescott College Supports All Applicants Regardless of Immigration Status
Support Immigrants

"Everywhere, immigrants have enriched and strengthened the fabric of American life."

-John F. Kennedy

Prescott College welcomes all applicants regardless of their citizenship status. We respect the contributions dreamers 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 applicants, including both undocumented and DACA-status students. Dreamers can receive merit-based and need-based aid as well as apply for endowed scholarships.

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

That's why Prescott College has started The Freedom Education Fund. The Freedom Education Fund is specifically for Dreamer applicants and made history as the second college in Arizona to apply a $30 fee to all students that is contributed to helping immigrant students attend the college. Read more about The Freedom Education Fund, as well as other resources for immigrants on this page in the below tabs. Also, contact freedomeducationfund@gmail.com with any questions or to get involved.


Code of Ethics, Professional Practices, and Best Practices

Prescott College is a member of the National Association of College Admission Counselors and the National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals and, therefore, both adheres to the NACAC Code of Ethics and Professional Practices and the NAGAP Best Practices

Institutional Aid

To be considered for need-based aid, students must first complete a paper FAFSA and return it to the Financial Aid office. This information is reviewed by Prescott College ONLY to consider students for institutional need-based aid. Find the FAFSA at the link below. 

FAFSA


Work Study

Dreamers are eligible for on-campus jobs. To learn more, please contact the Financial Aid office at the information below. 

(928) 350-1111

finaid@prescott.edu

"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

 

The Freedom Education Fund is a full tuition and fees scholarship at Prescott College specifically for one student who is undocumented and demonstrates 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 are 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 LatinX community members have been organizing around this issue. 

Read more about our campaign here:
•    Mic Article: "Arizona’s Prescott College Just Made It Easier for Undocumented Students to Earn Degrees" 
•    Latino USA article: "Prescott College Students Say Yes to Scholarship Fee for Undocumented Students" 

 

Donate to the Freedom Education Fund Scholarship by following the link below:

Donate Now

To apply for The Freedom Education Fund scholarship, fill out the application below and return it to the Financial Aid Office. 

Freedom Education Fund Application

 

Like the fund on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/freedom.education.fund/

 

Contact the following with questions regarding the Freedom Education Fund:

freedomeducationfund@gmail.com

finaid@prescott.edu

When Arizona’s state universities barred undocumented students from receiving in-state tuition, Prescott College committed to providing grant aid sufficient to match the in-state tuition cost of certain Arizona universities. Keeping college affordable and accessible to all students, regardless of immigration status or origin, allows us to support our communities and strive towards an inclusive and diverse world. Students who receive this grant may still be eligible for additional need-based aid. 

Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information, as these details change yearly. 

(928) 350-1111

finaid@prescott.edu

General Questions About DACA

The Department of Homeland Security offers guidance for those granted DACA status or those considering applying for DACA. 

The National Association for College Admissions Counselors' Knowledge offers some insight into the DACA program and how it pertains to college admissions.

Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship List for Undocumented Students

Refugee/Immigrant Scholarship List

Immigrants Rising Scholarship List

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Dreamer's Roadmap

DACA Scholars

My Undocumented Life

Get up-to-date information and resources for undocumented immigrants on the website below. 

My Undocumented Life

Fundraising

Even with institutional aid and scholarships, there are always additional costs to consider, such as books, food, transportation, etc. that are not covered. We are committed to student success and suggest students run their own fundraisers. Some sites students have used previously are:

Crowdrise

YouCaring

GoFundMe