AZ Prop 300: Public Program Eligibility

A person who is not a citizen, a legal resident of the U.S., or who is without lawful immigration status is not entitled to classification as an in-state student for tuition purposes.  A person who is not a U.S. citizen and who is without lawful immigration status is not entitled to tuition waivers, grants, scholarship assistance, financial aid, tuition assistance or any other type of financial assistance that is subsidized or paid in whole or in part with state monies.

This law is applies to all students attending Northern Arizona University.

Students who fail to provide proof of eligibility will be charged out-of-state tuition and cannot receive tuition waivers, grants, scholarship assistance, financial aid, tuition assistance or any other type of financial assistance that is subsidized or paid in whole or in part with state monies.

NOTE: Students residing outside the United States, please contact the Extended Campuses Service Center for more information, EC.Enrollment@nau.edu.  

Submission of one of the following documents may be accepted as evidence of meeting this requirement.

  • Students who successfully complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the university receives a valid acknowledgement from the U.S. Department of Education. (A U.S. citizen student needs only to file the FAFSA and receive acknowledgement that NAU has received it for this to serve as proof of eligibility of citizenship.)
  • Arizona Driver's License or non-operator ID issued by the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) after October 1, 1996.
  • Driver's License issued in a state, territory or possession of the U.S. EXCEPT for Alaska, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.
  • Birth certificate showing that you were born in the United States, which includes Puerto Rico (on or after January 13, 1941), Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands (on or after January 17, 1917), American Samoa, Swain's Island, or the Northern Mariana Islands, unless you were born to foreign diplomats residing in the U.S.
  • U.S. passport, current or expired, except limited passports (which are typically issued for short periods such as a year and which do not receive as much scrutiny as a regular passport when applying). In the case of nationals who are not citizens, the passport will be stamped "Non-citizen National."
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs Card Number, Tribal Treaty Card Number, or Tribal Enrollment Number.
  • Tribal Certificate of Indian Blood or Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of Birth.
  • Form FS-240 (Consular Report of Birth Abroad), FS-545 (Certificate of Birth issued by a Foreign Service post), or DS-1350 (Certification of Report of Birth). These are State Department documents.
  • Certificate of Citizenship (N-560 or N-561), issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security to individuals who derive U.S. citizenship through a parent.
  • Certificate of Naturalization (N-550 or N-570), issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security through a federal or state court, or through administrative naturalization after December 1990 to those who are individually naturalized.
  • Permanent Resident Card (Form I-551 since 1997) or Resident Alien Card (Form I-551 before 1997) issued to students who are permanent residents.
  • Form I-94 or I-94A annotated with a stamp showing admission under Section 207 of the Immigration Nationality Act (INA). They may also have the old Refugee Travel Document (Form I-571) or the new U.S. Travel Document mentioned above annotated with "Refugee Travel Document Form I-571 (Rev. 9-2-03) issued to refugee.
  • Form I-94 or I-94A with a stamp showing admission under Section 208 of the INA issued to persons granted asylum in the U.S.  They may also have the same travel documents described under refugees above.
  • Current part or full-time employment by the university with a completed and verified I-9.

How to submit your documentation:

Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
Mail:
NorthernArizona University
Office of the Registrar
Box 4103
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4103

Fax documents to: (928) 523-1414
Be sure to include your name and NAU ID on all documents
Questions can be directed to
(928)523-5490 or
emailed to Registrar@nau.edu
Mail:
NorthernArizona University
Graduate College
Box 4125
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4125

Fax documents to: (928) 523-8950
Be sure to include your name and NAU ID on all documents
Questions can be directed to
(928)523-4348 or
emailed to Graduate.College@nau.edu

When does my documentation need to be submitted?

Documentation should be turned in prior to beginning courses at NAU. However, if documentation is turned in during a term but  prior to the last date of that term, it will be applied to the current  term and any applicable tuition adjustments will be made.

Documentation turned in after the last date of a term will be applied to the following term and no retroactive tuition adjustments will be made. For example, if a student turns in documentation on April 30, 2011 it will be applied to the Spring 2011 term and any applicable tuition adjustments will be made.  Documentation turned in May 25, 2011 will be applied to the Fall 2011 term since the late date of the Spring term was May 13, 2011 – no retroactive tuition adjustments will be made to the Spring 2011 term.

AZ Prop 300: Public Program Eligibility

What is the law?

The law is a result of the passing of Proposition 300 that amends two existing statutes (A.R.S. § 15-1803 and 15-1825) as follows:

  • Denies entitlement to classification as an in-state student for any person who is not a citizen or permanent resident or who is without lawful immigration status (A.R.S. § 15-1803 (B)).
  • Denies entitlement to specified financial aid subsidized or paid in whole or in part from state monies for any person who is not a citizen or legal resident or who is not lawfully present in the U.S. (A.R.S. § 15-1825 (B)).

The law does not impact whether a student can be admitted to the university, but rather whether a student pays in-state or out-of-state tuition and has access to financial aid subsidized or paid in whole or in part from state monies.

When did the law become effective?

Proposition 300 became law December 7, 2006.

For more information on Proposition 300, go to:

Arizona State Legislature 15-1825 Prohibited financial assistance: report

Arizona State Legislature 15-1825 Alien in-state student status