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. You can find more information about applying for financial aid here.
DACA students are eligible for on-campus jobs. To learn more, please contact our financial aid office. Contact information can be found here.
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 Latino community members have been organizing around this issue.
"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:
• 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"
Apply Now for the Freedom Education Fund Scholarship
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 Northern Arizona University. Students who receive this grant may still be eligible for additional need-based aid.
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.
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.
2. Additional Scholarships that could offset the cost:
1. List: http://www.scholarshipsaz.org/scholarships/
2. App: Dreamer’s Roadmap
3. App: DACA Scholars