Private Financial Aid
Private scholarships that do not specify U.S. citizenship or lawful presence in the scholarship eligibility criteria, or that do not require a social security number for the application, may be available to students regardless of their immigration status. Review each scholarship opportunity to understand eligibility requirements.
- Search for private scholarships through ASU's scholarship site. Also, completing any ASU Scholarship Portal Applications by the February 1 priority date, as many private donors require this application.
- The DREAM Fund
ASU is committed to ensuring access to higher education for all Arizona high school graduates, including those who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status.The DREAM Fund supports this commitment and provides financial opportunities to those students. Students who are currently-enrolled in the DACA program are encouraged to apply for this scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. This scholarship is awarded and administered by the ASU Foundation.
- Sign up on scholarship web sites such as www.fastweb.com.
- Seek out national or local organizations that may offer or list private scholarships:
- TheDream.US Scholarship
TheDream.US Scholarship is a national scholarship fund for immigrant youth who have received DACA, who want to obtain a college education and give back to their communities. TheDream.US provides college scholarships to help cover tuition and fees for highly motivated DREAMers who want to get a college education but cannot afford it. Note: You must be accepted to ASU and eligible for the Non-resident Tuition Rate for Arizona High School Graduates tuition in order to receive the scholarship.
- Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF)
- Aspira Association, Inc.
- National Society for Hispanic Professionals
- Salvadoran-American Leadership & Educational Fund (SALEF
- Latino College Dollars Scholarships for America's Latinos
- Scholarships A-Z
ASU offers students a tuition payment plan, which breaks down tuition into several payments over the course of the semester, allowing students to budget payment of their tuition over several months and to pay tuition with multiple credit cards or from multiple bank accounts. See ASU's Tuition and Billing for more information.
Federal and State Financial Aid
Federal and Arizona state financial aid requires documentation of lawful status. The most common documentation is a social security number that is matched with federal records via the FAFSA.