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Identification Requirements for Proposition 300

The following is a list of acceptable documents for proving a student’s citizenship or lawful presence status for purposes of determining eligibility for in-state tuition. Documents may be faxed, mailed, emailed or submitted in person. Final residency decisions for tuition purposes will be made in accordance with A.R.S. 15-1801, and regulations of the Maricopa Community Colleges Governing Board.

United States or Naturalized Citizenship:

  • Confirmation of citizenship through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Current valid Arizona Motor Vehicle Department Drivers License/Identification Card issued August 1, 1996 or later*

  • Birth Certificate showing birth 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 the person was born to foreign diplomats residing in the US

  • Certificate of Naturalization (N-550 or N-570) issued by USCIS through a federal or state court or through administrative naturalization after December 1990

  • Certificate of Citizenship (N-560 or N-561) issued by USCIS

  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad (Form FS-240) issued by U.S. State Department

  • Certificate of Birth Issued by a Foreign Service Post (FS-545) issued by State Department

  • Certification of Report of Birth (DS-1350) issued by State Department

  • United States Passport, current or expired
    (unless stamped “Non-citizen National”)

  • Tribal Certificate of Indian Blood

  • Tribal or Bureau of Indian Affairs Affidavit of Birth

Permanent Resident Alien:

  • Confirmation of citizenship through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Current valid Arizona Motor Vehicle Department Driver License/Identification Card issued August 1, 1996 or later*

  • Permanent Resident Card (Form I-151 since 1997)

  • Resident Alien Card (Form I-551 before 1997)

  • Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 issued prior to June 1978)

  • Arrival/Departure Record (CP Form I-94 or I-94A) with endorsement “Processed for I-551” if expiration date has not passed

Refugee or Asylee:

  • Confirmation of citizenship through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

  • Current valid Arizona Motor Vehicle Department Driver License/Identification Card issued August 1, 1996 or later*

  • Refugee Travel Document (Form I-571 since 2003)

  • I-94 or I-94A with stamp showing admission under Section 207 (refugees) or Section 208 (Asylee) of the Immigration Nationality Act (INA)

Non-Immigrant Alien:

  • Current valid Arizona Motor Vehicle Department Driver License/Identification Card issued August 1, 1996 or later*

  • Current Employment Authorization Document (Form I-688A, I-688B or I-766)

  • Current Non-immigrant Visa

  • Current Arrival/Departure Record (Form I-94) or CBP I-94A for Mexico and Canada

  • Current Border Crosser Card (Form DSP-150)

*The college may require documentation that is in addition to a valid Arizona Driver License/Identification Card to prove citizenship or lawful presence in the United States.

Published in the Spring 2007 of In Brief



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Maricopa Community Colleges
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2411 West 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281-6942
480.731.8877 / 480.731.8890 fax

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