State Flag for Universities in Arizona Arizona Residency Rules

Red Square Means In-State Tuition is Most Difficult Difficulty

The two most popular universities in Arizona, Arizona State and University of Arizona, have strict financial independence requirements as well as strict domicile requirements in order.  Although it’s difficult to compellingly demonstrate that you’re in Arizona not for primarily educational pursuits, it’s absolutely possible for the right person.  That’s an important aspect, in-state in Arizona is only for those with the sincere intention of making Arizona home indefinitely.

Besides the big two universities in Arizona, the others tend to be less stringent but not by much.  That’s probably due to the high number of out-of-state the big two attract.

The best suited candidates to earn in-state in Arizona are…

  1. The lucky: those with special financial circumstances or who are able to plan years in advance
  2. The hard working: those who are willing to take a productive gap-year or only take limited school for a year.

A strategic plan with great execution is well worth the gigantic difference in out-of-state vs. instate tuition.  If you could spend a year to save $80,000 or so and use that opportunity to refine your direction, would it be worth it to you?


Arizona Reciprocity Agreements:

Arizona is a member state of the Western Undergraduate Exchange which is a limited regional reciprocity agreement among select Western States.

See Tuition Reciprocity Agreements Explained

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University-Specific Overviews Below:

Since the policies vary greatly by university, please explore the links below to in-state overviews for individual universities in Arizona. If your college is not highlighted, then please consider buying a University-Specific Nutshell Report or see all available university-specific in-state overviews.


Popular Universities in Arizona:

Arizona State University-Tempe

University of Arizona-Tucson


Other Universities in Arizona:

Northern Arizona University-Flagstaff
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson

Every College in Arizona Is Unique

Just as every state has its own in-state regulations, each college in the state has its own interpretations. Learn everything important about how to actually earn in-state tuition at the university in Arizona you’re most interested in.

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