Learn More About Prop 308

WHAT IS PROP 308?

Prop 308 would enable any person who has lived in Arizona for two or more years and graduated from an Arizona high school to attend Arizona colleges on the same basis as their peers. Dreamers are our Arizonan kids and deserve the same opportunities as other kids.

HOW DOES THIS BENEFIT ARIZONA?

This proposition brings fairness to the tuition system for all Arizonan students who meet the requirements without any impact on the state’s general fund supported by taxpayers. Our colleges have room for these students and want them. Arizona is working to ensure that 60% of our working age population has post-secondary education by 2030. This proposition helps us reach that goal.

WHY IS THIS A TOP PRIORITY?

College graduates are more productive and add more growth to the state’s economy. It is estimated that the average graduate with a Bachelor’s degree pays $381,000 more in taxes over his/her lifetime than a high school graduate. The business community supports this initiative because it will stimulate economic growth, and strengthen the fiscal health of the state budget.

WHAT IS THE IMPACT TO TAXPAYERS?

The conservative state budget review committee noted that this proposal would have ZERO impact on the state budget; that means it will cost taxpayers nothing extra to do this and the state’s economy will benefit. For each college graduate the state will receive $660,000 in return on investment (ROI). As mentioned above, by creating more college graduates, the state will receive more in taxes from these students over their lifetime. (Total estimates ≈ $381k)

About two thousand high school graduates a year will qualify for in-state tuition as Dreamers. The children of “dreamers” are U.S. citizens. They deserve the opportunity to be born to traditions and legacies of education, work, and achievement.