Course Information for Parents and Students

Who this course is for:

This is a new course for high school students interested in going beyond basic state standards for economics. Students will come away better prepared for college, and for the ethical challenges that go with careers in business, or in law, politics, education, or journalism. The curriculum for this course will be developed as an ongoing collaboration between individual high school teachers and University faculty. More course info.

Opportunity to earn University credit:

Students enrolled in this course will be able to apply to the University of Arizona and receive 3 academic credits upon successful course completion as determined by instructor. These academic credits may be applied towards a future degree at the University of Arizona at a substanial savings based on current in-state tuition rates. The credits are also available as transfer credit at most other universities in or out of state. 

Financial Aid:

We thank the University of Arizona for allowing us to negotiate a drastically reduced tuition for the college credit portion of this class.  But further, we have negotiated a limited but meaningful amount of funding for need-based tuition assistance.  Financial hardship should not prevent anyone from taking this course. If you need help, we will find a way to help, period. Scholarship applications are due January 13, 2020.

Applications for Spring 2020 enrollment are due by January 15. Here are the steps to enroll in this course:

  1. Complete and return the Parent Permission Form to your student's high school economics teacher.

  2. All students must complete a UA application form for non-degree seeking high school students. There is no application fee. Apply at UA's Non-Degree Seeking Application for High School and Community Program. Payment is due February 17, 2020. A $50 late fee will be applied March 13, 2020

  3. Pay the $466.50 tuition fee on the UACCESS website. You will need your student NetID/password or Student ID.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Kerry Montaño, Manager, Special Programs
Center for the Philosophy of Freedom
P: 520.626.6646     F: 520.626.8361