Undocumented Student Information

Washington is currently one of ten states allowing undocumented students attending in-state universities to pay in-state tuition rates. In addition, the Dream Act of Washington State of 2014 offers eligibility for state need grants to undocumented students. Under the provisions of House Bill 1079, students qualify for in-state tuition in Washington when all of the following conditions are met:
 
  • Live in Washington State for three years immediately before receiving a high school diploma
  • Graduate from a Washington State high school
  • Sign an affidavit stating that the student will adjust his/her status as soon as possible
  • Be accepted into a public university in Washington.

Washington students should apply for financial aid through the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA).

Due to current federal legislation, undocumented students are not eligible for federal student aid (grants, loans, work study) or state need grants. Unless residency paperwork is in process, students should not submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 
For more information or resources for undocumented students:
 
www.hb1079.org  Website dedicated to undocumented students in the state of Washington.
coalition.wsu.edu/resources  Washington State Educational Access Coalition for HB1079 students

www.elcentrodelaraza.com

Support for low-income Latino youth in the Seattle area. Scholarship resources available.

www.wdac.info/home

Website for the Washington Dream Act Coalition.

http://genprogress.org/about/scholarships-for-undocumented-students-2/  Scholarship resources for Undocumented Students

www.e4fc.org

Based in California, the Educators for Fair Consideration website has resources available to students and parents which often applies to students outside of California.

www.iyjl.org

Website for Immigrant Youth Justice League based in Chicago with DREAM Act information and scholarship resources.

www.dreamersunidos.com

A Chicago-based organization that has created family guide for the college application process and scholarships. Often applicable to Illinois, a private scholarship listing is available showing potential scholarships throughout the country.

www.latinocollegedollars.org

Hispanic Scholarship Fund website.

www.maldef.org

Website for the Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America.

www.semy.org

Website for Secondary Education for Migrant Youth serving middle and high school youth.

www.salef.org

Salvadoran American Leadership & Educational Fund website.

www.ushli.org/student/scholarship_guide.php

Hispanic Scholarship Directory from the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute.

 
 
 
 
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