Undocumented Students (HB 1079 Scholars)
Although students in this status are not eligible for student aid from the federal government, the REAL Hope Act (also known as the Washington Dream Act) has expanded eligibility for the Washington State Need Grant to low-income, non-citizen students who meet the program's eligibility requirements and satisfy the following residency criteria:
- Graduated from a Washington high school or obtained a GED® (or will do so before beginning college), AND
- Lived in Washington for three years prior to, and continuously since, earning the high school diploma or equivalent, AND
- Sign an affidavit (written promise) to file an application to become a permanent resident of the United States when eligible to apply.
How to Apply
The Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) has developed a state application, WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid), for students who are unable to complete a FAFSA due to immigration status.
Academic Year 2019-2020
(Fall 2019, Winter 2020, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020)
- Apply for WASFA
- If this is your first application, submit a Washington Higher Education Residency Affidavit/Declaration/Certification to the Enrollment Services office.
Academic Year 2018-2019
(Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019)
- Apply for WASFA
- If this is your first application, submit a to the Enrollment Services office.
You need to submit:
- 2019-2020 applications to attend Fall 2019 - Summer 2020
- 2018-2019 applications to attend Fall 2018 - Summer 2019
- Yes, you need to apply every year!
Note: Eligibility for the State Need Grant does not guarantee an award as the grant is awarded on a funds-available basis. The earlier you complete your application, the better chance you have for consideration of State Need Grant funds.
Log into the Financial Aid Portal to check your application status
Check the Financial Aid Portal to review your award or find out if you are missing any required documents. The portal is our primary communication tool with you regarding your financial aid.
Summer Operation Hours (July 8 – August 30)
Monday, Tuesday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
September 6 - Closed
Fall quarter tuition deferment will be given to files completed by June 1.
Plan to attend fall quarter 2019?
Apply for 2019 -2020 FAFSA/WASFA. See Applying for Aid
We are currently processing applications completed in March 2019. (updated on 8/12/19)
Federal School Code
Our Federal School Code is 003780
Immigrant & Refugee Resources
For the latest news and updates regarding U.S. immigration policy, please visit the Holman Library's guide on Immigrant and Refugee Resources.
Hours of Operation
|July 8 - August 30|
|Monday, Tuesday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
|Wednesday, Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.|
|Friday - Sunday Closed
|September 6 - Closed|
Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2449
Location: Student Affairs
and Success Center, 231