Undocumented Students

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 College 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 - Summer 2020)

Academic Year 2020-2021 (Fall 2020 - Summer 2021)

Yes, you need to apply every year!

Log into the Financial Aid Portal to check your application status

Check the Student 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.

For 2020-2021 application, in February 2020 we will receive your processed WASFA electronically and you will be able to log into the Student Financial Aid Portal to check your application status.

*PLEASE CLICK  TO SEE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION & RESOURCES FOR UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS

Announcements

Financial aid application 2020-2021 (Fall 2020-Summer 2021) is now open! Apply Now

Need help to complete your FAFSA or WASFA?
Walk-ins are welcome: Monday - Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. One of our representatives can help you in the financial aid office, SA 231.

Tuition Deferment

Winter quarter tuition deferment will be given to files completed by October 1.

Plan to attend winter quarter 2020?

Apply for 2019 -2020 FAFSA/WASFA.  See Applying for Aid

Processing Updates

We are currently processing applications completed in November 2019. (updated on 11/19/19)

Special Operation Hours for Winter quarter start

Thu, January 2 7:30 am -6 pm
Fri, January 3 8:00 am -6 pm
Mon, January 6 8:00 am -6 pm
Tue, January 7 8:00 am -6 pm
Wed, January 8 8:00 am -5 pm
Thu, January 9 8:00 am -5 pm
Fri, January 10 9:30 am -4:30 pm

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

Monday, Tuesday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday  9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Contact Us

Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2449
Fax: 253-288-3473
Email: finaid@greenriver.edu
Location: Student Affairs
and Success Center, 231