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 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 2018-2019

(Fall 2018, Winter 2019, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019)

You need to submit:

  • 2017-2018 applications to attend Fall 2017 - Summer 2018
  • 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.


Fall Quarter 1st Week Hours

Monday 9/24
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m
Tuesday, Wednesday 9/25-9/26 
8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday 9/27
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 9/28
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

2018-2019 Academic Year Applications (Fall 2018 - Summer 2019)

Fall Quarter 2018

  • Fall quarter tuition holds will be given to files completed by June 15.

Processing Updates

We are currently processing 2018-2019 applications completed in June 2018. (updated on 9/12/18)

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.
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday

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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