Undocumented students in Washington state have the right to attend colleges and universities, and many qualify for state-funded financial aid because of the Washington Dream Act, also called the REAL Hope Act.
Do I qualify?
You qualify if you can say yes to the following three questions:
- I have or will have graduated from a high school or will have obtained my GED in Washington state.
- I have lived or will have lived in Washington state for three years before graduating from high school.
- I am currently attending or plan to attend a public college or university in Washington state.
If you are an undocumented student and you already know you qualify for state-funded financial aid, click here to file your online application.
Note: You do not have to be registered for college to apply for financial aid. But, when you fill out the online application for financial aid (through the link to Ready Set Grad), it will ask you to state the colleges or universities to which you intend to apply for admission.
Access to colleges and universities for undocumented students
Due to laws passed in Washington state, undocumented students who meet certain requirements may be eligible to: