STATE FINANCIAL AID FOR DREAMERS
On February 26th, 2014 Governor Inslee signed the Real Hope Act into law. The law allows undocumented non-citizens, who are unable to complete a FAFSA, eligible to apply for State financial aid through the WASFA application. If determined as eligible, undocumented students will be able to qualify for in-state tuition rates, as well as the Washington State Need Grant. Awards are limited, and based on the availability of funds; students are encouraged to apply at the website: www.readysetgrad.org/WASFA
Eligibility requirements include:
- Have graduated from a Washington high school or obtained a GED
- Have lived in Washington for three years prior to, and continuously since, earning the high school diploma or equivalent.
- Sign an affidavit (written promise) to file an application to become a permanent resident of the United States when eligible to apply*
- Must meet Washington State Need Grant Program requirements
- Students granted deferred action for childhood arrival (DACA) must also complete and sign the affidavit
To ensure you are applying on time, and you are meeting all eligibility requirements, please visit the ReadySetGrad website regularly.
If you have any questions, please contact the financial aid office at (425) 235-5841, or the Washington Student Achievement Council at (360) 753-7800.
Financial Aid Home
How to Apply
Refund & Repayment
Types of Aid
-Real Hope Act
-For TANF Recipients
Phone: (425) 235-5841
Fax: (425) 235-2434
Federal Code: 014001