In 2003, Washington Governor Gary Locke signed House Bill 1079 into law, allowing undocumented students who have lived in Washington for three years or more to pay in-state tuition at Washington colleges and universities. While HB 1079 opens the door to higher education for many undocumented students in Washington, it does not affect citizenship status and paying for school without the option of financial aid remains difficult for many.
Scholarship opportunities are more limited for those who are not US citizens, but there are scholarships that are open to students regardless of US citizenship status. And as for all students, the suggestions for developing yourself as an applicant discussed on the All Undergraduates page will be helpful to consider.
Search our database of scholarships for those open to HB 1079 students.
Additional scholarship search resources for undocumented students:
Additional UW resources for undocumented students: