Undocumented Students

You Are Welcome Here!

Bellevue College is committed to protecting the safety, security, and well-being of every student and member of the college community, whether documented or undocumented. Our faculty and staff are committed to providing you with a safe, welcoming, and supportive learning community. To apply for admission to Bellevue College please visit the following Page.

Undocumented and DACA Students : Residency (bellevuecollege.edu)

Undocumented students may qualify for State financial aid through The Real Hope Act/WASFA.

On February 26, 2014, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the REAL Hope Act (S.B. 6523) also known as the Washington Dream Act. This new law expands eligibility for the Washington State Need Grant to non-citizens.

To be considered for State Financial Aid please complete the WASFA Application.

Undocumented students can also apply for the Bellevue College Foundation Scholarship.

Other scholarship resources.

State/City Resources

St. James Immigrant Assistance program has grown from offering ESL classes into an immigrant advocacy group for the Seattle area. They are a leader in offering services, including legal information, resources and help for those facing immigration and DACA issues.

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21 Progress is the local United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) that hosts DACA events. The next one will be in Seattle on 14 December. Check the Lending Circles at 21 Progress. DACA Lending Circles are a social loan program designed to help applicants cover the costs of applying for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Qualified Applicants Will Receive a credit-building loan for $360 (0% interest rate; 0 fees) and a $105 match that you do not have to repay

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Latino/a Educational Achievement Project (LEAP) is a WA organization that promotes issues that affect Latino/a students. Information provided on HB 1079 and DACA.

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Sea Mar provides health services for immigrant communities. They also provide affordable primary health and dental care; Serves Spanish speaking and low-income children and adult

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Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP)

DACA Resources

Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

National Resources

United We Dream is an immigrant youth-led organization is the largest in the nation. It is a powerful nonpartisan network made up of 52 affiliate organizations in 25 states. They organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status. They provide information, resources and assistance.

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US Citizenship and Immigration Services is the US government agency that oversees DACA.is the US government agency that oversees DACA.

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Higher Ed Leaders Issue Joint Statement After DACA Rescinded

Homeland Security: frequently asked questions – rescission of DACA Program

Last Updated March 28, 2024