HB 1079 students
(students without documentation)
Under certain conditions, students who attended high school or obtained a GED in a US high school can pay in-state tuition for Washington State higher educational institutions under HB 1079.
Students covered by HB 1079 meet the following requirements:
Attended a Washington State high school for three years prior to high school graduation, and completed their senior year at a Washington State high school
Completed the equivalent of a high school diploma and resided in Washington State for three years prior to receiving the equivalent of a diploma
Resided in Washington State continuously after receiving a high school diploma.
To access in-state tuition, students should be familiar with the application process. It's important that students apply by filling out a hard copy of the application and know how to answer questions about Social Security numbers, citizenship, etc. Please make an appointment for more information on how to apply.
Betsy Hasegawa, Ed.D.
Interim Director of Multicultural Academic Support Services
Cascade Hall 117
*The Dream Act is the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, or "DREAM Act," would provide a pathway to legal status for the thousands of undocumented students who graduate from high school each year. On May 11, 2011, Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Representative Howard Berman (D-CA) introduced the DREAM Act as S. 952 and H.R. 1842, respectively. To date, the DREAM Act has 32 co-sponsors in the Senate and 2 in the House. (Information taken from the Immigration Policy Center: http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/just-facts/dream-act#fail)