Support for Undocumented Students

The Evergreen State College welcomes and supports undocumented students of all ethnicities and nationalities.

We will consider all applications for admission without regard to residency status. The college and state of Washington provide several sources of support for undocumented students.

Applying for Admission

Evergreen welcomes applications from all students, regardless of residency status.  You don’t have to be covered by the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program.  Visit the Admissions Apply page to apply.

Establishing Washington State Residency

Washington State allows eligible undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities.  Students who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents may qualify for in-state tuition if they meet certain guidelines.  DACA registration is not necessary to establish residency for this purpose.  To see if you qualify, see Residency Affidavit for Non-citizens.   

The Registration and Records office can answer questions about this process.

phone:  (360) 867-6180

Applying for Financial Aid

Students who are ineligible for federal financial because of their immigration status might still qualify for state and college financial aid.  To see if you qualify, fill out the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WAFSA). 

Types of financial aid available through the WAFSA include the State Need Grant and, beginning in Fall 2017, the Evergreen Need Grant.  Also, students with DACA status may qualify for  State or Evergreen Work Study and Evergreen work study. 

In addition, The Evergreen State College Foundation offers a scholarship that is available to undocumented students.  Information about that scholarship is on the DREAMership Scholarship page.  There are other available scholarships for undocumented students.

The Financial Aid office can answer questions about these and other financial aid programs.

phone:  (360) 867-6205

Other Resources

Outside the college, the local community provides many resources that might be helpful for undocumented students.  For students making decisions about DACA status, the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project has published an advisory.