Support for Undocumented Students

Find resources and support while attending Evergreen, regardless of your documentation status.

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. Undocumented students should use the Evergreen Application, rather than the Common Application.

Eligibility for In-State Tuition

Through SB 5194 Washington State allows anyone with a high school diploma or GED earned anywhere in the world who resides or establishes residence in Washington state for at least 12 consecutive months prior to enrollment to be eligible for in-state tuition. The Washington residence must be for purposes other than college. If a student takes any courses at another Washington college during the prior 12 months, they cannot have taken more than six credits in any given term. Students exceeding that limit must prove that they have a Washington residence for non-college reasons.
To see if you qualify, see the Washington State Higher Education Residency Affidavit (PDF).  

Check out this flyer about about how Washington is making college more affordable:
- English (PDF)
- Spanish (PDF)
- Chinese (PDF)
- Hindi (PDF)
- Tagalog (PDF)

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

For Holistic Support Contact:

Diego Lopez Vega: Undocumented/ Underserved Student Support Specialist
diego.u.lopez_vega@evergreen.edu
CAB 324
Book an appointment 

Diego's Office Hours are: 

Tues: 9 am – 6 pm (Remote) 
Weds: 9 am – 6 pm (In-Person)  
Fri: 9 am – 1 pm (Remote)

Legal Resources

For students making decisions about DACA status, the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project has published an advisory
The Northwest Immigration Rights Project also provides help with DACA renewal.
Register for a DACA Renew Clinic here.

Pacific County Immigrant Support Recommendations for Legal Support (PDF)

DACA and Study Abroad

Students with DACA status may be eligible to travel internationally for study abroad with advance parole. Visit the Study Abroad and DACA webpage to learn about the advance parole requirements and process.

Contact Evergreen's Office of International Programs & Services (studyabroad@evergreen.edu) to discuss your interest in study abroad, financing options, logistical matters, and how the office can provide documentation for a “qualifying reason to travel abroad”.

 

Additional Support, Contact:

Juanita Hopkins: undergraduate students | para español
juanita.hopkins1@evergreen.edu
CAB 227
Book an appointment here

Luis Apolaya Torres: graduate students | para español 
luis.apolaya_torres@evergreen.edu
SEM II E-3135

Trina Griffis: financial assistance
griffist@evergreen.edu
Evans Hall 1200
360-867-5204

Adriana Veloza: academic & career advising | para español 
adriana.veloza@evergreen.edu
Evans Hall 2127
Book a Virtual Appointment
Book an In-Person Appointment (Mon, Tue, or Thur)

Michelle Crowson: academic & career advising |  English/ Japanese/ Mandarin
Michelle.Crowson@evergreen.edu
Evans Hall 2127
(360) 867-6478
Book a Virtual Appointment

Book an In-Person Appointment (Mon, Tue, or Thur)