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Private Colleges and Universities:
Access for Undocumented Students

Seattle University

901 12th Avenue Seattle WA 98122

Whitman College

345 Boyer Ave Walla Walla WA 99362

Seattle University

901 12th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98122 USA

Access Information

  • Are undocumented students considered or treated as domestic students for purposes of admission and financial aid?

    Yes

    Additional information:HB 1079 was approved as state law and 1079 students are considered “residents” for purposes of higher education. This means 1079 students are permitted to pay “in-state” tuition, or “resident,” tuition rates, to attend Washington public colleges and universities.

  • Are undocumented students eligible for merit-based aid/scholarships?

    Yes

    Additional information:All undocumented students are eligible for Merit-Based Scholarships, Costco Scholarship and Sullivan Leadership Award.

  • Are undocumented students eligible for need-based financial aid?

    Yes

    Additional information:"SB 6523 (The REAL Hope Act), has expanded eligibility for the Washington State Need Grant to low-income, non-citizen students who meet the program’s eligibility requirements and satisfy the residency criteria."

  • What financial aid applications should an undocumented student submit (i.e. CSS, FAFSA, forms unique to the school)?

    Common Application, Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)

  • Does the college or university have an assigned staff member for undocumented students (i.e. such as an undocumented student liaison) or an undocumented student resource center?

    Yes

  • Is there a student organization or club comprised of or advocating for undocumented students?

    No

  • Does your school provide free/low cost access to legal services for undocumented students for immigration-related issues (e.g. DACA renewals or applications, legal screenings)?

    No

  • Does your institution have a website specific for undocumented/DACAmented student support services?

Whitman College

345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, Washington 99362 USA

Access Information

  • Are undocumented students considered or treated as domestic students for purposes of admission and financial aid?

    Yes

    Additional information:Undocumented students should submit the same application materials as domestic applicants.

  • Are undocumented students eligible for merit-based aid/scholarships?

    Yes

    Additional information:No additional materials are required, and merit is decided based on students overall academic performance, rigor, and optional test scores. Limited merit-based scholarships are availble.

  • Are undocumented students eligible for need-based financial aid?

    Yes

    Additional information:"[Whitman College meets] full need for all DACA and undocumented students we admit using private grant money from the college."

  • What financial aid applications should an undocumented student submit (i.e. CSS, FAFSA, forms unique to the school)?

    CSS Profile, WASFA, Transfer Common Application (for undocumented transfer students)

  • Does the college or university have an assigned staff member for undocumented students (i.e. such as an undocumented student liaison) or an undocumented student resource center?

    Yes

  • Is there a student organization or club comprised of or advocating for undocumented students?

    No

  • Does your school provide free/low cost access to legal services for undocumented students for immigration-related issues (e.g. DACA renewals or applications, legal screenings)?

    No

  • Does your institution have a website specific for undocumented/DACAmented student support services?

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