The success of Clark College students is central to the mission of the college and this plan. Clark College must prepare students for life and work in a multicultural, diverse and international society. Exposure to a variety of beliefs, cultures, and differences is a catalyst for intellectual growth. It is the responsibility of Clark College to provide a respectful, effective learning environment for all of its students. At Clark we support Dreamers (undocumented students) in pursuit of their educational goals.
An undocumented student is a foreign national who: (1) entered the United States without
inspection or with fraudulent documents; or (2) entered legally as a non-immigrant
but then violated the terms of his or her status and remained in the United States
without authorization (as defined by the National Immigration Law Center).
Many college-bound undocumented students:
- have lived in the United States most of their lives
- have been brought to the United States by their parents at a young age
- have learned English
- have attended elementary, middle, and high school in the United States
- have excelled academically in high school and want to pursue a college education
The undocumented status of a student exempts them from applying for federal student aid using the FAFSA, but this does not have to be a barrier to attending and succeeding in college. This site area lists resources that will support undocumented students in Washington State to attain and fund their higher education.