Paying for College
Here are some resources to help you pay for college and find scholarships:
WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid)
See www.readysetgrad.org/wasfa for details and to apply.
HB 1079 is a House Bill that allows DREAMer (non-citizen) students to pay in-state tuition at state colleges and universities. It is available to non-citizens who meet the program's eligibility requirements. Students must have lived in Washington State for at least 3 years prior to receiving their high school diploma or GED. Please refer to the affidavit for more information on the specific requirements. Students must sign an affidavit in order to receive or be eligible for in-state tuition. The affidavit is available here.
DREAMers can be eligible for the College Bound scholarship in Washington State. To learn more about eligibility requirements or to apply, visit the College Bound website at http://www.readysetgrad.org/college/college-bound-scholarship-program.
Scholarships are financial awards designed to support your pursuit of education. Scholarships are awarded based on many different factors. Below are links to scholarship websites that include some scholarships for DREAMers.
- MALDEF Scholarships
- LEAPWA Resources
- Beyond HB1079 (This website lists scholarships specifically for DREAMers)
Running Start is available to qualified high school juniors and seniors seeking to earn college credits while completing their high school education. The Running Start program is open for DREAMers to apply. This is a great way to earn free or low cost college-level credits.
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