Undocumented 学生

北西雅图 College is committed to supporting undocumented students.

It is important to remember that the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (1974) prohibits schools from providing any outside agency—including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)—with any information from a student’s school file that would expose their immigration status.  Immigration status should be treated like other student information, such as participation in Running Start or receiving accommodations from Disability Access Services.

College employees should only inquire about a student’s immigration status:

  • If it is beneficial to the support of student’s educational goals.
  • To evaluate appropriate access to the same educational opportunities as all students.
  • To ensure that students are exposed to learning experiences that focus on college aspirations.

Even after, information given to the college staff should remain confidential.

Related Legislation

The Real Hope Act/ WASFA

2月26日, 2014, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the REAL Hope Act (SB 6523) also known as the Washington Dream Act. This new law expands eligibility for the Washington College Grant to non-citizens. 访问该页面 to learn if you qualify and how you can apply through WASFA.

HB 1079- A guide to understanding this law

7月1日起, 2003, Washington state law changed the definition of "resident student" allowing certain students eligible for resident student status- and eligible to pay resident tuition rates when they attend public colleges or universities in the state. Learn about the requirements on the HB1079页面

DACA- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

了解更多 about how you can qualify for this program. A list of local and state-wide resources for DACA students is available at the DACA Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals page.

资源 for Undocumented 学生

我们的 资源页面 includes a list of local and statewide advocacy and support organizations. Among those listed are the Washington Dream Act Coalition拉丁o Education Achievement ProjectNorthwest Immigrants’ Rights Project.


A number of scholarships are available for DACA and undocumented students. 北西雅图 College offers various scholarships to help undocumented students continue on with their education. These scholarships include the College Bridge Scholarship for ESL students who wish to take college level 英语 and the 北西雅图 College Ed Fund Scholarship. 访问我们的 奖学金 page.


Five Secrets to Success for Undocumented 学生
by Katharine Gin, Journal of College Admission, Winter 2010

  • Get comfortable asking for help. You can’t do this alone.
  • Find older students who can be role models and mentors. They may just be a few years older than you!
  • Form strong relationships with teachers and mentors with whom you can speak honestly and openly about your challenges.
  • 要有创意. Be entrepreneurial. Don’t take no for an answer.
  • Believe in yourself. Know that you have value to your family, your community, your classmates, and your country.