The University and its Division of Student Affairs wholeheartedly welcomes, values, and supports the presence of every student, regardless of their citizenship or immigration status. Our commitment includes a responsibility to:
Evaluate applications for admission using the same procedures and requirements that are in place for first-year or transfer admission for U.S. citizens.
Provide equal access to financial aid and campus employment for undocumented students studying in the U.S. under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.
Provide leadership opportunities and a sense of belonging through engagement with registered student organizations (RSOs), such as UWT Monarchs, which are accessible to students through DubNet.
Undocumented students, students with mixed-status families, and undoc allies are vital members of our campus community. I invite you to explore the information, programs, and opportunities offered on- and off-campus to support access, well-being, and success.
Stronger together, Mentha Hynes-Wilson Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
UW Tacoma welcomes undocumented students. Our Admissions team is committed to supporting undocumented students through the application process and to accessing the resources available to help you pursue higher education.
Financial aid, through state and institutional funds, may be available to students who are not eligible for federal aid because of immigration status. Find out more about available funding opportunities.
First Generation Initiatives designs First Gen programs and services to support students who will be the first in their family to graduate from a 4-year college in the United States, including students who identify as undocumented or DACAmented.
PAWS provides confidential mental health counseling and related services for currently enrolled UW Tacoma students at no additional costs. PAWS also provides consultation to faculty, staff, and university student families.
Fellowships & Scholarships for Undocumented Students
Through the Office of Global Affairs on the University of Washington Tacoma campus, you can find support on finding fellowships or scholarships for undocumented or DACAmented students. Reach out for help with selecting a fellowship that matches your interests and goals, for tips and advice, and application feedback by emailing email@example.com.
LWB is devoted to offering resources, support and guidance and works to serve and empower undocumented students at the University of Washington. LWB is available for students at the University of Washington Tacoma.