Under the Real Hope Act, undocumented students or students who have ever had DACA status (current or expired) may be eligible to receive financial aid through need-based state aid (Washington College Grant) and UW grant aid. To qualify for HB 1079 status, you must meet the following conditions:
Completed your senior year of high school and obtained a high school diploma at a Washington public or private high school or received the equivalent of a diploma
Lived in Washington for at least three calendar years (36 months) immediately prior to receiving your diploma or its equivalent
Continuously lived in the state of Washington after receiving your diploma or its equivalent and until such time as you are admitted to an institution of higher education
How to Apply for Financial Aid as an HB 1079 Student
Late applicants – you are considered a late applicant if you file your WASFA after the priority application date of January 15. However, please still complete the application even if it is after the priority application date and please contact the UW Tacoma Office of Student Financial Aid after you do so.
The UW Tacoma’s Office of Student Financial Aid manages all aid programs included under the WASFA. Should we require additional information or documentation from you to verify your aid application, we will contact you by e-mail so it is important to set up your UW e-mail account as soon as you can. Respond as soon as possible to any of our document requests and other correspondence. Your file will be considered incomplete and your aid will be unavailable for disbursement until the requested information or documents are received and reviewed.