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Eligibility for State Financial Aid - 1079 Students

Undocumented (non-DACA) students who qualify for 1079 status are eligible for resident tuition rates and may qualify for the State Need Grant (SNG) program if all other eligibility requirements are met.  The requirements for 1079 status are as follows:

  1. Earned a diploma from a Washington State high school (or obtained a GED or equivalent). 
  2. Lived in Washington for at least three calendar years (36 months) prior to earning the high school diploma or equivalent and continuously since.
  3. Sign an affidavit (written promise) affirming eligibility and promising to become a permanent resident/citizen of the United States when eligible to apply.

Please consult with the residency specialist in the EWU Records and Registration Office (509.359.2321) if you think you may qualify for 1079 status.

Eligibility for State Financial Aid - DACA Students

DACA students who meet the Washington state residency requirements may qualify for the State Need Grant (SNG), College Bound Scholarship, State Work Study, or the Passport Scholarship program if all other eligibility requirements are met.  Please consult with the residency specialist in the EWU Records and Registration Office (509-359.2321) to discuss and document your eligibility for Washington state residency. 

Washington Application for Student Financial Aid (WASFA)

DACA students and 1079 students who are interested in applying for state financial aid for 2016-17 should complete the following:

  • Apply for admission to EWU by February 15, 2016 (new freshmen and transfers)
  • File a WASFA listing EWU as a school choice by February 15, 2016.
  • Submit a residency affidavit form (1079 form) or proof of DACA status (I-797) to the EWU Records and Registration Office by February 15, 2016.
  • Have a family income at or below the EWU eligibility cutoff amount.

In some cases, we may ask you to provide copies of your and/or your parents' 2015 IRS tax transcripts and verification of household size and untaxed income. Be sure to check your EWU email account periodically for messages related to those items.

Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 509.359.2314 if you have specific questions about financial aid eligibility and the WASFA application process.  Undocumented and DACA students may be eligible for some EWU scholarships (depending on donor criteria), but are not eligible for insitutional financial aid or any programs funded with tuition waivers, including WUE, tuition-waiver funded scholarships, or graduate assistantships.

Resources and Information 

Scholarships for Hispanic/Latino Students and Undocumented Students

 

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