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DACA and Immigration

If you have questions about how your immigration status affects your admission or enrollment, you can contact EWU's enrollment advocate. The enrollment advocate can answer your questions and may be able to help you find resources for your specific situation.

Manny Lopez
EWU Enrollment Advocate

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and National Information

Important DACA Update: Sept. 5, 2017

Please see this updated community advisory from The Northwest Immigration Rights Project for information.

Joint Statement on DACA

The presidents of Washington's public institutions worked with the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, the Independent Colleges of Washington, and the Washington Student Achievement Council to issue a joint statement regarding the Sept. 5, 2017 announcement terminating the DACA program.

Immigration Equality

Immigration Equality represents and advocates for people from around the world fleeing violence, abuse, and persecution. They provide a helpful FAQ about the DACA program.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website is run by the Department of Homeland Security. You can use this website to download the forms you need to apply for DACA status. The website also contains a description, guidelines and eligibility criteria for the program.

You can also use this DACA PDF to help you track your progress through the application process.

Washington State Legislation and Information

HB 1079

HB 1019 is a Washington State law passed in 2003. The law allows undocumented students who meet certain requirements to pay in-state tuition rates for college.

The Real Hope Act (also known as SB 6523)

SB 6523 is a Washington State law passed in 2014. The law is also called the REAL Hope Act. This Washington law helps undocumented students who meet certain requirements qualify for state need grants. 


The Washington Application for State Financial Aid helps eligible students access financial aid to help pay for college. Even if you're not eligible for federal aid, you may be eligible for state aid.

General Resources and Information

Educators for Fair Consideration

E4FC is a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that helps undocumented young people to pursue their dreams of college, career, and citizenship in the United States. Their programming is designed by and for undocumented young people with support from committed allies.

Latino Educational Achievement Project

The Latino/a Educational Achievement Project (LEAP) was started in 1998 to improve academic achievement of Latino students. LEAP offers services such as an annual educational conference and legislative day, student leadership forums and public education workshops for parents, students, and educators.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice for low-income immigrants by pursuing and defending their legal status. They focus on providing direct legal services, supported by their education and public policy work.

Washington Dream Act Coalition

The Washington Dream Act Coalition is a grassroots youth movement founded by student leaders from the state of Washington in an effort to raise awareness and build support to push for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the DREAM Act.

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