Undocumented Students

Resources for DREAMers

UW Bothell Career Center provides advising to all students regardless of immigration status. Students without documents are welcome to make an appointment and attend all of our events and workshops. You can trust that all information is kept confidential.

Please bear in mind that we are not qualified to give legal advice. You may want to consult with an immigration attorney or seek legal advice from the Washington State Educational Access Coalition or the NW Immigrant Rights Project for additional information regarding your immigration status.

We encourage you to make an appointment to discuss career and academic goals.

UW Bothell HB1079 information site provides general information on financial resources, applications, & scholarships.

DACA (Deferred  Action for Childhood Arrivals) provides students without documents with a social security number and defers deportation action. This social security number allows students and graduates to work and intern legally, however, it cannot be used for financial aid purposes. DACA does not provide a path to citizenship. To qualify individuals without documents must meet these requirements:

  • Young people (born on or after June 16, 1981) who came to the U.S. before the age of 16;
  • Have lived continuously in the U.S. since June 15, 2007;
  • Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
  • For DACA renewal information, please click here.
If you have any questions about whether you or someone you know is eligible, check out WeOwnTheDream.org


21 Progress for DACA Loans If you are eligible under the DACA program, but don’t have access to the $465 application fee, you can join a DACA Lending Circle. This organization will advance the funds, and you pay it back monthly while building your personal credit history.

Washington State Education Access Coalition for HB-1079 Students is comprised of faculty and staff from colleges, universities and other interested organizations around the state to assess the services that are available to support non-United States citizens who are attending or may attend college through Washington State House Bill 1079 and to educate providers, families and policymakers about the issues facing these students in higher education.

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice for low income immigrants by pursuing and defending their legal status.

National Immigration Law Center engages in policy analysis, litigation, education and advocacy, to achieve their vision of seeing a society in which all people, regardless of race, gender, immigration or economic status are treated fairly.

Life After College A Guide for Undocumented Students (pdf) published by Educators For Fair Consideration (E4fc) contains valuable information, tips and resources to help DREAMers navigate life after graduation.