The University of Washington supports DACA students
The Trump administration is considering changes that would end or limit the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The University of Washington is strongly opposed to ending this program and we are working with universities across the country to urge the Trump administration not to dismantle or diminish any aspect of DACA.
We have no clear indication of what, if any, changes the administration might make. What is clear, however, is that the UW's policies regarding immigration status have not and will not change.
Emergency Funds Available
Funds are available immediately to support all UW Bothell students’ needs as they persist in their academic program. This includes medical, legal, transportation and other expenses, and can include but not limited to DACA renewal fees and postage expenses. To expedite access and processing of fund requests, please submit a CARE Team referral (purple button on right, choose “other” as the category). You will then receive a follow up from a Student Affairs staff member to support you in the process of obtaining emergency funds.
Emergency funds will be distributed through Financial Aid and, in addition to the CARE Team Referral, students will also need to fill out an additional educational expense form. This does not affect financial aid awards in any way. Students will receive funds through a check or direct deposit once the form has been processed through Financial Aid.
If anyone needs assistance with this process, please contact Miguel Macias, the Director of the Diversity Center.