Immigration law blog

What is the Washington State Real Hope (DREAM) Act?

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This week Governor Inslee signed into law the Washington State Real Hope Act (often referred to as the DREAM Act).  This is a measure that expands state college financial aid to undocumented students.

The residency eligibility permitted by this legislation includes non-citizens who:

  • Have graduated from a Washington high school or obtained a GED;

  • Have lived in Washington for three years prior to earning the high school diploma or equivalent and continuously since; and

  • Sign an affidavit (written promise) to file an application to become a permanent resident of the United States when eligible to apply.

The Washington Student Achievement Council will soon produce a state application for students who are unable to complete a FAFSA due to immigration status.

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