Center for Equity & Engagement
Shoreline Community College's mission includes serving the "educational, workforce and cultural needs of our diverse community." To that end, undocumented students who meet the criteria established by House Bill 1079 qualify for resident tuition rates.
House Bill 1079 (HB 1079)
HB 1079 allows eligible undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at Washington state colleges and universities. It is legislative bill that was signed into law May 7, 2003, by then-Gov. Gary Locke.
Eligibilty for HB 1079
Undocumented students can pay in-state tuition rates if they meet the following criteria:
Claiming residency under HB 1079
Admission application tips for students who qualify for HB 1079
In 2014, the state's financial aid law was amended so HB 1079 students are eligible to be considered for need-based state aid (State Need Grant) if they are attending public colleges in Washington. For information about eligibility and the State Need Grant application process please visit www.readysetgrad.org/wasfa. Undocumented students may qualify for any scholarship that does not require U.S. citizenship.
The Shoreline Community College Foundation offers a large number of scholarships and other financial asistance, inlcuding:
Other sources of scholarship information: