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Undocumented Status and DACA Resources

Admissions at Big Bend Community College

Big Bend Community College prides itself on providing an equitable education to our diverse student population. We welcome all students to study at Big Bend regardless of immigration status. Click here for admissions information.

Funding Your Education

We understand the threat of losing DACA may be stressful and directly impact your financial security. Listed below are links to campus and community resources:

Washington State Financial Aid (WASFA)
WASFA website at http://www.readysetgrad.org/wasfa
Students who believe they qualify for Washington state residency and in-state tuition can obtain information here.

Paying In-State Tuition
Students who meet the HB 1079 Affidavit of Residency Requirements in Washington State are not required to have DACA status or a social security number to apply for the Washington State funds through the WASFA. If you have questions, please visit our financial aid page: http://www.bigbend.edu/admissions/dreamers/ or the

Workforce Education Services
http://www.bigbend.edu/academics/workforce-education-services/
The Workforce Education Services department provides guidance, support, and financial assistance for students in basic education (GED, ESL, and High School completion) and vocational/technical workforce programs (non-transfer programs). Financial assistance includes tuition and fees, books, bus passes, and emergency supports. Some students may be eligible for food benefits and childcare assistance. Eligibility is broad; students can qualify based on: low-income status, military service within the past 48 months, displaced homemaker status, receiving or eligible for unemployment benefits, receiving or eligible for food benefits, or receiving TANF.

Foundation Scholarships
http://www.bigbend.edu/information-center/foundation/scholarships/
The Big Bend Community College 2017-18 scholarship application deadline is February 17, 2017. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Big Bend Community College is pleased to announce our new online scholarship application! The application process allows current and future students to apply for any and all BBCC scholarships with a single application through our AwardSpring online system. Students can access the application from their computer, tablet, or smart phone.

Big Bend Community College Library Immigration Resources
http://libguides.bigbend.edu/immigration/resources
A wide assortment of information on immigration, citizenship, and naturalization resources

Student Success Center
http://www.bigbend.edu/student-life/student-success-center/
The Student Success Center (SSC) is committed to serving students by providing resources that will help them achieve their educational goals at Big Bend Community College.

Counseling Services
http://www.bigbend.edu/academics/counseling/

Counseling services are available to any student who is struggling with issues including family conflict, divorce, substance abuse, depression, grief and loss, and anxiety about academic achievement. Counseling is confidential, professional, and free.

Administration Building 1400 building
Contacts:
Jaime Garza, 793-2030
Heidi Gephart, 793-2029
MariAnne Zavala-Lopez, 793-2028

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
https://www.nwirp.org/

Keeping families together, protecting people from violence, and standing up to injustice. We believe access to justice shouldn’t depend on where you are born or how much money you have.

Northwest Justice
https://nwjustice.org/

Our Mission: Combatting Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity

United We Dream
https://unitedwedream.org/

United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation. Our powerful nonpartisan network is made up of over 100,000 immigrant youth and allies and 55 affiliate organizations in 26 states. We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.

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