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.
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: https://www.bigbend.edu/student-center/welcome-big-bend-dreamers/ or the
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.
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 Counseling Services
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
Jaime Garza, 793-2030
Heidi Gephart, 793-2029
MariAnne Zavala-Lopez, 793-2028
Big Bend Community College Library Immigration Resources
A wide assortment of information on immigration, citizenship, and naturalization resources
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project
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.
Our Mission: Combating Injustice • Strengthening Communities • Protecting Human Dignity
United We Dream
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.
Washington New Americans
The Washington New Americans Program (WNA) connects immigrants and refugees in Washington State to the information and legal services needed to successfully naturalize and exercise their civic voice.
Founded in 2006, Immigrants Rising transforms individuals and fuels broader changes. With resources and support, undocumented young people are able to get an education, pursue careers, and build a brighter future for themselves and their community.