Heritage University is committed to supporting ALL of our students to help them achieve their dreams. Information regarding events, support and resources related to immigration, DACA, and your rights will appear on this page.
- HB-1079 Students -- In 2003, the Washington State Legislature approved HB (House Bill) 1079, an historic action that makes a college education much more affordable for certain undocumented students. Because it was approved as a state law, 1079 students are considered 'residents' for purposes of higher education. This means 1079 students are permitted to pay "in-state" tuition, or "resident" tuition rates, to attend Washington public colleges and universities.
- Hope Act SB-6523 -- Undocumented students in Washington state have the right to attend colleges and universities, and many qualify for state-funded financial aid because of the Washington Dream Act, also called the REAL Hope Act. You qualify if you can yes to three questions: 1) I have or will have graduated from a high school or will have obtained my GED in Washington state; 2) I have lived or will have lived in Washington state for three years before graduating from high school; and 3) I am currently attending or plan to attend a public college or university in Washington state.
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U.S. Congressman Dan Newhouse
Representing Washington's 4th District
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