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Undocumented student resources

We are proud to be a university that wholeheartedly welcomes and supports undocumented students of all ethnicities and nationalities. We invite you to explore the services, opportunities and resources available to you throughout the various stages of your Husky Experience.

Undocumented students are immigrants who entered the United States without inspection or overstayed their visas and are present in the United States with or without their parents. They face unique legal uncertainties and limitations within the U.S. educational system.

The majority of undocumented students are characterized as youth that were brought to the United States by their parents at an early age and have lived in this country for a significant portion of their lives, learning the language and adapting to the same American customs taught to other students in schools. Many undocumented students are resilient individuals who have gone through the K-12 system, excel academically in high schools and wish to pursue a college education.


Applying to the UW

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Get answers to the most frequently asked questions about the application process.


Financial aid

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Find out what funding options are available to you.

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Campus Resources

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Explore resources available to support undocumented students at the University of Washington.

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Leadership Without Borders


The Leadership Without Borders Center (LWB) is devoted to offering resources, support and guidance to undocumented students at the UW. Some of the LWB services include:

  • Husky Dream Lending Library
  • Access to College Success Foundation Navigators
  • Leadership workshops and resources
  • Community building and connections

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Finding Allies

At the University of Washington we are committed to working with and for undocumented students. This is why at the Leadership Without Borders Center we work to connect undocumented students with allies across campus who can provide them with additional support and resources.

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Campus support

If you’re considering applying to the University of Washington or just started as a new student, there are a range of campus resources available to help you at each UW campus.

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Additional resources

Graduate School

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Learn more about resources and funding options that are available to undocumented graduate students.

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Important laws and policies


Review the state and federal laws and policies that directly impact undocumented students.

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Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


An even larger community of support is available to students through programs and services offered by OMA&D.

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