Undocumented Student Support

"The Gonzaga experience fosters a mature commitment to dignity of the human person, social justice, diversity, intercultural competence, global engagement, solidarity with the poor and vulnerable, and care for the planet." -Gonzaga University Mission Statement

This page serves as an informational resource to support undocumented students in the United States. In alignment with Catholic, Jesuit tradition and values, we are morally obligated to champion the struggle of the immigration population and the marginalized by providing education of the person as a whole. We believe in educational access for all.

At Gonzaga University, we provide support for the education of undocumented students. We believe that every human being deserves dignity and the right to improve one's life. As a Jesuit institution we bear in mind our long history of education for immigrant populations and the marginalized in our society. Our institution has signed a pledge to uphold the values of cura personalis in developing the human being as a whole, regardless of immigration status.
(See More: AJCU President's Statement)

Definition of Undocumented Student:

"An undocumented student is a foreign national who: (1) entered the United States without inspection or with fraudulent documents; or (2) entered legally as a non-immigrant but then violated the terms of his or her status and remained in the United States without authorization" (as defined by the National Immigration Law Center).

HB 1079:
On May 7, 2003, Governor Gary Locke signed into effect House Bill 1079. This allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public state colleges and universities. The bill requires that students live in-state for a duration of three years or longer and have obtained a high school diploma or GED. When you register to apply as an in-state resident concerning higher education, you must fill out an HB 1079 affidavit form.

Learn more about the DREAM Act.