Real Hope Act Washington Governor Signs The Real Hope Act By Kevin Mooney • Feb 27, 2014 AP Photo/Ted S. Warren Listen Listening... / 0:41 Washington is now the fourth state in the nation to give college students who are in the country illegally access to state-funded financial aid. University Student On Real Hope Passage: 'I Feel More Accepted' By Liz Jones • Feb 26, 2014 KUOW Photo/Liz Jones Listen Listening... / 2:22 Washington state students who are in the country illegally have reason to celebrate. On Wednesday, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the state’s Real Hope Act, also commonly called the DREAM Act. Washington Legislature Sends 'Real Hope' Act To Governor By Austin Jenkins • Feb 20, 2014 Listen Listening... / A late vote in the Washington legislature has the children of immigrants cheering - literally. Washington Lawmakers Underfund Promise Of 'Real Hope' And 'Dreams' By Austin Jenkins • Feb 10, 2014 Listen Listening... / The state of Washington could soon become the fourth in the nation -- after California, Texas and New Mexico -- to allow the children of illegal immigrants to qualify for state-funded college financial aid.