Criteria for Resident Status

To be classified as a resident for tuition and fee purposes, a student must either:
  • Be financially independent and have established a bona fide domicile in the state of Washington for other than primarily educational purposes for one year immediately prior to the first day of the academic quarter.
  • Be financially dependent and have one or both parents domiciled in the state of Washington for a period of one year immediately prior to the first day of the academic quarter.
All other students are classified as nonresidents and are required to pay the nonresident tuition and fees.
  Change of Residency Status
Are you a Washington resident who has been out of Washington State for educational purposes only? You may qualify for a Change of Residency Status