Students: If you have specific questions about your residency status,
please contact the admissions office at the college you would like to attend.
Washington’s public colleges and universities are required to apply uniform rules in determining whether a student pays resident or nonresident tuition.
The following are three areas of residency determination that cover special circumstances:
Presumed undocumented students or non-immigrant visa holders who meet certain criteria are eligible for resident student status and resident tuition rates.
To qualify, students must complete an affidavit promising to apply for permanent residency in the United States at the earliest possible opportunity and indicating a willingness to engage in activities necessary to acquire citizenship. More information to help colleges implement the law.
Students who live in 13 Oregon border counties are eligible for resident tuition rates at some Washington community colleges and Washington State University Vancouver and Tri-Cities under certain conditions.
A report titled Residency Determination for Tuition Purposes and Basic Financial Aid Eligibility can assist in determining resident eligiblity for Pacific Islanders. In addition, Financial Aid eligibility for Pacific Islanders is reviewed. The information was compiled from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, State Department sources, and Washington State statutes
For more information
Email: Jim West