Permanent U.S. Residents (green card)- Issued 12 months prior to the first day of the quarter
You may apply for Washington State residency, if you meet the following conditions:
- You applied for your Permanent Resident (green card) 12 months prior to the first day of the quarter and you have been approved AND
- You meet the requirements as an Independent student (with the exception of registering to vote) OR
- You are a dependent student whose parents applied for their Permanent Resident status 12 months prior to the quarter and have received notice of approval.
Refugee or Asylum Status
You may apply for Washington State residency if you have received final approval for refugee or asylum status and you have established Washington as your permanent domicile/residence.
Qualifying Visas – Issued 12 months prior to the first day of the quarter
You may apply for Washington State residency for tuition and fee purposes if you have a valid A, E, G, H1, H4, I, L2, L2, and you or your parent meet the residency requirements.
Frequently Asked Questions:
My Status is “undetermined” and I’m being charged non-resident tuition. Why?
Students whose status is “undetermined” may have missed providing information or documentation required to determine a resident classification for tuition purposes. Students whose status is undetermined will pay tuition at the non-resident rate until missing information is provided.
Note: Former Running Start students are classified as “undetermined” until they have completed a new admission application. Contact the Admission Office at (425) 564-2222.
I have a newly issued permanent resident card. Can I qualify for Washington state residency?
Yes, if your application for adjustment to Permanent Resident status was filed at least 12 months prior to the beginning of the quarter for which you are requesting to be classified a Washington resident, and you have established legal ties to Washington (with the exception of registering to vote).
Last Updated November 13, 2017