Office of the University Registrar

Graduate and Professional Students

Graduate and Professional Student Waiver

At the direction of the UW Regents, the waiver program was discontinued effective July 1, 2012. Graduate and Professional students who were admitted to the University and began enrollment Autumn 2012 and after cannot obtain in-state tuition through this waiver program.

Graduate and Professional students admitted and enrolled prior to July 1, 2012 who are currently receiving the waiver may continue to apply for it as long as they maintain continuous enrollment status and submit a Residence Questionnaire every year until graduation from the program.

Residency for Graduate and Professional Students

The process for Graduate and Professional students to establish and document residency in the state of Washington is the same as for undergraduate students. Please view the information for Financially Independent Students or Financially Dependent Students as applicable.

Residency Requirements for Externships and Internships

The following parameters are for Graduate and Professional students who plan to apply for residency for tuition purposes and leave the state for an internship or other educational opportunities prior to residing in Washington for 12 months.

To be considered, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Prove that student’s absence is due to an internship, externship, study abroad, or temporary employment relating to their educational study.
  2. Provide official verification from the department, school, or company/firm where the internship or externship is taking place.
  3. Registered for courses for the Autumn Quarter prior to leaving for the summer internship or externship.
  4. Provide verification of continued domicile in Washington such as signing a lease prior to leaving, storage of personal items, etc.
  5. Established and maintained all Washington legal ties and financial independence. Please reference Residency Requirements.

DISCLAIMER: The information on this webpage is current as of 03/05/2018. The University of Washington reserves the right to update or remove this page as necessary for clarity and/or to reflect changes to residency law or university policies. This website is intended as guidance only and students are advised to refer to the Washington state laws on residency for current statutes and additional information. See RCW Chapter 28B.15WAC Chapter 250-18, and WAC Chapter 478-161.

The UW Residency Classification Office will administer residency determinations in accordance with the current law at the time of application.