Office of the University Registrar

Residency for Tuition Purposes

Residency Office Updates

On May 12, 2021, Governor Inslee signed S.B. 5194, which updates the residency requirements for students using the Affidavit of Residency.  Students applying for residency for Summer quarter 2021 and later should review the updated Affidavit of Residency information to see if they meet the revised requirements.  Many students will find the Affidavit more efficient than the full Residence Questionnaire. Note that there have been no changes to the requirements or process for the Residence Questionnaire.

Top 5 Residency Questions

  1. How do I get residency in Washington?
  2. Where is the residence questionnaire application?
  3. I am a Washington resident, but went to school out of state. What do I do?
  4. When is the deadline to submit the application?
  5. How do I contact the Residency Office?

Residency Overview

Residency policies are set by the Washington legislature and applied uniformly throughout Washington’s colleges and universities. For more details regarding residence classification, please review the various pages of our website, and also reference the following links to read the relevant Revised Code of Washington and Washington Administrative Code.