Washington Higher Education Residency Affidavit
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Washington Higher Education Residency
Affidavit/Declaration/Certification
Effective July 1, 2003, Washington state law changed the definition of “resident student.” The
law makes certain students, who are not permanent residents or citizens of the United States,
eligible for resident student status – and eligible to pay resident tuition rates – when they attend
public colleges and universities in this state. The law does not make these students eligible to
receive need-based state or federal financial aid. To qualify for resident status, students must
complete this affidavit/declaration/certification if they are not permanent residents or citizens of
the United States but have met the following conditions:
Resided in Washington State for the three (3) years immediately prior to receiving a high
school diploma, and completed the full senior year at a Washington high school,
or
Completed the equivalent of a high school diploma and resided in Washington State for
the three (3) years immed