Financially Independent Students: Traditional Application
The Traditional application for financially independent students is our most complex residency application. Use this application when a parent does not live in Washington state, and the student is not eligible using one of the easier options listed below. Take the Residency Quiz to see if you are eligible for our other applications.
If you were at least 25 years of age for the entire academic year prior to submitting the residency questionnaire, you do not need to prove financial independence unless there is evidence that you did not pay at least 51% of the estimated Cost of Attendance as described for students under 25 years of age or that someone else did pay 49% or more of the estimated cost of attendance.
You must meet all other residency criteria and must obtain all Washington state documents 11 months prior to the first day of term you are seeking residency.