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Residency Quizzes

We created three short residency quizzes to help you find out if you may be eligible for resident tuition at WSU. These quizzes will not track your personal information and are a tool to estimate eligibility. Take them as many times as you wish. The quizzes are NOT the residency application.

Which quiz should I take?

  • Residency Affidavit Quiz. This is the easiest way to qualify for resident tuition. Did you live in Washington for one year prior to your first year in a Washington college? Take this quiz. 
  • General Residency Quiz. Take this quiz if you did not personally live in Washington 12 months before attending a WA college.
  • American Indian Quiz. Are you a member of a tribe? Take this quiz to see if your membership qualifies you for Washington resident tuition.

The quiz says I'm eligible. Now what?

Getting started with Residency

Read the page with information about the type of residency that you may be eligible for. If there is a checklist, download it and use it to assemble your supporting documents. Apply for residency up to 60 days prior to the term and no later than 30 days into the term that you want resident tuition to begin.

The quiz says I am NOT eligible now. Can I apply later?

Yes. We review applications for Fall and Spring semesters. Visit the Future Residency page for actions that you can take now to be eligible for resident tuition in a future semester.


Who is eligible for residency consideration?

To be considered for resident tuition, a student must first be in an eligible citizenship or immigration status. The following students can be considered:

  • US citizens and US nationals (American Samoa, Swains Island, Northern Mariana Islands)
  • Permanent Residents (green card)
  • Students with an unexpired Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
  • Refugees, asylees, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), or Witholding of Removal
  • Students with current or expired DACA status
  • Students with T or U visa status
  • Students with PRUCOL (Permanently Residing Under the Color of Law) status

Who else might be eligible?

Common Questions

Future Residency

‚ÄčThe Application

The Process

  • Questionnaires are reviewed in the order received.
  • Review can take weeks. August and September are especially busy.
  • Approval notification will be sent to the email address set as "Preferred" in myWSU. Denials are mailed.
  • You are responsible for paying the resident portion of your fees while awaiting a determination of your residency status.
  • Documents may be mailed, hand-delivered, or emailed. Note: The Graduate School does not accept email applications.
  • Documents are not returned and become part of your student file.
  • You may appeal a denial by submitting a letter requesting an appeal
Residency Quizes
Residency for Tuition