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Washington State Residency for Tuition Paying Purposes

Washington state residency is initially determined during the admissions process for Washington State University based on information that you submitted in your application. If you were determined to be a Non-Resident, you can apply for Residency through the Registrar's Office for Undergraduate and Professional students, or through the Graduate School for Graduate students.

How Do I Apply?

Read the General Information and information posted for each category of residency:

Download the Residency Questionnaire and Residency Checklist posted on that page and submit them with the appropriate documentation to the Registrar's Office (Undergraduate & Professional) or Graduate School (Graduate students).

Where Do I Apply?

Undergraduate, Vet Med & Pharmacy Students
(509) 335-5346

Office of the Registrar

French Administration Building, Room 346
Washington State University
Pullman, WA  99164-1035

Mailing Address:
Office of the Registrar
Washington State University
PO Box 641035
Pullman, WA 99164-1035

Graduate Students
(509) 335-6424

The Graduate School

French Administration Building, Room 324
Washington State University
Pullman, WA  99164-1030

Mailing Address:
The Graduate School
Washington State University
PO Box 641030
Pullman, WA 99164-1030

Residency Application Deadlines

Completed applications are due to the appropriate office by the 30th day of classes for the semester you are seeking residency. See the WSU Academic calendar if these dates are not updated. A complete application includes: Questionnaire, Checklist, and supporting documentation.

Fall 2019

Spring 2020

September 17, 2019

February 11, 2020





State of Washington Residency Requirements

  • Residency is determined at the time of formal admission to the university on the basis of information included in the university application for admission.
  • Residency policies are set by the State of Washington (RCW 28B.15) and applied uniformly throughout Washington’s public colleges and universities.
  • Students who do not establish residency will be assessed out of state tuition.
  • Students seeking a change in residence classification must file a Residence Questionnaire and evidence of Washington domicile with the University.
  • Residency is determined by several factors in addition to physical presence in the state of Washington and is based on documentary evidence submitted.