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Washington Resident Tuition

Washington residency for tuition purposes is initially determined by Admissions based your application for admission to WSU. Take a Residency Quiz to see if you're eligible. Information about residence halls and WSU Housing & Residence Life.

If you are coded as Non-resident, you must apply for residency to change your status to Resident. 

Announcements rotate; there are currently 2 announcements.

Resident Tuition Information

Getting started with residency

My tuition bill is due now. What do I do?

When can I apply for residency?

How is residency determined?

Am I eligible for resident tuition?

How do I apply for resident tuition?

I have late fees! Can they be removed?

DVM Program Candidates




Petition Late Fees

If you have a pending Residency Application, you can Petition the Bursar's Office to remove any Late Fees. Petition your late fees.

VetMed Applicants

More Information

Are You Eligible?

Take a Residency Quiz and find out!

Check Your Residency Status in myWSU

Your residency status is now visible at myWSU > Financial Aid tile > Awards > Summary > Residency Status

Students with certain waivers will be coded as Non-Resident. More information about your residency coding.

The Application Process

  • Applications are reviewed in the order received.
  • Review will take 3-6 weeks. August and September are especially busy.
  • Notification will be emailed to your email address.
  • You are responsible for paying the resident portion of your fees while awaiting a determination of your residency status. You will be able to Petition the Bursar for removal of any late fees.
  • You may appeal a denial by submitting a letter requesting an appeal.


Residency applications are processed by several units at WSU. This is a list of which unit will process each type of application. Contact Information.

Office of the Registrar, Pullman

  • Undergraduate Students
  • Professional Students
  • Residency Affidavits
  • American Indian residency
  • Military residency - Global, Pullman, Spokane, and Everett students

Graduate School, Pullman

  • Graduate Students

Office of the Registrar, Vancouver or Tri-Cities

  • Border Bill
  • Military Residency, Vancouver or Tri-Cities students


WA Residency for Tuition Purposes
Residency for Tuition