Washington residency for tuition purposes is initially determined by Admissions based your application for admission to WSU. If you are coded as a non-resident, you must apply for Residency to change your status to resident. Information about residence halls and WSU Housing & Residence Life.
If your tuition bill is due before your residency is determined, pay the RESIDENT TUITION amount while your application is pending. Applications can take several WEEKS to process. Watch your WSU email account for emails from Smartsheet. Residency applications submitted through the following dates have been processed.
|Application Submit Dates Processed|
We are not able to pre-certify your resident status before you apply for Vet School. Take a residency quiz to see if you meet the qualifications and apply as a Resident if you feel that you meet the qualifications. You may meet the standard for the updated Residency Affidavit.
You may qualify for the Residency Affidavit if you moved to Washington for purposes other than higher education and have lived in the state 12 months before starting college. More Information about the RA.
The Residency Quizzes are an easy way to see if you're eligible for resident tuition. We do not track your responses, so you can try different scenarios and use it for planning, too. If you have a VISA, you can see if your VISA is eligible for resident tuition. The Residency Quizzes
The short answer: 60 days before the start of the semester that you desire residency.
|Fall 2022||Spring 2023|
|Application available: NOW
Application processing begins: 6/1/22
Deadline to apply: 9/20/22
|Application available: 11/1/22
Application processing begins: 11/9/22
Deadline to apply: 2/7/23
|See the WSU Academic calendar if these dates are not updated.|
Applications are accepted through the 30th day of classes. Submitted documents must be valid through the first day of the semester. Applications must be received by the deadline date; we do not process late applications. The online application will not be available at other times.
Pay the Resident portion of your tuition bill while you wait for your residency determination. You can petition any late fees if you have a pending residency application. Use the WSU Estimated Cost of Attendance to calculate what amount that would be. All residency applications have been processed and are waiting for student action to proceed.
The Residency Quizzes can show if you're possibly eligible for residency for tuition purposes and what type of application to use. The quizzes are NOT the application; they are tools to help you determine your eligibility. We recommend them as a first step in the residency process.
State law requires a waiting period of 12 months after taking your last action to establish a domicile.
See our Future Residency page for actions that you should take before 9/23/21 to establish residency for Fall 2022.
We recommend that you first take a Residency Quiz to determine if you are eligible and what type of residency to apply for. Then read the page with the information that applies. All students should review the Residency Affidavit, as this is the easiest way to apply for residency.
WSU offers online applications for all types of applications.
Paper or emailed applications are accepted for Graduate students only.
Take a Residency Quiz and find out!
Here's a link to a page that shows you how to read your tuition bill in myWSU. Please note that it take several days for your tuition bill to update after a residency change.
Residency applications are processed by several units at WSU. This is a list of which unit will process each type of application. Contact Information.