If you wish to receive resident tuition, this page lists the steps you need to take 12 months prior to applying for residency for tuition purposes. Washington law is very specific regarding the requirements for receiving resident tuition, especially when a student has moved to the state for the purpose of attending college.
You will apply for residency no earlier than 60 days before the start of the term. Current deadlines are on the homepage.
Financially Dependent or Independent?
Veterinary Medicine applicants
The application process
Independent Students: Establish a Domicile in WA
Students who do not have a parent, step-parent, or legal guardian living in Washington must apply as financially independent and need to establish a domicile in Washington.
Step 1: Move to Washington
Step 2: Take action to establish a domicile in Washington