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Future Residency

Some student's who are not currently eligible for resident tuition can take steps to establish residency in a future term. Action must be taken at least 12 months prior to the term that resident tuition is desired.

Compare the different types of residency applications

Financially dependent students

Financially independent students

Veterinary Medicine applicants

If you take a gap year or 6 credits or less for 12 months

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

Step 3: Establish Financial Independence


Did I get Residency?

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.

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


Future Residency
Residency for Tuition