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Instructions

Your completed Residency Application will include:

  • Residency Questionnaire
  • Residency Checklist
  • Required documents listed on the Checklist.¬†Failure to submit appropriate documentation will significantly delay any decisions regarding your residency or may result in denial of residency.

To expedite the review of your residency questionnaire, please provide only the required documentation. Excessive and unnecessary documentation will delay review.

Best Practices

Read the instructions on the website, checklist, and questionnaire. Do not provide extra documentation, unless it is requested.

  • Tax forms, parents: Only include the first page that lists dependents. Black out identifying numbers, except the last 4 digits of the student's social security number.
  • Tax forms, students: Only include the first page that shows income. Black out identifying numbers, except the last 4 digits of your social security number.
  • Housing: Only include the first page that shows the address & lease term plus the page with signatures.

Need the link to obtain a tax transcript or previous Washington document? Find them on our Links & Resources pages.

A Few Notes

  • The Washington Vehicle Registration can be used to determine residency. The vehicle's Title of Ownership can not be used.
  • Housing documents needed show the date of the lease and signatures, usually the first and last page of a lease. Do not submit the other pages.
  • We do not need most identifying numbers listed on the documents submitted. One exception: Please leave the last 4 digits of the student's Social Security Number, if it's shown, on the parent's Federal Income Tax Transcript. You should block out all other identifying numbers.
  • Tax records are only needed for the previous calendar year and this calendar year, if applicable. Do not send tax records for other years.
  • The tax documentation for parents is used solely to determine if the student was claimed as a dependent (for dependent applicants) or was not claimed (for independent applicants). Financial information is not needed on the parent's tax documentation.
Instructions
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