Washington State Higher Education Residency Affidavit

People who are eligible to sign this affidavit pay in-state (resident) tuition and fees. They also meet residency requirements for state financial aid programs.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to sign this affidavit, you must:

  • Earn a high school diploma, GED, or diploma equivalent before your first term at the college determining residency, and
  • Maintain a primary residence in Washington for at least 12 consecutive months immediately before your first term at the college determining residency. The Washington residence must be for purposes other than college. If you take any courses at another Washington college during the prior 12 months, you cannot have taken more than six credits in any given term. If you exceed that limit you must prove that you have a Washington residence for non-college reasons.

Applicant Information

Date of birth(Required)


If you meet the eligibility requirements above, you must also sign this affidavit to qualify for residency. The affidavit is a promise between you and the institution determining residency. Please certify the following statement by signing below.

  • I will file an application to become a permanent resident of the United States as soon as I am eligible to apply. I am also willing to engage in activities designed to prepare me for citizenship, including citizenship or civics review courses, or
  • I am a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or U.S. permanent resident.
Do you certify the above?(Required)
Type your full legal name

Last Updated June 24, 2021