Affidavit of Residency

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Students may be eligible to pay resident tuition rates if they meet all of the following 3 criteria:

  • Received a high school diploma (or equivalent) at a Washington public or private high school.
  • Lived in Washington for at least three calendar years (36 months) immediately prior to receiving the diploma or its equivalent.
  • Continuously live in the state of Washington after receiving the diploma or its equivalent and until such time as the student is admitted to an institution of higher education.

Students who meet all of the above criteria should complete and submit the Washington Higher Education Residency Affidavit. Upon completing this form, students certify that they will file an application to become a U.S. Permanent Resident at the earliest opportunity.

Original copy of the form must be returned to our office. Emails and faxes are not accepted.

Return the form to:

For Tacoma students: UW Tacoma Registrar’s Office, Mattress Factory 253, Box 358400, Tacoma, WA 98402

For Seattle students: UW Residence Classification Office, Schmitz Hall - 2nd floor, Box 355850, Seattle, WA 98195-5850

For Bothell students: UW Bothell Office of Registrar, 18115 Campus Way NE, Husky Hall 1130, Box 358500, Bothell, WA 98011

*Students who apply to multiple campuses will need to submit an affidavit to each campus.