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Tuition Waiver

Waiver of nonresident tuition differential for refugees, their spouse and dependents.


Community colleges may waive all or a portion of the nonresident tuition differential for refugees, their spouse and dependents if the refugee is on parole status (allowed into the United States for humanitarian reasons); has received an immigrant visa or has applied for United States citizenship. 

Nonresident differential is the difference between resident tuition (operating and building fees) and nonresident tuition (operating and building fees).   

This waiver is included in the 35% legislative limit.

Statutory Authority

RCW 28B.15.014(3) - Exemption from nonresident tuition fees differential.


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