Wrongfully Convicted Person (fee pay status 84)

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Tuition Waiver

This waiver is for the wrongfully convicted individual, their children, and stepchildren.


Community colleges shall waive all tuition and fees for wrongfully convicted individuals awarded compensation per RCW 4.100.060, their children and step children.  The following limitations apply: 

  • The wrongly convicted person be a Washington domiciliary (have a place of residence in the state of Washington) to be eligible for the tuition waiver.
  • A child must be a Washington domiciliary ages 17 through 26 years. A child's marital status does not affect eligibility.
  • Each recipient's continued participation is subject to the school's satisfactory progress policy.
  • Recipients may attend full-time or part-time.
  • Total credits earned using the waiver may not exceed two hundred quarter credits, or the equivalent of semester credits.

For this waiver:

  • "Child" means a biological child, stepchild, or adopted child who was born of, became the stepchild of, or was adopted by a wrongly convicted person before compensation is awarded under RCW 4.100.060.
  • "Fees" include all assessments for costs incurred as a condition to a student's full participation in coursework and related activities at an institution of higher education.
  • "Washington domiciliary" means a person whose true, fixed, and permanent house and place of habitation is the state of Washington.  In ascertaining whether a wrongly convicted person or child is domiciled in the state of Washington, public institutions of higher education must, to the fullest extent possible, rely upon the standards provided in RCW 28B.15.013.
  • "Wrongly convicted person" means a Washington domiciliary who was awarded damages under RCW 4.100.060.

Statutory Authority

RCW 28B.15.395

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