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Residency - In-State High School Graduates

Resident Category

This category is for high school graduates who have spent a qualifying amount of time in the state.

This residency classification is mandatory and colleges must charge resident tuition rates for students meeting the residency requirements.

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High school graduates meeting the following requirements meet the definition of "resident student" for tuition and fee purposes.

  • The student has spent at least 75 percent of their junior and senior years in high schools in the state.
  • Parents or legal guardians of the student have been domiciled in the state at least one year within the five year period before the student graduates from high school.
  • Student must enroll in college within six months of high school graduation and remain continuously enrolled for three quarters in any calendar year. 

RCW 28B.15.012(2)(d) — Classification as resident or nonresident student — Definitions.

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