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Military Personnel

Active Duty Members Stationed in Washington

To apply for residency for tuition as active duty military members or as a member's spouse or dependents, students must

  • Complete and print the Resident Tuition for Military Personnel form.
  • Return the original, completed Resident Tuition for Military Members form (we DO NOT accept photocopies or faxes) to our office along with the supporting documentation (i.e., copy of student's military ID and copy of active duty military member's orders to be stationed in WA).
  • Review should take about one week. After that time, students may contact our office to inquire about the status of their paperwork.

Military Veteran Residency

You are eligible to pay resident tuition and fees if you are a student who has separated from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard under honorable conditions after at least two years of service, and who enters an institution of higher education in Washington within one year of the date of separation who:

  1. At the time of separation designated Washington as his or her intended domicile; or
  2. Has Washington as his or her official home of record; or
  3. Moves to Washington and establishes a domicile as determined in RCW 28B.5.013;

Procedures:

  1. If conditions (a) or (b), from above, are noted on your "Member 4" DD-214, you only need to submit the Resident Tuition Application and a copy of your DD-214.
  2. If conditions (a) or (b), from above, are NOT noted on your "Member 4" DD-214, please submit the Resident Tuition Application, DD-214, and proof that Washington is your primary domicile (proof of obtaining Washington State driver's license, Washington State voter's registration, Washington State vehicle registration, and proof of Washington State bank account).

Military Veteran Spouse or Dependent

You are eligible to pay resident tuition and fees if you are the spouse or a dependent of an individual who has separated from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard under honorable conditions after at least two years of service who:

  1. At the time of separation designated Washington as his or her intended domicile; and
  2. Has Washington as his or her primary domicle as determined in RCW 28B.15.013; and;
  3. Enters an institution of higher education in Washington within one year of the date of discharge

Procedures: Complete the Resident Tuition Application and attach a copy of your sponsor's "Member 4" DD-214, verification of your dependent status (marriage or birth certificate), and proof that Washington State is your primary domicile (proof of obtaining Washington State driver's license, Washington State voter's registration, Washington State vehicle registration, and proof of Washington State bank account).

Washington National Guard Members

To apply for residency for tuition as Washington National Guard members or as a member's spouse or dependents, students must

  • Complete and print the Washington National Guard form.
  • Return the completed, original Resident Tuition for National Guard Members form (we DO NOT accept a photocopy or a fax) to our office along with the supporting documentation.
  • Review should take about one week. After that time, students may contact our office to inquire about the status of their paperwork.

Discharged Members

To apply as discharged member who joined in Washington, students must

  • Complete and print the Residency Questionnaire PDF.
  • Submit a copy of their DD-214 showing Washington as their place of entry and date separated.
  • Provide verification they have returned to the state of Washington within 12 months of discharge.

Washington Members Stationed Elsewhere

To apply as members (or dependents) who are from Washington, but stationed in another state or overseas, students must

  • Complete and print the Residency Questionnaire PDF.
  • Provide documentation of their (or, the active duty military member's) home of record (L.E.S. - Leave and Earnings Statement)
  • Submit documentation that you are maintaining your Washington legal ties while being stationed elsewhere. You need at least three of the following:
    • driver's license
    • voter's registration
    • vehicle registration
    • bank account
    • property ownership