Residency for 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, you must:

  • Complete and print the Non-Resident Waiver Request form for Active Duty Military personnel or dependents living in Washington.
  • Return the original, completed Non-Resident Waiver Request form (we DO NOT accept photocopies or faxes) to our office along with the supporting documentation (i.e., your military ID and orders to be stationed in Washington).

Washington National Guard Members

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

  • Complete and print the Non-Resident Waiver Request form for Active Duty Military personnel or dependents living in Washington.
  • Return the completed, original Non-Resident Waiver Request form (we DO NOT accept photocopies or faxes) to our office along with the supporting documentation.

Discharged Members

To apply as discharged member who now lives in Washington, you must:

  • Submit your DD-214 (member 4 page) showing length of service, discharge date, and type of discharge, and Certificate of Eligibility Letter.
  • Provide verification that you have located to Washington within 3 years of discharge.

Washington Members Stationed Elsewhere

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

  • Complete and print the Residency Questionnaire.
  • Provide documentation of your (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