Residency

Lake Washington Institute of Technology determines residency using the information provided in section five of your admission application. Students with resident status may pay in-state tuition rates, which the State of Washington's Higher Education budget subsidizes. Students with non-resident status must pay a higher tuition rate that more closely approximates the actual cost of instruction. You must be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen who has lived in Washington for at least the past twelve months to qualify for in-state tuition rates.

If, on section five of your admission form, you did not answer or made a mistake when answering the questions, or your status changed after you turned in the admission form, you may submit a residency questionnaire and the registrar will review your eligibility for residency.

Instructions for the Residency Questionnaire



  1. Review and print the Residency Checklist (updated 12/10/14)

  2. 

Review and print the Residency Questionnaire (updated 12/10/14)

  3. Fill out all forms completely and attached all required documents; the registrar will deny incomplete questionnaires



  4. Return all forms and documents to Enrollment Services, West 201, or scan and email with the subject header "residency" to admissions@lwtech.edu

  5. Residency Affidavit (HB1079)

Eligible Non-Citizens



The following classifications may be eligible for in-state tuition rates:

  • Permanent U.S. resident (green card)

  • Refugee or Asylum Status

  • A, E, G, H, I, K or L Visa

Undocumented students may submit the HB1079 affidavit to Enrollment Services (West 201) if they meet both of the following criteria:

1. Resided in Washington state for the three (3) years immediately prior to:



a. Receiving a high school diploma and completed the full senior year at a Washington high school OR



b. Completing the equivalent of a high school diploma (GED®)



2. Continuously resided in the State since earning the high school diploma or its equivalent