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
Review and print the Residency Checklist (updated 12/10/14)
Review and print the Residency Questionnaire (updated 12/10/14)
Fill out all forms completely and attached all required documents; the registrar will deny incomplete questionnaires
Return all forms and documents to Enrollment Services, West 201, or scan and email with the subject header "residency" to firstname.lastname@example.org
Residency Affidavit (HB1079)
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
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