Washington State Higher Education
Residency Affidavit
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Students who are not eligible for federal financial aid because of immigration status
Submit a residency affidavit through the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)
at readysetgrad.wa.gov/wasfa.
Students who are eligible for federal financial because of citizenship or immigration status
Submit a hard copy of this affidavitwith an original signature on page 2to your school.
Schools will not accept emailed or faxed forms.
Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible to sign this affidavit, students must meet all of the following conditions by the time
they begin college at a Washington college or university:
Graduate from a Washington high school with a diploma, earn a GED, or earn a diploma
o High school graduates must finish their full senior year at a Washington high
Live in Washington for at least three consecutive years (36 consecutive months)
immediately before the date they earn a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent.
Continuously live in Washington after the date they earn a high school diploma, GED, or
equivalent until admitted to college.
Washington House Bill 1079 passed in 2003. It allows students who are eligible to sign this
affidavit to pay in-state (resident) tuition and fees at public institutions (RCW 28B.15.012(2)(e)).
Other Washington laws allow these students to meet residency requirements for state financial
aid programs. These programs have more requirements. For more information about state
financial aid, visit www.readysetgrad.org.
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Student Information
Print full name
Date of birth
Student Identification Number
If applicable
Name of high school
If graduated from high school
Relationship to
college or university
Applicant Current student
By the time I begin college I will have met all of the eligibility requirements on page one of this
affidavit, and one of the following will be true:
I will file an application to become a permanent resident of the United States as soon as I
am eligible to apply. I am also willing to engage in activities designed to prepare me for
citizenship, including citizenship or civics review courses.
I am a U.S. Citizen or U.S. permanent resident.
I promise under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of Washington that the statement
above is true and correct.
Participant Signature
City, State