Understanding Washington State Residency
In order for Renton Technical College students to be considered residents for tuition purposes and be eligible for the resident-tuition rate, a student must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident immigration status in the U.S. for at least one year, or hold an eligible visa classification (A, E, G H, I, K or L).
- Be physically present (or his/her legal parent or legal guardian) in Washington for 12 continuous months prior to the beginning of the quarter.
- Have established a bona fide domicile (or his/her parent or legal guardian) for 12 continuous months prior to the beginning of the quarter.
- The State of Washington regulates residency determinations at Washington community and technical colleges and public universities in accordance with RCW 28B.15.012-014.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Residence Questionnaire application?
How much is the in-state tuition versus the out-of-state tuition?
How do I apply for Residency Reclassification?
Other Residency-Related Resources:
- American Indian Students
- Eligible Non-Citizens
- Financially Dependent
- Financially Independent Student
- H, E and L Visas
- House Bill 1079 Affidavit of Residency
- Military Personnel
- Residency Requirements
- Residents Absent from State
Contact Us For More Information:
Robert C. Roberts Campus Center, (Building I, 2nd Floor)
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday
Renton Technical College | Enrollment Services
3000 NE 4th Street
Renton, WA 98056