Non-citizen students who have lived in the state for at one year may be eligible for in-state tuition at public institutions rather than being charged non-resident tuition.
To qualify for in-state tuition under this classification, a student must meet these criteria:
- Complete and obtain a high school diploma or have obtained the equivalent of a diploma;
will file to become a permanent resident of the USA as soon as they are eligible.
- Live in Washington continuously for at least a year before starting classes at EWU
- Sign an affidavit (a written promise) affirming eligibility and promising to become a permanent resident/citizen of the United States when the option becomes available.
Washington State’s 2014 Legislature passed the REAL Hope Act (SB 6523), also known as the Washington Dream Act, to expand eligibility for the Washington State Need Grant to non-citizens who meet the same residency requirement under HB 1079 and program requirements. Visit the website to find the Washington Dream Act application process and requirements.