daesonesb wrote:Anyone admitted having a bit of trouble with the residency process?
Are they requiring you to fill out the residency questionnaire (or whatever it is) and go through that whole process because "your application did not automatically qualify you as a resident for tuition purposes?" I was shocked that they required me to do that after being automatically considered a resident last year; I didn't even submit a new application this year I just deferred my admission. Turns out that because I deferred and they didn't have a new application, they couldn't verify that I remained in the state for the last year. That is silly for a variety of reasons that I won't get into, but I did eventually get in touch with the director of the residency classification office and got him to evaluate my file early, rather than through a 4-6 week process not beginning until April, and was determined to be a resident.
Similar to my situation.
I'm in school in Canada, so they want to know that I'm still a WA permanent resident. The issue that might arise is that schools in Canada give you cheap tuition if you are a Canadian Citizen. No worries about residency, I could live outside of Canada for years and decide to go and get the cheap rates (that's why so many dual citizens go there for college).
So I technically have to say I paid "In State" at another school. This wont keep me from being a WA educational resident I dont think, though, because I've maintained only a WA drivers license, and always called my permanent residence WA. The residence office guy agreed with me, and said to write a cover letter explaining my situation. He said the main concern was for people going somewhere else in the States.