Students who are Washington residents:
But there are other ways to be a resident. The state has rules for how certain groups of people — like military veterans and students in Oregon border counties — can get residency.
Learn more information about other ways to qualify as a Washington resident.
Student Residency page on the Washington Student Achievement Council website
When a student applies to Lower Columbia College, they are classified as a resident or nonresident based on how they answer questions on the LCC admission application and financial aid application (FAFSA/WASFA).
There are two different kinds of residency. Sometimes they don’t match, because they have different rules:
In 2021, Washington passed a new law making it easier for all Washingtonians to get resident tuition and state financial aid. Eligible students can submit a form called a Residency Affidavit and no other evidence will be required. This is open to all students regardless of citizenship or immigration status.
Under the new law, you qualify for resident tuition and state financial aid if you meet these three requirements:
You can sign the Residency Affidavit electronically from any device by clicking the button below:
If you do not meet the requirements for the Residency Affidavit, you may need to submit a Residency Questionnaire. All portions of the residency questionnaire must be completed and you must include documentation to verify the information you are submitting.
You can sign the Residency Questionnaire electronically from any device by clicking the button below:
“First term at LCC” will include: