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Community and technical colleges may waive all or a portion of the non-resident tuition differential for refugees, their spouse and dependents if the refugee is on parole status (allowed into the United States for humanitarian reasons); has received an immigrant visa or has applied for United States citizenship. Non-resident differential is the difference between resident tuition (operating and building fees) and non-resident tuition (operating and building fees).
Tuition reduction forms must be submitted by the 30th day after the first day of the quarter for which the request is being made. Any forms received after the deadline will be considered for the following quarter. There is no retroactive backdating for tuition. A new waiver form must be completed every quarter.
Students are eligible to pay reduced tuition and fees if they are classified as a refugee/asylee by the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Spouse and dependent children are also eligible for this reduction. People who are eligible to sign this affidavit pay in-state (resident) tuition and fees. They also meet residency requirements for state financial aid programs, however, you are not classified as a Washington State resident.
The reduction does not grant bona fide Washington residency; however, it reduces the amount of the non-resident portion of tuition.