Waivers of Non-Resident Tuition Differential
Tuition waiver applications must be received in the registrar’s office prior to the 30th calendar day of the quarter for which the waiver applies. Students who are U.S. citizens or have permanent resident immigration status may apply for a waiver of non-resident tuition (operating fees only) under one of the following conditions:
- Students who have completed three quarters of full- time enrollment at Whatcom Community College, occurring during or after fall quarter 1999; or
- Washington state high school graduates; or
- U.S. military veterans; or
- Students with permanent resident immigration status who came directly to Washington state from their country of origin.
Students who qualify in one of these four categories are to submit the residence checklist/application for non-resident waiver form to the registration office.
Students who do not meet the criteria above, but participate in a co-curricular program (student government, student clubs/activities, athletics, student publications), are to contact the student information center, located in the Syre Student Center, for information and an application.
Refugees/asylees and their dependents may qualify for a waiver of non-resident tuition, regardless of whether or not they have met the one-year residency requirement.