Working and establishing residency

If students attend school during their first year in Washington and take more than 6 credits per quarter, they will have to work. In this case, the students must work for at least 30 hours a week for the entire time they are attending school for more than 6 credits. The students are only required to work when they take more than 6 credits per quarter.

Essentially, students have 3 options:

  • Not attend school for the first year, obtain all of their legal ties, and be physically present for 12 consecutive months.
  • Attend school during their first year, but, only take 6 credits or less each quarter, obtain all of their legal ties, and be physically present for 12 consecutive months.
  • Attend school during their first year, take more than 6 credits, obtain all of their legal ties, be physically present for 12 consecutive, and work at least 30 hours a week for however long they are taking more than 6 credits.

Keep in mind, if the student is not 25 years of age, they must ALWAYS prove that they are financially independent.