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I'm a california resident, debating my acceptances to UW and Regis. University of Washington is public, so I'd be paying a hefty out-of-state tuition. I personally like Seattle better, but UW would be 40,000$ more in total tuition. I liked Regis when I visited, so I feel like I'd be happy at both schools. Any thoughts?
 

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You should be able to get WA residency after the first year
That would be great! I looked up the rules for the application for residency and it made it seem like I couldn't get residency unless I was there for a non-schooling related reason. Have you heard of this shift from non-resident to resident specifically working in Washington? Otherwise, it seemed as though this wasn't possible. :/
 

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That would be great! I looked up the rules for the application for residency and it made it seem like I couldn't get residency unless I was there for a non-schooling related reason. Have you heard of this shift from non-resident to resident specifically working in Washington? Otherwise, it seemed as though this wasn't possible. :/
You should talk to UW's admissions counselor or perhaps their financial aide counselor. I know that Eastern Wash. Univ. helps their out of state students obtain in state status should they choose that route. They practically guarantee it by giving them a scholarship to reduce tuition for the first year in the program.
 

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You should talk to UW's admissions counselor or perhaps their financial aide counselor. I know that Eastern Wash. Univ. helps their out of state students obtain in state status should they choose that route. They practically guarantee it by giving them a scholarship to reduce tuition for the first year in the program.
Yeah, I read about EWU's out-of-state policy, I definitely hope there's something similar at UW! I plan to call them / email them after the weekend.
 

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Yeah, I read about EWU's out-of-state policy, I definitely hope there's something similar at UW! I plan to call them / email them after the weekend.

I'm thinking of applying to UW next cycle (also would be out-of-state) and would love to hear what you find out about this!
 

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I'm a california resident, debating my acceptances to UW and Regis. University of Washington is public, so I'd be paying a hefty out-of-state tuition. I personally like Seattle better, but UW would be 40,000$ more in total tuition. I liked Regis when I visited, so I feel like I'd be happy at both schools. Any thoughts?

When did you hear back from UW about being admitted to their DPT program? Did they send you an email or did you find out through the application portal for the supplemental application?
 

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When did you hear back from UW about being admitted to their DPT program? Did they send you an email or did you find out through the application portal for the supplemental application?
I got an email on Friday, then I checked the portal and clicked the check status and it said I was accepted.
 

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I got an email on Friday, then I checked the portal and clicked the check status and it said I was accepted.

Okay! Thank you! I will continue to check my email and application portal. Hoping to hear some good news soon.

If you don't mind sharing, what were your stats and what were some of your extracurricular activities? Thanks!
 

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I was given this response and link when I asked about the possibility of getting in-state eligibility after the first year in the program...

"It is quite difficult to establish residency for tuition purposes if you move to Washington for school. Please see the following link for more info:
https://registrar.washington.edu/students/residency/"

It definitely makes it seem like we'd be paying out-of-state tuition the entire 3 years... Which is a bummer because I am really tempted to go to UW but financially I would need to get residency for that to work.
 

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I was given this response and link when I asked about the possibility of getting in-state eligibility after the first year in the program...

"It is quite difficult to establish residency for tuition purposes if you move to Washington for school. Please see the following link for more info:
https://registrar.washington.edu/students/residency/"

It definitely makes it seem like we'd be paying out-of-state tuition the entire 3 years... Which is a bummer because I am really tempted to go to UW but financially I would need to get residency for that to work.

Yeah I just got off the phone with their DPT department, for sure paying out-of-state all three years unfortunately.... I'm still not sure how to make the decision! My heart is in UW but my wallet is in Regis.
 
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Yeah I just got off the phone with their DPT department, for sure paying out-of-state all three years unfortunately.... I'm still not sure how to make the decision! My heart is in UW but my wallet is in Regis.

Establishing residency has nothing to do with UW purported requirements. It has everything to do with the letter of WA state law. If EWU has it dialed in so that their students enjoy in state tuition after the first year, I assure you it is possible. I don't have the time to look it up right now, but if you get a WA street address, or a job, or whatever, I would be hounding the registrars office until my status changed.
 

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Establishing residency has nothing to do with UW purported requirements. It has everything to do with the letter of WA state law. If EWU has it dialed in so that their students enjoy in state tuition after the first year, I assure you it is possible. I don't have the time to look it up right now, but if you get a WA street address, or a job, or whatever, I would be hounding the registrars office until my status changed.
What ^this guy said. When I spoke to Deborah at EWU, she said they never fail to get their students in-state. The worst case scenario for them is the student misses a deadline and they have to wait until the next quarter to get the in-state tuition status.

I honestly think they are obligated to tell you that it's difficult since it's a state school and they rely on funds from the government. A few extra out-of-state students paying extra tuition can be a boon for state schools.
 

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Establishing residency has nothing to do with UW purported requirements. It has everything to do with the letter of WA state law. If EWU has it dialed in so that their students enjoy in state tuition after the first year, I assure you it is possible. I don't have the time to look it up right now, but if you get a WA street address, or a job, or whatever, I would be hounding the registrars office until my status changed.
EWU uses the WUE program, UW isn't listed under the programs involved in giving students WUE aid for tuition reduction. If and when you do have time, and know of another way, I'd really be interested in that! :) Also, you mentioned getting a job; don't most PT students not have jobs during their program? That's pretty difficult to balance.
 

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EWU uses the WUE program, UW isn't listed under the programs involved in giving students WUE aid for tuition reduction. If and when you do have time, and know of another way, I'd really be interested in that! :) Also, you mentioned getting a job; don't most PT students not have jobs during their program? That's pretty difficult to balance.

I would think that if you established residency in Washington the university would not be able to challenge it. In terms of work I was thinking of driving for Uber/Lyft whenever there is time to make a couple of bucks.
 
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