Individuals who are not considered residents of Washington state (for tuition purposes) are “non-residents.” However, in the cases of those who have a formal and specific tie to the United States, they get a significant discount in recognition of that affiliation. If your record is accurate and you are eligible, you do not need to do anything. This discount (waiver) is automatically applied to those (and only those) who are US Citizens, US Nationals and US Permanent Residents. You might think of it as similar to what is commonly referred to as “out-of-state” tuition (e.g. someone who is a US Citizen who just moved from Oregon or a US National who just moved from American Samoa).