Welcome to Washington state! As a nonresident student you'll fit right in on campus. Students come from all over the country to attend WSU Vancouver.
Apply early! WSU Vancouver accepts qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.
Pell Grant eligible?
If you are Pell Grant eligible, the amount of your grants will cover only part of your nonresident tuition.
Questions about your residency status or paying for college?
Reduce your tuition
As a nonresident student, you may be able to reduce your tuition bill through the following options.
PDX Tuition Advantage—$15,000 per year
The PDX Tuition Advantage offers residents of Oregon's Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties reduced tuition, equal to in-state rates. Enroll as an undergraduate degree-seeking student and you may be eligible to save almost $15,000 a year, renewable for three years.
Western Undergraduate Exchange—$11,000 per year
With the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), an out-of-state student may receive an $11,000 award, renewable for up to an additional three years.
The State of Washington's Border Bill allows Oregon residents who live in specified counties, or who have recently moved to Washington from those counties, to attend WSU Vancouver part-time (8 credits or less per semester) and pay resident tuition rates.
Thinking about becoming a Washington resident? Learn about the process and deadlines for establishing residency for tuition-paying purposes.
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