Oregon residents and Border Bill information

We're closer than you think. Many Portland/Vancouver metropolitan residents have discovered WSU Vancouver's easy access from I-5 and I-205. Check out our campus location and see how close we are.

Located just minutes north of Portland, WSU Vancouver offers 23 bachelor’s degrees, eight master’s degrees, three doctoral degrees, and more than 37 fields of study. Learn more about our academic programs.

Our nonresident freshman, transfer and graduate students have come from many Oregon cities, including Portland, Beaverton, Troutdale, Hood River and Gresham.

Border Bill

Pay resident tuition rates

The State of Washington's "Border Bill" is a program that allows Oregon residents who live in specified counties to attend WSU Vancouver and/or WSU Tri-Cities part-time (eight credits or less per semester) and pay resident tuition rates for the courses taken through these two WSU campuses.

The specific Oregon counties whose residents are eligible for this benefit are Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Gilliam, Hood River, Morrow, Multnomah, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco and Washington.

Please note—you must first apply for admission and create a WSU Network ID to access and submit the Border Bill application.

Border Bill Application Form

Move to Washington and you may still qualify for resident tuition rates

The Border Bill includes individuals who relocated from one of the eligible Oregon counties to the state of Washington within the previous 12 months. See restrictions on the application form.


Keyah Wilson

"I was drawn to WSU Vancouver because of the supportive environment, the small class sizes and, most important, the close-knit community of students and faculty on campus."

—Keyah Wilson, public affairs


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