Oregon Residents and Border Bill information

We're closer than you think

Many Portland/Vancouver metropolitan residents have discovered Washington State University 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 20 bachelor’s degrees, eight master’s degrees, three doctoral degrees, and more than 37 fields of study. Learn more about our academic programs.

Oregon students

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

Financial aid, application and deadlines

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 ONLY.

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.

Review the Border Bill Application (PDF) today!

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

Effective fall semester 2009, the Border Bill has been expanded to include 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 (PDF).