Tuition and affordability

Anticipating your costs

For more detailed information regarding tuition and affordability, check out the Cost of Attendance webpage and download the WSU Vancouver Cost of Attendance worksheet.

Undergraduate full-time costs for the 2023/24
Tuition $11,556 $27,632
Technology fee $40 $40
Total $11,596 $27,672*

Review per-semester tuition and fees—including graduate and part-time, per-credit tuition.

Other costs to consider:

Know FAFSA the code: 003800

File your FAFSA/WASFA as soon as possible (beginning in October) every year.
The FAFSA code for all WSU campuses is 003800.

Yes, you can afford college

Invest in yourself. Attending college may be more affordable than you think. Many of our students find they can live at home while attending WSU and save money on housing costs.

Tuition seems like such a big number but there's more to the story. Individual students who completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on time, met all financial aid deadlines and qualified for the maximum need-based aid available received the following 2023/24 federal and state grants:

  • Federal Pell Grant +$7,395
  • Washington College Grant +$11,536
  • Total award = $18,931

That's enough to cover tuition and books—plus some left over to help with living expenses!

Find the funding for you

Are you a College Bound Scholarship student? Your tuition is covered in full.

Are you a transfer student? Good news. You're eligible for significantly more financial aid when you file the FAFSA. File in October.

Undocumented students are also eligible for financial aid! File the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) in October.

Oregon resident?

  • WSU Vancouver's 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.
  • The State of Washington's Border Bill allows Oregon residents who live in specific counties to pay resident tuition rates when attending WSU Vancouver part-time (8 credits or fewer per semester).

*Not a Washington resident? 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.

Resources and opportunities

Paying for your WSU Vancouver education

To assess what college might cost you personally, see the WSU financial aid estimator and net price calculator.


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