Vancouver Nonresident Academic Achievement Award

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We've put a little aside for your education. About $9,690 a year. And then some.

Save big money

If you're from outside Washington state and have top grades and test scores, you can get a dramatically reduced tuition rate at Washington State University. The Vancouver Nonresident Academic Achievement Award recognizes incoming freshmen and transfer students with exceptional academic ability.


A limited number of Vancouver Nonresident Achievement Awards will be offered on a first-come first-served basis. Students must meet all eligibility criteria.


  • Nonresident status for tuition-paying purposes
  • 3.6 high school grade-point average (GPA)
  • 1100 OLD SAT (taken prior to March 2016)* OR 1170 NEW SAT (taken March 2016 or after)** OR 24 ACT
  • Full-time enrollment


  • Nonresident status for tuition-paying purposes
  • 3.5 transfer GPA
  • Full-time enrollment

*Combined Critical Reading and Math sections only (CR + M)
**Evidence-based Reading and Writing and Math sections (EBRW + M)

Apply for the award

To apply for this award, just apply for admission to WSU Vancouver by the priority application date of January 31.

Renewing the award

To renew your award after the first year, you must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Earn at least 24 graded credits per year
  • Retain residency outside the state of Washington

To calculate the value of your renewal scholarship, multiply resident tuition times 1.5, then subtract that amount from nonresident tuition. Because tuition rates vary annually, so will the amount of the award.


For answers, call the Cougar Center at 360-546-9779 or send us an email.