PDX Tuition Advantage

WSU Vancouver offers a small-school feel with big-school resources, a reverse commute and now, reduced tuition equal to in-state rates for residents of Oregon's Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.

COVID-19 and Oregon’s historic wildfires caused many students to rethink their plans to leave the area to attend college. As a land-grant university with access as part of its mission, WSU Vancouver is committed to making more options available to more students.

How to save more than $15,000 a year—

  • Reside in Oregon’s Clackamas, Multnomah or Washington counties*
  • Meet WSU Vancouver’s admissions requirements
  • Apply for admission as an undergraduate degree-seeking student**
    • For spring by Nov. 15
    • For fall by March 31
  • Freshman admitted students: confirm enrollment by May 1
  • Verify your residency in a qualifying county
  • Enroll in nine or more credits

Heads-up—the fall 2022 priority admission application deadline has been extended to March 31!

What you’ll get—

  • A high-quality WSU Vancouver education
  • An employer-valued WSU degree
  • A university where instructors know you by name, and you know you matter
  • Access to degrees not readily available in the Portland metropolitan area

WSU Vancouver is just 20 minutes north of the Columbia River via I-5 or I-205. Some classes are offered partially online, reducing your trips to campus.

To learn more about PDX Tuition Advantage, contact your admissions counselor or call the Cougar Center at 360-546-9779.

Get started today

Apply for admission to WSU Vancouver by the application deadline.

After admission, verify your residency in a qualifying county.

This award cannot be combined with Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE).

PDX Tuition Advantage verfication

*Residents of other Oregon counties may be eligible for Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE).

**Graduate student or enrolling in fewer than nine credits? Check out the Border Bill for in-state tuition opportunities.