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 in September 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 almost $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 2021 by Nov. 15
    • For fall 2021 by Jan. 31
  • Complete the PDX Tuition Advantage application
  • Enroll in nine or more credits

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.

Get started today

Apply for admission to WSU Vancouver, then submit the PDX Tuition Advantage application.**

To learn more about PDX Tuition Advantage, contact the Cougar Center at 360-546-9779.

This award cannot combine with WUE.


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

**Please note—you must first apply for admission and create a WSU Network ID to submit the PDX Tuition Advantage Application.