Washington Border Discount

Eligible Washington Residents Pay 110% of Resident Tuition

51Ʒ proudly offers discounted tuition to Washington residents who live in neighboring counties to Oregon. The Washington Border Discount (WBD) allows qualifying Washington residents who live in one of the following 11 approved border counties to attend 51Ʒ at a discounted tuition rate: Asotin, Benton, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Garfield, Klickitat, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum, and Walla Walla.

All undergraduate first year, transfer, postbaccalaureate, and graduate applicants are automatically considered for the Washington Border Discount. No separate application is required.

The Washington Border Discount applies only to base tuition. Undergraduate students majoring in programs in The School of Business, Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of the Arts, and University Honors College pay differential tuition. A majority of graduate student programs charge differential tuition. Differential tuition and fees are assessed separately for certain academic programs and students are responsible for covering those additional charges. Washington Border Discount does not cover course fees, the one-time matriculation fee, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, personal expenses, or other non-mandatory fees.

The Washington Border Discount cannot be combined with or used concurrently, or in alternating fashion with the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE), Western Regional Graduate Program (WICHE/WGRP), or the Out-of-State Opportunity Scholarship.

Continuing students at PSU who are eligible for the Washington Border Discount will be notified via email confirming preliminary eligibility in the program prior to fall term 2022.

Undergraduate Estimated Tuition and Fees (2023-2024 Academic Year)

In-State TuitionWashington Border Discount TuitionWUE TuitionOut-of-State Tuition

Graduate Base Tuition Per Credit(2023-2024 Academic Year)

In-State Base TuitionWashington Border Discount TuitionOut-of-State BaseTuition

Review the breakdown of differential tuition costs by college and program.


Resident of one of the following counties in Washington state: Asotin, Benton, Clark, Columbia, Cowlitz, Garfield, Klickitat, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum, and Walla Walla.

International applicants studying on F and J visas, as well as dependents of F and J visa holders, are not eligible for the Washington Border Discount.

Review theWashington Border Discount Official Policy for more details on eligibility.


To be considered for the WBD students must submit their application on or before the application deadline for their intended start term and degree level (and program for graduate applicants).

Undergraduate and Postbaccalaureate Application Deadlines >>

Graduate deadlines vary by program. Check with the graduate program for deadlines.

Washington Border Discount Notification

Incoming students will be notified via email if they are eligible for WBD. Initial awarding is based on information and documentation provided by the student in the admission process.

All applicants to PSU are encouraged to complete a .

Maintaining the Washington Border Discount

The WBD is automatically applied to student accounts prior to the beginning of each term provided the recipients maintain status as a nonresident student.

If circumstances require an enrolled student to be away from PSU for a term or more, and they continue to meet WBD eligibility criteria, they will retain their ability to receive the WBD tuition benefit upon re-enrollment.


Incoming Students

All Current Students: Contact the Office of the Registrar

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