Washington State University Tri-Cities will now offer in-state tuition to students residing in Umatilla County, Oregon, through a new program called “I-82 Advantage.”
Students save thousands by qualifying for in-state tuition just across the Columbia River in Washington from Oregon.
To qualify, students must:
* Both applications must be submitted in order to qualify for the program.
The program will save residents from Umatilla County thousands in tuition costs. Currently, in-state residents pay $13,647 per year in tuition, compared to the $21,118 tuition cost for non-residents (out-of-state).
For those with concerns about COVID-19 and returning for any in-person learning, all WSU Tri-Cities classrooms are now equipped to offer virtual instruction, regardless if a class is offered in-person or virtually. If a student is unable or uncomfortable coming to campus when additional in-person classes are offered, students will still be able to attend virtually.
ACT and SAT scores are also not being used as a factor for admissions decisions through spring semester 2022.
Washington Border Bill
(Another option for those living in specific Oregon counties. Application also required for this option.)
The State of Washington’s Border Bill allows Oregon residents who live in specified counties, or who have recently moved to Washington from those counties, to attend WSU Tri-Cities part-time (8 credits or less per semester) and pay resident tuition rates. The specific Oregon counties whose residents are eligible for this benefit are: Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Gilliam, Hood River, Morrow, Multnomah, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, Wasco and Washington.
Apply to WSU Tri-Cities before applying for the I-82 Advantage program. The I-82 Advantage allows students from Umatilla County to take courses at the cost of in-state tuition rates.
Umatilla county residents applying to WSU Tri-Cities should also make sure to complete the I-82 Advantage program application.
Students applying to WSU Tri-Cities should also make sure to complete the WSU Tri-Cities scholarship application by January 31.