Eligible students are automatically awarded a renewable merit-based award when they apply for admission. Students must be a Washington state resident and entering the WSU Tri-Cities campus as a freshman or transfer student.
The state of Washington’s “Border Bill” legislation was first enacted to allow Oregon residents who live in specified counties to attend WSU Tri-Cities part-time (8 credits or less per semester) and pay resident tuition rates for courses taken through the Tri-Cities campus.
This is not a tuition waiver, but does provide a reduced tuition rate for non-resident students.
State Employee Tuition Fee Waiver Request: Submit this online form to request enrollment with the state employee waiver. Note: We can enroll students using this benefit starting first day of instruction. Because students cannot access Blackboard or Canvas until they are enrolled, we encourage them to contact faculty directly for course material or Zoom links. Form is available 12/21/20 – 2/1/21. Email us if you need to access to this form after February 1.