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.
An eligible individual who enrolls in WSU academic courses during fall or spring semesters may request a waiver of tuition (BPM 60.70). This program is based on availability of space and facilities. A limited number of additional students are accepted if the class can be taught without incurring additional costs. Regular tuition-paying students are seated first.