Washington State University Vancouver will offer in-state tuition for spring and fall 2021 to Portland-area students.
The program, called the PDX Tuition Advantage, will extend in-state tuition to students who live in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties.
The out-of-state cost of attendance at WSU Vancouver is $26,704. The in-state cost of attendance is $11,761.
“COVID-19 and Oregon’s historic wildfires in September caused many students to rethink their plans to leave the area to attend college,” Chancellor Mel Netzhammer said in a university news release.
“As a land-grant university with access as part of its mission, we wanted to find a way to make more options available to more students.”
The deadline for students to apply for spring 2021 is Nov. 15. The deadline for students to apply for fall 2021 is Jan. 31.