For Parents

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Upcoming Date for Financial Aid

Students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15 have the best chance to receive the financial aid they need to attend Washington State University. We would like to remind you of a second important deadline for Financial Aid, the May 15 submission deadline. In order to optimize their award package, your student must submit requested forms and/or documents to Student Financial Services by May 15. Details regarding these forms and documents can be found on each student’s zzusis account.
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Helpful Resource from the College Board

As the parent of a student preparing to start their college career, you may have concerns and decisions to make, even if you have had other children in college.  The faculty and staff at WSU are dedicated to helping you and your son or daughter with these upcoming decisions.  In addition, there are many other organizations that also provide important and helpful resources for you. 
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Summer Session: What you Need to Know

Financial Aid is often available to students who want to begin college the summer after they graduate from high school.  To qualify for this aid, students must have a FAFSA on file.  According to the Department of Education, the summer term is considered the end of the current school year.  Therefore, current seniors hoping to take courses during the summer of 2014 will need to fill out a 2013-2014 FAFSA. 
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Math Placement Exam

Most students entering WSU without transferable math credits are required to take the Math Placement Exam. Your son or daughter should take the Math Placement Exam before coming to his or her Alive! orientation session, as the exam score will be used to place your student in a math course. The exam is offered completely online, and students can take the test from the comfort of their home. The exam may be taken up to four times, however students must spend three hours in the Prep and Learning module before re-taking the exam.

Students in Carson Center

Department Spotlight: College of Business Carson Center

Student Perspective: How the Carson Center Landed Me a Job

“Last February, as a junior in college, my only steady job experience was working as a seasonal cashier at Victoria’s Secret. Without a lot of marketing experience under my belt, I wasn’t quite sure if I would have the skills necessary to get a job or internship after graduation. I then heard of a job opening within the Carson Center for a marketing/public relations position and decided to check it out. I applied without much confidence in my knowledge of the subject and in what I could bring to the table. I knew my resume looked professional at least; I had a peer advisor in the center critique it just a month before.