Scholarships & Finances

Wondering how you'll pay for college?

We'll help you find a way. Every year WSU awards approximately $207 million in scholarships and financial aid to more than 17,000 students.

If you're diving into the world of college financial aid for the first time (or if you could use a refresher), start with this quick video overview of financial aid options.


We encourage all students to apply for scholarships.

Grades, talent, financial need, leadership, ambition — any one of these could qualify you for one of several hundred different award programs at WSU. 

Find out more about WSU scholarships for:

Find out how and when to apply for scholarships.

Also, check out outside resources like, a micro scholarship site where you can be rewarded for earning certain grades in select classes or for being involved in your community.

Financial aid

Depending on your level of financial need, you could get grants, loans, work-study jobs on campus, and scholarships, too.

Use our financial aid estimator to calculate how much aid you could be eligible for and our net price calculator to estimate what your cost will be after aid is factored in.

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Military and veteran benefits

WSU offers support for both veterans and students on active duty. In fact, we're ranked among the most military-friendly schools in the nation.

Military benefits & veterans' resources at WSU

Tuition and Costs

See how much it costs to attend WSU: here's what WSU students should plan to pay in tuition, student fees, and housing.