Scholarships for transfer students

WSU offers plenty of scholarships and financial aid to transfer students—including scholarships exclusively for transfers.

Washington residents

If you're a Washington resident transferring to WSU, apply for admission and submit your scholarship application by January 31 to be automatically considered for these awards.

Transfer Achievement Award

Offered to transfer students who have earned an associate's degree. The award is valued at $2,500 and is renewable for a second year. (It is only offered to fall semester applicants.)

To be considered for this award, you need to:

  • Apply for admission and scholarships by January 31
  • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) between January 1 and February 15 to determine need-based eligibility
  • Be a Washington resident
  • Be admitted to WSU Pullman
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Earn an associate of art degree (Direct Transfer Agreement) or associate of science-transfer (AS-T) degree before WSU enrollment
Crimson Transfer Award

For Fall 2015, offered to transfer students with a minimum of 27 semester or 40 quarter credits of transferable work at the time of application. The award is valued at $2,000 annually with ability to renew for one additional year.

To be considered for this award, you need:

  • A minimum transfer GPA of 3.2
  • To be a domestic resident or non-resident
  • Can be combined with the Transfer Achievement Award
Need Based Assistance

Student Financial Services and Washington State University believe that finances should not be a barrier to attend WSU. With our grant aid programs, WSU commits to covering a certain portion of the costs of education for students who could not otherwise afford to attend. These funds come from a variety of sources including federal, state, and institutional aid. In order to qualify students must:

  • File the FAFSA by the financial aid priority filing deadline (February 15th);
  • Enroll full-time (at least 12 semester credit hours).
700+ awards from colleges, departments, and academic programs

Awards are based on varying combinations of academic performance, extracurricular involvement, financial need, and academic interests. Many are available to transfer students. Award amounts vary, and are worth up to thousands of dollars.

To be automatically considered for these awards, apply for admission and scholarships by January 31.

More about college/department scholarships 

Campus visit scholarships

These campus visit events for admitted students offer a one-time $1,000 scholarship to all who attend. Please note attendance at both FCOC and Destination will not result in additional scholarship money. The maximum award is $1,000.

Future Cougars of Color

Students of color are invited to attend this event, which provides a first-hand look at the University's welcoming community and strong academics.

More about Future Cougars of Color

Experience WSU

All admitted students are invited to visit campus and see what it's like to live and learn at WSU.

More about Experience WSU

Out-of-state scholarships

As a transfer student from out of state you may have higher financial hurdles to clear, but we have some help for you.

Fill out the FAFSA and a WSU scholarship application, and you'll be considered for need-based aid (grants, loans, work-study) and for scholarships.

Out-of-State Experience WSU

Exclusively for admitted students from outside Washington state, this campus visit event offers a $1,000 scholarship to all who attend. WSU will even pay for two nights of lodging when you attend.

More about Out-of-State Experience WSU

Departmental scholarships

Many of the 700+ awards from WSU's colleges, departments, and academic programs are available to all transfer students regardless of residency. Applying for them is definitely worth your time.

Check out WSU departmental scholarships.