Scholarships for transfer students
WSU offers plenty of scholarships and financial aid to transfer students—including scholarships exclusively for transfers.
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
- 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
- Need Based Assistance
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships 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.
- Future Cougars of Color
Outstanding students (of any and all colors) are selected to compete for these scholarships at a unique on-campus event that blends scholarship activities with opportunities to explore WSU.
More about Future Cougars of Color awards
Here's the plain truth: there aren't as many scholarships for out-of-state transfer students. However, you still have good opportunities.
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.
Fill out the FAFSA and a WSU scholarship application, and you'll have full financial aid consideration from WSU (grants, loans, work-study) and a fair shot at departmental scholarships.
You may have higher financial hurdles to clear, but we do have some help for you.
Check out WSU departmental scholarships