WSU students need to submit three separate deposits prior to attending the University; an advanced tuition/confirmation deposit, housing (optional for transfer students) and security deposit, and an orientation fee.
When a student accepts their WSU offer of admission, they submit a $200 advanced tuition/confirmation deposit through their myWSU account. This $200 payment is part of the upcoming year’s tuition. May 1st is the national deadline for students to accept the admission offer and submit the advance tuition/confirmation deposit.
WSU Housing (optional for transfer students) requires a $400 advanced payment plus a $150 security deposit. The $400 advanced payment is deducted from the housing cost for the upcoming year. The $150 security deposit will be reimbursed to the student at the end of the school year, if the student’s residence hall or apartment has not been damaged. Housing Applications opened in October and can be submitted any time prior to attending WSU, but earlier is better. Housing preference is granted based on the date that the student submits their housing contract. Students who submit their contracts earlier are more likely to be assigned to one of their preferred residence halls.
Please note, each year there are many more requests than beds are available in Northside, Community Duncan-Dunn, Global Scholars, and Olympia halls. If your student has applied to live in one of these halls, it would be wise to have a backup option if that is not possible due to space limitations.
Admitted students must also attend an orientation 2.5 day session called Alive!. which costs $230 for students and includes housing, meals, and all materials. Parents, siblings and other guests have the option to attend as well, and there are additional charges for each participant. The student matriculation fee is due when a student registers for the Alive! program. Admitted students are encouraged to register early because spots can fill up quickly.
These fees and deposits describe above may be deferred if the student has extreme financial hardship. Please contact your personal admission counselor for more information.