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Fall charges have begun posting to student accounts for tuition and mandatory fees, along with housing and dining. In mid-August, Student Financial Services (SFS) begins posting financial aid awards to student accounts. Grants, scholarships, and accepted loans will begin to disburse at that time. If your student has loans, make sure they complete Entrance Counseling and sign their Master Promissory Note at studentloans.gov.

Also in mid-August, financial aid refunds will begin to be generated to students. Once financial aid has paid all due charges, any remaining aid will be sent to students as a refund. Check your student’s mailing address since the default method of sending refunds is via check through the mail. Please keep in mind that not every student will receive a refund. In order to receive a refund in the quickest way possible, students will want to enroll in direct deposit.

Tuition and mandatory fee charges are due on August 21, the first day of classes. Any unpaid tuition and mandatory fees will be assessed late fees according to the following schedule:

  • 3% Late Fee on September 5
  • 5% Late Fee on September 21
  • 7% Late Fee on October 6

September 1 is Financial Aid Census Day. On this day, WSU will take a “snapshot” of your student’s enrollment for the semester. This snapshot determines what financial aid (loans and grants) your student will receive for the fall term. Please ensure your student has finalized his or her class schedule before Census Day! For more information regarding the financial aid census policy, please click here. Feel free to contact us at 509-335-9711, or at financialaid@wsu.edu with any questions!