Investing in a degree at WSU can add significant value to your student’s career. But, paying for it can be challenging for both you and your student. Fortunately, there are ways to pay for college—as long as you’re aware of what you need to do. Some important dates and deadlines are approaching, so if you’re seeking help with paying for college, you’ll want to make sure your student completes these steps right away!

  1. Complete the 2018–2019 WSU General Scholarship Application by the January 31 deadline. This single application enters current or incoming WSU students into a pool of over 700 institutional and departmental scholarships. These scholarships are a great way to help pay for tuition, books, housing, and other costs incurred as a college student. Scholarships do not need to be repaid. Your student should not pass up this opportunity!
  2. Fill out the FAFSA (January 31 priority date) or WASFA for HB 1079 and qualifying DACA students (January 31 deadline).
  3. Visit our scholarship search engine to explore hundreds of additional scholarship opportunities. We also suggest your student contacts his or her school’s career and counseling center, as well as local non-profit organizations or community groups to check on available scholarships. Keep in mind, you should never pay for a scholarship search or to submit a scholarship application.

We’re here to help! WSU Student Financial Services (SFS) handles and processes scholarships and financial aid for the university. Both WSU and Student Financial Services are committed to helping students and their families find workable and realistic solutions to the challenge of funding a college education. Please contact us if you need guidance or assistance by calling 509-335-9711, emailing financialaid@wsu.edu, or by visiting your local WSU campus. Our website also has information that can help you with the financial aid process, and you can follow us on social media for announcements and related information: Facebook (WSU Student Financial Services), Twitter (@WSUFinancialAid), and Instagram (WSUFinancialAid).