To help your students prepare for their college adventure, there are several tasks they need to complete by January 31—please help us spread the word!

  1. Inform your students about the January 31 priority date for applying to WSU for summer/fall 2018. Applications received after this date will be considered for admission on a space available basis.
    Encourage your students to apply today by submitting their completed application for admission*, official high school transcripts, and official SAT or ACT test scores.
    *An application fee waiver is available for students with demonstrable financial need.
  2. January 31 is also the deadline for the WSU General Scholarship Application. This single application offers the opportunity for your students to apply for over 700 different scholarships at WSU. This application requires thoughtful responses, so encourage your students to start now!
  3. While the 2018–2019 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) can be completed any time throughout the year for aid consideration, WSU’s priority submission date is January 31. Meeting this priority date increases students’ likelihood of being awarded “free” aid money, such as grants. The FAFSA can be completed online for free at
  4. The 2018–2019 WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) is available for HB-1079 and qualifying DACA students only. Your students must complete this application by the January 31 deadline to have the potential to receive free grant funds from the state of Washington to help pay for college.

    Please encourage “Dreamer” students to complete the WASFA by the deadline. It is a great opportunity for low-income, non-U.S. citizens who are unable to file the FAFSA to be considered for state financial aid. For more information and to access the application, go to