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SFS Is Already Awarding Scholarships

If your student completed the 2018–2019 WSU General Scholarship application, he or she may already have received awards from WSU Student Financial Services (SFS). However, the process of awarding scholarships continues throughout the academic year. When students are awarded a scholarship they will receive an email notification from SFS.

If your student is interested in finding additional scholarship opportunities, we encourage them to use our free scholarship search engine to view a variety of different scholarships from outside of the WSU community. Students and families can also follow SFS on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for #ScholarshipFriday, where they highlight other scholarship … » More …

Placement Exams—To Take Them or Not To Take Them?

We want your student to succeed. We, therefore, use placement exams to help determine the proficiencies of your student so we can enroll them in the most appropriate core math and English courses. While most students are required to take the exams, if your student has transferable college credit in math and/or English, he or she might not need to take them. » More …

WSU’s School of Music Offers Something for Everyone

Whether taking classes, attending concerts, or performing with ensembles, students in any major can gain a variety of life-enriching experiences and valuable skills through the WSU School of Music. Research shows that studying music provides numerous mental and emotional benefits. It can help to sharpen memory, increase self-discipline, promote teamwork, relieve stress and anxiety, and boost creativity. Music study has been linked to higher exam scores and better performance in subjects from math and science to foreign languages.

The WSU School of Music maintains an energetic presence across campus, in the local community, and throughout the state and region. Our faculty are world-class … » More …

Future Cougars Make Their Mark on WSU History

Congratulations to the parents and guardians of all of our admitted students for the incoming fall 2018 semester! Spring at WSU is a very exciting time—we host several campus visit events and get to see the energy, excitement, and personality that your students bring to our campus. This spring is especially lively with our confirmed future Cougs making their mark on the commemorative 2018–2019 WSU flag at these events!

If your student has confirmed admission (and paid the $200 deposit) to WSU and is registered to attend one of our spring visit events, the opportunity to sign the incoming class flag awaits! Students who … » More …

For A Smooth Financial Aid Process: Check Email Often

Over the next few months, please remind your students to check email often. Email is the primary method of contact for WSU families about the financial aid process.

As always, Student Financial Services staff is available for students and parents and would be happy to help you! If you have questions or need financial aid guidance, please contact SFS at or 509-335-9711. The SFS website and social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are great resources for the latest financial aid information, quick tips, and scholarship opportunities.

Get Third Party Access to See Your Student’s Information

Now that your future Coug is transitioning to college, there is an important topic WSU’s Student Financial Services (SFS) encourages parents and guardians to discuss with their student: Third Party Access (TPA).

Until now you have been able to access information about your student, but come the first day of the WSU semester, parents no longer have access to all of their student’s information due to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). » More …

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