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HOW TO ACCESS YOUR STUDENT’S GET/529 ACCOUNTS

GET/529 savings accounts are a common way that families pay for education. These are funds outside of financial aid that is awarded based on the FAFSA/WASFA applications.

There are two ways the GET/529 funds can be sent to WSU.

Request the funds to be sent electronically from your account to WSU. This would be done either by you requesting the transfer via the website for the GET/529 account or by calling your account manager.
Have the funds sent directly to you and then you and your student use those to pay the WSU bill. We recommend you work with your account manager to … » More …

GOOD NEWS ABOUT STREAMLINED WASFA VERIFICATION PROCESS

Great news from WSU’s Student Financial Services’ WASFA team. As we strive toward a more seamless and automated method of processing our students’ Washington Application for Student Financial Aid (WASFA) submissions, we have revamped our verification selection process to align with the FAFSA process. Starting with the 2020–2021 school year, we will be selecting a much smaller percentage of WASFA students for verification. This will reduce processing time and allow us notify students of their final awards earlier.

It is important for students to provide accurate information in their WASFA. Incorrect information can slow down the awarding process and could result in less financial aid … » More …

11 FAFSA TIPS

Many schools require a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form be completed before you can receive or apply for scholarships. WSU uses the FAFSA to determine eligibility for scholarships that take financial need into consideration. The FAFSA needs to be completed every year! Here are some tips to consider:

Complete a FAFSA. The FAFSA form doesn’t take much time to complete and could lead to thousands of dollars to help pay for college.
Complete a FAFSA before the January 31 priority date at WSU. Applications filed by the priority date will receive first consideration. … » More …

A QUICK PARENTS’ GUIDE TO PULLMAN, WASHINGTON

WSU Basics

Colors: Crimson and gray
Nicknames: Cougars, Cougs, Wazzu
Mascot: Butch T. Cougar

Pullman Basics

The City of Pullman is part of Whitman County; Colfax is its county seat. The Palouse, as the area is known, is one of the richest wheat and lentil growing areas in the world, thanks, in part, to the research done in the WSU College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences. Pullman’s population is 33,700 people, of which approximately 21,000 are students.

There are many options for travel on campus including the free bus system, Uber, Lyft, local cab companies, and simply walking and … » More …

Save Time and Money With These Tips From SFS

With only one month left until the start of the fall semester, WSU’s Student Financial Services (SFS) wants to ease your student’s transition to college and ensure a financially stable year ahead. These tips can help you and your student save time, reduce worry, avoid potential late fees, and facilitate communication about financial aid. » More …

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