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Many students and their families are either aware of the government shutdown or are feeling the effects of the shutdown themselves. Since the shutdown began, Student Financial Services has been receiving inquires as to how, if at all, the shutdown has affected their processes. The majority of students who submitted their FAFSA are notified of their award for the upcoming/current academic year and then receive the funding close to the start of the term. At this time, they do not anticipate that the government shutdown will affect these students’ accounts or aid.

For students who are going through one or more complex processes (i.e. verification, … » More …


Don’t let your student end their scholarship search with the WSU scholarship application—scholarships can come from anywhere! We recommend students fill out additional scholarship applications each year to increase their chances of receiving a scholarship. Visit our scholarship search engine located at to explore hundreds of additional scholarship opportunities. We also suggest that your students contact local non-profit organizations or community groups to check on available scholarships.


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

1. 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.

2. Complete a FAFSA before the January 31 priority date at WSU

Applications filed by the priority date will receive first consideration. The … » More …


Some of the most important individuals in the college admission process are the regional admission counselors at Washington State University (WSU). By living in your communities, admission counselors are more accessible, and are more aware of local issues that may affect your school’s populations. WSU admission counselors are available to attend college fairs, scholarship nights, admissions presentations, and can provide personal visits to high schools and community colleges. Our counselors love interacting with you, your students, and their families. They enjoy partnering with you to increase your school’s college-going rate, and they enjoy walking with students and their parents through the admission application process. All … » More …


What is Fall Preview?

This is an opportunity for students to enjoy a day of university life! Students explore programs, meet faculty, and tour facilities at WSU. There is an academic fair to get information about student organizations, helpful resources, and academic programs that match student interests. Students visit one of our residence halls, have lunch at a dining center, and enjoy a guided campus tour.

There will be a parents-only panel session where parents will have the opportunity to get their questions answered by representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid & Scholarships, Residence Life, Greek Life and Campus Police.

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Keep in touch with WSU on SOCIAL MEDIA

Its popularity and worldwide reach make social media a valuable communications tool. The primary purpose of our social media is for people to connect with WSU and with each other. Students have grown up communicating and sharing through social media, and as they enter the next stage in their educational journey they can use social media to discover more about WSU.

On the official WSU Pullman Facebook page, updated by WSU staff, you and your students can find the latest info about WSU, and visit with Cougs all around the world.

On Twitter, follow @WSUPullman for the latest news & updates for admissions and … » More …

Planning Ahead as Students Are Recognizing the Value of a WSU Degree

With our nationally ranked programs, life-changing research, affordability, and friendly Cougar community, students are recognizing the quality and value of a WSU education. As we anticipate welcoming a large, well-prepared freshman class on WSU’s Pullman campus, your student’s safety, academic success, and the essence of the Cougar experience are the focus of our attention. » More …

Feel Alive! With WSU’s Orientation Program

Alive! is WSU’s required (and fun!) orientation program where your student will meet with an advisor and register for classes. It’s an opportunity to explore campus, see residence halls, meet new friends, and experience campus life—oh, and parents are welcome (not required) to attend, too! » More …

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