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APPLY FOR WSU HOUSING

After students submit their $200 advanced tuition deposit, or waiver request, to confirm their enrollment, they can apply for WSU housing. Washington State University offers 21 different residence halls, and the campus location, floor plans, building features, and amenities differ for each hall. Please encourage your students to view our residence hall website to see pictures and virtual tours. Housing and dining costs vary depending on the residence hall and meal plan that students select. Students can compare costs with our online rate estimator.

When completing the housing application, your students will be expected to pay a $150 housing damage deposit … » More …

UNDERSTANDING ORIENTATION OPTIONS

All Washington State University students are required to attend an orientation session before enrolling in classes. At Alive! Orientation (11 sessions throughout June and July) students will receive academic advising, register for fall classes, and get better acquainted with campus services and facilities.

Students who register early are more likely to get into the session they prefer. The student cost of $240 includes housing, meals, and all materials during the program. There are additional per-person costs ranging from $140-$195 for each parent/guardian who would like to attend the Alive! Orientation as well. If a student has high financial need, they may defer the student … » More …

WHY CHOOSE WSU?

As a counselor, you play an integral role in helping your students choose where to attend college. It’s a big decision, and there are many factors to consider: academics, cost, location, student experience, etc.

Here are five reasons to choose Washington State University:

1) 200+ fields of study

From engineering and fine arts to nursing, business and more, WSU offers a wide variety of academic options.

2) Hands-on research opportunities

Undergraduate students have access to countless hands-on research opportunities. Whether your student wants to join the workforce after college or attend a graduate program, having real-world learning experience makes students more competitive and … » More …

FOR A SMOOTH FINANCIAL AID PROCESS: STUDENTS SHOULD CHECK EMAIL OFTEN

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

As always, Student Financial Services (SFS) staff is available for students and parents. If any of your students have questions or need financial aid guidance, please have them contact SFS at financialaid@wsu.edu 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.

WSU IS RANKED IN THE TOP 25 INSTITUTIONS FOR LGBTQ+ STUDENTS

Washington State University has once again ranked in the top 25 institutions for LGBTQ+ students! This honor has been bestowed upon WSU for a fourth year in a row. WSU has earned this ranking through continuous work on improving the campus policies to be more inclusive of LGBTQ+ individuals.

This is accomplished through the work of the Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center (GIESORC). They provide ally trainings to teach students, staff, and faculty about needs and issues that the LGBTQ+ community faces on campus and in society. They have an amazing space on the fourth floor of the Compton Union Building for … » More …

WSU WOMEN*S CENTER: STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY, ENVISIONING JUSTICE

WSU’s Women*s Center is a great resource for students to engage with the multi-dimensional experiences of women, to challenge patterns of injustice for people of all genders, and to enjoy a welcoming and inclusive space. They elevate all marginalized voices while prioritizing prerogatives to learn, organize, and support one another as peers and mentors. They foster a community dynamic both within and beyond the Women*s Center that is collaborative, creative, and inclusive. In addition to welcoming anyone of any gender and respecting everyone who walks in for who they are, the Center offers resources that range from food assistance to activity space to … » More …

ADMITTED STUDENTS CAN EXPERIENCE WSU

Experience WSU is a fabulous hands-on experience for admitted students to learn more about WSU and its many opportunities. At the event, students can take a closer look at our academic programs, check out our unique residential campus life, and go home knowing what makes the Cougar community so special.

If any of your students have been admitted to WSU and would benefit from this program, please let them know about the following opportunities:

Spring 2019 Experience WSU Dates

Saturday, February 23
Saturday, March 23
Saturday, March 30
Saturday, April 6

Other campus visit events:

Future Cougars Embracing … » More …

INFORM YOUR STUDENTS ABOUT IMPORTANT PRIORITY DATES AND DEADLINES

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

Inform your students about the January 31 priority admission application date for WSU summer/fall 2019 admission. 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 and requesting their high school transcripts and SAT/ACT test scores.
January 31 is also the deadline for the WSU General Scholarship Application. This single application offers students the opportunity to apply for over 700 different … » More …

SCHOLARSHIPS CAN COME FROM ANYWHERE!

Don’t let your students 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 scholarships.wsu.edu 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.

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