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Applying for Financial Aid

Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.

To get all the financial help WSU can provide, take these four steps:

  1. Apply to WSU. The priority application deadline for fall semester entry at WSU Everett is January 31, however WSU will continue to accept applications after this date.
  2. File the WASFA and FAFSA to qualify for aid based on your financial need. The deadline for new students is January 31 and the deadline for current students is February 15.
  3. Complete your WSU scholarship application so you can tap into WSU’s scholarship funds. The last date to apply for scholarships for the upcoming academic year is January 31.
  4. Contact your program’s academic adviser to help set up a consortium agreement that allows your WSU financial aid to be applied to courses on the Everett campus.
    About the consortium agreement (pdf)

Taking these steps will put you into consideration for need-based aid, such as grants, student loans, work-study and certain scholarships. You’ll also be considered for academic scholarships.

A few scholarships require an additional application or supplemental materials, so be sure to check our scholarship pages for full information.

Your financial aid to-do list

After you’ve been admitted to WSU and received an offer of financial aid or a scholarship, the University’s student information system (aka myWSU) will have a customized list of everything you need to do to accept your award and get started at WSU.

Click here to get started on your to-do list.


All veterans and dependents receiving VA Educational Assistance must complete a WSU VA Supplemental Application prior to the start each Fall Semester or prior to the start of summer session. To access the form go to WSU Office of Veterans Affairs. The Supplemental Application informs the WSU VA Office that you wish to use your GI Bill benefits for the school year. Failure to submit this form will delay receipt of your monthly GI Bill payments.

Financial aid advising via Skype

We are committed to helping you to understand how your financial aid works so that you can better understand your options and available choices. There are many ways that we can help and assist you:  in person, via phone, email (  and now, through one-on-ones skype advising sessions which is a new service being offered to Everett students this fall.

By participating in an advising session, you will have the opportunity to meet and talk privately with a financial aid advisor who will answer your financial aid/scholarship-related questions and concerns and provide you on-the-spot guidance and support based on your personal situation.

  • Appointments are scheduled in 15 minute intervals.
  • Students must enter their WSU ID and password to access the electronic scheduling system. You will be sent a email confirmation after scheduling your appointment.
  • Please checkin at the University Center front desk five minutes before your scheduled appointment.

Advising hours are:

Thursday’s 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

*This schedule will start Thursday, February 9, 2017

Schedule a Skype advising appointment

* Please bring a form of identification to your appointment


Office of Student Financial Services

Veterans Affairs
Blaine Golden

Academic advisers

Mechanical Engineering
Pam Loughlin

Electrical Engineering
Pam Loughlin

Software Engineering
Pam Loughlin

Data Analytics
Anna Mcleod

Hospitality Business Management
Anna Mcleod

Integrated Strategic Communication
Kris Baier

More information about scholarships and financial aid at WSU

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