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 assess what college might cost you personally, see the WSU financial aid estimator and net price calculator.
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Nearly everyone is eligible to receive some form of financial aid. Take these steps to get started:
The FAFSA will help determine your eligibility for federal student aid. If you are an undocumented student, file the WASFA.
File your FAFSA in October every year. The WSU school code for all campuses is 003800.
Scholarships can be an important part of paying for your college degree. The most important thing you can do is submit the WSU General Scholarship Application every year by January 31.
WSU System Scholarships. WSU offers 700+ scholarship programs; a single scholarship application allows you to be considered for all of them. We offer scholarships for every type of student. Learn more about WSU systemwide scholarships here.
WSU Everett Campus Scholarships. In addition to the system wide scholarships, WSU Everett students are eligible for special WSU Everett specific scholarship opportunities, also covered when you submit your general scholarship application.
To be considered for financial aid, you will need to apply and meet deadlines. WSU admission and scholarship applications open in August. FAFSA and WASFA applications open October 1st. To maximize your aid chances, make sure you meet all applicable deadlines.
Financial aid award estimates sent to WSU students, Additional documentation may be requested
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To assess what college might cost you personally, see the WSU financial aid estimator to determine the estimated cost of attendance minus median grant/scholarship aid—that a full-time, first degree, undergraduate student will pay to attend WSU.
*These tools provide approximate expenses and amounts of financial aid that a student may qualify for at WSU. They do not guarantee aid or commit WSU, the U.S. Department of Education, or the State of Washington to the results provided.
**Cost of parking for students varies based on how many credits you are taking that semester.