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Finances

Invest in yourself.

Attending college is affordable! Nothing should stand in the way of you and your dreams. We understand that finances play a crucial part in your success as a student and a graduate—and that’s why we offer several ways for you to make your education more affordable. 

Keep in mind, higher education remains the surest path to both opportunity and earning power. Those with a four-year degree consistently out-earn their peers with an associate’s degree or high school diploma.

Estimated Cost of Attendance 2021-2022*

Full-time undergraduate

Tuition

Books

Parking on campus**


Semester total (estimated)

Academic Year total (estimated)

Resident

$5,492

$480

$108


$6,080

$12,160

Non-Resident

$13,150

$480

$108


$13,738

$27,476


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.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Yes, you can afford college

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.

Additional assistance is available! Contact Brandon Buckingham at brandon.buckingham@wsu.edu or (425) 405-1606

Find the funding for you

Nearly everyone is eligible to receive some form of financial aid. Take these steps to get started:

1. File the FAFSA or WASFA

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.

2. Apply for Scholarships

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.

3. Know the Deadlines

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.

November 30

  • FAFSA & WASFA priority deadline for current students

December 1

  • Additional documentation deadline for spring only admit students

January 31

  • WSU General Scholarship Application priority date for current and new students

February 15

  • FAFSA & WASFA priority date for new students
  • Additional documentation priority deadline for current students

March 15

  • WSU General Scholarship Application deadline for current and new students

March 31

  • Additional documentation priority deadline for new students

March/April 

Financial aid award estimates sent to WSU students, Additional documentation may be requested