Financial aid options

Grants

Grants are awarded based on financial need and do not require repayment. File the annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) early and we will review your eligibility.

Scholarships

WSU colleges, schools and academic departments also offer a variety of awards based on a combination of criteria. New undergraduates will be considered for a merit award when we receive your admissions application. Many of our students also often qualify for awards from external organizations, and we encourage you to pursue all opportunities.

Work-study

A federal work-study award is offered to students with financial need who may contribute toward their educational expenses by working part time. 

Loans

Loans require repayment. Detailed information about repayment of federal loans — including borrower rights and responsibilities — is available in the Guide to Federal Student Aid.

Other types of aid

You may qualify for specialized types of financial aid based on a variety of factors.