WSU grants

WSU Promise Grant

The WSU Promise Grant is a need-based award offered to entering freshmen and new community college transfer students.

Freshmen who meet the following criteria each year may receive the grant for four consecutive years. Community college transfer students who meet the criteria each year may receive the grant for two consecutive years. 


  • Financial need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    • Entering freshmen Expected Family Contribution (EFC): 0 – 8000

    • Community college transfer students EFC: 0 – 6000

  • Enroll full-time in and pass at minimum 24 credit hours each academic year (fall and winter semesters). At the undergraduate level, 12 credit hours or more is considered full-time enrollment. 

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress

Award amount

The 2015-16 WSU Promise Grant is $3,000 - $1,500 for fall 2015 and $1,500 for winter 2016.

Notice: Award amounts vary annually. Students are strongly encouraged to file the FAFSA early each year. Grant funds are limited, and late applicants will not receive awards.