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WSU Promise Grant

The purpose of the WSU Promise Grant is to help students admitted to WSU as freshmen graduate within four consecutive years and to help those admitted to WSU as community college transfer students graduate within two consecutive years. 

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 beginning the semester of admission. Community college transfer students who meet the criteria each year may receive the grant for two consecutive years beginning the semester of admission. 


  • 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 WSU 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 and at minimum a 2.0 grade point average.

Award amount

The 2016-17 WSU Promise Grant is $3,000 - $1,500 for fall 2016 and $1,500 for winter 2017.

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