Paying for college


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.


WSU colleges, schools and academic departments also offer a variety of scholarships 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.

Students receiving scholarships, stipends, and fellowships can receive other federal and state aid provided the total amount awarded does not exceed the student's estimated cost of attendance.


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


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.