Skip to main content Skip to navigation
Washington State University
Student Financial Services Student Success Resources
Resources for your success Academics & Campus Life

We’ve gathered information that we hope will connect you with the financial, academic, and community support you deserve to make your time at WSU a transformative, life-changing experience.

The Cougar Success Program is a “one-stop shop” that can help you with any aspect of managing university life. If you need help at any point in your WSU career—whether with academics, lifestyle, finances, or personal counseling—the Cougar Success Program can help you find the resources and support you need.

Smart Start

The Smart Start Program (SSP) is a retention initiative under the guidance and support of the Office of Multicultural Student Services. It works to facilitate the successful transition and retention of students whom are first in their family to attend and graduate from a four-year university, during their first year on campus. Financial and academic support are included in this program.

First Scholars

The First Scholars Program supports first-generation college students and enhances their ability to successfully graduate. The program is open to incoming first-time, full-time freshmen whose parents did not attend college. Selected students receive personalized support and a scholarship.


The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) is a federally funded program designed to support students from migrant and seasonal farm-worker backgrounds during their freshman year in college. CAMP is specifically designed to identify, recruit, and monitor the academic achievement and retention of migrant students. The program provides eligible students with both financial and academic support.

Academic Success & Career Center

The Academic Success and Career Center (ASCC) offers a number of services to assist you in your personal development and academic success including Academic and Career Advising, Academic Deficiency and Reinstatement, CougLink, Peer Tutoring, and a diverse variety of workshops.

Deciding to go to college is an important decision and the staff at the Student Financial Services office wants you to know we’re here to help you every step of the way.

Thank you for letting us assist you in your educational journey!