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Student Financial Services Office closure Dec. 14

WSU Pullman’s Student Financial Services Office, including the Communications Center which answers customer phone calls and emails, will be closed Thursday, Dec. 14th for staff training. Faxes and emails sent to Student Financial Services will be accepted but will not be reviewed or processed until the following business day.

WSU’s Tri-Cities Student Financial Services office will be closed Wednesday, Dec. 13th and 14th. Normal operation hours will resume Dec. 15th.

Please note that the Everett, Spokane, and Vancouver Student Financial Services Offices will be open to serve students that day. This closure impacts only the office at the Pullman and Tri-Cities campuses which will resume its normal business hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, December 15th .

Please encourage students and families to check the Student Financial Services website at financialaid.wsu.edu for timely announcements and key information which may assist them during the closure.

WSU Alumni Association Scholarships

The WSU Alumni Association is offering over $250,000 in scholarships to full-time WSU students for the 2018-19 school year They have a separate scholarship application that can be easily accessed from their site. They have scholarships for both incoming and current students, and you do not have to be related to a WSU graduate to receive them … just have great leadership skills!

Multiple scholarships are awarded for each area, so please encourage all WSU students to apply. For more information on scholarships, visit www.alumni.wsu.edu/scholarships.

2018-2019 FAFSA & WAFSA Available October 1st

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)* for 2018-2019 school year open on October 1st! Please pay close attention to our priority deadlines posted below!

Apply At:

FAFSA Students
WASFA Students
*WASFA is for HB 1079 and qualifying DACA students.

Important Change to the 2018-2019 FAFSA

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) will be available for students and parents to transfer their 2016 tax information from the IRS to their 2018-2019 FAFSA.

As you have probably have heard, last year there was a security concern that caused the IRS DRT to be temporarily suspended by the U.S. Department of Education and the IRS. This year there are new enhanced security modifications that you need to know about before using the DRT.

When utilizing the IRS DRT, the new security features will protect your personal information by limiting the information that is displayed. This means when you use the IRS DRT there will be information that you will not be able to see yourself. Do not be concerned by not being able to see your information. The information being pulled is the tax information that you would have filed in 2016. If you know that you filed your taxes correctly, then you should feel comfortable with the information that is being pulled from the IRS.

This new security feature helps secure your information and makes completing your FAFSA easier. Here are some benefits of using the IRS DRT:

  • Transfers required information needed to complete the FAFSA.
  • If you are selected for verification and used the IRS DRT, it will be less time consuming.
  • Choosing not to use the IRS DRT will take more time to process required documents as it involves manually reviewing your documentation.
  • Using the IRS DRT helps avoid the applicant from accidentally filing in information incorrectly.
  • Using the IRS DRT provides a new layer of security of your personal information.

2018-2019 General Scholarship Application is now OPEN!

Over 700 different scholarship programs are awarded through the Washington State University Scholarship Application. You must submit this application every year to be considered for university awards. The 2018-2019 WSU General Scholarship Application is due on January 31st        

We also recommend completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA), as well as the WSU General Scholarship Application. The FAFSA helps us determine your eligibility for any financial need based scholarships.

Don’t forget to explore our database of college and departmental scholarships.

Complete the WSU General Scholarship Application

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