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Student Financial Aid Navigating your Finances
Navigating your Finances

This webpage will assist you as you navigate through your finances at WSU. Please review the information below to learn more about the timeline for charges, financial aid, housing and dining, and important reminders.

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Fall Charges Begin Posting

Late July

Registered students will begin seeing charges posted for:

  • Tuition
  • Mandatory Fees
  • Room & Board
    • Applies to Residence Halls and University Owned Apartments.
    • Room & Board Charges will be automatically placed in a payment plan, please click here for more information.









Financial Aid Begins Posting

Mid August

Grants, scholarships, waivers and accepted loans will begin disbursing. If you accepted loans, make sure to:

  • Complete Entrance Counseling
  • Sign Master Promissory Note

Click here for information about completing your MPN and Entrance Counseling







Refunds Start Disbursing

Mid August

Once financial aid has paid off your due charges, any remaining aid will be sent to you as a refund. Check your address for a check in the mail. Keep in mind, not every student will get a refund. For the fastest way to receive a refund, enroll in Direct Deposit.

Click here to find out how to set up direct deposit.








Charges Due

August 21

Charges are due the first day of classes.

The following late fees will be assessed if charges are not paid on time.

  • 3% Late Fee: September 5, 2017
  • 5% Late Fee: September 21, 2017
  • 7% Late Fee: October 6, 2017






Financial Aid Census

September 1

On this day, WSU will take a “snapshot” of your enrollment for the semester. This snapshot determines what financial aid (loans and grants) you will receive for the term.

Finalize your class schedule before Census! 

For more information regarding the financial aid census policy, please click here.








Apply for 2018-19 FAFSA/WASFA

October 1

FAFSA and WASFA applications open for the 2018-2019 school year. The priority deadline for current students is: November 30, 2017









Helpful Videos

All Year

Watch step by step videos for navigating important financial tasks in myWSU and beyond. Learn how to:

  • Set Up Direct Deposit
  • Grant 3rd Party Access
  • Apply Aid to All Charges
  • Access your 1098T

Check out all our helpful videos by clicking here. 








For More Information

Student Financial Services

Phone: 509.335.9711

Student Accounts

Phone: 509.335.9651

Housing and Dining

Phone: 509.335.8625

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