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Student Financial Services 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.

Fall Semester

Charges Begin Posting

Mid-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.

Housing Charges

Financial Aid Begins Posting

One Week Prior to the First Day of Classes

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

  • Complete Entrance Counseling
  • Sign Master Promissory Note

MPN & Entrance Counseling Information

Refunds Begin Sending

One Week Prior to the First Day of Classes

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.

Direct Deposit Set-up

Charges Due

August 19

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 3, 2019
  • 5% Late Fee: September 18, 2019
  • 7% Late Fee: October 3, 2019

Financial Aid Census

August 30

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! 

Financial Aid Census

Apply for the upcoming FAFSA/WASFA

October 1

FAFSA and WASFA applications open for the 2020-2021 school year. The priority deadline for current students is: November 30, 2019

FAFSA Application WASFA Application

Spring Semester

Charges Begin Posting

Late-November

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

Housing Charges

Financial Aid Begins Posting

One Week Prior to the First Day of Classes

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

  • Complete Entrance Counseling
  • Sign Master Promissory Note

MPN & Entrance Counseling Information

Refunds Begin Sending

One Week Prior to the First Day of Classes

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.

Direct Deposit Set-up

Charges Due

January 13

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: January 28, 2020
  • 5% Late Fee: February 12, 2020
  • 7% Late Fee: February 27, 2020

Financial Aid Census

January 24

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! 

Financial Aid Census

Submit Verification Documents

February 15

This date is WSU’s priority deadline for students that have been selected for the Financial Aid Verification process. To remain eligible for all federal, state and institutional grants, students must submit all the additional information that has been requested by this date.

Summer Semester

Charges Begin Posting

Mid-April

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.

Housing Charges

Financial Aid Begins Posting

April 27

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

  • Complete Entrance Counseling
  • Sign Master Promissory Note

MPN & Entrance Counseling Information

Refunds Begin Sending

April 28

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.

Direct Deposit Set-up

Charges Due

First Day of Summer Session

Charges are due the first day of classes.

Summer Session

For More Information

Student Financial Services

Web: financialaid.wsu.edu
Phone: 509.335.9711

Student Accounts

Web: studacct.wsu.edu
Phone: 509.335.9651

Housing and Dining

Web: housing.wsu.edu
Phone: 509.335.8625

Other Campus Student Financial Services Contact Information

Spokane Campus

E-mail: spokane.financialaid@wsu.edu
Phone: 509.385.7905

Vancouver Campus

E-mail: van.finaid@wsu.edu
Phone: 360-546-9559

Tri-Cities Campus

E-mail: tricities.financialaid@wsu.edu
Phone: 509-372-7228

Everett Campus

E-mail: finaid@wsu.edu
Phone: 509.335.9711

 

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