Financial aid

1. File the 2020/21 FAFSA or WASFA in October.

The FAFSA will help you determine your eligibility for federal student aid. If you are an undocumented student, file the WASFA.


Filing instructions and deadlines

2. Apply for scholarships and award programs.

The WSU General Scholarship Application lets you apply to many scholarships at once, including more than 100 scholarships for WSU Vancouver students only.

The 2019/20 WSU General Scholarship Application deadline has passed. The 2020/21 application will open fall 2019.

3. Attend an A – Z of Paying for College workshop.

Financial aid has many moving parts that can be difficult to understand. We hold regularly scheduled workshops to explain how it all works.

Workshop schedule

Davina Cepeda

"Moving from Guam to Washington, I've kept my personal finances in mind when it came to furthering my education. Luckily, here at WSU Vancouver, we have amazing resources that have actually helped me reduce my debt since freshman year."

—Davina Cepeda, public affairs


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