Cougar Center and Cashier

The Cougar Center is where you can have many of your questions answered regarding admissions, registration, financial aid and student accounts in a friendly, expedient manner. It is also home of the Cougar Food Pantry.

Location and hours

The Cashier and Cougar Center are located in the Student Services Center.

Regular hours.
Day Hours*
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*The Cashier is closed 3:30 – 4 p.m. daily.


For answers, drop by during our regular hours, call us at 360-546-9779 or send us an email.

Fax documents to 360-546-9032.

Student account payments

Student Account payments such as tuition, course fees, library fines and reinstatement can be made in person at the cashiers desk with cash or check. You can also pay online with an electronic check at no cost. Credit Card payments are subject to a 2.5% convenience fee.

Pay online

For all other payments, such as transcripts, Cougar Cash and C-Tran bus passes, we accept cash, check, VISA and MasterCard.

Short-term Loans

Short-term loans (basically an advance of pending financial aid) up to $1,000 while waiting for financial aid to disburse. Short term loans are available on the first day of the term for students whose financial aid is delayed. If you are interested in a short term loan please visit the Cougar Center in the Student Services Center building for an application.

Purchase your BackPASS

WSU Vancouver students, staff and faculty are eligible for the C-TRAN BackPASS, allowing unlimited access to C-TRAN local and limited bus service. Learn about C-TRAN service to campus.

Semester BackPASS purchase availability
Semester Available for purchase
Summer 2019 (May 6 – Aug. 30) April 10
Fall 2019 (Aug. 19 – Jan. 31) July 10
Spring 2020 (Jan. 13 – May 13) Dec. 10