Helpful videos and resources

Browse the videos and links below for tips on applying for financial aid, understanding your financial aid offer letter, loan forgiveness and more.

Financial aid video library

Getting started–what to know before you apply

This video provides a quick overview of why filing your financial aid application is so important, which application you should file, steps you’ll need to take and what information you’ll need in order to complete your application.

Scholarship 101: WSU General Scholarship

Hear all about the WSU General Scholarship, which is only available for students attending WSU. Learn tips and best practices as well as the scholarship questions, deadline and awards available.

Scholarships 101: Community Scholarships

Hear tips and best practices about Community Scholarships, which are scholarships funded and managed outside of the university. Learn how to start your research and what the scholarship cycle looks like—when applications typically open, when they are due, common eligibility requirements and more!

Understanding your financial aid offer letter

The following videos show examples of offer letters based on individual information submitted on the financial aid application. Reference your offer letter available through myWSU to follow along with the sample that best fits your own offer letter.

Example 1—Vancouver Transfer Academic Award, Direct Student Loan, Parent Plus Lon

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Example 2—Washington College Grant, Institutional Grant, Direct Student Loans

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Example 3—Pell Grant, Washington College Grant, College Bound, Vancouver Achievement Award, Direct Student Loans

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Example 4—Washington College Grant, Cougar Commitment, Direct Student Loans

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Example 5—Pell Grant, Washington College Grant, Vancouver Transfer Academic Award

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Example 6—WASFA Applicants Offer Sample

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Example 7—Non-Resident Students Offer Sample

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Loan forgiveness

Student loans can be forgiven for students working in specific fields. For more information visit the links below.

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Additional resources

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