Because we believe that finances should never prevent someone from getting a college degree, the University has committed to covering the cost of tuition and mandatory fees for students who could not otherwise afford to attend. Completing the WSU General Scholarship Application and the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) puts you in the running for numerous awards, plus many more. We’ll consider you for all the awards that fit your qualifications, and you could end up receiving more than one.
The Washington State University Cougar Commitment Scholarship is available to Washington students who demonstrate financial need. A student can be considered for Cougar Commitment funding for a maximum of eight total semesters of continuous enrollment. To be eligible for the Cougar Commitment, you must be a Washington state resident pursuing your first bachelor’s degree. Eligible applicants must: be receiving the Washington College Grant or Pell Grant; complete a FAFSA no later than January 31; and apply to WSU for admission by January 31 and enroll as a full-time freshman or transfer student (at least 12 semester credit hours). New students must apply for admission to WSU by March 15 for fall semester or by November 15 for spring semester.