If you have good grades and test scores, you could receive an award to help you pay your tuition. Students who are Washington state residents entering the WSU Tri-Cities campus as a freshman or as a transfer student may be eligible for an Academic Achievement Award. If you do not live in Washington and do not intend to establish residency, you may qualify for a reduced tuition rate through the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE). Freshman and transfer students starting at WSU Tri-Cities in Spring, Summer, and Fall who live in participating states may receive our special WUE tuition rate of 150 percent of WSU Tri-Cities’ in-state tuition.
The Washington State University Tri-Cities Achievement Awards are based on a combination of your grade point average (GPA) and SAT/ACT test scores OR, if you’re a transfer student, your college cumulative GPA. To be eligible students must be Washington state residents entering the WSU Tri-Cities campus as a freshman or as a transfer student. Transfer students must be transferring from a Washington state college or university and have earned 27 semester or 40 quarter credit hours at the time of transferring.
Whether you are eligible for this particular award or not, be sure to also fill out the scholarship application when you apply for admission. It gives you the opportunity to be considered for more WSU Tri-Cities scholarship programs.
Students who live in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands may qualify for a reduced tuition rate through the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE).
WUE award requirements for freshmen are based on a combination of your cumulative grade point average (GPA) and SAT or ACT test scores. The WUE award requirement for transfers is a 3.0 GPA. Simply apply as a Freshman or Transfer student — be sure to select the Tri-Cities Campus on the application — and an Admissions Counselor will follow up with you on your WUE eligibility.
Check your eligibility
Use the estimator to check how much you may automatically qualify for when you apply to WSU Tri-Cities.
Incoming freshmen, haven’t taken the ACT or SAT yet? Contact us to determine your eligibility.
Funds are limited and priority will be given to students based on admission application date. Apply now!
Note: Contact Student Financial Services to determine whether these awards can be combined with other tuition waivers. Eligibility requirements and award amounts are subject to change. Funds are limited and priority will be given to students based on admission application date.