Tuition Waivers

Washington State University Tuition Waiver Request Fall and Spring Semesters

An eligible individual who enrolls in WSU academic courses during fall or spring semesters may request a waiver of tuition. (RCW 28B.15.558) (See below for exceptions.) This program is based on availability of space and facilities. A limited number of additional students are accepted if the class can be taught without incurring additional costs. Regular tuition-paying students are seated first.

Eligible Individuals
WSU Employees
The following WSU employees are eligible for the tuition waiver on a space-available basis:

  • Civil service employees holding half time or greater appointments and having permanent status by the tenth day of class for fall and spring semesters.
  • Civil service employees on trial service appointments meeting the above criteria.
  • Faculty and administrative professional employees holding half time or greater appointments.
  • Employees covered by collective bargaining unit agreements are eligible on the same basis as civil service employees unless otherwise defined by the terms of the applicable bargaining unit contracts.

Others
The following individuals are eligible for the tuition waiver on a space available basis.

  • ROTC faculty and staff employed at WSU locations who meet the WSU employee eligibility requirements above.
  • Employees of other state of Washington agencies or higher education institutions meeting the WSU employee eligibility requirements above.
  • Teachers at public common and vocational schools holding or seeking valid endorsements and assignments in state-identified shortage areas. (RCW 28B.15.558)Please contact the Registrars office for more information: registrar@tricity.wsu.edu
  • Border Bill