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Tuition and Affordability

Funding your future

Nothing should stand in the way of you and your dreams. We understand that your financial needs play a part in your success as a student and a graduate—and that’s why we offer several ways for you to make your education more affordable.

Costs

Expenses will vary depending on several criteria, including Washington residency, how many credit hours you’re taking, where you live, and much more.

Financial Aid

Get help paying for college! Applying for financial aid is essential in the admissions process. There are many ways to put a WSU Tri-Cities education within your financial reach.

Are you a College Bound Scholarship student? If so, your tuition is covered in full.

Scholarships

WSU GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Students applying to WSU Tri-Cities should complete the WSU General Scholarship Application. This allows students to be eligible for WSU campus-wide and WSU Tri-Cities scholarships. Scholarships are awarded based on major, grades, and financial need, in addition to other qualifiers.

The deadline to apply is January 31.

SEARCH FOR MORE SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships are available not only from WSU, but also from private donors and foundations. There are thousands of them! Reputable programs never charge application fees, so there’s no risk.

Merit-Based Awards

WSU Tri-Cities recognizes applicants that have good grades and test scores. You could receive an award to help you pay your tuition. These merit-based awards are automatically awarded and qualified students are notified of their offer of admission to WSU Tri-Cities.

Washington Residents

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

Eligible students are automatically awarded a renewable merit-based award. Students must be a Washington state resident and entering the WSU Tri-Cities campus as a freshman or transfer student.

STEM SCHOLARS PROGRAM

First-time freshmen pursuing a STEM-based major available at WSU Tri-Cities may be eligible for $8400 per year for four academic years towards tuition. Each year, this competitive program awards up to 10 STEM scholars.

Non-Washington Residents

OUT-OF-STATE AWARD (WUE)

There is an achievement award designed specifically to help out-of-state students with tuition. $10,000 annually, for up to four years. This award serves as the university’s Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) award.