The Most Valuable Thing You’ll Ever Do

Invest in your future! Earning a degree from WSU Tri-Cities will be one of the best investments you make for your future. We understand that you and your family are concerned about the cost of education. Our commitment to you is providing an outstanding value of a quality academic experience at a public university price.

Academic Achievement Awards

Do you have good grades and test scores? If so, you could qualify for a guaranteed academic achievement scholarship award to help you cover the cost of tuition.

To be considered for Academic Achievement Awards, you must apply for admission by the priority deadlines (Fall: January 31, Spring: November 15). You will be notified of your official award when you receive your offer letter.

Freshman Resident

Achievement Awards for Washington resident applicants are based on a combination of your high school grade point average (GPA) and SAT/ACT test scores. To be eligible you must be a Washington state resident entering the WSU Tri-Cities campus as a first-year student.

If you have earned college credit while in high school and would like to have that credit transfered to WSU, you will need to submit an official college transcript. Visit the Transfer Clearinghouse to determine how your credit transfers

Your GPA
Your combined SAT scores (Verbal + Math)

Transfer Resident

To be eligible you must be Washington state residents entering the WSU Tri-Cities campus as a transfer student from a Washington community college and have earned earned 27 semester (40 quarter) credit hours at the time of transferring.

Note: Your transfer GPA is based only on courses that transfer for credit to WSU. To determine how your credit transfers, visit the Transfer Clearinghouse.

Your GPA

Non-Washington Residents

WSU Tri-Cities has an achievement award designed specifically to help out-of-state students with tuition. This award serves as the University’s Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) award. The WSU Tri-Cities Achievement Award is based on your cumulative GPA and residency status. Applicants must be pursuing their first bachelor’s degree and be applying as a freshman or transfer applicant.

Freshman applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale). Transfer applicants must be transferring with 27+ transfer credits and have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA (on a 4.0 scale). If you are transferring with fewer than 27 semester credits, you must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA.

This award is valued at $10,000 annually with the ability to renew for three additional years for freshmen and transfer students.


WSU Tri-Cities has many ways to aid in funding your education. By submitting the General WSU Scholarship Application your application will be reviewed for scholarship dollars WSU system-wide and specifically for the Tri-Cities campus

Financial Aid

At WSU Tri-Cities we excel in helping students to reach their full potential. Whether you are from the local area, are from out of state or are a veteran we can help you maximize your financial aid package.

We accept the College Bound Scholarship!