Non-Traditional Student Resources

Resources and Tools

WSU Tri-Cities is committed to supporting all students so they can be successful in their academic career. Our staff understands and respects that students are coming to us with different life experiences. Whether you are raising a family, working full-time, changing your career, or returning to school after taking time off, you will find services and resources to help you meet your goals.

Child Care Reimbursement

Since WSU Tri-Cities does not have a child care facility we offer the Child Care Reimbursement Program. The CCRP through WSU Tri-Cities reimburses students up to $300.00 for the first child and $150.00 for the second child. The student must be enrolled in at least six (6) WSU Tri-Cities campus credits and be using a state licensed day care provider.

Cougar Cupboard

Our goal is to provide free non-perishable food items to needy students at WSU Tri-Cities. This program helps bridge the gap for students so they can successfully meet the basic needs of their family. This project would not be successful without the generous donation from the Richland Rotary Club.

Simply request food and let us know which day you would like to pick it up, and we’ll have it ready for you in Floyd 269.

Counseling Center

Short term mental health care for current WSU Tri-Cities’ students is available on campus from Aphrodite Beidler, LMHC. There is no fee for services, and strict confidentiality is maintained in accordance with the legal and ethical guidelines. We offer services in an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students.

Aphrodite Beidler
Aphrodite BeidlerCounseling ServicesFloyd 263B509-372-7153

Disability Support Services

Reasonable accommodations are available for students who have a documented disability. If you have a documented disability – even if it’s temporary – make an appointment as soon as possible with the Disability Services Coordinator.

Gaby Carona
Gabriella CoronaAccess and Student Support Services CoordinatorFloyd 269C509-372-7352

Fitness and Recreation

WSU Tri-Cities offers a range of recreation and fitness activities that include club sports, group fitness classes, a fitness facility and much more.

Because we do not not have a full-service fitness center on campus, WSU Tri-Cities sponsors a partial reimbursement program for students who are members of a local fitness club.

Lactation Station

If you are an expectant mother or breast-feeding an infant, then you’ll be glad to know about our on-campus lactation station. Located through the women’s restroom on the second floor of the East Building you will find a private, secure, comfortable, and clean space.

TRiO Student Support Services

The U.S. Department of Education’s TRiO Programs (TRiO) are federal outreach and student services programs designed to identify and provide services for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. TRiO programs are targeted to serve and assist low-income individuals, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to post-baccalaureate programs.

Veteran Services

At WSU Tri-Cities, we strive to help veterans succeed in higher education by increasing awareness of veterans programs, implementing policies that foster social support, and promoting a welcoming environment that meaningfully acknowledges the contributions of veterans.
The Veterans Center in Floyd 203 is staffed by veteran work-study students and the VetCORPS navigator. The office provides assistance for student veterans seeking information about educational benefits and community resources.

For assistance with certification questions, contact the Campus Registrar, who is the School Certifying Official for WSU Tri-Cities.

For questions about assistance with medical benefits, housing, or community resources, contact the VetCORP navigator at 509-372-7143 or

Writing and Tutoring Centers

The Writing Center is dedicated to supporting student writers all skill levels and from across the disciplines as they navigate through writing process of pre-writing, researching, drafting, and revising. We provide a positive learning environment that will support you as you compose in any medium or genre. From research papers to resumes and creative narratives to lab reports you will find the resources you need when you meet with our peer writing consultants.

The CH2M STEM Tutoring Center provides a space for students to meet with peer tutors, get feedback on assignments, schedule group study sessions, and work with faculty outside the classroom. Whether you need a quiet study space to focus on your reading or a collaborative environment to solve problems with your classmates, the Learning Center is an ideal place for scholarship.

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