Non-Traditional Student Resources

Are you married, a single parent or older than 25?


Take advantage of resources and tools designed especially for adult and non-traditional students


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. To learn more click here


Copy Center

The Copy/Mail Center provides many services to the students attending Washington State University Tri-Cities. Copies can be done in black and white or color and in many sizes. For more information click here


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. To learn more click here.


Counseling Center

Short term mental health care for current Washington State University Tri-Cities’ students is available on campus from Aphrodite Beidler, LMHC. Aphrodite is located in Floyd 263. 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. To check of the services offered please click here.


Disability Services

Reasonable accommodations are available for students who have a documented disability. If you have a documented disability, even temporary, make an appointment as soon as possible with the Disability Services Coordinator. To learn more click here.


Fitness Benefits

The Den, located in Floyd 138, provides students with an area to work out and attend physical education classes. The facility is open 12 hours a day, five days a week.


Fitness Club Membership Reimbursement Program

WSU Tri-Cities sponsors a partial reimbursement program for students who are member of a local fitness club. To learn more click here


Lactation Station

If you are an expectant mother attending school at WSU Tri-Cities 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.


Max E. Benitz Memorial Library

The Max E. Benitz Memorial Library serves the Washington State University Tri-Cities campus. The Benitz Library includes an on-site collection of books, periodicals, and microfiche. Reference and information specialists are available to answer questions and assist with library research when the library is open. Questions may also be sent to (Please be sure to include your WSU ID number in the email). Laptop computers are available to enrolled WSU Tri-Cities students and may be checked out from the library’s circulation counter. The laptops have built-in wireless and come with the full suite of Microsoft Office applications and other software. Laptops may be checked out from the library’s circulation counter. To learn more click here.

The Benitz Library also serves as a gateway to the U.S. Department of Energy Public Reading Room. More information about the Reading Room may be found here.

Microsoft Office 365

Starting in the fall all students will get Microsoft Office 365 account linked to their network ID’s.


Unlike many campuses WSU Tri-Cities does not charge for parking. Yes, parking is FREE!


Tax Advice

After January 2016 advice for filing taxes will be available to all WSU Tri-Cities’ students!


The Learning Center

The Learning Center is located in the Consolidated Information Center, on the second floor of the Library. Tutoring in the Learning Center is free of charge. To review tutoring availability or learn more click here


The Writing Center

The Writing Center is located on the second floor of the library next to the Learning Center. The WSU Tri-Cities Writing Center is dedicated to supporting student writers at all skill levels and from across the disciplines as they navigate the writing process (from prewriting and researching, to drafting and revising). The Writing Center is a positive learning environment where students composing in any medium or genre (including research papers, resumes, proposals, creative narratives, lab reports, DTC projects, etc.) can find resources and meet with our peer writing consultants. To learn more click here


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. To learn more click here


Veteran Affairs

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. For more information about the resources provided by the Office of Veteran Affairs please click here


Veterans Center

The Veterans Center in Floyd 203 is staffed by veteran work-study students and the VetCORPS navigator and in Floyd 269D by the Campus Certifying Official. The office provides assistance for student veterans seeking information about educational benefits and community resources.


Certification of Veterans

For assistance with certification questions, contact the Campus Registrar, who is the School Certifying Official at WSU Tri-Cities, at 509-372-7351 or

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