The Department of Education is rolling out FAFSA Simplification, an effort to streamline the application process to make it more user friendly. These updates have caused the opening date to be delayed.
Eligible students are automatically awarded a renewable merit-based award when they apply for admission. Students must be a Washington state resident and entering the WSU Tri-Cities campus as a first-year or transfer student.
The state of Washington’s “Border Bill” legislation was first enacted to allow Oregon residents who live in specified counties to attend WSU Tri-Cities part-time (8 credits or less per semester) and pay resident tuition rates for courses taken through the Tri-Cities campus.
This is not a tuition waiver, but does provide a reduced tuition rate for non-resident students.
Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver Request: Use this form if you are age 60 or over, a Washington state resident, and want to audit a course, in which no grade points or university credit will be earned. This tuition waiver is limited to six credits or two courses per semester in the fall and spring semesters only.
IMPORTANT! We can enroll students using these benefits starting on the first day of instruction. Since students can’t access Canvas until they are enrolled, we encourage them to contact instructors directly for course material and/or Zoom links.