Washington State University

Student Financial Services

Funding Summer Session

Summer Session is a great way to get ahead in your academic program. Our office is committed to providing opportunities for students outside of the traditional academic year. It's important to keep in mind that the Summer Session is separate from all other terms and that the financial aid process is different as well. For additional information regarding the Summer Session, please visit their website located here.


To be considered for summer financial aid, a student needs to take these steps.

  1. The student must file a 2014-2015 FAFSA

  2. The student has to register for summer classes. 

A student can view their summer award on zzusis after registering for classes. Our office will send the student a notice to their WSU email when their award is available.

Cost of Attendance

A student's summer Cost of Attendance (COA) depends on factors such as the number of credits, campus, and academic career (undergraduate, graduate, professional, etc.). For a snapshot view of 2014 Summer Session tuition and fees click here.

For the full Cost of Attendance click here under the "Summer 2014" tab.

Please keep in mind that undergraduates must be taking at least 6 credits during the summer to receive aid. Graduate students must take at least 3 credits.

Aid Availability

Typically, federal financial aid for summer consists of grants and loans that a student may have qualified for during the academic year but did not accept or use.

Students often use Parent PLUS Loans and private loans to cover the cost of summer classes. To learn more about Parent PLUS Loans click here. For more information about private loans click here.

Student Financial Services, Lighty Building Room 380, Washington State University, PO Box 641068, Pullman WA 99164-1068, 509-335-9711.