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Welcome to Scholarships at WSU

At Washington State University, we make every effort to recognize hard-working students, while making an investment in their potential and assisting them in funding their educational goals. Scholarships are an outstanding way to assist students in paying for a college education, because these monies are given without having to be repaid.

At WSU, scholarships are awarded using a variety of factors such as academic achievement, community involvement, employment experiences, areas of study, financial need and several others. While it's true the majority of scholarships are made in the spring for the upcoming academic year, scholarships are awarded year round for the fall and spring terms.

WSU offers incoming freshmen and transfer students as well as continuing students several opportunities to pursue scholarships. In looking at our website, you'll find there are many different scholarships to consider. We recommend you carefully review the information to help you understand the scholarship process and the services available to guide you.

More importantly, remember to submit the WSU Scholarship Application every year to be eligible for institutional and departmental awards. The application is available mid-fall and the deadline is January 31st. We are committed to our students at WSU and strive to help them find workable and realistic ways to pay for their college educations.

We look forward to serving you in the years to come!

The WSU Scholarships Staff

Student Financial Services Mission Statement and Code of Conduct

How Do I Apply?

Over 700 different scholarship programs are awarded through the Washington State University Scholarship Application. You must submit this application every year to be considered for university awards. The 2014-2015 WSU Scholarship Application is now closed. The deadline for submitting this application was January 31, 2014. The 2015-2016 WSU Scholarship Application will open in October of 2014 and will be due on January 31, 2015.

We recommend completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well as the WSU General Scholarship Application. The FAFSA helps us determine your eligibility for any financial need based scholarships. For more information, click here. The priority FAFSA filing date is February 15th.

University Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships can be awarded to all degree-seeking, undergraduate, graduate, international and professional program students. Along with the Admission application, the following scholarships require that you submit the Academic Scholarship Application AND may require a supplemental application or have additional deadlines. Carefully check the specific requirements for each program.

University Achievement Award

The University honors your strong academic record with an award that's renewable for a second year. Awards generally range from $2,000 to $4,000 and are granted to incoming freshmen students who:

  • have the right combination of high school grades and standardized test scores
  • have the right combination of high school grades and standardized test scores. (Use this calculator to determine if you qualify.)
  • are residents of the state of Washington *

    *This award cannot be combined with the Regents Scholar Award or the National Merit Semifinalist Scholarship.

Note: GED students are not eligible for this award. Homeschooled students can be considered. Please call the H.S. Coordinator in Admissions at 335-5153 for details.

Cougar Academic Award/WUE

This award is offered to top incoming freshmen from throughout the United States at either of two levels: $4,000 or $9,000 per academic year. The $9,000 level serves as WSU’s Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) scholarship. Because at WSU they are one and the same, students will not receive both a CAA and a WUE award. At both levels, this award may be renewed for up to three years. To qualify, you must:

  • have the right mix of high schools grades and standardized test scores.
    (Use this calculator to determine if you qualify.)
  • be a resident in the United States, outside the state of Washington.
  • have a complete admission application by the January 31st priority application date, and enroll as a freshman at the Pullman campus.*

    *Students admitted into the Pharmacy. and Veterinary Medicine professional programs, and transfer students, are not eligible for this award or for renewal.

    *This award cannot be combined with the National Merit Semifinalist Scholarship.

    *The CAA is a tuition waiver and combined with other tuition scholarships cannot exceed the value of tuition. For further clarification contact Scholarship Services.

Note: GED students are not eligible for this award. Homeschooled students can be considered. Please call the H.S. Coordinator in Admissions at 335-5153 for details.

Future Cougars of Color

This scholarship and campus visitation program invites admitted Washington freshmen and transfer students to spend two exciting days on WSU’s Pullman campus. All qualifying attendees will receive $1,000, which is renewable for up to four years (one additional year for transfer students).  For more information and to register for this event, please visit the Future Cougars of Color site.

Endowed Scholarships

These scholarships are available to undergraduate, graduate, international and professional program students, and are made possible through the outstanding generosity of donors who believe in the extraordinary possibility of WSU students. Awards are based on varying combinations of academic performance, extracurricular involvement, financial need, and academic interest area. Award amounts vary, and many are worth thousands of dollars. You are automatically considered for all these awards by completing the Academic Scholarship Application.

Glenn Terrell Presidential Scholarships

This award is offered to incoming freshmen students with outstanding academic records. Awards are currently valued at $4,000 and are renewable for up to four years. Students must have a completed admission application and Academic Scholarship Application by January 31 to qualify. All campuses qualify.

Academic Achievement/Diversity Scholarships

The Academic Achievement/Diversity Scholarship is a highly competitive award based on your academic strength, demonstrated leadership skills, commitment to volunteer work and community service, and a high level of financial need. These $2000 and $4000 awards are renewable for up to four years. In addition to submitting completed admission application materials and the Academic Scholarship Application by January 31st, qualified applicants must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the February 15th priority deadline. All campuses qualify.

Transfer Achievement Award

This award is offered to entering transfer students that have already earned their Associates degree, and are attending the Pullman campus. The award is valued at $2,500 and is renewable for a second year.


  • must be residents of Washington,
  • have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, and
  • demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA.

Qualified applicants must submit the Academic Scholarship Application by January 31st, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the February 15th priority deadline.

College and Departmental Scholarships

In addition to the awards based on the WSU Academic Scholarship Application and the FAFSA data, most colleges and departments at WSU have scholarships. While many use the WSU Academic Scholarship Application to select their recipients, we recommend contacting your academic area of interest to inquire about their specific process, which may include additional applications or deadlines. You do not necessarily have to be certified into a specific major to receive a scholarship from the college or department.

For assistance in locating your academic area of interest, please view this list of fields of study.

WSU Alumni Association Scholarships

The Washington State University Alumni Association offers scholarships that recognize the strong leadership characteristics and solid academic performances of incoming freshmen. These scholarships may require a supplemental application, as well as submission of the Academic Scholarship Application. For more information on this opportunity, please visit the Alumni Association scholarships site.

ROTC and National Guard Scholarships

As an ROTC Scholarship recipient you receive:

  • Full Tuition or Room/Board (dependent on degree sought by student)
  • $1200 a year for books
  • Monthly Stipend, depending on level in the Army ROTC curriculum:
    1st year: $300; 2nd year: $350; 3rd year: $450; 4th year: $500
  • All Mandatory Lab Fees paid for at WSU

Contact the Military Science Department at WSU at 509-335-2591 for additional information.

Air Force ROTC
For information on Air Force ROTC opportunities, please contact their office at 509-335-5598.

Students participating in NROTC can receive scholarships covering tuition and fees, money for books, and $250 per month stipend that will increase $50/year up to $400 per month for your senior year.
Contact the UI/WSU Navy ROTC office at 1-888-884-3246 ext. 6333, for more information.

Washington National Guard Scholarship
Members of the Washington National Guard may be eligible for a tuition waiver for as much as $500 per year. Contact the Military Science Department at WSU at 509-335-2591 for additional information.

*An ROTC tuition scholarship cannot be combined with the Cougar Academic Award.

WSU Faculty/Staff Dependent Scholarships

This scholarship is available to students that are dependents (children or stepchildren) of a Washington State University employee. Students must complete the Academic Scholarship Application and answer the question regarding a parent’s employment status at WSU. Eligible students will receive $1000/year, for up to two years.

Dependents of the following employees of WSU are eligible:

  • Classified staff holding half time or greater appointments and having permanent status;
  • Classified staff on trial service appointments and meeting the approved criteria;
  • Faculty and administrative professional employees holding half time or greater appointments;
  • WSU Extension county paid employees with a public affiliate status having permanent status and working half-time or more and ROTC faculty and staff employed at WSU locations who meet the WSU employee eligibility requirements.

Awards are available for undergraduate students that have not exceeded age 25. Students new to WSU (freshmen or transfer) will receive the award if they have a qualifying parent, meet the eligibility requirements and have been admitted to the university. Students that have completed one or more terms at WSU must also have a 2.75 minimum GPA to qualify. Please contact Scholarship Services for other program specific requirements.

First Scholars Program

First Scholars is a comprehensive program, funded by the Suder Foundation, that supports first generation college students and assists them in completing their college degrees which includes a $5,000.00 a year scholarship renewable for up to 4 years for a total award of $20,000.

To be eligible* for the program, students must:

  • Be a first generation college student, which means the student's parent(s)/guardian(s) may have up to 2 years of education beyond high school but no post-secondary degree.
  • Be an incoming first-time, full-time freshman.
  • Apply and be admitted to Washington State University – Pullman campus.
  • Complete the WSU Scholarship Application by January 31, 2014.
  • Have mid-range admissions scores.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Have a 3.3 GPA or higher and an SAT score between 910 and 1190 (not including the writing score) or ACT score between 19 and 26.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen and be eligible for in-state tuition.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15, 2014.
  • Complete the Student Strengths Inventory, a non-academic assessment of your potential for success.
  • Be willing to fully participate in the First Scholars Program and activities.
  • Complete the First Scholars Application online by midnight February 1, 2014.

*This is only a partial list. For full details, and to apply, please visit the First Scholars Website.

Plateau Native American Scholarship

The Plateau Native American Scholarship is awarded by Washington State University to students that meet the following criteria. For more information regarding the application process, please contact the Tribal Liaison, Barbara Aston, at (509) 335-8618 or aston@wsu.edu.

Eligibility - Students must be enrolled members of one of the following tribes:

  • Coeur d’Alene Tribe
  • Colville Confederated Tribes
  • Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation
  • Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
  • Kalispel Tribe
  • Klamath Tribe
  • Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
  • Nez Perce Tribe
  • Spokane Tribe of Indians
  • Yakama Indian Nation

OR show proof of ancestry from a tribe or tribes known as Plateau Salishan, Sahaptian, or Kootenai.

Enrolled members of the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs who are of Sahaptian descent are also eligible to apply with documentation verifying their Sahaptian ancestry.

High school applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75, while transfer and current WSU student applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5. Graduate student applicants must have been accepted to graduate school.

Preference will be given to students pursuing undergraduate degrees and to students pursuing a field of study within the College of Liberal Arts. Financial need, academic performance, and essay statement will determine selection.

The Office of the Tribal Liaison

The Tribal Liaison provides support for the Native American Advisory Board to the President, promoting the relationship between tribes and the university and facilitating implementation of recommendations from the board. Outreach and recruitment activities for Native students and communities are also coordinated through the Tribal Liaison Office. This site contains resources for current and prospective students, and information on the Native American Advisory Board and the signed Memorandum of Understanding that WSU has with area tribes. www.tribal-liaison.wsu.edu

Incoming Student Scholarship Programs
Freshman: Resident AwardsFreshman: Non-Resident AwardsTransfer: Resident AwardsTransfer: Non-Resident Awards
University Achievement Award (UAA) Cougar Academic Award (CAA) Academic Achievement/Diversity Scholarship (AADS) Academic Achievement/ Diversity Scholarship
Regents Scholars National Merit Future Cougars of Color  
National Merit Glenn Terrell Presidential Transfer Achievement Award (TAA)  
Glenn Terrell Presidential    
Academic Achievement/Diversity Scholarship (AADS)      
Future Cougars of Color (FCOC)      
Regents Scholars Program

The Washington State University Regents Scholars is a premier scholarship program for freshmen Washington students. To be eligible for this award, a student must be nominated by a high school educator or a Native American tribal leader. All qualified nominees who complete the admissions and scholarship process will receive a $4,000 scholarship for four years. The top 10 students will receive full tuition and mandatory fees paid for four years. For more information about this WSU scholarship, please visit our Regents Scholars Program site.

National Merit Scholarships

If you have been identified by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as a semifinalist, you may eligible to receive full tuition for up to four years of undergraduate studies at Washington State University.

  • For Washington residents, this award is valued at more than $45,000 total (based on current in-state tuition rates for 2014-2015.)* This is a fall and spring award, and does not cover summer session.
  • For students outside the state of Washington, the award value is approximately $95,000 total (based on current non-resident tuition rates for 2014-2015).* This is a fall and spring award, and does not cover summer session.

To qualify for this award, you must:

  • Be identified as a semifinalist by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Contact Scholarship Services to notify us of your semifinalist status.*
  • have a complete admission application by the January 31 priority application date, and enroll as a freshman at the Pullman campus.
  • Enroll at WSU in the fall semester following your high school graduation.

*This scholarship could be the first of many scholarships that you benefit from. However, the National Merit Scholarship cannot be combined with a Regents Scholar award, the University Achievement Award, or the Cougar Academic Award at WSU.

Please note:

  • Tuition awards valid for up to 18 credit hours per semester
  • Recipients of a National Merit Corporate Sponsored award will receive the amount provided by that award.
  • Students admitted into the Pharmacy and Veterinary medicine professional programs, and transfer students, are not eligible for this award or for renewal.

To confirm that you qualify or to ask questions about this program, please contact Heather Morgan at (509) 335-7126 or by email.

All - Washington Academic Team

Each year, Washington State University will award scholarships to ten All-Washington Academic Team members who transfer to any of the university’s campuses. The $1,000 scholarships are non-renewable. If more than ten team members enroll in WSU, the university will determine who receives the scholarships.

WSU encourages interested team members to notify Student Financial Services as soon as possible by contacting scholarships@wsu.edu or (509) 335-9711.

Graduate School Scholarship Opportunities

The Graduate School has several scholarship opportunities available. Please visit the following site for more information about Graduate School scholarships and other financial aid opportunites:

Athletic Scholarships

For information on athletic scholarships, please see our Athletic Financial Aid section.

Urban Campus Scholarships

The Washington State University Online Program, along with the Spokane, Tri-Cities and Vancouver campuses, offer scholarship opportunities, also. Urban Campus students can complete the Academic Scholarship Application, in addition to any supplemental applications that each campus may have. Please visit the following links for more information on their applications and procedures:

Global Learning Scholarships

The Office of International Programs Global Learning Department (formerly Education Abroad) offers scholarships specifically for WSU students participating in education abroad programs, as well as provides resources for departmental, national, and international scholarship opportunities for education abroad experiences. Early research is encouraged. Some scholarships have deadlines that can be more than a year in advance of the program start date.  


For more information, please visit the Office of International Programs site.


International Programs Scholarships

The Office of International Programs offers scholarship assistance to both incoming and current international students. For more information on their application process, please visit the International Programs scholarship site.

Private donors are an important factor in helping students obtain scholarships to fund their education, and may be obtained through a variety of sources. We strongly encourage all students to research and apply for "outside" scholarships. These scholarships generally have rotating deadlines and are available throughout the year.

If you do receive a scholarship check direct from an outside donor, send the donor a Scholarship Designation Form to complete and return to WSU University Receivables/Student Accounts at P.O. Box 641039 Pullman, WA 99164-1039. Donors should be encouraged to complete and send this form with a student's check when forwarding scholarship monies to WSU.

We recommend that you visit our Private Donor Listing as well as the following free scholarship searches on a regular basis as they will change due to ongoing deadlines. The following sites are meant to provide you with a starting place in your search for private scholarships.

WSU's Private Donor Listing

Many scholarship providers send us information to pass along to our students. These scholarships tend to be focused on scholarship providers who are from our region, or who are interested specifically in providing funds to WSU students. Click HERE to view the complete private donor listing. 

State Scholarships

The Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) administers state scholarship programs such as the College Bound Scholarship, Washington Scholars, Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) and the Future Teachers Conditional Scholarship and Loan Repayment programs. For additional information on these and other state programs, and how to apply, please visit the HECB site at www.hecb.wa.gov.

If you are already a recipient of the:

  • College Bound Scholarship - additional information may be found here.
  • Washington Scholars - contact Alan Shipman to coordinate receipt of your award.
  • Washington Award for Vocational Excellence (WAVE) - contact Alan Shipman to coordinate receipt of your award.
  • Future Teacher Conditional Scholarship - contact Heather Morgan to coordinate receipt of your award.

College Success Foundation

The College Success Foundation assists underserved, low-income students with financial support, tools and additional resources through scholarship programs, such as Governor's Scholarship and Leadership 1000. Visit their site, at www.collegesuccessfoundation.org, for more information.

Gates Millennium Scholars

The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program selects 1000 outstanding minority students, across the nation each year to receive a good-through-graduation scholarship. Awards are granted to African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need. For additional information, please visit www.gmsp.org. If you are a current GMS student that needs assistance, please contact Alan Jones at (509) 335-2408 or alan.jones@wsu.edu.


Scholarship Information Websites Searches

Here is a list of web sites that we have found useful. Lending institutions sponsor some of these sites, so you may receive promotional mailings about educational loan opportunities after you conduct your scholarship search. You can find many more similar sites by doing an internet search on the term " free scholarship search".

You can also search the internet directly for scholarships. Using your favorite search engine (such as Google), enter specific search terms. Think about your field of study and who you are. For example: "foundation scholarship music performance" or "scholarship single parent academic."


The Washington Scholarship Coalition, comprised of public and private organizations, announces the launch of theWashBoard.org, making it easier for Washington students to efficiently find and apply for relevant scholarships. Free of cost for both students and providers, theWashBoard.org acts as a clearinghouse with verified scholarship information and matches those seeking scholarship support with those looking to provide it.


This site is sponsored by Sallie Mae and provides a comprehensive source of financial aid resources for college including a free scholarship search.


Along with many other types of college related information (this is the company that administers the SAT) there is a free scholarship search available.


The Mach25 database features a large, easy to use database.


College Planning Network is a Washington State-based organization serving the Pacific Northwest. The “Guide Online” is their free scholarship search.


This free scholarship search and college planning website specializes but is not limited to minority scholarship opportunities. Scholarships can be sorted by the state of Washington and by major. Most minority scholarships available on the internet are represented on this website including these ethnic groups: Asian, African-American, Women, Native American, Non-Traditional and Hispanic.


This site features general scholarship information, as well as the FastWeb Scholarship Search.


This site features scholarship listings and the free e-book, “Scholarship Search Secrets”


SuperCollege is a publisher of college planning books. Their site offers a number of services including a free scholarship search.


With Raise, anyone can earn money for college starting in 9th grade based on their achievements in school and life. They call these awards "micro-scholarships", and you can earn them for the things you may already be doing, like getting good grades, doing community service, or even playing sports.


This carefully researched list contains 52 pages of up-to-date information about scholarships available for students that don't contain criteria regarding U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency, as well as advice and tips for writing winning scholarship applications.


Additional Scholarship Search Information

Never pay for a scholarship search! No matter what some sites may say, all of the information they have is available for free. Organizations that would charge a fee for this information - or charge a fee to apply for a scholarship - are very likely scams and should be avoided. All of the sites we have listed under “Scholarship Information Websites” are free.

Take a look at several of these sites to see which ones might work best for you. They don't necessarily all have the same information. And some of them may be specialized for particular types of students.

For the best results, treat your search for scholarship funding like a small part-time job. A good strategy is to have a scheduled weekly time to check in with your favorite scholarship web sites and to work on scholarship applications. Keep this up year-round for as long as you're a student. You'll find the right scholarships to apply for and never miss a deadline.


How do I get scholarships at WSU?

This page is your best resource for information on different avenues for applying for scholarships, including the completion of the Scholarship Application.

Do I have to be admitted to WSU before I can apply for scholarships?

No. If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, you can complete your scholarship application at the same time that you complete your admission application. In fact, it is strongly recommended that you do so!

When will I know if I received a WSU scholarship?

Scholarship awarding begins in the fall, once the Scholarship Application becomes available. After the January 31st deadline, much of the awarding process will happen between February and August. However, we will continue to award scholarships throughout the academic year. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be notified by post mail.

How do I apply for scholarships available through my college and/or department?

While many use the WSU Scholarship Application to select their recipients, we recommend contacting your academic area of interest to inquire about their specific process, which may include additional applications or deadlines. You do not necessarily have to be certified into a specific major to receive a scholarship from the college or department. For assistance in locating your academic area of interest, please view this list of fields of study.

Do I need to re-apply each year for scholarships?

Yes! You need to complete the Scholarship Application every year that you attend WSU. You may or may not have to re-apply each for specific scholarships that you’ve been awarded. Please contact our office for specific information on your scholarships. You can email us at scholarships@wsu.edu.

Do I need to complete a FAFSA to be eligible for scholarships?

Although it is not required for you to complete the FAFSA to qualify for scholarships, you may not be considered for certain need-based scholarships covered by the Scholarship Application without completing the FAFSA, also.

Is WSU a part of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program?

Yes. The Cougar Academic Award is offered to incoming freshmen from outside the state of Washington. This award is offered at a $4,000 and $9,000 levels. The $9,000 level serves as WSU’s Western Undergraduate Exchange scholarship. For specific information on program requirements, please visit this page.

If I receive a scholarship, will it change my financial aid?

If you receive a scholarship award, an adjustment in need-based aid will be required only if the amount of your scholarship exceeds your Cost-of-Attendance or your calculated need. Self-help (such as loans and Federal Work-Study) will always be reduced first, before any adjustment to the grant portion of your award is made.

Can I use my scholarship while I’m participating in a Study Abroad program?

Most scholarships can be used while you are studying abroad, but you need to contact Scholarship Services for specific information before you go abroad. Please call (509-335-9711) or stop by our office (380 Lighty Student Services) for more information.

I am a current scholarship recipient – what requirements do I need to meet to renew my scholarship?

Your original award letter will let you know what requirements you need to meet. Unless you are notified directly from Scholarship Services, you must meet all the criteria as it is outlined in your award letter. If you do not have a copy of your original award letter, please contact our office for specifics.

If I'm accepted into the Pharmacy or Veterinary Medicine professional programs, can I use my scholarship?

Many of the centrally-awarded university scholarships cannot be used while you are attending a professional program, but please contact the Student Financial Services office (509-335-9711), for more information. However, Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine do have their own scholarships that you can apply for once you have entered the program. You should visit the program's website or contact their Student Services office for information on these scholarships.

Private/Outside Donor

My scholarship donor needs proof that I’m enrolled at WSU, how do I get that?

You can directly download an Enrollment Verification Form from the Office of the Registrar’s website.

My scholarship donor needs to mail my scholarship check to the university. What address do they send it to?

Checks can be made out to Washington State University, and mailed to University Receivables, PO Box 641039, Pullman, WA 99164-1039.

What information should my private donor include with their scholarship check?

This Scholarship Designation Form should be sent by donors with your scholarship check, to the WSU University Receivables Office. It includes specific information that will assist us in releasing funds in a timely manner.


How many Regents scholarships do you award each year to incoming freshmen?

The number of Regents Scholar recipients varies year to year. Generally, there are about 250 Regents Scholars and 10 Distinguished Scholars awarded each academic year. Please note that high school seniors must be nominated by their school or tribe in order to be eligible for this scholarship.

If I receive other institution or outside scholarships in addition to the Regents, can I use my Regents Scholarship to cover WSU room and board?

Yes, the Regents Scholarship can be used for room and board in most situations. However, the Regents cannot be combined with the University Achievement Award or a National Merit Scholarship Award. It's best to email or call Scholarships Services to discuss your individual situation if needed. Please also remember to notify Scholarship Services of any outside scholarships you receive during the academic year.

Can I use my Regents or Distinguished Regents Scholarship while I'm studying abroad?

Yes, your Regents Scholarship (both Regents and Distinguished Scholar levels) may be used while studying abroad. However, if your Regents Scholarship includes "Room" as one of the items covered in the scholarship, this amount will be not be included while abroad. All Regents Scholarship funds will disburse on the first day of class or 10 days prior to your program start date whichever is later.

For more frequently asked questions about Regents, click here


National Merit Scholarship

If a NM Scholarship recipient takes more than 18 credits will the extra tuition charges be covered?

No, the NM Scholarship covers tuition up to 18 credits. Any tuition charges for over 18 credits are the responsibility of the student.

Will NM Scholarship pay for mandatory fees?

No, the NM Scholarship covers tuition only (up to 18 credits).

Is the NM Scholarship available for study abroad?

The NM Scholarship can only be applied if the student is participating in a program where they will be paying tuition directly to WSU. In that case, the NM Scholarship is for the cost of WSU tuition (up to 18 credits).

Can a Washington resident receive the University

Achievement Award (UAA) and/or Regents Scholars award AND the National Merit Scholarship?

No, the National Merit Scholarship cannot be awarded in combination with UAA and/or Regents Scholars award.

Can a non-resident receive the Cougar Academic Award (CAA) AND the National Merit Scholarship?

No, the National Merit Scholarship cannot be awarded in combination with the Cougar Academic Award.

I am an entering freshman with the National Merit Scholarship for full tuition. Do I have to pay the $200 tuition deposit?

No, you do not need to pay the $200 deposit, but you do have to confirm your admission by contacting Heather Morgan at 509-335-7126 or by email.


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