One of the most important aspects of financial aid is developing an understanding of how the process works. Our office has created this timeline to assist you in developing that knowledge and to provide guidance in maximizing your aid eligibility. Please be aware, this timeline may not cover all student situations given our office processes financial aid year round.

We encourage students to monitor their financial aid closely through myWSU, respond to our requests for additional information quickly when asked, and ask questions when needed by contacting our office directly.

January - October 2016


1 4th and final Fall Housing payment due*
7 Priority registration for Spring 2017 begins
18 Deadline for students to withdraw from a course. Withdrawals DO NOT reduce tuition and/or the official hours of enrollment
21—25 Thanksgiving Vacation
28 Begin sending email notifications to all students regarding Verification for the 2017-18 academic year
30 Current Students: WSU's priority deadline for 2017-2018 FAFSA/WASFA submissions.


2 Last day to accept a loan for the Fall 2016 semester
  • Last day of instruction
  • Deadline to cancel enrollment from WSU
  • Last day to add a course with appropriate signatures
  • Last day to apply for a Fall 2016 Undergraduate/Professional degree or certificate
    • $75 Late Fee will be charged
12—16 Finals Week
Mid-December New Student (brand new Freshmen and Transfer students) 2017-18 Financial Aid Estimates available to view online
21 Final grades available through the "View My Grades" link on myWSU




Things to keep in mind ...

  • For any outstanding Housing balances, late fees will be applied to your student account approximately 3 days after each due date for that particular term (ex. payment due Sept. 1 and late fee applied Sept. 4
  • New loan borrowers will need to complete Entrance Loan Counseling AND sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) for Direct Loans or for Perkins, Nursing, or Health Professions Loans.
  • To turn in all forms for Student Financial Services by WSU's Priority Submission Deadline of May 15th. To see what documents you need to turn in, check your "To Do List" items in myWSU; and to turn them in, log into SubmitSFSDocs to complete and submit all required documentation.