A student makes a plan to pay for college with a WSU financial aid counselor.

Receive Financial Aid Funds


Review Your Award Letter

Once you’ve submitted your FAFSA, watch and wait for a notification from the Financial Aid Office.

While you are waiting, be sure to apply for scholarships!

Your award letter will detail all the types of aid you are eligible for and the total amounts. The award letter is not a bill. Your tuition bill is a separate document that comes later.

It typically takes several weeks to process your FAFSA and draw up your award letter. You can view your award letter online in Student eServices and you’ll get an email in your WSU email account when it’s ready.

Learn more about how to read your award letter and take the next steps to figure out how you can pay for college.


Plan for When Funds are Disbursed

Financial aid disbursement basically means how funds are paid out to your student account.

Before any financial aid overage can be disbursed, you must have an accurate direct deposit authorization on record.

Learn more about financial aid disbursement.


Fall Semester 2018

Classes Begin: Aug. 27
Financial Aid Disbursement Starts: Sept. 7

Payment for fall semester classes is due by Aug. 31, unless WSU has received a valid 2018-2019 FAFSA by Aug. 31.


Spring Semester 2019

Classes Begin: Jan. 14
Financial Aid Disbursement Starts: Jan. 25

Payment for spring semester classes is due by Jan. 18, 2019, unless WSU has received a valid 2018-2019 FAFSA by Jan. 18.