Washington State University
Student Financial Services

WSU Financial Aid Estimator


Prospective and current WSU students may find the Financial Aid Estimator useful in estimating the amount of financial aid they may eligible to receive when paying for college. This tool provides approximate amounts and types of financial aid (including loans and grants) that a student may qualify for at Washington State University(WSU). Estimates provided are based on WSU's most recent financial aid packaging policies and costs that reflect your class standing, campus and academic program. This tool does not account for scholarships.

Important to Understand

The calculation result you receive is neither a guaranteed award package nor a commitment of aid by WSU. It is an estimate only for initial college planning purposes.

  • Actual student aid eligibility is determined through the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (www.fafsa.ed.gov). The FAFSA application is typically submitted by a prospective and current WSU student in January of the year prior to the start of classes. WSU's FAFSA priority submission deadline is February 15th, and WSU’s document submission deadline of May 15th. Meeting both these deadlines are important in being eligible for the most aid possible at WSU but were not considered in this estimate..
  • While this Estimator reflects Washington State University’s aid packaging practices and differs from other colleges', actual financial aid awards for admitted students are determined when the FAFSA is received and processed.
  • This estimate does not take into account untaxed income reported on the FAFSA or a student’s aggregate loan or Pell Grant limits.
  • Please be aware that scholarships will be considered part of a student's final award and will affect the amount of aid a student receives.
  • The accuracy of the information you provide and enter in the Estimator affects the accuracy of your end results received.
  • The information captured in the Estimator will not be utilized by Washington State University, stored on this web page or shared with any other entity. It is only for your benefit in evaluating college costs.

  • I am a resident of the state of Washington
    •  Yes

  • What is your family size?

  • How many family members are in college?

  • What campus do you plan to enroll at. (Student aid varies from campus to campus, along with the academic program a student pursues.)
    • Pullman     Spokane     Tri-Cities     Vancouver     WSU Online

  • Which degree are you pursuing?
    •  Undergrad
      • If an undergraduate then what year?
        •  Freshman         Sophomore         Junior         Senior
      • Are you a nursing student?
        •  Nursing
      • Are you eligible for the Washington State College Bound program?
        • Click here for more information.
           College Bound
    •  Graduate
      •  MBA
      •  Graduate Nursing (make sure you have checked either the Spokane or Tri-Cities/Vancouver campus)
      •  Executive MBA
    •  Vet Med/Pharmacy
      • Are you enrolled in the Pharmacy program?
        •  Pharmacy    Note: You must select the Spokane campus above
      • Are you enrolled in the Veterinary program.
        •  Veterinary    Note: You must select the year you are enrolled below
        • What year of the Veterinary program are you enrolled in?
          •  1st Year
          •  2nd Year
          •  3rd Year
          •  4th Year

  • What is your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)? Click here to calculate your EFC.

  • What was the dependency status used to determine the EFC above?
    •  Dependent
      • A dependent student is an undergraduate who is not married, is born before January 1, 1991, has no legal dependents, is not an orphan or ward of the court, nor a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. A student who must provide parent information on the FAFSA
      • To be classified as an independent student, a student must meet at least one of the following criteria: (a) be at least 24 years old by December 31 of the award year for which aid is sought; (b) be an orphan or be (or have been until the age of 18) a ward of the court; (c) be a veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States; (d) have legal dependents other than a spouse; (e) be a graduate or professional student; (f) be married; or (g) have an unusual circumstances that can be documented to a financial aid counselor.

  • Enter your parents' Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) or you and your spouse's AGI, if you are independent