Begin your voyage with the Coug Compass
When it comes to financing your education, we understand the journey can sometimes feel like you’re sailing into rough seas. That’s why we created Coug Compass. It will help you chart your course, navigate through rough water, and make sure you’re headed in the right direction.
The points around the Compass will lead you to treasure troves of valuable resources that will help you make informed decisions. But most importantly, you can discover your personalized 2014-15 financial aid estimate by clicking the blue button at the top.
Just as a compass can take you in different directions, your initial estimate can change depending on whether or not you have new information to share with us. If you have updated tax figures to report, need to provide additional documents, or your family’s financial circumstances have changed, please take action now.
We base your initial aid estimate on the information you provided in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you wish to update your FASFA or review your Student Aid Report (SAR), visit this site.
Before or after you have viewed your initial aid estimate, go to this website to see a breakdown of the costs associated with attending WSU. This will help you determine if you’re on track to meeting your financial needs.
Whether it’s providing opportunities to attend career fairs or offering career coaching, WSU’s Center for Career and Academic Advising offers a number of services to help support students and alumni in their chosen careers.
Being part of the Cougar family extends beyond your time at WSU. The WSU Alumni Association helps connect WSU graduates with Cougar-owned businesses and successful graduates. Visit the career support link at this website.
Many WSU students work while going to school. Check out the JobX website for position openings and sign-up to receive automated emails when preferred jobs become available.
WSU offers many scholarships to help students pay for school. To learn more about scholarship opportunities, deadlines, and how to apply, visit this website.
There are many scholarship opportunities available throughout the state of Washington. This website makes it easy for you to find them.
At the national level, many students seek scholarship and financial aid opportunities through Fastweb. A new feature can even match you with potential lenders.
As a WSU student, you have free access to SALT, an online financial education program tailored to meet your financial goals including managing your loans.
The National Student Loan Data System for Students offers a centralized location where students can view a history of all of their federal loans and grants, access a glossary of terms, and receive exit counseling.
Would you like to see an estimate of your federal loan payments or see an average payment for students like you? Utilize this U.S. Department of Education Repayment Estimator.
In partnership with American Student Assistance, WSU offers a free online resource that will increase your financial literacy and build money skills for life.
The U.S. Department of Education has two great websites that explain new and proposed changes to federal aid policies and programs, help you prepare for college, determine what aid you qualify for, and manage your loans.