Join us. Life at WWU centers around faith, learning, community, and exploring the legendary Pacific Northwest. WWU prepares you for more than a career.

  • It makes you part of the WWU family—for life.
  • It encourages a life of service.
  • It fosters faith.
  • It shapes character.

Keep reading to learn how to make this experience happen for you.


Want to know more about how to apply for financial aid? Are you planning to apply for scholarships, grants, or need-based aid? This live presentation will cover the process of applying for financial aid, finding student employment, and other resources on how to pay for college.


WWU offers a generous and wide-ranging scholarship program. And, by starting at WWU as a freshman, you could be eligible for about $50,000 more in aid than if you start elsewhere. Best of all, many are renewable yearly if you keep your grades up and they do not have to be repaid.


Why are some students able to cut the costs of their college education? Because they've figured out that they're in the driver's seat, and that by being savvy, they can make decisions that will save them money. Did you know, for example, that taking larger class loads can save as much as 1-1/2 quarters of tuition over four years? That's just one of 25 ways to reduce college costs and minimize student loan debt.


The combination of Washington state’s high minimum wage and WWU’s robust student employment program means that you could earn up to $8,000 a year working part-time during the school year and full-time during the summer.


WWU offers an impressive selection of grants—in addition to our scholarships and many other sources of grants.

  • Up to $15,000 WWU need-based grant (even parents whose annual income is over $100,000 may be eligible)
  • $2,000 Out-of-Area Grant
  • North Pacific Union Conference (NPUC) grant
  • Up to $2,000 church match grant
  • And more

Apply as soon as possible, as some funding is limited.


Loans can make financial sense when investing in a college education. Even at that, WWU urges students to minimize loans, pay attention to the interest rates and terms, and make sure they are appropriately sized for their potential income.

  • The number of WWU students who graduate debt-free is on the rise and is currently at 35 percent.

  • The average loan indebtedness for WWU graduates is $33,175; The average loan indebtedness nationally for all graduates is $39,400.


Thinking of taking a detour through community college? Starting at community college may not save you money. With our freshman scholarship program, you could save $4,000 by attending WWU all four years.


What next? That depends. Which of these is you?

I'm just considering WWU. Learn how financial aid can make a WWU education possible at Or call our admissions office: (800) 541-8900.

I got accepted but have not received a financial aid award. Provide all your information so we can process your award. See the steps at Students who apply before April 30 may receive slightly larger aid packages.

I already received my financial aid award. Pay your enrollment fee by April 30 and get a $100 refund after classes start. Use your myWWU ID to log in at


A WWU Christian education is a great investment—perhaps the most important one you’ll make. We’re here to guide you through the process and help you every step of the way:


25 Ways to Reduce Costs & Minimize Student Loan Debt


A Word About Loans

It’s always best to consider loans only after you’ve done all you can to keep your expenses down.

If you keep your loan payments at a level you can handle based on your expected income, loans can be a sensible way to help fund an education. But as with any financial decision, you should always be well informed and cautious before taking on any debt.

The average student loan debt for our graduating seniors is consistently less than the national average. In addition, WWU’s low loan default rates show our students are able to manage their loan payments.