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.


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.


Apply as soon as possible.

  • Washington State Need Grant state funding is limited.
  • Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as October 1, prior to the academic period.

Scholarships are awarded for academic excellence, student leadership, and other accomplishments. They do not have to be repaid. Start by checking out these two sources:


Your scholarships and grants from WWU may total more than your state grant. We offer:

  • 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

Your total cost of attendance is made up of many factors, including room and board, which is lower at WWU than most comparable private colleges.


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 the tips you'll learn in the video above.


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.


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.


WWU has high retention rates. We want you to know why students choose WWU and stay. Visit our campus where you can meet with professors, tour campus, learn about student employment, sit in on a class, and talk with a financial aid counselor. We’ll even help pay for your travel costs.


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: