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Student Finances Resource Guide
The goal of the Cougar Money Management Program (CMMP) is to provide students with tool and resources to help them increase their financial knowledge and skills. The program provides workshops and access to a robust online financial literacy program to educate students and empower them to make informed financial decisions before, during and after their time at Washington State University.
The Office of the Dean of Students has some limited financial resources to support students who may be experiencing an emergency or unexpected financial hurdle or need financial assistance to complete their degree.
For many students, employment represents a major contribution toward financing their education. There are jobs available, both work-study and non work-study, ranging in pay, responsibility and time commitments. It is possible for students who do not receive financial aid due to ineligibility or other circumstances to successfully find employment and pay for many of their educational expenses by working and earning a paycheck. WSU is committed to ensuring that all students are aware of opportunities that may be available to them in reducing their total debt upon graduation. Steady employment is an excellent alternative to loans and our role is to aid in the connection between employers and students so students can finance some of their education expenses while also obtaining valuable work experience.
Student Accounts seeks to serve customers by providing accurate and meaningful information, financial services in a friendly, supportive environment, and provide services in the most efficient manner possible while seeking to improve the quality and quantity of our services. Student Accounts can provide support and assistance with the following:
- Tuition and fees charges
- Billing and student accounts
- Direct Deposit
Students seeking financial assistance to cover their educational expenses are encouraged to contact Student Financial Services (SFS) to learn more about the financial aid options available to them. SFS assists students with the following:
- Federal, state and institutional financial aid programs
- Determining eligibility for financial aid
- Short term emergency loan program
- Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA)
- Understanding their rights and responsibilities as financial aid recipients
- Providing financial aid information to current and prospective students in a timely manner
- Providing campus outreach through presentations and workshops
- Assistance with finding, understanding and applying for scholarships through WSU and other scholarship providers