Financial Aid Offers

Once an award has been made, you will receive an email notification from the WSU Office of Financial Aid via your WSU email address. You will be directed to go online to your secure myWSU website to view the Financial Aid tab. There you will need to accept or decline financial aid awards (such as loans or work-study) through the Accept Award Offer tab. You will have 14 days from the date of the email to accept financial aid before it is canceled. If your aid is cancelled, you may request reinstatement of the award(s), however reinstatement will be based on funds available at that time. Please note that grant and scholarship awards are “auto-accepted” so you should only contact the Office of Financial Aid if you choose to decline the grant / scholarship award(s).

Financial aid (except for federal work-study) is typically disbursed one-half in the fall semester and one-half in the spring semester, unless otherwise noted on the award notification.

Federal Work-Study Offers
Under the federal work-study program students can work part-time to earn money to help pay for their education. However, if you plan to work, you must contact the WSU Career Development Center at to learn what student positions are available. If you are hired in a work-study job, you will earn a bi-weekly pay check based upon the number of hours you worked in the previous pay period. To view more information on the federal work-study program, visit

Eligibility & Disbursment
The WSU Office of Financial Aid is responsible for determining your financial aid eligibility. The WSU Accounts Receivable department (part of the WSU Office of Financial Operations and Business Technology) is responsible for the actual disbursement of financial aid (except work-study) to your student account as well as distribution of any excess financial aid back to you via direct deposit or paper check. For more information, view the Accounts Receivable website.