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The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office helps you obtain funding for your higher education. Financial aid includes scholarships, grants, tuition waivers, work study and loans.

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    Undergraduate Need Based Waiver

    The Undergraduate Need Based Waiver is awarded automatically to undergraduate students who qualify, generally in amounts equivalent to the State Need Grant program.  If you are eligible for this program, it will appear on your award notice.   The FAFSA is the application form.  

    Non Resident Employee Spouse and Dependents

    The spouse and/or dependent children of new EWU employees relocating to Washington state may be eligible. Qualified students will pay the Washington resident tuition rate. Discounted tuition is available for one year while Washington residency is established. To be considered, contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office for more details. Verification of eligibility is required.

    Waivers may be granted to all categories of military veterans. Students must be Washington resident, full-time and pursuing their first undergraduate degree. The discount will reduce Washington resident tuition by approximately 50 percent. The waiver is limited to state supported courses, which means  it cannot be used for summer tuition, some online courses and the off campus programs (Bellevue, Clark, etc.).  Applications can be obtained by contacting the Veterans Resource Center and must be submitted annually.

    Veteran's Spouse and Dependents
    Waivers may be granted to the spouse and dependents of qualifying veterans . Students must be Washington resident, full or part-time and pursuing their first undergraduate degree. The waiver is for all tuition types and course fees, but does not cover any mandatory fees.  Applications can be obtained by contacting the Veterans Resource Center and must be submitted annually.

    Law Enforcement/Firefighter Dependents

    The dependent children of Washington law enforcement/firefighters who were totally and permanently disabled or who died in the line of duty may be eligible for discounted tuition. To be considered, contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office for more details.  Verification of eligibility is required.

    Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

    The WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) waiver is available to eligible undergraduate students from 14 participating western states (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, ND, OR, SD, UT, WY) and the Commonweath of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). WUE eligible students pay 150% of the Washington resident tuition rate at EWU. Additional details are available on Admissions Western Undergraduate Exchange page.



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    Financial Aid and Scholarships
    102 Sutton Hall
    Cheney, WA 99004

    phone: 509.359.2314
    fax: 509.359.4330

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