New Students

Welcome to Western!

We encourage all students to submit a financial aid application (FAFSA) to determine eligibility.  For state residents ineligible to submit the FAFSA, they may submit the WASFA.

Please review the details that will be helpful in understanding your financial aid offer.

As you review your financial aid offer, please contact us if you have any questions!

Student Portals

Admitted Students

As an admitted (but not confirmed) student, you will receive an email from Admissions to access your Student Portal. You may view Admissions scholarships and financial aid status in this portal. Once you confirm, you will be able to access the Web4U student portal with your Universal Account. Email notifications will be sent to the email you provided on your application for admission unless you have since updated your email address through Undergraduate Admissions or Graduate School. For assistance with login or password, contact Admissions at admit@wwu.edu or 360.650.3440.

Confirmed Students

Access the Web4U student portal with your Universal Password. You may view Admissions scholarships and financial aid status and aid offers. Once you have confirmed, all future financial aid information will be sent to your official WWU email. For assistance with login or passwords contact ATUS at admit@wwu.edu or 360.650.3333.

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Applications

All students are encouraged to submit an application for financial aid using a FAFSA or a WASFA for WA State residents who are ineligible to file a FAFSA.

The application is used to determine eligibility for federal and state financial aid (if a WA State resident).  You can learn more about aid types offered through these applications.

Additional Borrowing Options

Families may find that scholarships, grants or Work Study are not adequate to fund a student's educational expenses.  Additional options are listed below for consideration.

Additional Resources for New Families

Financial Aid, Payments & Housing Webinar Recordings

If you are unable to attend our webinars hosted over the summer, you may wish to listen in on the Financial Aid, Payments and Housing webinar recordings about how to successfully navigate a successful first year at WWU.

New Student Services & Family Outreach

New Student Services and Family Outreach supports students and families to the WWU community from academic advising and registration through special events and Fall Family Weekend.  

Financial Aid Checklist

We suggest using the Financial Aid Checklist to navigate through important steps and to become familiar with important dates and deadlines.

Housing & Meals

If you are interested in living on campus or even enrolling in a commuter's meal plan, the On-Campus Housing page will walk you through all of the necessary details.  

Explore the buildings, housing communities and dining options.

WWU's Off Campus Living site is a great resource for learning the basics of renting and includes resources for finding off campus living options.

Financial Aid Estimation Resources

Students who have not yet received an estimate aid offer may wish to review some of the 2024-2025 Financial Aid Estimation Resources to assist with estimating certain types of federal or state financial aid based on processed FAFSA data.

Work Options for Students