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/myFinances web portal to view your Financial Aid Dashboard. There you will need to accept or decline financial aid awards (such as loans or work-study) through the Award Offer tab. We encourage you to accept your aid at your earliest convenience. Our office will withdraw any unaccepted aid after a certain period of time. If your aid is withdrawn, you may request reinstatement of the award(s). However, reinstatement will be based on funds available at that time. Please note that most 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).

If you choose to accept Federal student loans or a Federal TEACH Grant, you have the right to cancel these awards up to 14 days after the awards have disbursed. We may not be able to honor cancellation requests made after the 14-day period, and cancelling awards may cause an increased balance owed to the University.

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 should contact the WSU Career Development Center at to learn what student positions are available, or visit the Handshake job portal at If you are hired in a work-study job, you will earn a bi-weekly paycheck 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 & Disbursement
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 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.