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WSU launches Spanish language website — lost in translation no more

By Linda Weiford, WSU News        

PULLMAN, Wash. – Retail giant Amazon recently launched a Spanish language website. Meanwhile, the Latino pop song “Despacito” made history for being the most streamed track of all time. Two examples of the escalating visibility of Español in the 21st century. » More …

Financial aid manager recognized with state award

By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver

April-TovarVANCOUVER, Wash. – April Tovar, student financial services manager at Washington State University Vancouver, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Washington Financial Aid Association for extraordinary commitment over a sustained period of time. » More …

Student awarded financial assistance after earthquake

By Akinlana Sterling, International Programs

PaudelPULLMAN, Wash. – A Nepali doctoral student whose finances were threatened following spring earthquakes in his country is on track to complete his dissertation this fall thanks to private aid and Washington State University matching funds. » More …

April 10: Student financial communications marks anniversary

1-yearPULLMAN, Wash. – The Washington State University community is invited to a brief ceremony and refreshments to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the communications center in Student Financial Services at 2 p.m. Friday, April 10 in Lighty 380. » More …

Federal grant to support nurse practitioner students

By Alli Benjamin, College of Nursing

Cindy-FitzgeraldSPOKANE, Wash. – A nurse practitioner degree program at Washington State University will recruit six students from underrepresented groups through a new grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration. » More …

New WSU enrollment counselor assigned to Puget Sound region

Aubree Pham, WSU Enrollment Counseling


PULLMAN, WASH. – Aubree Pham has been named an assistant director of enrollment counseling at Washington State University.

Pham will be based out of Everett and her area of focus will be northwestern Washington including Bellingham, Everett and Mountlake Terrace. She also will make visits to community colleges such as Skagit Valley Community College, Edmonds Community College and Cascadia.

Prior to accepting her position at WSU, Pham served as a financial aid counselor at Seattle University, a financial aid coordinator at ITT Technical Institute, a financial services representative for Cascade Bank, … » More …

New financial aid customer service strategies working

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Students meet with WSU financial aid counselors during their scheduled appointments.



PULLMAN, Wash. – The scene outside the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships (OFAS) is vastly different from this time last year. There is no line.


“It really surprised me not so see a line,” said Washington State University freshman Shelby Eide, who said she heard horror stories about last year from her brother, a WSU senior.


The first couple of weeks of classes traditionally hit the OFAS staff hard as thousands of students converge to check on their … » More …