Welcome to the Cougar family!
We are so happy to your student has decided to attend WSU. You and your student are joining a vibrant community of hundreds of international students on campus and a network of over 200,000 passionate Cougs around the globe.
We know that supporting your student from a distance can be difficult. Our International Programs office has information and resources you and your student can use to make the most of their Coug experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will my student maintain their immigration status?
International Student Services can help your student obtain the documents they need to study at WSU and maintain their student status.
What's the best way to make tuition and fee payments?
All payments are handled through the Bursar’s Office. You can find information on making payments on their website.
What types of financial aid is my student eligible for?
International students are automatically considered for scholarships on admission to WSU. For more information, visit the Student Financial Services website.
Where will my student live?
If your student is a first-year student, they will live in a residence hall. Undergraduate students in their second year and above can choose to live in residence halls, campus apartments, or off-campus housing; graduate students can live in campus apartments or off-campus housing.
What are the dining options?
Dining Services has a variety of options around campus – dining halls, coffee shops, restaurants, and markets – and there are several independent restaurant operators in the CUB. Each location offers a variety of options to suit every taste and dietary need. Pullman also offers a variety of restaurants, many of which are within walking distance of campus.
Please note that first-year students living in the residence halls are required to purchase a Resident Meal Plan. Find out more on the dining website.
How will my student make friends?
The International Center offers events and programs to help students make connections. It’s also a great space to hang out in, and many students find that they make friends with other international and domestic students by spending time in the center.
We encourage all students to check out the 350+ registered student organizations on campus to find Cougs with similar interests, try an intramural or sport club, look into Greek life, and visit the student cultural centers in the CUB.