A not-so-crazy idea: Put your student in charge of your money
Photo by Jon Bergman/WWU
Cindi Gunderson wanted her daughter Samantha to learn how to manage money before heading off to college, so she handed her the family checkbook.
What Samantha learned about finances forever changed the way she thinks about money.
But did all the bills get paid?
Never give up: How to recover from 'academic probation'
Academic Advising counselor
Leah Keegahn helps students
recover from "low scholarship"
Students whose grades fall too far risk being dismissed from the university. It sounds serious, and it is. But staff in the Academic Advising Center offer help -- and hope.
Stay healthy at WWU
Does your student know where to find free cold packs? Or how to ask a doctor a (non-emergency) question in the middle of the night? Here's how.
Summer travel courses include Greece, Costa Rica, Kenya and Italy
WWU students will travel to
India again in summer 2010.
WWU students can travel the world this summer while studying environmental science, international business, art and more.
Start planning now.
Families join alums for WWU's big Back 2 Bellingham weekend
Back 2 Bellingham Alumni and Family Weekend May 14 to 16, formerly known as Showtime Family Weekend, will include dozens of events for students, families and alumni.
Kiplinger's: WWU is a 'best value'
“Western offers a top-quality education at an affordable cost due to our fine faculty and staff, whose exceptional efforts have created a supportive and collaborative learning environment,” says WWU President Bruce Shepard. “Western unlocks doors to brighter futures, which is even more critically important in the midst of this very difficult economy.” Read more.
Parents get the call to help fund critical services
You might get a
call from this guy
Each year, Western students call families to ask for donations to the WWU Foundation’s Parent Fund, which supports the Career Services Center as well as other important student services that aren’t covered by tuition and state support.
Find out how you can help.
Bellingham Business Forum to feature Alaska Airlines CEO
William S. Ayer
The Bellingham Business Forum, a WWU event to raise funds for student scholarships, will feature Alaska Airlines CEO William S. Ayer March 18.
Check out entries from our first-ever video scholarship contest
Nearly 40 incoming freshmen answered the question "Why Western?" with their own creative videos on YouTube. Find your favorite.
Summer youth programs are in the works
Western Washington University Youth Programs will again offer a diverse array of fun and educational summer programs for grades K-12, from June 21 through Aug. 20.
Find fun for your young Viking.
Help from families comes in all forms
There are many ways families can support Western. Here are a few you may not have thought of.