Make Waves

The world can't wait.
Lead the change.

Get ready to collaborate with faculty who are equal parts expert and mentor, have real conversations, make lasting connections, and develop innovative solutions to problems that matter. We bring together those who want to change the world, with the people who are changing it.

Western is where, together, we can Make Waves.

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From the classics to majors you get to design yourself, no matter which of our 175+ majors you choose from, your grit, smarts and heart will be supported by faculty who are equal parts teacher, scholar, and mentor.

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Financial Aid

Western Washington University Helps Students Afford the Cost of College

At Western, there are a number of resources available to you and your family to help with college expenses. Through the Washington College Grant, more families will be eligible for state aid. Completing the FAFSA is the first step to accessing these funds.


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Western's FAFSA code: 003802

Financial Aid Counselors

Our Financial Aid Counselors are here to help you navigate the process of learning about different financial aid packages and applying.  Let us help you.


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Find out everything about our deadlines, how to apply to Western, first-year scholarships, and how your running start classes and AP, IB, and other exams will be counted toward college credit.

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Find what floats your goat

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We throw pool parties for salmon

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Our Noise Policy: Make a lot of it