Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition

Current tuition rates may be viewed by visiting the Student Business Office Tuition and Fee Schedule.

Graduate Scholarships/Other Funding Sources

Sandy Daffron Scholarship, John & Elizabeth Terrey Community College Scholarship and Ray Romine Memorial Scholarship 

There are three scholarships awarded specifically to AHE students each year who are eligible; they are the Sandy Daffron Scholarship (for single mothers), the John & Elizabeth Terrey Community College Scholarship and the Ray Romine Memorial Scholarship (tuition waiver students are not eligible for scholarships).  The application deadline for scholarships is April 1st each year. For more information about these and other graduate scholarships, refer to the Woodring College of Education Scholarship Webpage and select Graduate Students in the pull down menu.  

Graduate Tuition Fee Waiver Scholarship

The Graduate School offers a one time quarterly Graduate Tuition Fee Waiver Scholarship to an AHE financial aid student based on need.  The AHE faculty recommend students to receive the award based on financial circumstances, so inform the faculty of your situation.  The award can provide up to $1000 for one quarter to a new or continuing student. 

Graduate Assistantship Position

The Graduate School funds a half-time AHE Graduate Assistantship position that pays the student a quarterly stipend plus includes a partial tuition waiver.  The AHE Graduate Assistant works 10 hours per week (which is a half time assistantship position) for the academic year (fall, winter and spring quarters).  Each spring quarter (in May) an email is sent out to all program students from the AHE staff announcing the Graduate Assistantship position for the upcoming academic year with instructions on how to apply.  The new GA must attend Graduate School orientation the Monday before classes start in September.

AHE Graduate Workstudy Position

The Center for Student Employment/Financial Aid funds an AHE Graduate Workstudy position that pays $18 per hour.  The AHE Graduate Workstudy can work up to 19 hours per week for the academic year (fall, winter and spring quarters).  Each spring quarter (in May) an email is sent out to all program students from the AHE staff announcing the Graduate Workstudy position for the upcoming academic year with the criteria for eligibility to apply.

Ross Travel Award for Students

Funds are available to support travel for graduate students to present papers at professional meetings and conferences.  Maximum of $500 granted to any single applicant.  Four review cycles occur per year; deadlines are October 1, December 15, March 15, and May 15.  Refer to the application guidelines and submit a Ross Travel Application esign form.   

Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Forms are available from WWU's Student Financial Resources office, and on the web. To contact the Student Business Office, email or call (360) 650-3470. 

For financial aid purposes, full-time graduate student enrollment is a minimum of 8 credits, half-time is 4 credits and 5-7 credits is three quarters time.  The majority of AHE students are part-time students because they are balancing work, family, and other life activities with their graduate school work.

Western Washington University links for financial aid are as follows:

 

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