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Office of the Dean of Students

Financial Insecurity Resources

Financial insecurity should not be a barrier to college success for Washington State University students. Resources are available across campus to help those experiencing difficulty with housing and other living costs.

Emergency Financial Resources

    • Student Emergency Funding is available for students experiencing financial emergencies related to housing, food, health care, and materials required for classes in the current online instruction environment. (This is not an exhaustive list.) These Emergency Funds are available thanks to generous donations from donors.
    • Dean of Students Financial Support
      The Office of the Dean of Students has financial resources to support students who need temporary assistance to complete their degree.
    • Emergency Short-Term Loans
      Loans through Student Financial Aid are available same day up to $500 maximum for books/rent/food.

Housing Insecurity

  • Residence Hall Hotel Space
    Temporary housing is available in WSU residence halls. Contact Housing & Residence Life at 509-335-4577.
  • Residence Hall Storage Space
    Several options exist that allow students to store their belongings in Pullman. Contact Housing & Residence Life at 509-335-4577.
  • Housing & Dining Financial Services
    Students experiencing financial difficulty, including those facing eviction, can discuss options by contacting Housing & Dining Financial Services at 509-335-8625.
  • On-Campus Showering Facilities
    Locker rooms and showering facilities in the University Recreation Student Recreation Center and Chinook Student Center are open to all undergraduate students during regular business hours. Graduate students can access these facilities with a membership.

Food/Clothing Insecurity

Resource Fairs and Events

  • ASWSU Housing Fair
    Presented by Cougar Choice Housing, this event is held each spring semester to showcase off-campus housing options. 
  • Financial Literacy Week - April
  • Poverty Awareness Week - November