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Program Cost

Orientation Fees


Student Matriculation Fee: $250
This one-time fee can be paid immediately upon registration for orientation programs, or you can have it charged to your student account, and it can be paid along with tuition at the beginning of your first semester.

Limited New Coug Orientation (NCO) fee waivers are available for students who are in financial need and are fully eligible for the federal Pell Grant. Students, please contact with your request including your full legal name and WSU ID number. PLEASE NOTE: that your request is not a guarantee. New Student Programs will determine if a student receives an NCO fee waiver according to available funds and Pell eligibility.

  • Fall Tuition Due: Monday, August 22, 2022

The matriculation fee covers services and programs for new students, including orientation/registration programs and Week of Welcome activities. Also included during each orientation program are meals, giveaway items (such as T-shirts and Coug swag), and parking permits for the duration of the program.

Paying with Financial Aid

To ensure that the matriculation fee will be automatically covered by your financial aid funds, authorize financial aid to pay all charges in your myWSU account.

How to Authorize Financial Aid Coverage of Charges:

  1. Click “Financial Account”.
  2. Click “Account Services” drop-down menu.
  3. Click “View Student Permissions”.
  4. Select “Grant Permissions”.
  5. Read the student permissions agreement.
  6. Click “Next”.
  7. Check “Yes, I have read the agreement”.
  8. Click “Submit”.

Family & Supporter Orientation fees cannot be billed to the student account. They must be paid no later than the time of the student’s orientation program.

Families & Supporters Fee(s)

Family & Supporter Fee: 

  • Age 13+ – $140
  • Age 6-12 – $70
  • Age 0-5 – No Cost
  • Registration will open in April 2022 for Family & Supporter Orientation (FSO). FSO will run concurrently with student NCO.

This fee covers university publications received from the program, workshop presentations, staffing, and other program costs. More information to come!

Refunds and Cancellations


  • You must call to cancel your reservation at least 5 business days before the orientation program you were registered for.


  • If you call to cancel after the 5 business day deadline. A $70.00 administrative fee will be assessed against your refund total.


  • Will be granted if you do not call to cancel your reservation or if you cancel the day the program starts. 
  • Will be granted if you participate in the program and then decide to not attend WSU.