Winter Session


Does Winter Session have advising holds?

No, there are no advising holds for Winter Session, but be sure to let your academic advisor know if you plan to take a Winter Session course.

What course materials will I need?

Information is available on the Winter Session Courses page. Select the More Info link listed with the course to view details about required course materials. If information is not yet listed, please check back.

Besides tuition, are there any other fees?

Courses may have media fees. Select the More Info link listed with the course you are interested in taking on the Winter Session Courses page. If information is not yet listed, please check back.

Where do I purchase required textbooks?

Students may order Winter Session textbooks online at (choose The Bookie Global Campus/Winter Session), or purchase them at The Bookie on the Pullman campus.

Online orders should be placed no later than the first week of December to allow adequate time for required materials to arrive before classes begin. If textbooks are required for readings before classes begin, students should adjust accordingly.

When is tuition due?

Winter Session tuition is due December 20.

Can WSU staff take courses using the tuition waiver?

No. Because these courses are self-sustaining, they would not be eligible for the tuition waiver.

What if I want to drop the course?

You can drop your Winter Session course and receive a full refund of tuition if you do so by Dec. 20. You have until Jan. 2 to withdraw from the course and receive a "W" on your transcript and no refund.

Can I use tuition waiver exemptions to cover the cost of Winter Session courses?

Winter Session course fees cannot be paid by tuition waiver exemptions as these courses are self-sustaining (not funded by state funds) and fully dependent on fees to cover the cost of instruction. Fee waivers authorized under RCW 28B.15.910 apply only to state supported courses.

Is participation in the Winter Session required to complete my degree?

Participation in a Winter Session course is not required. Rather, these courses are provided as an opportunity to decrease time to degree or enrich the educational experience.

Can I receive financial aid for Winter Session?

For financial aid purposes, Winter Session is considered part of fall semester. This means that WSU students may be eligible for loans (Stafford, PLUS or private) for Winter Session depending on the financial aid already awarded to them for the academic year.

Students can apply for loans by submitting a revision request for “special fees” to have a budget adjustment to increase their total cost of attendance. Once the revision request is processed students will be awarded any remaining eligibility in the form of Stafford or PLUS loans. If a student does not have any remaining eligibility in the form of Stafford or PLUS loans they have the option to seek a private loan to pay for Winter Session.Note: Students must be approved for a private loan by their lender at least 10 business days prior to the start of the session to ensure private loan funds are delivered to their account prior to the Winter Session tuition due date.

Contact the Office of Student Financial Services, 380 Lighty, 509-335-9711,, for more information.

Winter Session
Dec. 16, 2017 - Jan. 7, 2018

Registration Dates:
April 10 - Dec. 17, 2017

You can enroll in only one Winter Session course.

Register early. Access your online course as early as Nov. 3!

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