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March 1

Fall Transfer Application Deadline

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Apply for Financial Aid

If you haven’t done so already, submit the FAFSA or WASFA* to apply for financial aid. While Western’s priority deadline is January 31, it’s never too late to apply! Western’s school code for the FAFSA is 003802.

*Washington state residents ineligible to complete the FAFSA due to immigration status may apply for state financial aid by completing the WASFA.

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Students receive a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences before choosing from our 175+ academic programs. So whether you know exactly which major you want to pursue or have no idea, you’ll have time to explore your options—or you can design one yourself.


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Visit Campus

There is no better way to get a feel for Western than by walking our brick-lined paths, enjoying views of Bellingham Bay and catching a glimpse of our students in action. Come for a visit to see why students love to call this place home!


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Tuition and Aid

We understand that paying for a college education is a big investment and are committed to keeping tuition low and academic quality high.


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Fewer students are taking out loans

53% of 2018 bachelor’s recipients incurred educational debt, compared with the national average of 69%.

Western's average student debt is lower

Of those with debt, Western’s average student loan debt was $22,466, compared with a national average of $29,800.

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Home sweet home

Bellingham, Washington sits perfectly between a sheltered bay opening up to the spectacular San Juan islands and Mount Baker, the crown-jewel of the Northern Cascades. With Seattle and Vancouver both a short drive away, it’s the ideal place to study, work, recreate, and relax.


Explore Bellingham

7 BoltBus routes to other PNW cities
180 wooded acres right next to campus at Sehome Arboretum
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Find your Community

Western students work hard, play hard, and create their own community. With 200+ student-run clubs and organizations and 9 residential communities, it’s easy to find your squad, get involved, and feel at home. And with 13 NCAA Division II sports and 23 club sports to choose from, there are many ways to get active or cheer on your fellow Vikings.


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