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Washington State University

BECU Expands Partnership with WSU

Our expanded relationship with Washington State University will create new scholarship opportunities, provide a new financial awareness education platform, and support existing financial literacy efforts for WSU students.

The agreement will also give increased support to WSU's Cougar Money Matters program, an initiative provided by the university that helps students become prepared to manage their finances - both now and in the future.

Additionally, a minimum of 20 scholarships of $2,000 each will be awarded annually to WSU sophomores, juniors and seniors who have demonstrably overcome challenges to attend college.

"I want to express my deep appreciation to BECU on behalf of the entire WSU system," said WSU President Kirk Schulz. "Our students are the big winners in this agreement. We are thrilled to grow our partnership with BECU, a progressive organization that shares our vision for building a vibrant future for the state's residents."

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is BECU partnering with Washington State University (WSU)?

As a member-owned financial cooperative, BECU strives to improve the financial well-being of our members and their communities. WSU shares many of the same values, especially when it comes to helping students succeed in life.

What does the WSU partnership include?

BECU's expanded partnership with WSU includes:

  • Scholarships to support degree completion
  • A minimum of 20 annual scholarships worth $2,000 each
  • Carson College of Business Plan Competition
  • Sponsorship of the BECU FinTech award
  • Financial education
  • Campus activities, including Cougar Money Matters, Welcome Week, Student Orientation, Mom and Dad of the year, and more.

Will we offer a WSU debit or credit card?

We're working out some more sponsorship details. Members will be the first to know when we have more information on this question.

Will there be a BECU ATM at WSU?

Not yet. In the meantime, members can receive up to $6 a month in refunded fees when using an out-of-network ATM.*


*Refund of out-of-network ATM fees charged by the other financial institution on ATM withdrawals from a Member Advantage Savings, Member Advantage Checking or Member Advantage Money Market account. Refund will be made in to the Member Advantage account of withdrawal. Account must be open and still considered Member Advantage at time of refund. Refunds processed daily and may take up to three days due to cut-off and posting times.