Scholarships and financial aid

University resources

New to Wayne State? Many scholarship opportunities exist. Submit your WSU admissions application by the scholarship deadlines to be eligible, and visit our Records and Registration Office for tuition and fee information. Representatives in the financial aid and scholarships offices are on hand assist you in finding ways to finance your education. Learn about university grants, loans, scholarship and work study opportunities, and apply for financial aid. The University also offers WSU Alumni Scholarships and Private Scholarships.


College of Engineering resources and scholarships

The College of Engineering has been a place of opportunity for thousands of men and women in the last 80 years—regardless and sometimes in spite of life's circumstances. We have a rich tradition of welcoming students from every walk of life. 

Today's students are no different. Our highest priority is to ensure each one of them receives the benefit of a Wayne State engineering and computer science education regardless of financial need. Scholarships empower our students to focus on what's most important: the future.

The College of Engineering is fortunate to have a community of alumni and donors that help support deserving students with additional scholarships. Most of these scholarships are targeted at students who have completed at least one term as an engineering student and demonstrate a combination of academic achievement, leadership and financial need. Although financial need is not required for all college scholarships, applicants are required to have a current FAFSA on file with the university financial aid office. Students falling under a special circumstances category prohibiting them from filing a FAFSA are still able to apply for scholarships.

The application for the 17-18 academic year is closed!  Deadline to submit: 8am March 20, 2017.   


For Graduate Students

M.S. recruiting scholarships are extended during the admissions cycle. Your application to the program is your application to any of these funds. These recruiting scholarships are not awarded every year.

Current students have opportunities to apply for scholarships and travel grants either through the College of Engineering, the Graduate School, or outside organizations. Email announcements are sent to graduate students about other scholarships as well as posted to the Graduate Programs Office webpage.