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Student Resources

Access to Student Records

CWU is covered under FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) and follows federal guidelines regarding access to student records. We are not allowed to give information concerning a student’s attendance or progress (even if the student is under 18 years of age).

Parents or guardians wishing to contact the university regarding a student’s conduct, academic, or financial information must have a Release of Information on file with that specific student. This release states that the student gives a specific individual permission to access certain information regarding his/her student records. Without a release of information on file, no university official can share any information with anyone other than the specific student.

Release of Information forms are obtained through the Dean of Student Success Office in Bouillon 204 or on the Student Success website under “Forms”.


Student Handbook

Click the link above to view the CWU College in the High School student handbook. This handbook details, a students' role, reposbilities, etc. 


MyCWU Account

You should have been sent a letter with your MyCWU username, CWU ID# and instructions to set up your account after signing up for your first class. If you have not received this information, please contact us at (509) 963-1351. Through your My CWU account, you are able to access many resources available to CWU students, such as your student email, making a payment, viewing your class schedule, accessing unofficial transcripts and requesting official transcripts. If you need assistance navigating MyCWU visit the CWU Service Desk for more information or call (509)963-2001.


Scholarship Resources

First-time freshmen, who partipated in CWU Cornerstone/College in the High School, or Running Start will be given a $500 tuition award, provided they earned a 3.00 cumulative GPA or higher in their CWU courses.


CWU Application Fee Waiver

Students that apply to CWU as a freshamn, and participated in Central's College in the High School/Cornerstone program, can have their $50 application fee waived.


Things for students to consider

By clicking the link above you will have access to 3 handouts that go over important things to consider while partipating the the CWU College in the High School program.


Brooks Library

The Brooks Library provides access to a myriad of academic resources, technological support, and staff who can help students with their studies.


Learning Commons

The Learning Commons provides tutoring and developmental education. Tutoring is available in a variety of formats, including the University Math Center, the University Writing Center,  and PALs (support for historically difficult courses). All students are welcome to avail themselves of any of these free tutoring services offered.


CWU Wildcat Shop

The CWU Wildcat Shop is where you can buy textbooks, supplies, electronics, CWU SWAG, clothing, etc. 


CWU Disability Services

While 504 and IEP plans do not transfer to CWU, the accomidations that you have with your school can be used while partipating in CWU College in the High School classes. CWU Disabilty sevices is still avaiable if you have any questions. 


CWU Athletics

As a CWU student you can attend athletic events. All you need is your CWU Connection Card and to pay the appropriate student fee for the event. 


CWU Career Services

Career Services emphasizes a holistic approach to career and life planning. We are committed to empowering individuals to enter the competitive and evolving global arena with confidence and competence. Our team-identified values, listed above, serve to guide us in this work.


Case Management Services

The primary role of Central Washington University Case Management Services is to coordinate follow-up care for students in crisis or for students with higher needs and to provide assessment and referral for students to appropriate resources and services. Case Management Services focus on connecting students with appropriate resources and support to minimize the impact of an incident or behaviors on the specific student, other students, and faculty/staff, in order to balance an individual’s needs with those of the surrounding community.


To make a payment

Bills are mailed out the first week or two of each month. A return envelope is included for check payment methods; please include either a copy of the invoice or your CWU ID # on the memo line with payment. If you do not have a return envelope mail your check to:


Central Washington University
Running Start MS 7431
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926


To make an online payment click here.


Payments can also be made on the CWU Ellensburg Campus in the Cashiers office (Barge Hall).


  *CWU does not accept payments over the phone.



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