Collaborating with Cougar Country

Washington State University students and alumni benefit from an ongoing BECU partnership, enjoying an enhanced educational experience and perks that benefit the students, faculty, staff and alumni alike.

Budgeting Life Lessons 

BECU is a proud sponsor of Cougar Money Matters. The program offers a matched savings program and emergency aid to students in financial crisis. Additionally, BECU supports the Carson College of Business and its coursework helping students learn how to budget for college and beyond. Student-athletes also benefit from BECU's program: We partnered with WSU Athletics to ensure all Cougar athletes have an opportunity to attend these real-world money management classes.

BECU Scholars: Washington State University Scholarships

BECU  annually provides $2,000 scholarships to 20 (or more) WSU sophomores, juniors and seniors who have demonstrably overcome challenges to attend college or are at risk of non-completion due to financial or other life challenges.

Entrepreneurial Spirit

BECU is the official FinTech Sponsor of the Carson College of Business' Business Plan Competition,  an opportunity to practice entrepreneurship in a real-world setting. WSU student-participants receive mentoring, valuable networking, and a chance to win prize money as they build momentum to launch their venture.

Cougs for Life

Week of Welcome (WOW):  BECU is proud to sponsor signature events welcoming students back to the Pullman campus each fall, including Convocation, Move-In Day, and an All-Campus Picnic.  

Moms and Dads of the Year: BECU is also thrilled to support WSU's annual competition to recognize outstanding parents of WSU students. Each fall and spring, students nominate parents for their love and support. BECU executives are on hand at each celebration to announce the award winners. There is rarely a dry eye in the room! 

WSUAA  Partnership: Washington State University Alumni Association members enjoy perks such as free financial education and WSU viewing parties. What's more, all WSUAA members are eligible to be part of BECU, no matter where they live in the United States. Plus, we make nationwide access easy, offering more than 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide. Discover additional perks of credit union membership and join for free*.

*Member Share savings, Member Advantage savings, or Early Saver account required to establish membership; not everyone will qualify.