Students to receive $40 credit for Chinook fee

From staff reports

Because the Chinook Student Center did not open on schedule, WSU has decided to give a $40 credit to every student who paid the $98 mandatory membership fee.

The credit will be posted into students’ myWSU balances today, according to a news release from Mary Jo Gonzalez, vice president of student affairs.

If students waived the fee or if it was paid by a third party, the credit will go toward the third party or the waiver amount will be reduced, according to the release. If students have outstanding balances, the credit will go toward paying those.

The first floor of the Chinook Student Center opened on Feb. 20 and the ground floor opened on April 1, according to the credit’s FAQ site. The basement level isn’t expected to open until late April.

Originally, WSU planned for the center to open earlier in the spring semester.

All students at the Pullman campus who took seven or more credits spring semester were required to pay the full fee.

The credit will not affect anyone’s financial aid, according to the FAQ website.

Reporting by Sarah Olsen