General Resources

We understand your student will need help adjusting to college and need your input as a family on the resource to help them succeed as they learn and grow at Eastern. Here are some places you can visit to get involved in your student’s transition to college:

Parent FAQ

Yes! EWU offers many scholarships. To start the scholarship application, visit

Yes, it is a requirement.

However, there are exceptions. You can apply for an exception by completing the Housing Exception Request and providing the requested supporting documentation.

You can find more information on the EWU Housing website.

For this question you can refer to EWU admissions web page 

  • Apply online and pay $60.00 fee 
  • Submit Test Scores or a Test Alternatives 
    •  EWU is test optional, which means you don’t have to submit test scores if you’d prefer not to. You have several options and only need to submit one of the following requirements    
  • A recommendation letter from a current teacher or counselor 
  • AP, IB, CLEP, or Cambridge scores 
  • evidence of college success as an EWU Running Start student 
  • evidence of college success as a Running Start Student 
  • evidence of college success as a College in the High School student as demonstrated by GPAs of 2.5 for college-level English and 2.5 for college-level math 

If you send test scores, EWU’s SAT school code is 4301 and our ACT school code is 4454. You can ask ACT or CollegeBoard SAT to send your test scores directly to us, or you can send us a copy yourself.  

  • Submit High School Transcripts 
  • Submit College Transcripts 
  • Complete the FAFSA 
  • Apply for Scholarships Complete theEWU Scholarship Application. 

Students have access to a number of resources available online and on campus, including:

  • Library 
  • Information Technology  
  • Advising  
  • Tutoring  
  • Study Space on Campus  
  • Writers’ Center    

Here is more information: studentstransfer, food pantry 

There are jobs for students at EWU, students can log on EWU web page and follow the link, when students complete that FAFSA or WASFA make sure to click the box when they ask if you would like to receive a work-study awardYou can find more information here. 

Approximately four or five years depending on the number of credits required for the major they choose. You can find more information on the Center for Academic Advising & Retention website about advising. 

EWU offers 89 areas of studies.

Head on over to our Program Explorer Page to learn more about what we have to offer.

We direct students to Career Center Department. The Career Center provides help to students with a wide range of services. Students have many options for developing professionally and seeking opportunities.

Help is provided through the following services:

  • Jobs & Internships  
  • Resumes & Cover Letters  
  • Mock Interviews
  • Events & Networking  
  • Career Fairs  
  • Letters of Recommendation  
  • Employers engagements and more  

Due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) university professors and staff are not allowed to disclose student information regarding grades or attendance.

If parents or guardians would like access to this information, the Student would need to complete and submit a Release of Information form.

We encourage parents and students to maintain open communication.

EWU does a lot to ensure the safety of your student. We have our own Eastern police team on campus who are friendly and approachable, with a strong commitment to student safety and a connection to local police and fire departments.

You can learn more about Campus Safety here.

As with any institution, here are some recommended tips for your student to ensure their safety.

  • Go out in groups with people you trust  
  • When you go out, especially at night, it’s a good idea to do with several friends, make sure to stay in popular areas  
  • Be Alert! Always be aware of your surroundings, and people around you  
  • When you hang socially know your limits  
  • Ask to be escorted if you are in need especially at night time. EWU Campus Policy are available to escort you to your car.  
  • Take advantage of campus escort programs.  
  • Be aware of your social media posting.  
  • Si puedes vive con tus padres  

  • There are several forms of how to pay for student university expenses. For Example, financial help with FAFSA o WASFA, scholarships, job opportunities and work-study     
  • Complete the FAFSA form 
  • Apply for Scholarships and Grants 
  • Work While You Attend School.  
  • Pay for Collegewith Student Loans.  
  • Reduce Your Tuition Costs 
  • Consider an Online School. 
  • Work on Lowering Your Living Expenses 
  • Get a college roommate 
  • Live with parents if you are close to college  

Students bounce back and forth to class, dining hall, dorm, meetings, library, sports, etc. all day long. They may get up early and stay up late to get it all done. It takes some getting used to.

To keep up with campus while your students are here – feel free to sign up for the EWU Family E-blast.

The Chicana/o/x Studies Program has developed bilingual guided tours for family members, presented workshops with high school students and their parents, and we’ve been involved with admission events in which we’ve received frequently asked questions from parents. We have condensed those questions here and we hope these will be helpful to you.

Get in Contact with Admissions:

Admissions Website

Housing in Cheney

Phone number: 844-305-6861


Phone number: 884-392-2109


Phone number: 884-392-2109


Phone number: 844-365-2914


Located: 105 N 9th St, Cheney, WA 99004


Phone number: 509-235-6155


Phone number: 509-235-5000


Phone number: 509-941-2511


Phone number: 509-596-9622

Individual rooms or the entire house available for rent


Located: 519 B St, Cheney, WA 99004

Phone number: 509-235-6526


Phone number: 844-232-0788


Phone number: 509-235-8484


Phone number: 509-777-0008


Phone number: 509-235-6526


Phone number: (509) 624-9784


Phone number: 884-303-7625


Phone number: 323-715-5754


Location: 1605 1st Street, Cheney, WA 99004

QUESTIONS for prospective tenants rental criteria

rental criteria


Phone number: 509-822-6955


Phone number: 844-243-1082


Phone number: 844-301-2176


Phone number: 509-235-8327
Landlord: Terry Harelson 59-475-8263

Landlord: Lee – 509-824-2787
Greg – 509-951-0813

Phone number: 844-301-2176


Phone number: 509-359-2451


Phone number: 509-235-6155


Phone number: 509-235-2322


Landlord: Lee – 509-824-2787
Greg – 509-951-0813

Phone number: 509-443-7044


Looking for apartments in Cheney? Click on each section to be directed to their websites or contact info.

If you don’t see your apartment listed, please contact us to add it to our list. Thank you.

Developed by Guido Davico
*HB 1079 friendly

Updated: 1/11/2022

Housing in the Surrounding Areas

Medical Lake

Medical Lake View

Phone number: 509-435-3878

Silver Lake

Phone number: 509-299-5184

Airway Heights

Basatt Ridge

Phone number: 509-720-3150

Copper Landing

Phone number: 509-244-5500

Northern Heights

Phone number: 509-244-8837

Management Companies

Call Realty

Phone number: 509-921-9898

Guenther Property

Phone number: 509-869-3721

Moland Spokane

Phone number: 509-922-3667

Black Realty

Phone number: 509-838-8100

Library Tutorials

Resources to Prepare for Medical School

Working with EWU Alumni and First Year Medical Student - Daniel Garcia-Prieto, has developed these resources for students to be aware of what Medical school has to offer and the process to get into medical school.

Student Lounge


The Chicana/o/x Studies Program Student Lounge was renovated Winter quarter of 2020, it offers a space for students to gather, interact with others, and study in a quiet and relaxed location. The Lounge offers comfortable couches and sofas, two study tables, two desktops with high-speed Wi-fi, and two printers. Maximum of 10 pages allowed to print. Additionally, we offer board games, lotion to help moisturize dry skin during cold weather, and a small lending library.

We ask that you respect this space by cleaning up after yourself and being mindful of others in the space. There are sanitizing wipes located at each table to wipe down your area before you leave and hand sanitizer available.

Further, into the office, we offer a fully equipped kitchen, filled with a functioning sink, oven, stove, microwave and fridge. We hold small pantry items that you are free to take with you. If you need further assistance or would like to rent out the space, please contact us at or call our office Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM (PST) at 509.359.4857.

Location: 201 Monroe Hall

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM (PST)
  • Saturday, Sunday, Holidays: CLOSED

How to Use the Terminology

The words we use to identify ourselves and to identify others matter. These words reflect our identities, our beliefs, and our histories. As such it is important to understand what these words are and their origins. It is our hope that providing information on these terms will help others understand more about who we are and our communities.

Chicana/o/x was originally a slur used to identify Americans of Mexican descent and reflect them being of a lower social class. However, this term was reclaimed in the 1960’s & 70’s as part of the Chicano Movement to create a sense of community solidarity, ethnic pride, and political power. In more recent years the Chicana/o/x identity has continued to become less of an ethnic identity and more of a political stance representing a desire for change, political activism, and representation for our communities. The term has also moved away from its nationalist identity, which solely represented Mexican-Americans to attempting to embrace and include more Latin-American identities.

Latina/o/x is a term often used in the United States to identify people from Latin American counties, who are of Latin American descent, or are culturally Latin American, regardless of the language primarily spoken in their Latin American country of origin or descent. Typically this identity includes Brazil, but does not include Spain or indigenous communities that existed before the creation of the modern Latina/o/x identity.

Hispanic is a term often used to identify people who trace their roots back to a primarily Spanish speaking country, examples being Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Spain. However, this category historically has not included people from Brazil, Indigenous Latin American communities, Afro descendants, or Asian descendants.

The difference between these two identities is that of culture versus language. Typically Latina/o/x is a cultural identifier that represents a person who is from or is descended from a country in Latin America, examples being; Mexico, Brazil, Chile, and Honduras.

This is in contrast to Hispanic which is connected to the primary language spoken in their country of origin or descent being Spanish. This includes origins such as Cuba, Puerto Rico, Spain, and the Philippines.

So this means many countries of origin and descent are both Latina/o/x and Hispanic. Places like, Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras, and Chile. However, some countries are Latina/o/x and not Hispanic, such as Brazil as they primarily speak Portuguese and not Spanish. While others are Hispanic and not Latina/o/x, such as Spain and the Philippines, as they are not located in Latin America.

“Although there are certain similarities between the indigenous peoples of the Americas, the situation is different in each country, with different percentages of indigenous populations. The indigenous population of Latin America consists of approximately 50 million people, who belong to 500 different ethnic groups. The largest populations (in absolute and relative terms) are in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru and Bolivia.” – Martin de Dios, Affiliate researcher at the Center for Studdies for Human Development of Universidad de San Andres.

Much like their American Indian counterparts, indigenous populations of Latin America are vast and diverse, each with their own unique cultures, practices, languages, and histories. Because of this, many Indigenous Latin American communities actively choose not to identify as Hispanic or Latina/o/x, as their cultures and identities existed before either category was created. While many communities have connections with Latina/o/x cultures, they often have a desire to remain distinct from them.

Afro-Latinos are people from Latin America or are of Latin American descent that are interwoven with African or black identities historically ingrained within Latin America. This includes Haitians, descendants of the Atlantic Slave Trade, and other black descended indigenous cultures.

Afro-Latina/o/x people reflect the complex and varied nature of race and identity among Latinos. A Pew Research Center survey of Latino adults shows that one-quarter of all U.S. Latinos self-identify as Afro-Latino, Afro-Caribbean or of African descent with roots in Latin America.

Latinx is used generally as a gender-neutral term for Latin Americans, but it has been especially embraced by members of Latina/o/x LGBTQ+ communities as a word to identify themselves as people of Latin descent possessing a gender identity outside the male/female identities.

Latinx was originally formed as a word for those of Latin American descent who do not identify as being of the male or female gender or who simply don’t want to be identified by gender. Latinx purposefully breaks with Spanish’s gendered grammatical tradition. X signifies something unknown and is used in Latinx to connote unspecified gender.

History of Latinx

Colorism is a practice of discrimination where those with lighter skin are treated more favorably than those with darker skin. This practice is a product of racism, in that it upholds the white standards of beauty and benefits white people in the institutions of oppression (media, medical world, etc.). A major effect of Colorism is the devaluing of Black, Indigenous, and darker skinned mixed individuals by society.