Program & Benefits
Receive a tax-deductible receipt
Click here to receive a tax-deductible gift receipt from WWU for your plate donation. Of the annual WWU license plate fee, $28 is a tax-deductible gift to support scholarships at WWU
What if I have an old WWU plate?
You can get the same number or message on the new WWU plates through the DOL. You may go online or visit your local DOL office to replace your current WWU plate with the new WWU plate. The DOL will charge a replacement fee to retain your current message or number. Contact your local DOL office for exact costs and fees.
How do I personalize my plates?
Check out the DOL's personalized plate search to see if your preference is available. You may personalize your plate with up to seven characters (6 characters for motorcycles), including letters, numbers, dashes, and spaces. No unusual characters (&, !, @, +, #, etc.) are allowed. Total costs may vary, for more information, go here.
How much does the WWU plate cost?
Total costs and fees may vary depending on your vehicle, visit the DOL website for current costs and fees.
Why the green lettering?
The WWU license plate features a solid blue background with green lettering. The green is a secondary color of the Western brand and is detected better than white lettering by the camera technology used by the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Do I have to be a WWU alumnus/a to get a WWU plate?
No. Anybody and everybody can purchase WWU plates!
Do I have to wait until my tab renewal to get a new plate?
No. You can purchase a WWU plate at any time!
Can I get a WWU plate for my motorcycle or scooter?
Yes! The cost for a motorcycle or scooter plate can be found on the DOL website.
How much of the registration fee is directed to WWU students?
For each plate sold, $28 goes directly to support scholarships for WWU students.
When will I receive my WWU plates?
Contact the DOL for questions about mailing.
What will my new plate number be?
Unless you request personalized plates, your new number will be assigned by the DOL computer system. Plates are assigned in numerical order when a transaction is finalized.
Can I keep my plate when I sell my car?
Yes! These plates may be transferred to your new vehicle. Be sure to register your new car with your existing plates with the DOL.
The WWU Alumni Association sponsors an insurance program that offers a variety of attractively priced insurance products, many of which are available to alumni, students, faculty, and staff, as well as their spouses, children, parents, and siblings:
What if you weren't around to contribute to your household? What if you left unpaid bills or other expenses for your family to handle? And what if they didn't have the means to pay those bills, or even cover your funeral expenses?
If you haven't reviewed your life insurance needs in a while, now is a good time to do so. Our Alumni Insurance Program offers products and tools to help. A variety of life insurance plans are available, with lots of choices, including:
Life for Life—affordable, fully-underwritten coverage with 10- and 20-year terms, from $100,000 to $2 million.
Life to 95—term life insurance for adults ages 50 to 95, up to $100,000.
Children's Life—insure all of your children for just one premium. Once insured, those covered by this plan can remain insured for life.
Accidental Death—worldwide coverage 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Guaranteed acceptance.
All of these products are available to our graduates and their family members through the Alumni Insurance Program.
We also offer free access to CALC, a confidential online calculator designed to help you analyze and estimate your life insurance needs. CALC considers educational aspirations of family members, investment yields, and even differences in regional living costs. And if you're unsure of which product is best for your situation, our Advisory Services team offers professional insurance agents who can answer questions about life insurance planning, and product-specific details.
Don't delay. To learn more about the group term life insurance we make available or to try CALC, visit wwu.meyerandassoc.com or call our Alumni Insurance Program administrator, Meyer and Associates, at 800-635-7801.
Auto, Home & Renters insurance
Identity Theft Protection
For more information visit meyerandassoc.com/wwu or contact the program administrator at 800-635-7801.
WWU Alumni Association Business Partners – The WWU Alumni Association occasionally endorses programs/businesses for exclusive use by alumni and friends. Alumni are informed of these endorsed programs through closely monitored mailings and emails. We never sell your information to third party vendors and we have strict confidentiality agreements with our partners. If you would like to be removed from future communications from our third party partners, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Where can I find the terms and conditions of these products?
For information about the rates, fees, features, and benefits associated with the use of these products, or to apply, please refer to the disclosures accompanying the applications.
Q: What happens to my information on file with the Western Alumni Association?
The WWU Alumni Association acts in accordance with the University's Security and Confidentiality policy. To view the University's Security and Confidentiality policy please visit: https://www.wwu.edu/online-privacy-statement
Q: Does the Western Alumni Association provide student information to its partners and/or vendors?
No. The WWU Alumni Association has safeguards in place to protect students from being marketed to by our partners and vendors.
Q: How do I remove my name from mailings for this, and/or similar programs?
To be excluded from future mailings and solicitations regarding these types of benefits programs please send an email to email@example.com. We will be happy to honor your wishes, and you will still be able to receive alumni e-newsletters, Window magazine, informational pieces, and alumni program and event invitations.
Contact the WWU Alumni Association at firstname.lastname@example.org.
* The WWU Alumni Association receives compensation from vendors offering financial services benefits. Proceeds from these relationships are reinvested in alumni and student programming in support of Western Washington University.
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