Contact Financial Aid
Meet Bastyr's Financial Aid Team
Want to know who can help you with financial matters at Bastyr? Meet your financial aid staff, and get their advice on all things financial aid!
Danette Wells, Financial Aid Director
As the Director of Financial Aid, I am responsible for the operations of the Financial Aid Office. One important piece of advice for those hoping to receive financial aid: Be aware of application deadlines and submit financial aid documents in a timely manner. Completing financial aid applications early prevents delays in receiving funds, and could mean the difference in receiving a grant or not. Students who have turned in their applications early are given priority for aid sources that have limited funds. If you have questions, concerns or compliments, please email me at dwells[at]bastyr[dot]edu.
Emily Smith, Assistant Director of Financial Aid
I help students understand the basics of their financial aid and work with them to find ways to pay for their education while staying within their budgets. I specifically work with undergraduates and non-ND graduate students. The best advice I can give to new students is to be aware of the types of financial aid Bastyr offers for each program, and plan your budget accordingly. Figure out how much financial aid you will actually need so you can avoid borrowing more than necessary. Also, reduce or eliminate credit card debt before coming to school to help ease your financial burden. Beginning school with a financial plan will reduce stress and allow you to focus on what is really important — your education! Feel free to contact me at esmith[at]bastyr[dot]edu.
Meisha Wangerin, Financial Aid Advisor
I like to think of myself as a financial advocate for our students. I work primarily with our ND students but I’m happy to lend a hand to all that need it. Staying on top of your finances can be challenging, but if you remain in contact with your financial aid advisor we can help to ease the stress. My advice would be to eliminate as much debt as you can before coming to Bastyr and to create a budget for yourself that you can stick to. Making good financial decisions as a student will help you to make even better financial decisions as a medical professional. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at mwangerin[at]bastyr[dot]edu.
Cynthia Impson, Interim Work-Study Coordinator
Whether you need assistance with finding a work-study job, determining your work-study award, or help with filling out forms, I am happy to help you! I'd like students to know that work-study jobs offer a great opportunity for you to help cover your educational expenses while in school and reduce loan debt. The program also gives you the ability to gain valuable experience within a field of your interest, make professional contacts, and get more connected with the Bastyr community. Please do not hesitate to contact me at cimpson[at]bastyr[dot]edu.
Office# (for walk-ins)
Rooms 236, 238, 240, 242
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. for our staff meeting.
Not all staff available during all office hours. If you need a specific person, please check with them for availability.
Financial Aid Office
14500 Juanita Drive N.E.
Kenmore, WA 98028
Interim Work Study Coordinator
General Questions: finaid[at]bastyr[dot]edu
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine questions: mwangerin[at]bastyr[dot]edu
Other grad questions: kkallander[at]bastyr[dot]edu
Work Study questions: cimpson[at]bastyr[dot]edu
Loan Repayment questions: dwells[at]bastyr[dot]edu