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.
Chris Laughery, Financial Aid Advisor
I am happy to be here to assist Bastyr ND students, both at the Kenmore and San Diego campuses. Don't hesitate to reach out to me or any of my team members, we are all here to help. The best peice of advice I can give you is to check MyBU each quarter about two weeks before a new quarter is to begin. If you don't have financial aid in place, contact us immediately! If you wait until the term begins, it's too late for us to get your money here on time. You can also subscribe to Financial AId under our Forums section to be notified when we make an offical announcement. You can reach me at claughery[at]bastyr[dot]edu.
Kristi Kallander, Financial Aid Advisor
I am excited to help you learn the elements of financial aid that are important to your particular circumstances and program. Being timely, thorough and meeting deadlines in filling out forms and other required steps will serve you well. I will do all I can to make the process understandable so that you can efficiently complete the portions that are your responsibility – and then re-focus on the priority - your studies. Review the information my colleagues have shared here as well for more useful tips. Do not hesitate to contact me at kkallander[at]bastyr[dot]edu. I will communicate as quickly and clearly as possible.
Rhonda Austin, Work-Study Coordinator
As work study coordinator, I am responsible for all aspects of the work study program from posting jobs to inputting information into the payroll system. A workstudy position can help you with your educational expenses. It can also give you valuable experience in your field of study. When you are filling out the FAFSA make sure that you check the “interested in work study” box and also check the work study box on the Bastyr Financial Aid Application. If you have any questions about the work study program, please contact me at raustin[at]bastyr[dot]edu.
Office# (for walk-ins)
Rooms 236, 238, 240, 242
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. -11:00 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
Director of Financial Aid
Undergraduate and Graduate Advisor
General Questions: finaid[at]bastyr[dot]edu
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine questions: finaid[at]bastyr[dot]edu
Other Grad Program questions: kkallander[at]bastyr[dot]edu
Loan Repayment questions: dwells[at]bastyr[dot]edu