To apply for financial aid at Bastyr University, there are two applications that you must complete and submit.
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at fafsa.ed.gov.
- The Bastyr Financial Aid Application
NOTE: Our priority deadline is April 15 each year.
Submit the Bastyr Financial Aid Application and any additional documentation to:
Once you have been admitted to Bastyr, you will receive an individualized award letter. However, below are “typical” award letters for planning purposes.
To request the status of your application, or for questions, please contact us.
There are a number of things prospective students can do to help themselves prepare financially to meet their educational costs. These include:
Undergraduate students have access to the full range of federal and state student aid programs. While loan limits are lower than those set for graduate students, the combination of grant programs and loans can provide a substantial level of support for eligible undergraduate students. Single undergraduate students, under the age of 24 and without dependents, are considered dependent students for the purpose of financial aid. Parental income and resources as well as student resources determine financial aid eligibility for these students.
Bastyr University Honors at Entrance Scholarships for all incoming undergraduate students are based on need and lower-division academic performance, designed to bridge the cost-resource gap. Students do not need to submit an application to be considered. The awards range from $500 to $5,000, which will be credited to the recipient's student account during the student's first three quarters (excluding summer) and can be used for any school-related expense, including, but not limited to, tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board, transportation and utilities.
To see an estimate of school-related expenses, see our Cost of Attendance.
The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship supports low- and middle-income undergraduate students pursuing eligible majors in science or health care. Students must be an entering junior working on their first Bachelor's degree. Applicants must also be a Washington state resident. Applications become available January 5, 2015 and deadline is March 2, 2015. Visit the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship website for more details and to apply.
Bastyr University works with veterans to access their Veterans Education Benefits. The Department of Veterans Affairs website provides information about all VA Educational Benefits Programs. You may also contact Michael Hall, Assistant Registrar, in the Office of the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about benefits specific to programs offered at Bastyr.
Federal Direct Loan eligibility requirements differ between students considered independent for federal student aid purposes and students considered dependent for aid eligibility. Dependent students are defined as currently under the age of 24 and single with no dependents. They are not veterans of the U.S. armed services and are not orphans or wards of the court.
Most Federal Direct loan borrowers qualify on a need basis to have the first $5,500 of their Federal Direct Loan considered as a subsidized loan. The federal government pays the interest on the borrower's behalf during the time the student is in school.
Any amounts that do not qualify for subsidized loan status become unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans. The borrower can pay the interest on these loans while in school or can choose to let the interest accumulate and add it to the amount borrowed at the beginning of repayment. The interest rate for undergraduate Federal Direct Loans guaranteed after July 1, 2014 is a fixed 4.66 percent for both subsidized and unsubsidized loans.
This loan enables parents with good credit histories to borrow funds to pay the educational expenses of each child who is a dependent undergraduate student. The yearly limit on a PLUS loan is equal to the student's cost of education minus any other financial aid received. The interest rate on PLUS loans guaranteed after July 1, 2014 is a fixed 7.21 percent.
This need-based, low-interest loan is available to students who have exceptionally high financial need. No interest accrues while the student is enrolled in school and there is a nine-month grace period before payment begins. The interest rate is 5 percent.
The University's work-study program offers a wide variety of on-campus and off-campus jobs. These jobs provide learning and earning opportunities to help students meet their living costs. There is also a small international student work-study program. Undergraduate students are eligible for consideration for both the federal and state (Washington residents) work-study programs. The average annual work study award is $1,500.
For additional information about the work-study program, please contact our Work Study Coordinator at (425) 602-3081.
Undergraduate students should inquire into possible financial aid programs sponsored by fraternal organizations, clubs, etc., in their home area. Alaska residents should ask about the Alaska Student Loan Program. Private educational loans are available for undergraduate students with an eligible co-signer. The interest rates on private educational loans are variable with no cap. You will need to check with the lender for information on interest rates and repayment terms. Canadian citizens can borrow under both the Canadian federal and provincial loan programs.
Private educational loans are also available for students who wish to receive additional resources to cover the gap in funding or to replace federal loans. It is the responsibility of the student to seek out a lender and apply for a private student loan. Private loans require a credit check and may require a co-signer. We encourage students to pay attention to interest rates, fees and repayment terms as these may be different than federal student loans. More information on private student loans can be found at https://choice.fastproducts.org/FastChoice/home/2242500/1.