The financing of professional and graduate education in the United States is viewed primarily as the responsibility of the student. There are very few federal or state grant and scholarship programs designed for graduate students. Bastyr University is very conscious of the cost of financing an education. The primary job of the financial aid team is to work with students to help them plan for, and obtain, the resources needed to make a Bastyr education a reality.
All applicants who have submitted their application, official transcripts for completed credits, and tuition deposit by May 1, 2020 with an overall GPA of 3.0 are automatically enrolled for scholarship consideration.
Applicants for graduate programs are eligible for a one-year, non-renewable scholarship. Applicants for undergraduate programs are eligible for a one-year scholarship, renewable in the second year if an overall GPA of 3.0 is maintained.
On April 9, 2020, Bastyr University applied (and subsequently was approved) for funding under the CARES Act. We have signed and returned to the Department of Education (ED) the Certification and Agreement document to finalize this funding.
Bastyr University is eligible to receive $501,582.00 in funding through the CARES Act. We will use at least 50% of these funds as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students who are eligible for federal financial aid. The other 50% of grant will be used to reimburse COVID related expenses incurred by Bastyr. Bastyr currently has roughly 800 students who are eligible for federal financial aid. We are in the midst of determining how many of these students have need of the emergency funding.
We are expecting roughly $100,000 in grants to be disbursed to students by the end of the spring quarter 2020. We are expecting $100,000 to be disbursed to students during the summer quarter 2020, and the remaining $50,791 to be disbursed to students during the fall quarter 2020. This web page will be updated at least every 45 days with statistics regarding how many student have received grants, and the total dollar amount of the grant that has been disbursed to students. The process to apply for these funds is to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating the amount of emergency funding needed, and a brief description of what the funds are needed for. This application procedure was sent via email to all students on April 9, 2020. It was also sent to all employees with a request to direct any student expressing financial worries to email the Financial Aid Office.
Once all initial requests are processed, data will be used to determine how many and in what amounts grants can be given equitably.
Any questions about receiving emergency funding, or how the federal emergency grants are being disbursed should be directed to Danette Grace Wells, Director of Financial Aid at email@example.com or 425-602-3083.
Federal School Code
For both Kenmore and San Diego
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Appointments and Walk-ins
Please check in at Student Services Reception, Room 249
Danette Wells – Director of Financial Aid
Focus: Loan repayment, consolidation, loan forgiveness
Chris Laughery – Financial Aid Advisor
Focus: Naturopathic Medicine
Samantha Swenson – Financial Aid Advisor
Focus: Graduate, Undergraduate and Acupuncture
Susan Farley – Work Study Coordinator
Focus: Work Study questions and advising