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.

 

Financial Aid Policies

 

Financial Aid Applications

REQUIRED for 2022-23 School Year (begins July 1, 2022)
Deadline for both required applications is March 1, 2022

OPTIONAL for Incoming Students for 2022-2023 School Year

REQUIRED for current 2021-2022 School Year

 

Honors Entrance Scholarship

To be considered applicants must: 

  • Be a first time Bastyr student or entering a new degree program after completion of first Bastyr degree 
  • Submit their application and official transcripts by the Priority Application Deadline (based on your program) 
  • Have an overall GPA of 3.0 (determined by admission transcript evaluation)  

Additional Information: 

  • Graduate students are eligible for a one-year, non-renewable scholarship. 
  • Undergraduate students are eligible for a renewable scholarship if an overall GPA of 3.0 is maintained while at Bastyr. 

 

Free Scholarship Search Guides

  • Secrets to Winning a Scholarship: Helpful tips on winning scholarships, created by the publisher of FinAid.org.
  • studentaid.ed.gov: Access America for students is the student gateway to the U.S. government. This site includes a multitude of financial aid resources and links, including scholarships and grants.

 

Links for free scholarship search 

 

ARP Act 2021

On March 11, 2021, Congress and President Biden approved the American Rescue Plan Act, 2021 (ARP Act).  Under this Act, Bastyr University has been granted $549,529 to be used as direct grants made to students.
We will accept applications during fall quarter until funding is exhausted, or until November 24, 2021, whichever comes first. This web page will be updated at least every quarter with statistics regarding how many student have received grants, and the total dollar amount of the grant that has been disbursed to students.
To Apply: 
To make a request, send an email to finaid@bastyr.edu.  Please include your requested amount for the fall quarter, briefly tell us what the funds will be used for, and also tell us if you only want a grant, or if the grant amount will not cover your entire request, if you would like a loan increase (if applicable). 
Upon receipt of a request, the request is logged in a master spreadsheet and a complete review of the student’s financial aid file is made. The steps for the review include, but are not limited to:
1.    Determine if the request meets the ARP Act requirements, if not, the student is emailed
2.    If the student request meets the ARP Act requirements, determine, based on priorities listed below, how much the student is eligible for in grant funds
3.    If the student’s request was not fully met with grant funds, determine if the student wants a loan increase – If so, increase COA and loan up to $5000
4.    Notify the student via email
Priority will be given to:
1.    Students whose graduation is delayed due to the national emergency
2.    Students graduating in fall of 2021
3.    Undergraduates, especially those who receive Pell Grant
4.    Students ineligible for Graduate PLUS loans
5.    Students who have documented additional need due to job loss, etc.
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 dwells@bastyr.edu or 425-602-3083.

As of 9/1/2021, the following applications have been received and processed: 

Applications Received 393
Applications Responded to 393
Number of Loans Awarded 72
Amount of Loans Disbursed $345,569
Number of Federal CARES Act Grants Awarded 374
Amount of Federal CARES Act Grants Disbursed $330,206
Number of Institutionally Funded Grants Awarded 0
Amount of Institutionally Funded Grants Disbursed $0
Number of Work Study Increases Awarded 0
Amount of Work Study Increased $0

 

Click here to view Department of Education HEERF Institutional Aid—Reports

CRRSA Act 2020

On December 21, 2020, Congress introduced the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 (CRRSA Act).  This act was signed into law on December 27, 2020. Under this Act, Bastyr University was granted $303,471 to be used as direct grants made to students.

As of 6/18/2021, the following applications have been received and processed:

FINAL REPORTING

Applications Received 286
Applications Responded to 286
Number of Loans Awarded 45
Amount of Loans Disbursed $191,291
Number of Federal CARES Act Grants Awarded 272
Amount of Federal CARES Act Grants Disbursed $303,471
Number of Institutionally Funded Grants Awarded 5
Amount of Institutionally Funded Grants Disbursed $3,986
Number of Work Study Increases Awarded 0
Amount of Work Study Increased $0

 

CARES Act 2020

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 received $527,497.00 in funding through the CARES Act. We used over 50% of these funds as Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students who were eligible for federal financial aid. The other 50% of grant was used to reimburse COVID related expenses incurred by the University. Bastyr had roughly 800 students who were eligible for federal financial aid in April 2020.

As of 1/1/2021, the following applications have been received and processed:

FINAL REPORTING

Applications Received 383
Applications Responded to 383
Number of Loans Awarded 154
Amount of Loans Disbursed $861,930
Number of Federal CARES Act Grants Awarded 344
Amount of Federal CARES Act Grants Disbursed $352,791
Number of Institutionally Funded Grants Awarded 16
Amount of Institutionally Funded Grants Disbursed $12,731
Number of Work Study Increases Awarded 1
Amount of Work Study Increased $400

 

Disclosure of Institutional HEERF funding (.pdf)

 

Federal School Code
FAFSA: 016059
For both Kenmore and San Diego

Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Appointments and Walk-ins
Please check in at Student Services Reception, Room 249


Contact Information


General questions:
finaid@bastyr.edu


Danette Wells – Director of Financial Aid
dwells@bastyr.edu
Focus: Loan repayment, consolidation, loan forgiveness


Chris Laughery – Financial Aid Advisor
claughery@bastyr.edu
Focus: Naturopathic Medicine

Nancy Chrisman – Financial Aid Advisor
nchrisman@bastyr.edu
Focus: Graduate, Undergraduate and Acupuncture

Susan Farley – Work Study Coordinator
sfarley@bastyr.edu
Focus: Work Study questions and advising