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.
To be considered applicants must:
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 make a request, send an email to email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-602-3083.
As of 9/1/2021, the following applications have been received and processed:
Click here to view Department of Education HEERF Institutional Aid—Reports
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:
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.
Disclosure of Institutional HEERF funding (.pdf)
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
Nancy Chrisman – Financial Aid Advisor
Focus: Graduate, Undergraduate and Acupuncture
Susan Farley – Work Study Coordinator
Focus: Work Study questions and advising