How to Apply for Financial Aid
Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The application is available online at fafsa.ed.gov.
- You will need to apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to complete your FAFSA. Apply online at pin.ed.gov. If you already have an active PIN you do not need to apply for a new one.
- Request to have your FAFSA submitted to The Seattle School by entering our Federal School Code - G34664.
- You may begin the 2013-14 FAFSA on or after January 1, 2013. The best time to complete your FAFSA is after you have finished your 2012 taxes.
- The priority application deadline for FAFSA is May 15, 2013. Students applying for financial aid after May 15 are still eligible.
Step 2: Become familiar with the Current Student section of The Seattle School website and create your student account in MyCampus
These will serve as the main form of communication for all student services. Everything related to financial services including financial aid and student account account information will be communicated to you through MyCampus. Additional resources for incoming students are available on the Matriculate site.
MyCampus is The Seattle School’s online portal for students to access their student accounts, register for classes, download syllabi and courses readings and manage their financial aid. Once an admitted student has submitted their Notice of Intent and Enrollment Deposit they will receive an invitation from the Director of Academic Services that prompts them to create their MyCampus account.
Step 3: The Seattle School received an electronic copy of your FAFSA
When Student Financial Services receives and reviews your FAFSA they will process your financial aid package and create your award letter. Enrolled students will be able to view this award letter through their MyCampus account.
Step 4: Review your Award Letter and accept your awards
Once your 2013-14 FAFSA has been received by The Seattle School, Student Financial Services will confirm receipt and notify you when your Award Letter is available on MyCampus. The Award Letters will be available to review online after June 15, 2013.
Graduate students qualify for $20,500 in stafford loan per academic year.
Step 5: Complete Direct Loan Master Promissory Note
Before you are able to receive any financial aid funds, you must complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) for your Direct Stafford Loan. You can sign your MPN online at studentloans.gov.
Once this is completed, Student Financial Services at The Seattle School will receive an electronic notification from Direct Loans.
Step 6: Complete Loan Entrance Counseling
Loan Entrance Counseling is an online tutorial orienting you to the financial aid process. Before you are able to receive any financial aid funds you must complete loan entrance counseling. This can be completed online at studentloans.gov. Once this is completed, Student Financial Services at The Seattle School will receive an electronic notification from Direct Loans.
Upon completion of these steps, your financial aid process is finished. Student Financial Services will contact you if any further information is needed or additional steps are required.
Questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Financial Aid Disbursements and Stipends
The Seattle School operates on a trimester system and one third of your financial aid award is disbursed at the beginning of each academic term. Loan funds are applied to your student account to cover tuition and fees. Any un-used portion will be made available in the form of a stipend. If your financial aid was completed on time and there are no holds on your student account your stipend check will be available at the front desk the first week of the academic term.