The Seattle School is committed to making graduate education financially accessible for students through scholarships, financial aid, and employment opportunities. Tuition is $635 per credit hour. Learn more information about tuition and fees at Student Financial Services.
Applying for Financial Aid
Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The application is available online at fafsa.ed.gov.
- Apply online for a Federal Student Aid Number (FSA#). If you already have an active FSA# 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 FAFSA for the upcoming schoolyear on or after November 1. The best time to complete your FAFSA is after you have finished your taxes for the previous year.
Step 2: Complete Direct Loan Master Promissory Note
If you are receiving a Direct Loan or a Graduate PLUS Loan, you must complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) for those funds to be dispersed. You can sign your MPN online at studentloans.gov. Once this is completed, the Office Student Financial Services at The Seattle School will receive an electronic notification from Direct Loans.
Step 3: 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 online at studentloans.gov. Once this is completed, Student Financial Services at The Seattle School will receive an electronic notification from Direct Loans.
Step 4: Apply for Scholarships
In order to keep student financial costs low, The Seattle School earmarks certain funds for student scholarships. You must complete a FAFSA in order to receive any of our internal scholarships.
Step 5: Create your student account in MyCampus
MyCampus is your portal to accessing your student account and financial aid documents. You must be an enrolled student to create a MyCampus account. Your enrollment confirmation email from our Registrar will include an invitation to create your account. Additional resources for incoming students are available on the Matriculate blog.
Step 6: Review and Accept Your Financial Aid Package
The Office of Student Financial Services will notify you when your Award Letter is available on MyCampus. Award letters will be available to review online after June 15. You must follow the steps to accept your awards within MyCampus before these funds will be dispersed. (To give you an idea of the amount of your award, the funding available to all graduate students enrolled in at least 4 credits per term is $20,500 per academic year.)
Step 7: Financial Aid Disbursement and Payment Plan
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 unused 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.
If after the disbursement of your funds you still have a tuition balance, or if you have chosen not to receive financial aid, The Seattle School offers a payment plan for those desiring to cover some or all of their education costs out of pocket. The payment plan divides your total education costs for the term into three equal payments due on the first Friday of each month.
There is a $50 fee to enroll in the payment plan and late fees are assessed at 1% per month on the remainder of the balance. To enroll submit the Tuition Payment Plan form to the Office of Student Financial Services.