We now have a small number of partial merit scholarships available for outstanding applicants. They will be awarded based on the merit of an applicant's writing. An MFA scholarship cuts the total cost of the program by nearly one third, making it one of the best scholarship opportunities on the low-residency MFA market. There is no separate application to apply for a scholarship. Recipients will be notified at the time of acceptance into the program.
Financial Aid Application Process
- Be admitted to an SPU graduate program (graduate students
must be taking at least three credits to maintain eligibility).
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
form annually and mail it to Federal Student Aid Programs (applicants
must be determined to have need).
- Be prepared to submit additional documentation required to
verify eligibility upon request.
Please note that Seattle Pacific University does not have financial
aid or scholarships available for international graduate students.
Financial Aid Application Deadlines
Seattle Pacific does not have a deadline for financial aid
applications for graduate students; however, it is to the student's advantage
to apply as early as possible.
Financial Aid Programs Available for U.S. Graduate Students
- Federal Stafford Loan: Up to $8,500 maximum per year, depending
- Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan: Alone or in combination with
Federal Stafford Loan, cannot exceed $18,500 per year.
Federal or State Work-Study: Part-time employment opportunities
NOTE: The combination of all sources of financial aid cannot exceed
the cost of attendance determined by Student Financial Services.
For additional information about financial aid,
please contact Student Financial Services at (206) 281-2061 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.