Federal financial aid is available for graduate students who will be
enrolled at least half time and are citizens, or eligible non-citizens, of
the U.S.A. Most federal aid for graduate students is in the form of direct
loans. For more details about federal aid eligibility and the different
types of aid available for graduate and professional studies visit:
Steps for applying for federal graduate financial aid:
Priority deadline: March 1 for new students, April 15 for returning
students. Students can apply after the priority deadline.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Martin's University school code is 003794.
- Receive your "financial aid package" from the Saint Martin's
University financial aid office. Carefully review and accept or
decline the types of aid that are offered and follow the directions
A limited number of graduate assistantships (GAs) are available that
provide partial tuition remission and/or a small stipend for graduate
students. Graduate assistantships are awarded by the individual graduate
programs. Graduate assistantships typically require 10 hours of work per
week, per semester.
Steps for applying for a graduate assistantship:
Catholic school special tuition program
For teachers, principals, paraprofessionals of the Catholic
schools of the Archdiocese of Seattle enrolled in the College of
The Saint Martin's University Catholic school special tuition program
will provide a 50 percent occupational special tuition to full-time
religious and lay teachers and principals and paraprofessionals of
Catholic schools which are under the auspices of the Archdiocese of
Seattle. This special tuition will apply to students accepted to any
College of Education program. Individuals who are employed on a
part-time basis will not be eligible for the program.
To be eligible for the above special tuition, individuals must be
fully accepted into the undergraduate teacher education program, the
certification-only program, the Master in Teaching Program, or the
Master of Education Program. Please note that the special tuition for
each semester (including summer) is based on the University academic
year tuition rate.
Saint Martin's University reserves the right to limit the number of
Catholic school special tuition program participants in any particular
course or program. It is understood that students will be admitted on a
"space available" basis. It is likewise understood that this tuition
grant program is not retroactive.
Steps for applying for a the Catholic school special tuition
- Complete an application for admission to Saint Martin's
University, College of Education at least six weeks before
- After acceptance into the College of Education, complete the
application for the special tuition and mail to: Dr. Joyce
Westgard, Dean College of Education, Saint Martin's University,
5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey, WA 98503
Application forms are available in the College of Education.
Application for this special tuition must be submitted at least two
weeks before the academic session in which a course in being offered.