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Email
gradstudies@stmartin.edu

Telephone
360-412-6142

Physical location
438 Old Main

Mailing address
Graduate Studies
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA 98503

Office hours
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday


Financial aid and scholarships


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Specific questions about financial aid should be directed to the Saint Martin's University office of financial aid.

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: studentaid.edu.gov.

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) www.fafsa.ed.gov. Saint 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 provided.

Graduate assistantships

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 Education

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 program:

  • Complete an application for admission to Saint Martin's University, College of Education at least six weeks before classes begin.
  • 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.

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