Financial aid and scholarships
Integral to our Benedictine tradition of embracing the uniqueness of each
individual is our belief in rewarding talent and achievement, be it academic,
athletic, or artistic.
Saint Martin's awarded approximately $14 million dollars in scholarships
during the 2012 - 2013 academic year. Individual awards range from $100 to full
Students are not required to submit a separate scholarship application to be considered for most scholarships available through Saint Martin’s University, except where noted. Students who wish to receive need-based financial aid must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The financial aid priority application deadline is March 1.
* Scholarship amounts are for students entering for the 2014-2015 school year only and are subject to change based on availability of funds and student eligibility. In the event a student receives full Tuition Assistance through a third party, they will not be eligible for their Merit Award. In the event that you no longer receiving full Tuition Assistance the initial Merit Award will be reinstated.
**Scholarship information is for students entering in the
2014-15 school year and for domestic applicants only. International students: please contact the Office of International Programs
Spring 2014 students may apply for financial aid now; Fall 2014 students can apply for aid beginning January 1.
To apply for financial aid, complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) online using the following steps:
- Go to www.fafsa.gov
- Apply for a PIN number. Both the student and parent/s (for dependent students) are required to obtain a PIN. You use the PIN to access your online FAFSA and “sign” the document.
- Fill out your FAFSA using your most recent federal tax return or link your FAFSA to the IRS using the data retrieval tool. For 2014-15, the required IRS information is from the 2013 tax year. It takes about 30 minutes to complete the form.
- Sign your FAFSA with your PIN and submit. You complete only one FAFSA per year. A report is sent to each school to which you are applying for financial aid. List each school’s code on the FAFSA. The code for Saint Martin’s is 003794.
We are here to help! If you have any questions please contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 360-438-4397 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First-year or transfer scholarships
If your brother, sister, mother, father or grandparent graduated from
Saint Martin’s, you may be eligible to receive a $2,000 Legacy Award.
List the names of all relatives who attended Saint Martin’s on your
Admission application. We will verify their attendance and include the
scholarship in your financial aid award.
Students participating in our NCAA Division II athletic program may
be eligible for an award. Awards are determined and offered by each
coach and are done in strict compliance with NCAA regulations. For
details, contact Saint Martin’s University Athletic Department at
Scholarships may be offered through various departments at Saint Martin's University. Students are encouraged to directly contact Isabelle Mora, Director of Financial Aid, for additional information regarding scholarship availability and application procedures. Isabelle can be reached by email at email@example.com.
Students receiving an Army ROTC Scholarship are eligible to receive
the SMU Army ROTC Room and Board Scholarship. Eligibility is evaluated
at the beginning of each semester and the student must be living on
campus. The scholarship is capped at the University's double room rate
and the silver meal plan. If the student chooses to live in a single
occupancy room, the rate may not cover their entire balance.
If you have an immediate family member who is currently enrolled at
Saint Martin's, you may be eligible to receive a $1,000 Family Discount
Award. List the names of all relatives who are currently enrolled at
Saint Martin's on your Admission application. We will verify their
attendance and include the scholarship to your financial aid award.
First-year ONLY scholarships
Eligibility for first-year scholarships is determined at the time of
admission. To ensure consideration for all scholarships, please apply for
any scholarships requiring a separate application prior to admission.
Retroactive applications will not be considered.
First-year merit awards are based on a combination of unweighted high school GPA, course rigor, class rank, SAT or ACT scores, and community service and leadership experience.
First-year merit awards are based on a combination of high school GPA, class rank, SAT or ACT scores, course rigor and community service and leadership. Please contact your admission counselor with specific questions!
Up to ten students are selected annually to explore the meaning and
application of Benedictine values in the context of a 21st century
world. Benedictine Scholars are awarded a $10,000 annual scholarship
that is renewable over four years. No scholarship application is
required; all first-year applicants to Saint Martin’s are considered.
Graduates of Catholic high schools are eligible to receive this
Students who are leaders in their Catholic youth organizations are
eligible for a $2,000 scholarship. The scholarship is available for
those who are not eligible to receive a Catholic School Award. A letter
of recommendation from a parish pastor or youth group coordinator is
Transfer ONLY scholarships
Saint Martin’s University offers competitive merit and need-based financial
aid packages for transfer students. Merit Scholarships are awarded based upon
your transfer GPA and do not require a separate application unless otherwise
noted. Need-based aid is awarded based upon information from the FAFSA (Free
Application for Federal Student Aid).
This $24,000 scholarship is awarded over four semesters to two
outstanding transfer students each year. Applicants must have an
associate’s degree, a 3.5 GPA, and a strong commitment to community
This $1,000 scholarship is awarded to Lacey
main campus students with a minimum of 3.5 GPA transferring with an
Associate of Arts, Associate of Science degrees, or junior standing, and
who are members of Phi Theta Kappa. Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership
If you were on the All-Washington Academic Team at your community college and are transferring to Saint Martin's University, you may qualify for a $3500 scholarship.
Continuing student scholarships
Saint Martin’s Alumni Association—an independent, non-profit
organization—offers scholarships to fulltime, continuing students.
Scholarships are awarded for the academic year following the year of
application and are contingent on the applicant remaining fulltime.
The application is distributed to all students in an email each
spring. Decisions are made by committee and awards are presented at
convocation. Award amounts differ from student to student. These are
one-year scholarships and may be applied for each year.
This award does not preclude a student from applying for any other
** Awards that require a separate application.
Tuition and costs
We understand students and families undertake a significant
financial commitment and make real sacrifices to attend Saint
Martin’s. That's why we work hard to provide the highest quality
experience possible, both inside and outside the classroom.
In addition, as one of the most affordable private universities in
the Pacific Northwest, we strive to make a Saint Martin’s education as
accessible as possible. To aid us in achieving this goal we offer 100
percent of our domestic students some form of financial support.
For more information regarding cost and financial support our Office of Student
Financial Services is an excellent resource.
Comprehensive cost is the total of all costs and can vary from
student to student*.
|Annual, full-time undergraduate cost
|Tuition and fees
|Room and board**
|Average net price***
* Students should budget an additional $2,000
to $4,000 per year for books, transportation and other expenses.
** Reflect the Parsons double and Silver plan. For additional plans
visit our Office of
Student Financial Services payment options.
† All required fees are applied to the student's account.
***Average net price (which includes tuition/fees, housing and meals) for all full-time
undergraduates once scholarships and grants are included — making Saint Martin’s competitive
with both public and private universities!