Applying for financial aid is the first step to funding your education. From federal and state aid to private scholarships or loans, we encourage you to apply for the financial aid options available to you.
Where to begin?
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), for federal financial aid, if you are a US citizen, undergraduate, graduate or eligible non-citizen.
Complete the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA), for federal financial aid, if you are a Hope, DREAMER Act and or DACA
If you are military, veteran or a dependent, start by apply for VA benefits.
If you are international, start by applying for scholarships.
WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid)
If you are a Hope/DREAM Act and/or DACA students, you may apply for a Washington State Need Grant through the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) -- a free application for non-citizens who wish to apply for financial aid in the state of Washington. Applications open Jan 1. Learn more about the WASFA.
As a former or active duty service member or military family member, your road to financial aid begins by applying for your VA benefits with eBenefits.
(Complete details on applying for benefits and admission to Saint Martin's are available through our Military and Military-Affiliated webpage.)
Scholarships and private assistance
If you are eligible for federal or state aid, your first step is to file either a FAFSA or WASFA.
If you do not qualify for federal or state aid, explore institutional and private scholarships and awards based on your student status or program.
For questions about scholarships and private assistance email the Office of Financial Aid, call 360-688-2150 or visit our offices in Old Main, 250.
Private student loans
To apply for a private loan, your first step is to identify the lender you would like to apply for a loan through. Saint Martin's University does not have a preferred lender list, but we do offer a historical lenders list of frequently used lenders in the past. Please visit Student Financial Services in Old Main, room 230.
For help identifying a private lender, students can go to: SMU FastChoice
The FASTChoice site provides students with a resource to compare interest rates, fees, and other loan incentives between lenders. Please note: Student Financial Services will certify a private educational loan from any lender, regardless if their lender is featured on the FASTChoice site.
Our student employees are a vital part of the our community! If you are eligible for federal or state work study or are looking for non-work study (student labor) employment review our work study and student employment information.