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Applying for financial aid

Saint Martin's encourages students to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the University's school code 003794. Financial aid award letters are currently being generated for admitted students.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) may be completed online at Students are required to complete a FAFSA application each year to be considered for financial aid eligibility.

The FAFSA application will be available online beginning Jan. 1. The application requires approximately 30 minutes to complete.

The Saint Martin's University priority deadline is March 1. If the student and/or parents have not yet completed their current years tax returns, the income information can be estimated on the FAFSA application to meet the priority deadline. However, once their taxes have been completed the student and/or parent will need to go back on to the FAFSA application and use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.

In order to submit your FAFSA application, you will need to request a Personal Identification number (PIN). Instructions on how to apply for the PIN are available at

New students

New students must be admitted to the university and have completed their FAFSA application in order to receive an award letter. Please note: if the student is required to submit additional documentation to the Student Financial Services office to verify information on their FAFSA, their original award letter may change. Student Financial Services begins distributing financial aid award letters early February. After reviewing your financial aid award letter, if you need assistance or wish to decline any part of the award, please email the Student Financial Service Center at If you have any questions about the financial aid process, please feel free to contact the Student Financial Service Center Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 360-438-4397, by email at, or visit the office located at Old Main room 250.

Continuing students

Continuing students will need to complete the FAFSA application and submit all requested documentation by Student Financial Services before an award letter will be prepared for them. Student Financial Services strives to distribute award letters to continuing students beginning in Mid-April.