The financing of professional and graduate education in the United States is viewed primarily as the responsibility of the student. There are very few federal or state grant and scholarship programs designed for graduate students. Bastyr University is very conscious of the cost of financing an education. The primary job of the financial aid team is to work with students to help them plan for, and obtain, the resources needed to make a Bastyr education a reality.

Financial Aid Policies

Financial Aid Applications


Honors Entrance Scholarship

All applicants who have submitted their application, official transcripts for completed credits, and tuition deposit by May 1, 2020 with an overall GPA of 3.0 are automatically enrolled for scholarship consideration. 

Applicants for graduate programs are eligible for a one-year, non-renewable scholarship. Applicants for undergraduate programs are eligible for a one-year scholarship, renewable in the second year if an overall GPA of 3.0 is maintained.

Free Scholarship Search Guides

  • Secrets to Winning a Scholarship: Helpful tips on winning scholarships, created by the publisher of
  • Access America for students is the student gateway to the U.S. government. This site includes a multitude of financial aid resources and links, including scholarships and grants.

Links for free scholarship search 

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Federal School Code
FAFSA: 016059
For both Kenmore and San Diego

Office Hours
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Appointments and Walk-ins
Please check in at Student Services Reception, Room 249

Contact Information

General questions:

Danette Wells – Director of Financial Aid
Focus: Loan repayment, consolidation, loan forgiveness

Chris Laughery – Financial Aid Advisor
Focus: Naturopathic Medicine

Samantha Swenson – Financial Aid Advisor
Focus: Graduate, Undergraduate and Acupuncture

Susan Farley – Work Study Coordinator
Focus: Work Study questions and advising