Financial Aid
Grants and Scholarships

Grants for Undergraduates

  • Grants are funds that are not repaid. 

    To be eligible for these grants, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Generally, grants are applied directly to a student's account. Some grants or scholarships may require the student to endorse a check before the Student Financial Services Office can apply the funds to the student's account. Student Financial Services will notify the student at his or her Seattle University e-mail address when a check is received that requires the student's endorsement.

    Grants at Seattle University include the following:

    Federal Grants

    • Federal Pell Grant
    • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

    State Grants

    • Washington State Need Grant
    • NEW FOR 2014-15:  Students who are not eligible to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due to their immigration status may still be eligible to apply for a Washington State Need Grant by completing the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA).  For more information, go to

    Institutional Grants

    • Seattle University Grants
    • Chardin Awards

    ROTC Grants

    Students participating in Army, Air Force, or Navy ROTC may receive ROTC grants.

  • FAFSA Filing Tips

    • Select the correct version of the FAFSA to complete.
    • Sign your FAFSA. The quickest way is to use a personal identification number (PIN). You can apply for a new PIN or request on-line.  Remember: one parent listed on the FAFSA of a dependent student needs a PIN to sign the FAFSA electronically.
    • Meet the Seattle University February 1 priority funding deadline.
    • Use tax estimates to apply by the priority funding deadline, then go back to update to your tax return information when your tax return is completed.
    • FAFSA RESULTS. If you provide your e-mail address on the FAFSA, you will receive an e-mail acknowledgement telling you how to access your Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR lists the results of your FAFSA processing.