2020-2021 Catalog

Financial Assistance (U.S.)

City University of Seattle administers various types of federal and private financial assistance to help students achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also awards scholarships based on financial need, demonstrated academic ability, and other criteria. To the extent that resources are available, the University is committed to sharing educational costs with students.

Financial assistance programs are administered impartially through the Financial Aid Office, which counsels students on eligibility and application procedures.

U.S. financial aid applicants may obtain City University of Seattle student financial aid information on the City University of Seattle web site. Students must apply annually for such assistance. A student is considered a financial aid applicant when (1) FAFSA data has been received; and (2) the student is admitted to an eligible program. Students benefiting from financial aid are responsible for keeping track of their courses and the balance due for those courses.

Eligibility for Federal Student Aid

All financial aid funds administered by City University of Seattle are awarded to students without regard to race, age, gender, ethnic origin, religion, handicap, sexual preference, veteran status, or any other condition extraneous to the purposes of an institution committed to equal opportunity in the pursuit of learning.


Consistent with U.S. government requirements, City University of Seattle limits all financial assistance awards to the costs of attendance.
A student is eligible for federal financial aid if the student:
  1. Is a United States citizen, a resident of a trust territory, or has permanent resident approved by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services;
  2. Possesses a high school diploma or equivalent;
  3. Is admitted to an eligible program;
  4. Is in compliance with U.S. Selective Service registration requirements;
  5. Does not owe a refund on a previous federal Title IV grant and is not in default on federal student loans;
  6. Has maintained satisfactory academic progress; and
  7. Has a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid on file in the Financial Aid Office.

(Policy #2400.15)