The Office of Financial Aid helps students and prospective students locate and utilize resources to fund their education at DigiPen.

Applying for Financial Aid

Make sure to complete the following steps in order to see what kinds of financial aid you qualify for:

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be eligible for, and receive, an actual financial aid award that includes federal grant, loan, or work-study assistance. For more information on applying for federal financial aid, go to

Types of Aid

DigiPen offers financial assistance to eligible students in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and veterans benefits.

Scholarships are monetary awards offered by private organizations or donors that are given to students to help pay for their education. Students must usually meet a set of criteria in order to be eligible for scholarships. Both undergraduate students and graduate students may be eligible for scholarships. See Scholarships for more details.

Grants are a form of gift aid with funding from state or federal sources. Undergraduate students can be considered for grants by completing the FAFSA. Grants do not need to be repaid. See Grants for more information.

Loans can be provided by either federal or private sources. Federal loans come from the Direct Loan Program, available to undergraduate students and graduate students. Private loans are offered by private lenders and should be considered only after exhausting all other sources of funding, including federal loans and grants. See Loans and Grants or Direct Loans for more information.

Veterans Benefits are also available for eligible students who have served in the U.S. military or who are a dependent of a service member. See Veterans Benefits for more information.

Policies and Consumer Information for Financial Aid

Whether you are currently applying for financial aid or are already receiving financial assistance, you must understand and comply with the federal regulations and institutional policies related to acquiring and keeping financial assistance. To learn more, see Policies and Consumer Information.


If you need assistance during any stage of the financial aid process, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Contact Financial Aid

Phone: (425) 629-5002
Fax: (425) 558-0378

Financial Aid questions:

Scholarship questions:

Veteran Benefits questions:

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