The Office of Financial Aid at DigiPen helps students and prospective students locate and utilize resources to fund their education at DigiPen. To begin your financial aid process, contact a Financial Aid administrator and study the information in this section.

Applying for Financial Aid

After you've gotten in touch with an administrator at the Office of 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 student aid, go to

Types of Aid

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

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 Undergraduate Grants for more information.

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 Scholarship Information for more details.

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, and may be either Direct Subsidized Loans (which do not accrue interest while you are in school) or Direct Unsubsidized Loans (which accrue interest until they are paid off). Private loans are offered by private lenders and should only be considered after exhausting all other sources of funding, including federal loans and grants. See Loans and Grants for more information.

Veterans Benefits are also available for eligible students. See Veterans Benefits for more information.

Policies and Consumer Information for Financial Aid

Whether you are currently in the process of applying for financial aid or already receiving some form of financial assistance, it is important that you understand and comply with the federal regulations and institutional policies related to acquiring and keeping financial assistance. To learn more, visit Policies and Consumer Information.


Review answers to some frequently asked questions or contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Contact Financial Aid

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

Financial Aid questions:

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State Grant questions:

Veteran Benefits questions:

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