October 1

The first day FAFSAs, Renewal FAFSAs, and FAFSAs on the Web can be signed and submitted to the federal processor. DigiPen's Office of Financial Aid will have the Institute's financial aid forms available after this date. Students use the prior year's taxes to complete the FAFSA application and are encouraged to use the Data Retrieval Tool from the IRS to complete the application.

If you plan to attend college in: You will submit FAFSA year: You can use this form during this time frame: You will use income tax
from this year:
Fall 2017
Spring 2018
Summer 2018
2017 - 2018 October 1, 2016 to
June 30, 2018
Fall 2018
Spring 2019
Summer 2019
2018 - 2019 October 1, 2017 to
June 30, 2019


DigiPen's Office of Financial Aid starts to mail acknowledgments for those applications we have received. We also start to mail out requests for information to students with incomplete applications or missing materials.


Tuition balance due for fall semester.


The deadline for DigiPen scholarships is April 1 each calendar year. Scholarship applications are reviewed on a first-come-first-served basis.

Spring and Summer Months

Our office reviews information we requested from you or new information you provided. Information is reviewed chronologically. We accept applications throughout the year and, depending on the time of year, make awards from two to four weeks after we receive your application. You should apply as soon as you know you need assistance, well in advance of the start of the semester.

Contact Financial Aid

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

Financial Aid questions:

Scholarship questions:

Veteran Benefits questions:

Federal School Code:

FAFSA Online:

Application Tools and Resources