Contact Financial Aid

Financial Aid administrators are available to speak with current and prospective students and families via email, phone, and in person at DigiPen's campus.

If you plan to visit the campus for a Student Shadow or Admissions meeting, contact the Office of Financial Aid in advance to make arrangements to meet on the same day.

In order to ensure your email is replied to in a timely manner, make sure to contact the correct Financial Aid Administrator.

Office Hours

The Office of Financial Aid is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm (Pacific) to assist enrolled and prospective students in obtaining financial aid.

Mailing And General Contact Information

DigiPen Institute of Technology (map and directions)
9931 Willows Road NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Phone: (425) 629-5002
 (425) 558-0378

Contact The Administrator Handling Your Account

To ensure your email is received and replied to as quickly as possible, please send emails to the Office of Financial Aid to one of the following email addresses, based on the first letter of your last name:




Financial Aid Staff

Trinity Huttner, Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at DigiPen

Trinity Huttner

Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Email: thuttner[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-5096

Trinity has been with DigiPen since 2010, and has worked in financial aid for over 10 years. Under Trinity’s guidance, DigiPen’s scholarship programs have grown significantly, and she continues to ensure DigiPen keeps ahead of the ever-changing financial aid industry.

Barbara Hammer

Financial Aid Advisor
Email: barbara.hammer[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 895-4447

Barbara has been in higher education since 2015 and began working at DigiPen in 2016 after moving to Redmond from Florida. She currently works with scholarships and private loans and is happy to provide information to any student regarding financial literacy and the financial aid process.

Katie Hawkins

Financial Aid Advisor
Email: k.hawkins[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 629-5042

Katie joined DigiPen's Financial Aid Department in 2016. She currently administers DigiPen's Washington State funded programs such as the College Bound Scholarship and the Washington State Need Grant and can assist students with questions regarding residency and eligibility.

Adam Russell, Financial Aid Administrator

Adam Russell

Financial Aid Administrator
Email: adam.russell[at]digipen[dot]edu
Phone: (425) 895-4427

Adam began his career in higher education in 2012 and began working at DigiPen in the Office of Admissions in 2014. Now working with Financial Aid, he is excited to be able to use his experience and enthusiasm to help students better understand the financial aid process to ensure students get the most from their DigiPen experience.

Ashley Pritchard

Financial Aid Advisor
Phone: (425) 629-4864

Ashley began her career in higher education in 2012. She began at DigiPen in 2014 as a Resident Director for the DigiPen Housing after moving here from Ohio. Now working for Financial Aid, since January 2017, she currently works with students receiving Veteran Benefits.

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