Grants

Grants are considered gift aid and do not require repayment unless a student fails to maintain satisfactory progress or leaves school before completing 60 percent of an academic payment period. The following grants are available to eligible undergraduate students at DigiPen.

Pell Grant

DigiPen participates in the Federal Pell Grant. These need-based grants are the largest source of free federal money for college students, and are awarded to every undergraduate student who qualifies. A Pell Grant can be used for tuition, fees, and living expenses. The amount a student can receive is determined by the FAFSA and the student's enrollment status. Click here to learn more about the Federal Pell Grant.

Iraq And Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG)

The Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG) is non-need based aid. This grant is available to any undergraduate student who is not eligible for the Pell Grant and whose parent or guardian died as a result of military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001. Click here to learn more about the IASG.

Washington State Need Grant Program

The Washington State Need Grant program helps the state’s lowest-income undergraduate students pursue degrees, hone their skills, or retrain for new careers. For the purpose of determining the grant amount, DigiPen is considered a private four-year college. You automatically apply for the Washington State Need Grant when you submit your FAFSA.

Click here to learn more about the Washington State Need Grant.

Opportunity Grant

The goal of the Opportunity Grant is to help low-income adults reach the "educational tipping point" and beyond in high-wage, high-demand careers. Reaching the tipping point allows even the least-prepared individuals to complete 45 credits, receive a credential, and increase their job skills and knowledge for future career pathways.

Opportunity Grant Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Opportunity Grant, you must:

  • Be a resident of Washington State as defined by RCW 28B.15.012.
  • Demonstrate that you are below 200% of the federal poverty level.
  • Qualify for financial need-based aid on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Be enrolled in the BS CE, BS CS RTIS, or the BFA DAA program.
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the end of each academic semester.

This grant is for up to $2,800 and can only be used once while attending DigiPen. There is a $1000 book reimbursement offered.

Opportunity Grant Application

For more information, click here to visit the Opportunity Grant website.

State Grant Assistance From Other States

Other state grants may be available to out-of-state students who attend DigiPen. Please check your state’s local authorizing agency to learn more.