Types of Aid

Antioch University Seattle offers financial assistance to students pursuing bachelor’s or master’s degrees. If you’re in a graduate or post-graduate certificate program, you may also qualify for aid.

Several types of assistance are available through federal and state governments, Antioch University Seattle, and private organizations. Eligibility for financial assistance usually is based on need. Your individualized aid package may include multiple types of assistance.

Assistance Available through AUS

Graduate Students

  • Work-study jobs: work on-campus and earn $11 an hour. Positions vary from five to twenty hours per week. These funds do not have to be repaid; you can elect to receive a bi-weekly paycheck, or to use the funds to pay down a balance on your student account.
  • Antioch scholarships: take advantage of several opportunities available to new students. See the scholarship section for the list of available scholarships and to obtain an application.
  • Federal Perkins Loan: A low interest loan (5%) awarded to students based on exceptional financial need and availability of funds. Repayment begins nine months after a student graduates, withdraws, or drops below half-time status.
  • Federal Direct Loans: Loans that are part of the Direct Student loan program, which helps students pay part of their educational expenses by borrowing directly from the government. Terms of the loan are covered in greater detail in the required Federal Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note. Loan repayment begins six months after a student graduates, withdraws, or drops below half-time status.
  • Direct Unsubsidized Federal Loan: Students are not required to have Unmet Need to borrow an unsubsidized loan, but are responsible for interest that accrues during deferment periods with this loan type. For Summer 2014-Spring 2015 unsubsidized loans have a fixed 6.21% interest rate for graduates students.
  • Federal Graduate PLUS Loan: A Graduate PLUS loan is an unsubsidized loan for graduate/professional students, limited to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid received. For Summer 2014-Spring 2015 PLUS loans have a fixed interest rate of 7.21%. Plus loan borrowers cannot have an adverse credit history. Repayment begins once a student graduates, withdraws, or drops below half-time. Interest accrues from the first disbursement of the loan.
  • Alternative Loan: Students may borrow up to the cost of attendance less any financial aid received. Interest rates, fees, and approval of this loan are determined by credit history.

Undergraduate Students

  • Grants: Federal and Washington State grants are awarded to undergraduate students based on need and income. Grants are considered “gift” aid – they do not need to be repaid.
  • Federal Pell Grant: Available to undergraduate students, awarded based on estimated family contribution, cost of attendance, and enrollment status. Students can receive this grant for a maximum of six years, which includes time attending other campuses.
  • Federal SEOG Grant: Federal grant that need not be repaid for Undergraduate students; based on financial need and availability of funds.
  • State Grants: Washington State grants for undergraduate students based on financial need, residency status, enrollment status, and availability of funds.
  • Work-study jobs: Students work on-campus and earn $11 an hour. Positions vary from five to twenty hours per week. These funds do not have to be repaid; students can elect to receive a bi-weekly paycheck, or to use the funds to pay down a balance on their student account.
  • Antioch scholarships: Take advantage of several opportunities available to new students. See the scholarship section for the list of available scholarships and to obtain an application.
  • Federal Perkins Loan: A low interest loan (5%) awarded to students based on exceptional financial need and availability of funds. Repayment begins nine months after a student graduates, withdraws, or drops below half-time status.
  • Federal Direct Loans: Loans that are part of the Direct Student loan program, which helps students pay part of their educational expenses by borrowing directly from the government. Terms of the loan are covered in greater detail in the required Federal Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note. Loan repayment begins six months after a student graduates, withdraws, or drops below half-time status.
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loan: Based on Unmet Need, the federal government pays the interest on subsidized loans while you are enrolled at least half-time. For Summer 2014-Spring 2015, subsidized loans have a fixed 4.66% interest rate for undergraduate students.
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: Students are not required to have Unmet Need to borrow an unsubsidized loan, but are responsible for interest that accrues during deferment periods with this loan type. For Summer 2014-Spring 2015, subsidized loans have a fixed 4.66% interest rate for undergraduate students.
  • Federal Parent PLUS Loan: A Parent PLUS loan is an unsubsidized loan for parents of dependent undergraduate students, limited to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid received. For Summer 2014-Spring 2015 PLUS loans have an interest rate of 7.21%. Plus loan borrowers cannot have an adverse credit history. Repayment can be deferred until a student graduates, withdraws, or drops below half-time. Interest accrues from the first disbursement of the loan.
  • Alternative Loan: Students may borrow up to the cost of attendance less any financial aid received. Interest rates, fees, and approval of this loan are determined by credit history.