As an independent college, we recognize our responsibility to help meet the financial need of students who want to invest in a rigorous liberal arts education. On average we offer need-based aid awards to approximately 65 percent of our students. Award packages typically combine scholarships and grants, loans, and student employment.
There are two types of financial assistance available at Puget Sound:
There is a wide variety of funding available to assist students and their families with educational expenses. Financial aid is available from federal, state, university, and private resources.
Scholarships – Gift aid that is awarded based on many factors including academic achievement and/or financial need. Scholarships do not have to be repaid.
Grants – Gift aid that is awarded based on demonstrated financial need. Grants do not have to be repaid.
Loans – Loans are borrowed money that you repay with interest to the lender.
Work-Study Employment – Need-based financial aid program that assists students by providing an opportunity to work part-time while going to school.