Government Loans

Alternative credit-based loans

Apply for either the Grad PLUS or a private loan - students do not apply for both concurrently. The Grad PLUS is recommended over a private loan for reasons stated below, particularly if going into public service work.

Credit Report

We strongly encourage you to request a copy of your credit report. Checking your credit rating now will help eliminate surprises later and will give you time to correct any errors or resolve any problems.

  • To request a free credit report visit
  • For a more in depth report you will be charged a small fee, unless you have been denied credit recently.
  • You may contact either Experian at 888-397-3742, Equifax at 800-685-1111, or TransUnion at 800-888-4213.

Please contact Student Financial Services at or 206-398-4250 for answers to any questions you have about financial aid.

Contact us

Student Financial Services (SFS)
Sullivan Hall, Second Floor
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090

SFS Hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Late Hours*
Monday and Thursday
4:30-6:00 p.m.

*By appointment only

Hours are subject to change during exams, holidays, and summer session. Changes will be posted outside of the entrance to the Administrative Offices.

A drop box is located to the left of the Administrative Office doors for after-hours correspondence.