Financial Aid

Cornish College welcomes the opportunity to work with families to identify the best strategies to combine family and financial aid resources. Financial Aid comes in the form of:

  • Grants
  • Scholarships
  • Loans
  • Employment

Grants and scholarships do not have to be repaid. Loans are made at low interest rates and repayment does not start until six months after graduation. Employment allows a student the opportunity to work for their money. To qualify for financial aid, students must either establish financial need or meet the other special requirements of a grant, scholarship or loan awarded without regard to financial need. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other forms are required to determine this need. To be eligible to complete the FAFSA and receive need-based federal and/or state financial aid, a student must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Demonstrate financial need based on the U.S. Department of Education need analysis.
  • Not be in default on any government loan.
  • Not owe a repayment to a federal or state grant program.

Paying for college is perhaps the number one concern on every student’s mind. We understand that your Cornish education is a big financial investment which is why Cornish offers a full range of financial aid funding. There are five basic sources of funds for financial aid at Cornish College of the Arts:

  • The Federal government
  • Institutional Aid
  • Washington State government
  • Private organizations
  • Work-study

Use the NetPrice Calculator to get an estimate of the financial aid you will receive as well as your estimated out-of-pocket cost. It is important to note that the number generated is just an estimate.

Prospective students may contact their Admission Counselor for further assistance.