Accepting Financial Aid


  • When FAFSA information is received and no other documentation is required, a confirmation email will be sent.
  • If additional documentation is required, a missing information letter will be sent outlining documents needed. Most forms can be downloaded as a .pdf from the forms portion of the web site.

Financial Aid Notification Letter

Receive FAN, Required Reading, and either accept or reject all or a portion of the aid offer. Read Required Reading then sign, date, and return FAN to City University of Seattle Financial Aid Office.

Entrance Review

A first-time borrower at City University of Seattle needs to complete the Entrance Counseling at

Master Promissory Note (MPN)

A first-time borrower at City University of Seattle needs to complete the Master Promissory Note at This must be completed once every 10 years.

An MPN is a contract that includes the terms and conditions under which the loan is made and the terms and conditions under which the borrower promises to repay the student loan(s). You only need to complete a single MPN if you are requesting both a Subsidized Stafford Loan and an Unsubsidized Stafford Loan.

You should complete your MPN shortly after you receive your award notification. To complete an MPN with the Direct Loan Program go to

Enroll for Courses

In order to be eligible to receive federal loans, you must be enrolled at least at a half-time status, which is 3 credits per quarter for Graduate Students and 5 credits per quarter for Undergraduate Students.

Funds are Disbursed

Students must be registered and in attendance before financial aid can be released. There are special rules if you are enrolled in Distance Learning Courses.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress toward completion of their degree. Students applying for financial aid should review the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.

Required Reading

By accepting the financial aid award package, you are confirming that you have read the information in this document.