The following programs have been approved for federal financial aid for those who qualify:
Boatbuilding Program: 12-month AOS degree
Marine Systems Program: 9-month Diploma
We are Approved for Federal Student Aid
How to Apply for Federal Student Aid
We are approved for Federal Student Aid including Direct Student Loans and Pell Grants.
Students who wish to apply for Federal Student Aid (FSA) will need to complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form online at www.studentaid.gov.
OUR FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE: 041550
NWSWB does not impose a deadline for completing the FASFA but it is highly recommended that students apply for financial aid concurrent with enrollment.
Students can find information and apply for Federal Financial Aid, Pell Grants, and Direct Student Loans at www.studentaid.gov. For more information, please email NWSWB’s Business Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student loan programs from private lending sources may be available. A comprehensive annotated collection of information about student financial aid can be found at www.finaid.org and at the Federal Student Aid website. There are also videos on YouTube that provide additional information about how to apply for Federal Student Aid – access them by clicking here or the link below.
Changes to the FAFSA process
USE EARLIER INCOME AND TAX INFORMATION: For example, on the 2023–2024 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2021 income and tax information, rather than their 2022 income and tax information.
This applies to students who will be beginning their program in the fall of 2023. Students (and parents, as appropriate) must use the ‘Link to the IRS’ feature when completing the online FAFSA application at www.studentaid.gov.
U.S. Department of Education’s Net Price Calculator
The Net Price Calculator is a tool used to estimate the cost of attendance and federal aid eligibility for full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduate students. Estimated cost of attendance is the total amount it may cost to go to school. It is composed of educational expenses that you may accrue while pursuing your education, including both direct costs like tuition payments and indirect potential costs like transportation and rent. Visit our Tuition & Fees webpage for more information on what cost of attendance means.
Calculations are based on the parameters for a first time, first year student during a standard academic school year. This means that the summer quarter is not included in the calculations. The calculator estimates costs for the 2023-2024 cycle based on tuition, fees, housing, and food costs for the prior completed academic year (2021-2022). Results are dependent on the accuracy and completeness of the information entered and is intended to provide only a general guide to your eligibility for financial aid. Any award is not guaranteed by NWSWB and is meant to be an indication of the aid you may be eligible to receive. This is not an application for financial aid. Your information will not be retained or transmitted to NWSWB in any way.
We are Approved for Veterans Education Benefits/ GI Bill®
The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding is designated a Veteran Supportive Campus by the Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs. Education benefits are available to U.S. Military Veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits and services. The school is not able to tell you what benefits you are eligible to receive. You must contact the VA for information about your benefits. To obtain this information, visit www.gibill.va.gov. To apply for benefits online, you may complete a VONAPP (Veterans Online Application) at www.ebenefits.va.gov or download and complete VA Form 22-1990 (Application for VA Education Benefits) and mail it to the VA. All instructions are included with the form.
For specific GI Bill® questions, or to receive VA Form 22-1990 by mail, please contact the VA at 1-888-442-4551.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Applicants should forward a copy of their Certificate of Eligibility (COE) with their completed enrollment application to:
360-385-4948 ext. 305
Veterans Frequently Asked Questions
Women Veterans Health Care Call Center
Tax Credits May Be Available
Visit www.irs.gov and enter “education credits” in the search box for details. Please consult the IRS website and with your tax consultant if you have detailed questions about this opportunity.
Alaskan Student Loans
Our school meets the criteria for Alaskan student loans. Information for Alaskan residents is made available through the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education.–
Canadian Student Loans
Our school meets the criteria for Canadian student loans, however, a designation application and approval period may be required. Please let us know as soon as possible if you are interested in using Canadian student loan. Information for Canadian residents is available through the National Student Loans Service Centre.
Additional Canadian resources:
- Alberta Learning Information Service
- British Columbia: Ministry of Advanced Education
- Manitoba: Advanced Education and Training
- Ontario Ministry of Education
- Nova Scotia Department of Education
Resources for Hispanic Students
Resources for Minority Students