The first step toward financing your education is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the BGI Student Financial Records Form. The basic eligibility requirements are listed below.



Bainbridge Graduate Institute students may qualify to borrow up to their total cost of attendance per year through the federal student loan program. Learn more about federal student loans here.


Our work-study program offers students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while earning money for graduate school. Students can enhance their current learning as well as their future professional prospects by integrating classroom concepts with real-world work experience. Work study opportunities are limited and can be requested upon enrollment.


Bainbridge Graduate Institute recognizes those veterans who currently serve or have honorably served in the United States armed services. BGI will gladly accept VA education benefits, including but not limited to the Post 9/11 GI Bill. The federal Department of Veterans Affairs website is the best source for information about all VA Educational Benefits Programs. Please visit for more information on VA Benefits. Learn more about Military Benefits at BGI.


The basic eligibility requirements for financial aid are as follows:

Institutional Requirements

  • Enrolled at least half-time in one of the following programs:
    • Hybrid MBA in Sustainable Systems
    • Metro MBA in Sustainable Business
    • MA in Organizational Leadership
    • Certificate in Sustainable Built Environment
    • Certificate in Sustainable Energy Solutions
    • Certificate in Sustainable Food and Agriculture
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (new students automatically meet this requirement).
  • Not currently receiving full tuition reimbursement. (If you are eligible to receive partial corporate tuition reimbursement, you may still apply. However, your award may be reduced proportionately.)

Federal Requirements

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be registered with Selective Service if required; in general, if you are male age 18 through 25.
  • Certify that you are not in default on a federal loan or owe money on a federal grant.
  • Certify that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes.
  • Certify that you were not convicted for a drug offense that occurred while you were enrolled in school and receiving federal student aid.

2014-2015 Forms

Contact Information

Please direct all financial aid questions to:

Gagan Kaur
Financial Aid Administrator
Direct · 206-780-6227

Submit all written correspondence and financial aid materials to:

Bainbridge Graduate Institute
Financial Aid Office
RE: Confidential/FA
220 Second Avenue South, Suite 400
Seattle, WA 98104

Or fax to:

Bainbridge Graduate Institute
Financial Aid Office
RE: Confidential/FA