Financial Aid

As an extension of NCNM’s commitment to share important information on financial aid, we offer this reminder to all returning students:

Be sure to complete your 2015-2016 FAFSA

The new FAFSA is effective for any term beginning on or after July 1, 2015. Visit and complete your 2015/2016 application today.

Priority Filing Dates and Important Information

Here are some key points to keep in mind.

February 15, 2015 

To be considered for Federal Work-Study, your 2015-2016 FAFSA should be filed no later than February 15, 2015. The funds are awarded on first come-first serve basis until all funds have been exhausted, and will only be awarded to the highest need students as determined by the U.S. Department of Education.

March 1, 2015

If you meet the qualifying determination of a high-need student, but miss the February 15, 2015 deadline, you may be placed on the Federal Work-Study Wait list, as long as your FAFSA is filed by March 1, 2015.

NCNM receives an annual allocation for its participation in need-based aid programs, such as the Federal Workstudy Program (FWSP).  Institutions across the nation have seen a significant reduction in their FWSP funding allocations over the last few years and this has resulted in changes on how these funds are administered.

Changes for 2015–2016

  • Funds awarded to high need students only as determined by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Annual award reduction for all eligible students
  • Incoming students are ineligible to participate until their second year
  • FWS recipients who fail to maintain satisfactory academic progress will lose their ability to participate for the remainder of the year regardless.
  • FWS awards do not begin until fall term each year.  Students with a desire to work in summer term must sign an Intent to Enroll form.
  • Students who estimate their taxes must submit corrections once their taxes have been filed. NOTE: Corrections may result in a change of FWSP eligibility.

You must transmit your FAFSA to NCNM. Our federal school code is B07624.

Read the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress policy

You do not need to wait until your 2014 taxes have been prepared if this means missing the priority filing dates. Instead, you may use estimated tax information which can be corrected later. Note: If you do report estimated financial information, you will be required to submit a valid (signed) FAFSA correction once your tax forms are completed.  You can also select the IRS data match.

You’ll need an FSA ID to electronically sign your FAFSA. If you do not have an FSA ID, you may get one at


Contact Financial Aid

For assistance with Financial Aid please contact:

Laurie Radford
Director of Financial Aid

Sally Kalstrom
Financial Aid Counselor & Federal Work-study Coordinator

Alison Pillette
Financial Aid Counselor

Send an email to the general Financial Aid email box

Mailing Address
National College of Natural Medicine
Attn: Financial Aid Office
049 SW Porter Street
Portland, OR 97201

Physical Location
2828 SW Naito Pkwy
Suite 200
Portland, OR 97201

It is the mission of the Financial Aid staff to provide comprehensive financial aid resources and financial management education to support students and alumni in achieving their professional goals.