University description (as per official university website)
The Saybrook University Colleges represent a long and vibrant history as pioneers in higher education and in the disciplines in which they teach.
Changing people, changing lives. Forty years ago a group of leading psychologists gathered to form the first graduate school centered on the belief that every person is a work in progress and that each of us has the capacity and the responsibility for our own development. These scholars were the founders of the humanistic psychology movement, a school of thought that continues to change global society. They created Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, a rigorous and unique, learner-centered educational environment. To this day, Saybrook University carries on the humanistic tradition as it guides students on journeys of academic and personal growth.
LIOS Graduate College (Leadership Institute of Seattle) was founded in 1969 to preapre women and men to take on effective roles as leaders, ready to assume important roles within organizations, or to work independently as skilled consultants and counselors. For over 40 years, LIOS has been the premier center in the northwest of innovative leadership development through training and education in applied behavioral science and systems theory.
The College of Mind-Body Medicine, while new, builds upon the foundation of Saybrook Graduate School in pioneering new approaches to health and wellness and the work of its Dean, James S. Gordon, MD in pioneering mind-body and integrative medicine. The Center for Mind-Body Medicine was founded by Jim Gordon in 1991, and since then has been teaching thousands to heal the world's millions using the approach to mind-body medicine that makes self-care central to all healthcare in support of personal growth and transformation.
Over their histories, the Saybrook University Colleges have grown to meet the needs of society by preparing scholars and practitioners to take leadership roles in inspiring transformational change. Saybrook scholar-practitioners unite "the library and the street" by relating scholarship and research to action and practice in a wide range of professional contexts.
The Saybrook University Colleges help students join the life of the mind with a lifetime of service. Surveying the world around us, now is the moment when this educational model is essential to meet the challenges of the world's first truly global society.
Saybrook University Assistance Requirements
Eligibility for financial aid, including student loans, veteran's benefits, and other forms of assistance is contingent upon maintaining satisfactory academic progress as defined in the Saybrook University Catalog. Processing of financial aid applications will be suspended and disbursements will be withheld unless a positive determination is made that the recipient is making satisfactory academic progress.
State or Federal Assistance Requirements
Under Title IV of the Higher Education Act and enabling regulations, a student must satisfy all of the following criteria:
* Be enrolled as a regular student (All Saybrook students are full-time).
* Students admitted on provisional or conditional status will be given a defined period of eligibility (usually one year) to achieve regular admission.
* Have a bachelor's degree.
* Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a degree or certificate program at Saybrook University.
* Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
* Have demonstrated financial need as determined through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to being awarded need-based financial aid, particularly Subsidized Stafford Loans.
* No need must be shown to receive non-need based financial aid (Unsubsidized Stafford Loans). However, all applicants must file the FAFSA.
* Be making satisfactory academic progress toward completion of the degree program as defined by Saybrook's standards and practices.
* Not be in default on a federal student loan at this or any other institution.
* Not have borrowed in excess of the aggregate loan limits allowed for the federal loan programs unless the excess amount has been repaid or a satisfactory payment arrangement has been made.
* Not be a member of any religious community, society, or order which directs the student's course of duty or that provides students with subsistence support except that members of such religious orders may be eligible for unsubsidized loans.
* Not owe a refund on a Pell or SEOG grant at any institution attended.
* Be registered for the Selective Service, if a male born after January 1, 1960.
* Have a valid Social Security Number.