Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$27,947
Calculate your net cost
Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$23,968
$30k - $48k
$28,351
$48k - $75k
$28,298
$75k - $110k
$30,221
$110k+
$34,969
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$46,728
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$46,728
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$12,285
Books and Supplies
$900
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: [email protected]

Aid & Grants

0
100
79%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,549
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,413
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$22,164
Students receiving state aid
21%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$10,693
Students receiving federal aid
33%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,413
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$33,391
$30k - $48k
$33,241
$48k - $75k
$30,314
$75k - $110k
$25,098
$110k+
$21,501
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$58,843,428
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$18,999,392

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
63%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,082
Students receiving federal loans
61%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$6,002
Average Other Loans Per Year
$10,424
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,187
Loan Default Rate
1%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$254

What Students Are Saying

4.10 Average Rating
SPU is pretty expensive, but don't let it throw you off. There are a lot of scholarships that can really lower costs for you. I got an academic scholarship and a leadership scholarship, as well as some grants, and my roommate got a theatre and music scholarship that lowered costs to the same as a state school. The atmosphere and academics are worth it!
Danielle from Hillsboro, OR
In my specific courses, I have learned more about my major and am getting plenty of attention by advisers making sure that I am following my track for graduation with my desired degree and certification. All of the people are so helpful in getting you set up with a plan for your entire stay at SPU, and making sure you are able to follow through with it. Although this school does cost a very pretty penny, it is the experience, education, and educators that make the entire thing worth it.
Elissa from Kent, WA
Seattle Pacific University is a private college, and even with scholarships and financial assistance I am still paying a fairly significant sum, and hold a part-time job to offset this. However, it is worth it for the genuine informative education and loving community I am blessed to partake in everyday.
Lucy from Seattle, WA
It is very expensive but I believe it's very high quality education. I have loved all of my professors, and they have all been masters of their craft.
Caleb from Richland, WA
Its a fairly expensive school, but they award very good scholarships. Even though I am paying a little bit more for this school than I would for a state school, the experience is priceless. I wouldn't trade it for anything.
Jessica from Creswell, OR
I have friends at big schools and they have 500 people in their classes. SPU has way less than that, with the biggest classes being about 100. My classes are generally about 20-30 people. Being at a private school is definitely worth it, with small classes, great food, fun people, and amazing professors!
Nicole from Lake Stevens, WA
The school is a bit pricey, I have to say, but it is worth it in my opinion because of the quality of life you get to lead here. This school, even if you cannot afford it, will help you make it possible. They want you to be able to come here. Unlike most schools, they offer you scholarships first and then they hand you the loans.
Amy from Seattle, WA
SPU is certainly not a cheap school, but I am feeling more confident that in the end it will have been worth the price. Food and housing are both great (I live in Emerson Hall). The education is very extensive and you learn a lot. You definitely get what you pay for, which is a lot.
Colin from Kirkland, WA
SPU is worth every penny. The campus is beautiful and well taken care of. The people and staff are wonderful and helpful. As your classes will be on the smaller side, you're able to actually get to know your professors and vice versa. The food on campus isn't bad, campus is small, but not too small. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to walk across campus, if that. SPU gets every bang out of our bucks.
Cydnie - Poulsbo, WA
I'll admit, this school is not cheap. Of course, most private schools are not, and even with a $10,000 dollar scholarship, it's still hard to pay for school. However, the price is by far worth it, both for the quality education and for the strong community. Someone who is looking only for a good education would no doubt find it not as valuable, but the entire package of Seattle Pacific is totally worth the price. And Financial Services is available to help you find ways to pay for school, as well; they don't just leave you hanging to figure it out yourself.
Benjamin from Wilsonville, OR

Similar Colleges