Seattle 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.
$35,021
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$27,423
$30k - $48k
$30,279
$48k - $75k
$31,322
$75k - $110k
$33,990
$110k+
$39,395
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.
$44,610
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.
$44,610
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.
$12,288
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financialservices@seattleu.edu

Aid & Grants

0
100
82%
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.
18%
Average Aid Per Year
$22,438
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.
18%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,694
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$20,839
Students receiving state aid
6%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$9,827
Students receiving federal aid
18%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$6,694
Average Grant & Scholarship By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$31,604
$30k - $48k
$29,242
$48k - $75k
$26,143
$75k - $110k
$23,168
$110k+
$19,320
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.
$341,344
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$21,442,051

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.
56%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$7,461
Students receiving federal loans
56%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$5,600
Average Other Loans Per Year
$22,093
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.
$18,425
Loan Default Rate
2%
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.
$241

What Students Are Saying

4.03 Average Rating
I know of only one student whose parents literally write him at $12,000 check each quarter for him to attend. Seattle U is very generous in its aid packages. Most students who are very middle-of-the-road as far as criteria for scholarships get around $15,000 in GRANTS from SU (money that does not need to be paid back). Furthermore SU has a huge excess of work-study jobs so these are very easy to find if you get on the search early on. Though SU has not been EASY for me to afford, it has been much more so for me than it would have been at any other private college. In fact, it was cheaper for me than the public University of Washington was.
Kevin from Lacey, WA
Seattle University is an expensive school, but they are also very generous with financial awards. Try to get as many scholarships as you can. If you are planning to stay on campus remember that the university offers FREE Room and Board if you decide to become a Resident Assistant after spending at least One year in the dorms. Also remember that scholarships are not limited to high school senior and that there is always a scholarship you qualify for.
Taylor from Seattle, WA
OK so it can be expensive to attend a first tier, private university. However, SU gives many scholarships and grants. Apply to them. All of them. If it weren't for the scholarships I would not be able to attend, but SU offered me a much better aid package then UW. I do have some loans, but it will work out to be less then what it took getting my AA.
There are lots of work study opportunites, and within walking distance there are lots of businesses. So if you need to you can find something. It is worth checking into, both aid and jobs. SU has a great finacial aid office and career center where they will go out of their way to help you. So don't hesitate to ask.
Dana from Seattle, WA
This school may be a Private Institution, but it is purely amazing. Located at the heart of Republic City and with the wonderful atmosphere around it it is very hard not to instantly love this place. You will be able to enjoy all four seasons of the year and find the school does very well to help you celebrate it. The academics are of sole importance because that's what everyone goes to college for, right? Well, Seattle University has a strong connection to all of its Alumnis and upon graduation the school will do its absolute best to help you secure a job and be well on your way.
College Freshman from HI
Seattle University is very expensive, but I have to say that it's worth it. It is a great education, and an amazing experience.
Ciera from Seattle, WA
It is really expensive and they will bill you for anything.
Sarah from Bremerton, WA