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SPU Tuition & Cost

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
Costs for Seattle Pacific University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$942
Other Fees$546
Room and Board $13,404
Other Expenses Budget$3,774

Annual Prices

The annual tuition to attend Seattle Pacific University is $35,100. The cost is the same for both in-state and out-of-state students. Room and board fees are an additional $13,404. For educational materials, students should allocate approximately $942 for books and supplies plus $546 for other fees charged by the school. Finally, students should budget $3,774 for miscellaneous expenses throughout the year. With all these fees considered, the expected total cost to attend Seattle Pacific University on a full-time basis is $53,766 per annum.

All price data is sourced from the 2021/2022 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

The net price provides a more realistic estimate of the true cost of attending Seattle Pacific University, once common grants and scholarships have been taken into account. It's important to note that this net price can fluctuate based on factors such as family income and individual financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
Net Price by Income Seattle Pacific University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$20,772
$30,001 to $48,000$20,918
$48,001 to $75,000$24,278
$75,001 to $110,000$30,211

The average reported annual net price for Seattle Pacific University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $28,367 in 2019/2020. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

99% of full-time undergrad Seattle Pacific University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $32,384 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 61% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,151 and 8% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $11,661.

Finanical Aid Seattle Pacific University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $32,384 99%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $26,624 99%
Pell Grants $4,520 41%
Other Federal Grants $3,517 17%
State and Local Grants $10,321 31%
Federal Student Loans $5,151 61%
Other Student Loans $11,661 8%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Seattle Pacific University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $96,604. The loan balance of $96,604 is a four year multiple of the $24,151 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $1,024 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 4.99%.

Example Loan $96,604
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 4.99%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,024.16
Total Interest Paid $26,295.58
Sum of All Loan Payments $122,899.58

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
Year All Residents
1 $53,766
2 $57,530
3 $61,557
4 $65,866

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Seattle Pacific University to be $215,064 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 7% annual increase over the next 4 years which is the national trend.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Seattle Pacific University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $975 $2,925 $3,900

Estimated cost for a class at Seattle Pacific University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Seattle Pacific University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Seattle Pacific University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan Yes
Prepaid Tuition Plan No
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236577 IPEDS survey data for Seattle Pacific University.