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SPU Tuition & Cost

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$64,644
Costs for Seattle Pacific University
Fee Cost
Tuition$46,728
Books and Supplies$930
Other Fees$516
Room and Board $12,687
Other Expenses Budget$3,783

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Seattle Pacific University on a full time basis for 2020/2021 is $64,644 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $46,728 for tuition, $12,687 room and board, $930 for books and supplies and $516 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Seattle Pacific University is $46,728, the same as Washington residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2020/2021 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.

Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Seattle Pacific University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2019/2020
$28,367
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
$110,000+$35,993

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 $922 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 2.75%.

Example Loan $96,604
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $921.71
Total Interest Paid $14,001.05
Sum of All Loan Payments $110,605.05

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$258,576
Year All Residents
1 $64,644
2 $68,184
3 $71,918
4 $75,856

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 $258,576 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 5.5% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

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 $1,298 $3,894 $5,192

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

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=236577 IPEDS survey data for Seattle Pacific University.