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Seattle U Tuition & Cost

Seattle, Washington

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How much does it cost to attend?

Sticker Price
$63,921
Costs for Seattle University
Fee Cost
Tuition$45,765
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$825
Room and Board $12,531
Other Expenses Budget$3,600

Annual Prices

The annual list price to attend Seattle University on a full time basis for 2018/2019 is $63,921 for all students regardless of their residency. This fee is comprised of $45,765 for tuition, $12,531 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $825 for other fees. Out of state tuition for Seattle University is $45,765, the same as Washington residents.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

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

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$35,569
Net Price by Income Seattle University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$23,730
$30,001 to $48,000$27,256
$48,001 to $75,000$31,620
$75,001 to $110,000$36,179
$110,000+$38,965

The average reported annual net price for Seattle University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $35,569 in 2018/2019. 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

96% of full-time undergrad Seattle 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 $25,594 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 62% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,301 and 5% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $21,366.

Finanical Aid Seattle University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $25,594 96%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $22,834 96%
Pell Grants $4,789 19%
Other Federal Grants $6,000 14%
State and Local Grants $10,531 9%
Federal Student Loans $5,301 62%
Other Student Loans $21,366 5%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Seattle University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $116,080. The loan balance of $116,080 is a four year multiple of the $29,020 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 $1,108 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 $116,080
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $1,107.53
Total Interest Paid $16,823.75
Sum of All Loan Payments $132,903.75

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$255,684
Year All Residents
1 $63,921
2 $66,745
3 $69,694
4 $72,772

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Seattle University to be $255,684 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.4% 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 University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
All Residents $1,017 $3,051 $4,068

Estimated cost for a class at Seattle 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 University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Seattle 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=236595 IPEDS survey data for Seattle University.