Student Billing and Payment
Paying my Bill

Late Payments

  • Students are responsible for ensuring that all awarded financial aid is applied to their student accounts by the first class day of each term. This includes endorsing co-payable grant and/or scholarship checks and completing all required documents including the annual conditions of award, loan entrance interviews and promissory notes.

    Late Fees

    Late fees of $50 at 30 days plus $50 at 60 days plus $100 as a final demand will be assessed on any unpaid balance remaining after the student account balance due date for a total of $200 in possible late fees per quarter. A financial hold may also be placed on a student's  student record that will block registration for future quarters until the balance for the current quarter is paid. 

    Exceptions to this policy will be made only if:

    • Payment arrangements for the current term's charges were made with Student Financial Services by the due date (if the terms and conditions of the plan are not met, all applicable late fees will be applied retroactively), or
    • The late fee and/or hold is the result of an institutional error and/or delays in the application of financial aid funds to the student's account.

    Students who have a balance due to the university may also be unable to receive their transcripts or diplomas.


    Registering for classes at Seattle University implies acceptance of the university's financial policies and obligates students to pay all applicable charges. This includes a 1.0% per month finance charge (12% APR) that may be assessed on unpaid balances (including finance charges previously assessed) as well as any subsequent collection expenses and fees. 

    Because an unpaid balance represents funds owed to Seattle University that are yet to be paid, it is considered an "educational loan" and is not subject to discharge under federal bankruptcy laws.

    Returned Checks

    A service fee of $25.00 will be charged for any check not honored by a bank (for any reason) and returned unpaid to Seattle University. If the returned check was for tuition and charges are still outstanding after the tuition due date, late fees will also be assessed to the student's account.

    Aditionally, a restriction (hold) will be placed on the student's record until the returned check and fee are cleared. This hold will prevent the student from registering for future quarters and from receiving transcripts or a diploma.

    Failure to pay the balance due from a returned check may result in the student's account being referred to a collection agency.

    Balances resulting from a returned check or checks may be paid with the following:

    • Cashier's Check
    • Money Order
    • Traveler's Check (In-person only)

    If Seattle University has received three or more returned checks on a student's account, further check writing privileges for the student at Seattle University will be revoked, after which the Student Financial Services Office will accept only verified funds as payment on the account.

    Past Due Accounts

    Failure to pay all tuition and other fees in full for any quarter or session will result in a restriction being placed on the student's record. The student will be blocked from registering for future quarters, from receiving a transcript or diploma, and from the use of university facilities such as the library or Connolly Center.

    Delinquent accounts may be referred to a commercial collection agency and may be reported to national credit bureaus. All costs, expenses and fees (including, but not limited to, attorney fees, court costs, and other out-of-pocket expenses) incurred by the University in collecting or attempting to collect a past-due account are the student's responsibility and will be charged to the student's account.

    For these reasons, it's important that you immediately contact Student Financial Services to resolve any past due account issues.

  • Check the Student's Invoice Often

    Changes to a student's enrollment and financial aid can change the balance due on their student account. It is important, especially during the few weeks prior to the beginning of each quarter, to routinely check the student's account balance by logging on to SUOnline and clicking on "View My Bill" in the Student Billing and Payment section of the Student Menu.
  • Announcements

    • SEATTLE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED FROM 1:00 P.M., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25 THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  The University will open on its regular schedule on Monday, November 30.
    • STUDENT FINANCIAL SERVICES IS NOW CASHLESS! In an effort to increase student and staff security, Student Financial Services (SFS) does not accept cash payments.  You may pay your invoice by (1) mailing a check payment to SFS, (2) paying by check or debit card at the SFS office during normal business hours or (3) making a web payment through SUOnline using Visa, MasterCard or an electronic check. There is a 2.5% service fee when paying by credit card.
    • PARENT INFORMATION: Our FAQ's are for parents, too! Answers to all your questions about financial aid and student billing and payment, including some you may not have known you had! Includes important tips like how your student can authorize your on-line access to their information and also how they can give us permission to talk with you about that information, when tuition is due and options for making payment, how to apply for a federal Parent PLUS Loan, how to request a waiver of the student health insurance premium and much, much more.
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