Housing & Fees



Students’ tuition costs are covered under the Reciprocal Exchange Agreement between Seattle University and the home institution. Students are responsible for covering all other costs, including SU fees, food, housing, books and personal expenses.

Student housing estimate

On-campus is an essential way to maximize the immersion experience for exchange students. Residence hall housing options include single, double, triple rooms, apartment style living, and intentional living communities. Prices vary greatly according to housing option and amenities. Visit Housing and Residence Life for more details.

Food cost estimate

All students living in residence halls are required to choose a meal plan. Freshman and sophomores are required to have at least the Residential Meal Plan option if living on-campus.


Average cost of living per Quarter 

Food, housing, books, insurance, local transportation, etc. varies depending on housing option, meal plan, personal spending, etc.

Estimated cost per Quarter (2022-2023) in USD

Room & Board  ~$4,508
Additional Expenses  
Annual International Health Insurance
(Estimated 19-20 rate listed - Payment for annual year only)
For more information, please check with ISC
$608 USD/Qtr  ($1,823 USD)
Books and supplies $300 USD
Personal $800 USD
Transportation $550 USD
Technology Fee $182 USD
Wellness Fee $150 USD
Orientation Fee $260 USD
J-1 Visa Application Fee $220 USD


International Student Health Insurance

All students are required to enroll in the health insurance offered by Seattle University unless they can provide proof of a comparable plan.

For more information visit the International Student Center's International Health Insurance page.