Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

Seattle University tuition, food, housing and fees as an undergraduate—see the estimated costs to attend.

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Investing in You

A college education is an investment in your future. Our team is here to understand your individual financial situation and find ways to meet your needs. At Seattle University, we will work with you to provide guidance, answer questions, and help make sure you and your family are making informed decisions every step of the way.

Unpacking Our Tuition and Fees

At Seattle University, we don’t want the cost of our education to limit your access to a hands-on, world-class education. We will work with you to make sure you can manage the cost in the most responsible way possible.

First-Year Confirmation Deadline Extended to June 17, 2024

In light of delays in the FAFSA rollout, the enrollment deposit deadline for admitted first-year applicants has been extended to June 17, 2024. Claim your spot by completing the Admissions Response Form in your Redhawk Admissions Portal.

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Undergraduate Costs

Discover Seattle University’s undergraduate cost of attendance. Learn about undergraduate tuition, housing, meal plans and undergraduate fees.

See the cost of attendance per course credit, quarter and academic year.

For Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Winter 2025 and Spring 2025

Tuition Per Credit Per Quarter Academic Year
Full-Time (12 to 18 credits)   $18,540 $55,620
Part-time (1 to 11 credits) $1,236    
Summer 2024** $742    
English Language and Culture Bridge (ELCB) Under 1000 Level $397    
Auditors $260    

Seattle University costs are set yearly and subject to change each summer quarter for the coming year. Seattle University reserves the right to revise its charges at any time without prior notice.

**Summer 2024 tuition rate is a 40% discount from the standard rate.

Explore the diverse resident hall and apartment options at Seattle University, with a variety of room types and pricing to accommodate your needs during the academic year.

Bellarmine, Campion, and Xavier 2024–2025 Quarterly Rates 2024–2025 *Academic Year
Single $4,218 $12,654
Double $3,118 $9,354
Double Plus $3,218 $9,654
Triple N/A N/A
Triple Plus $2,567 $7,701
Chardin Quarterly *Academic Year
Single $4,490 $13,470
Double $3,357 $10,071
Suite $3,270 $9,810
Kolvenbach Quarterly *Academic Year
Double Room $3,184 $9,552
Murphy Apartments Quarterly *Academic Year
Prices depend on # of roommates and size of room $3,136–$5,916 $9,408–$17,748
Douglas Apartments Monthly *Academic Year
1-5 Bedrooms Contact Leasing Office  
Yobi Quarterly *Academic Year
Price depends on apartment style $4,163–$5,413 $12,489–$16,239
Vi Hilbert Hall Monthly

*Academic Year

Studio - 4 Bedrooms Contact Leasing Office  

*Academic Year: Fall, Winter and Spring

Plan your dining options for the upcoming academic year. Explore meal plan options and find cost breakdowns for different plan types, including options for students with specific circumstances.

Plan Type Plan Description Quarterly Academic Year
Maximum For extra hearty eaters $2,974 $8,922
Expanded For hearty eaters eating mostly on campus $2,478 $7,434
Residential Required minimum for all 1st and 2nd year students living on campus $1,982 $5,946
Restricted A A reduced meal plan available upon request for residential students with specific medical or financial circumstances $1,487 $4,461
Restricted B A restricted meal plan only for those who are not required to purchase a meal plan. $992 $2,976
Convenience A minimal plan for those who are not required to purchase a meal plan. $495 $1,485
Graduate/Commuter For students who occasionally need to purchase meals on campus. $213 $639

Supplemental Meal Plans

Supplemental meal plans for students who already have an existing meal plan and would like to add money to their meal plan balance. Contact Housing for more information about adding a supplemental amount to your meal plan.

Please do not add money through your E-Account, you will only be able to add money to your meal plan balance through supplemental meal plans.

See the additional fees related to applying, enrolling and attending Seattle University.

Type Cost
Undergraduate Application Fee $60
Post-Baccalaureate & Non-Matriculated Application Fee $60
Mandatory Enrollment  
Wellness Fee, Undergraduate Enrollment of 12 Credits or More (per quarter) $166
Wellness Fee, Undergraduate Enrollment of Less Than 12 Credits (per quarter) $166
Technology Fee, Undergraduate Enrollment of 12 Credits or More (per quarter) $201
Technology Fee, Undergraduate Enrollment of Less Than 12 Credits (per quarter) $201
Matriculation Fee (one-time only, non-refundable) $175
Undergraduate Health Insurance 2022-23, International Students (mandatory, annual rate) TBD
*Description of fees may be found towards the bottom of this page*  
New Student Orientation Fee $275
Transfer Student Orientation Fee $185
First Year Guest Attending (per individual) $65
Transfer Guest Attending (per individual) $45
Enrollment Confirmation Deposit** $500
Transfer Student Enrollment Confirmation Deposit $200
Education Abroad  
Submissions After Education Abroad Deadline $125
Submissions After Education Abroad Program Begins $250
Transfer Articulation Fee $1000
Official Transcripts  
Transcript (additional vendor service fees apply) $7.50
Transcript Rush Processing (per transcript) $25
Diploma Replacement (4-6 weeks delivery) $25
Diploma Replacement Rush Delivery, U.S. Address (including to SU) $100
Diploma Replacement Rush Delivery, International Address
Identification Card (Campus Card) Replacement $20
Late Registration Fee (per course for registration after the add/drop period) $50
Validation of Field Experience (per credit hour) $90
Credit by Examination (per credit hour) $95
Exam Fees  
Civil Engineering (NCEES Exam) $65
Electrical Engineering (NCEES Exam) $65
Mechanical Engineering (NCEES Exam) $65

** The Enrollment Confirmation Deposit is a confirmation of intended enrollment for new Undergraduates for Fall Quarter. It will be applied to the tuition charges for fall. Students who decide not to attend SU after submitting a confirmation deposit will be eligible for a $200 refund until August 1st.

Students attending for Winter or Spring Quarter are not required to submit tuition deposits.

Mandatory Enrollment Fees

Wellness Fee

The mandatory Wellness Fee provides funding for several health and wellness resources that benefit all Seattle University students, including access to TimelyCare. In addition, the wellness fee provides access to the university fitness center, online and in-person health and wellness programs, and allows Seattle U an opportunity to develop new resources and services for on-campus and online students.

Technology Fee

The mandatory Technology Fee makes up a small portion of the funding for Information Technology Services (ITS). In part, the Technology Fee is used to assist with the cost of core student systems (e.g., Canvas, mySeattleU, Microsoft Office), Public Safety systems, Internet service, networking, and much more.

Matriculation Fee

The one-time mandatory Matriculation Fee offsets the cost of maintaining and storing academic records.

Orientation Fees

The one-time mandatory orientation fee enables a holistic engagement experience that supports transition to the Redhawk Community. The fee offsets the cost of sessions and events such as expert speakers and event facilitators, community meals, and student mementos.

Program Specific Fees

Nursing BSN: Applies beginning the spring quarter of the student's sophomore year: $490 for the 2024-2025 Academic Year.

Course Specific Fees

Some courses have additional associated fees. These are listed in the course section details on mySeattleU when conducting a search for classes.

Cost of Attendance & Financial Need

To prepare a student's financial aid award, the Student Financial Services Office subtracts the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated from the information provided on the student's FAFSA, from the estimated cost of attendance, often referred to as the student budget, to determine financial need.

Following are sample student budgets for the 2024–2025 nine-month academic year for full-time undergraduate students enrolled for 12–20 credits.

Budget Category Undergraduate Student
Living On or Off Campus
Undergraduate Student
Living With Parents or Relatives
Tuition $55,620 $55,620
Books & Supplies $792 $792
Technology Fee $603 $603
Wellness Fee $498 $498
Activity Fee - -
Housing $9,756 $2,871
Food $5,946 $2,871
Loan Fee $65 $65
Personal Expenses $1,848 $1,848
Transportation $1,776 $1,776
Total Budget $76,904 $66,944

*Enrollment requirements and tuition rates for graduate students vary program-by-program so actual tuition and book costs vary widely from this sample budget.

After financial need has been determined, Student Financial Services prepares a financial aid award, including as much aid as the student is eligible to receive within the constraints of both the student's need and the availability of funding. Depending on a student's eligibility, a financial aid award will include one, some or all of the following types of aid: scholarships and/or grants, work opportunities and loans.

A student can see their costs after financial aid on the financial aid offer by accessing it through the Financial Aid Self Service portal via mySeattleU online.

Cost of Attendance Definitions

Tuition and Fees: Includes tuition and fees normally assessed for a student. Based on your anticipated enrollment.

Housing: Average of on campus regardless of room type. Actual costs may differ based on your room assignment.

Food: Cost based on residential meal plan and is based on 3 meals per day for 7 days a week. Actual costs may differ based on your selected meal plan.

Books and Supplies: Estimated costs based on Washington Financial Aid Association recommended amount informed by student surveys, which include books, supplies, and personal computer needs.

Transportation: Estimated costs based on Washington Financial Aid Association recommended amount informed by student surveys, which may include transportation between campus, residences, and work.

Personal Expenses: Estimated costs based on Washington Financial Aid Association recommended amount informed by student surveys and includes a variety of miscellaneous costs students may experience.

Estimate Your Financial Aid Options

The net price calculators are designed to help you estimate your financial aid options for Seattle University. Please be sure to complete the entire process to ensure the best possible results.

Please note that the tool demonstrates possible aid for domestic students only. International students should contact the Admissions Office for information regarding merit-based aid options. 

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Get in Touch

We’re here to help. For information about costs at Seattle University contact:

Student Financial Services

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