Apply For Financial Aid

Thank you for your interest in enrolling at Seattle University. If you have any questions about the financial aid process, please don't hesitate to contact the Admissions Office or the Student Financial Services Office for assistance. We are here to serve you!

Admissions Office
(206) 220-8040

Student Financial Services 
(206) 220-8020

This year the University will administer over $130 million dollars in financial assistance to undergraduates. These funds include gift aid, such as scholarships and need-based grants, and self-help opportunities like student loans and work-study jobs. 100% of this year’s entering first-year students are beneficiaries of Seattle University’s generous grants and scholarship program. 

To be considered for need-based aid, you should access the FAFSA at; for the 2023-2024 academic year, please plan to file the FAFSA—using your family's 2021 income and tax information—by February 1, 2023. 

When asked to list the schools to which you would like your FAFSA results to be sent, be sure to list SU’s federal school code: 003790 prior to or as part of filing via the web. 

Need-based Aid Consideration

Fall quarter freshmen will receive priority consideration for Seattle University institutional financial aid provided that a completed FAFSA is received by the federal processor by February 1, 2023 (or within 30 days of admission if admitted after January 1).

Students whose FAFSAs are filed after these deadlines may be considered for any Seattle University scholarships and federal and state need-based financial aid that may remain.

Accessing Your Award

Typically, admitted students who submit a FAFSA by the priority deadline of February 1st will receive financial aid notification by mid-March. A notification will be mailed to both your personal email as well as your Seattle University email account providing instructions to review your award once it becomes available. To access your award, visit SU Online, log in and choose "Financial Aid Self-Service Portal" under the heading "Financial Aid." 

For additional assistance in reviewing your award, please contact Student Financial Services at (206) 220-8020 or

Click here to view our "Understanding Your Financial Aid Award" guidelines to help in reviewing the financial aid options available to you. 


It is important to contact Student Financial Services if there has been a significant change in either your or your family’s financial status after filing the FAFSA. Financial aid package adjustments may be possible in some cases.

The Student Financial Services Office will contact you if additional documentation is required. Contact Student Financial Services to check your file’s status if you do not receive acknowledgement from the U.S. Department of Education’s FAFSA processor within two weeks of submitting the FAFSA.