Tuition and Scholarships


Tuition for the 2024-25 academic year is $735 per credit hour (subject to change by Seattle University Board of Trustees). The MNPL degree is a 45-credit program, so the total cost for tuition over the 22-months of the program is $33,075. Additional student fees apply.


Our flexible masters will allow you to get the education you need while continuing to build your career. With multiple scholarships and financial aid available, and with faculty and community partners focused on helping you achieve your goals, we help you transform the world.

All admitted applicants are considered for Seattle University Graduate Scholarships based upon a holistic review of all information received in the application process and available funding, including the optional, but encouraged, statement of any special personal or family circumstances affecting your need for financial assistance. Awards are renewable for multi-year programs based upon satisfactory progress toward degree completion. Scholarship amounts are based upon full-time enrollment of 6 quarter credits per term. Students taking fewer than 6 quarter credits will have their award amount pro-rated accordingly.

Endowed scholarship consideration may require additional documents and recipients may be notified after admission depending upon the selection criteria. Domestic and permanent resident applicants are strongly encouraged to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for any need-based endowed or external scholarships and/or graduate student loans.

Mary Stewart Hall Rising Leader Scholarship

Awarded to two incoming graduate students who have a record of strong academic performance, outstanding leadership potential, and a commitment to working and making positive contributions to the nonprofit sector.

Nonprofit Excellence Scholarship

Awarded to students with a proven track record in the nonprofit sector, strong commitment to social justice, and demonstrated financial need.

Department Scholarships

Awarded on the basis of the student’s potential for leadership in the nonprofit sector. Financial need is strongly considered when selecting recipients and determining the amount of their award.

AmeriCorps Alumni Scholarship

In recognition of their invaluable service and commitment to positive impact in our communities, Seattle University offers these benefits for AmeriCorps alums. 

Faculty Research

Faculty are active in research and continually apply for grants and funding. Periodically, faculty members will be awarded a grant that allows them to hire an MNPL student to help them with their project. Faculty will notify students as opportunities arise.  

Additional Information

Students are strongly encouraged to explore other financial opportunities by contacting Seattle University’s Office of Student Financial Services at (206) 220-8020 or by visiting their website.

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  • Ashley Miller, EdD

    Ashley Miller, EdD

    Senior Admissions Counselor
    (206) 296-5774

  • Nicole Plastino

    Nicole Plastino

    Graduate Program Coordinator
    (206) 296-5493

  • Elizabeth Dale, PhD

    Elizabeth Dale, PhD

    Program Director and Associate Professor
    (206) 296-5484