Tuition and Aid

Tuition and Fees

The MSBL tuition is approximately $36,000 for the 2020-21 academic year. For a full list of tuition, cost per credit and fees, please check out Graduate Tuition, Fees and Charges.

Financial Aid

Graduate students must be enrolled at least part-time (three credits per quarter) to be considered for financial assistance; however, for some scholarships, the student must be registered for at least 6 credits per quarter, excluding summer. There are three financial aid options available: student loans, scholarships, and graduate assistantships. Seattle University financial aid is not available for international students; however international students may apply for MSBL scholarships as well as Graduate Assistantships. 

MSBL Scholarships range from $500 to $5000 per year for students who meet the criteria.

Application Process

To be considered for financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is your application for federal, state, and institutional funds. For further information, contact the Student Financial Services Office.

Sport Business Leadership Scholarships

Sport Business Leadership offers scholarships credited each quarter directly to your student account. The scholarships are offered based on financial need, current and/or prospective academic achievement. In all cases, renewal is based on the specifics of the scholarships and satisfactory academic progress. All scholarships are financial resources and must be coordinated with other types of financial aid. You must notify the Financial Aid office of any scholarships you receive which do not appear on your original award letter and report whether the scholarships are renewable, so the office can automatically include it with your subsequent awards.

The First Priority deadline for application is March 25. Students are still able to apply after the deadline. Any applications received after that date will be considered contingent on availability of funds and acceptance into the MSBL program. The final deadline for application is July 15. The total amount of scholarship assistance is limited and it is possible that no funds will be available at the time you apply. The scholarship is a one-year award. Returning students must reapply for the scholarship for their second year.


To be considered for a scholarship, you must be fully admitted (without restrictions) to the MSBL degree program and maintain a minimum of six (6) credits of coursework each quarter during the academic year and three (3) credits of coursework in summer.

Should your enrollment drop below these requirements, the scholarship will be reduced by a percent equal to the reduction in credits, charged against your student account, and any balance owed to the university will be your responsibility. In every instance, it is your responsibility to pay tuition no later than the published quarterly tuition due dates established by Seattle University.
You must maintain a 3.0 grade-point average in your graduate coursework to receive and/or retain a scholarship.


For applications based on financial or merit need, file the online version of the  FAFSA (for U.S. citizens) or the Affidavit of Financial Support (for foreign residents) and complete the online MSBL Scholarship Application 

  • For incoming students,  we also take into account the following from your application file: GPA, letters of recommendation and your personal essay. If you are awarded an MSBL Scholarship with your admission, you must (1) confirm your admission and register for your first course, (2) fill out the FAFSA, and (3) complete the MSBL Scholarship Application.
  • For returning students, we take into account the following: GPA, faculty recommendations which are solicited by the scholarship selection committee, and any other unique contributions to the MSBL program or sport community.

Submission Process and Timeline

  • March 15: MSBL Scholarship Application First Priority Deadline
  • April 1: MSBL Scholarship Award Notification
  • After April 1: Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis depending on the availability of funds.
  • July 15: MSBL Scholarship Application Final Deadline

Please complete the online MSBL Scholarship Application  If you have any questions, contact Rose Kaser at or (206) 398-4610 

Albers Graduate Scholarships Available to MSBL Students

Albers offers various scholarships to current graduate students. Scholarships are based on financial need and academic achievement. Students need to complete and submit only one application form to be eligible for any of the scholarships noted below.

  • Albers Alumni Scholarship
  • Albers Graduate
  • Brotherton
  • Geisen Family Scholarships
  • Guernsey Scholarship
  • Harry L. Wilson Scholarship
  • Jean Marie/Mary Lahiff Wiegenstein Scholarship
  • Albert & Claire Wiegenstein Scholarship

The Albers Graduate Scholarships page offers details on eligibility and application process.

Other scholarship opportunities are posted on the Financing Your Education page.

External Scholarships

  • Seattle University resources include a national scholarship database program in the Career Development Center and a listing of selected other external scholarships in the Student Financial Services Office.
  • The Internet offers numerous scholarship search opportunities and resources.
  • Libraries are excellent resource centers.
  • Check with your employer for scholarship and tuition reimbursement opportunities.

NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship for Careers in Athletics

The NCAA awards $7,500 to 13 ethnic minorities and 13 female college graduates who will be entering their initial year of graduate studies. The applicant must be seeking admission or have been accepted into a sports administration or program that will help the applicant obtain a career in intercollegiate athletics, such as athletics administrator, coach, athletic trainer or a career that provides a direct service to intercollegiate athletics.

Click here for details, eligibility, application, and deadlines 
Contact: Lori Thomas | (317) 917-6683 |


Student Employment 


Maylon Hanold


(206) 296-2231

Rose Kaser

Program Coordinator

(206) 398-4610

Victoria Olive

Graduate Admissions

(206) 296-2217