SDA Program Costs

Student Development Administration Program Cost Estimate

Estimated Expenses and Aid: Full-Time

Tuition (2023-24): 51 credits at $694 per credit


Scholarship Award Range


Graduate Assistantship

(Competitive hiring process. Full-time students only.)
^Totals do not include fees or books.
  1. Your graduate tuition is billed differently than undergraduate tuition. You are only expected to pay for the credits you are enrolled in each quarter plus any fees.
  2. Compare more than just cost. While cost is very important, it shouldn’t be the sole factor in choosing a program. Consider value of a program including the quality and reputation of an institution, program structure, personal fit, professional outcomes, and scholarships awarded. Program specific comparisons include:
    1. Does the program have 100% job placement for those actively seeking employment?
    2. Is the program flexible including part-time and full-time options?
    3. Are Graduate Assistantships located on and off campus in a variety of programs/services?
    4. Is the program located in a bustling city close to expansive internship opportunities?
  3. Explore outside avenues. While Seattle University has scholarships available for students, additional support may be found from outside agencies. Explore a few options here, then conduct your own search. For veterans, we are a Yellow Ribbon School.
  4. File for financial aid. Students need to submit a FAFSA so that our financial aid office can determine eligibility for loans and scholarships. International students are not eligible for federal funding or Seattle University’s scholarships. More information can be found here. Undocumented students should consult Student Financial Services prior to submitting a FAFSA. Additional resources for DACA students may be found here.

We understand this is a significant decision and we want to be a resource for you. Our goal is to help you learn more about our program and how it fits your educational and professional needs.