Graduate Admissions


  • Seattle University offers a limited number of grants and scholarships for graduate students. Most are determined by the academic departments. All grants and scholarships are financial resources and must be coordinated with other types of financial aid.

    For program specific scholarships and grants please visit theStudent Financial Services website to determine eligibility.

    The Sinegal Fellowship

    The Sinegal Fellowship provides support for underrepresented minority Costco Scholars who have graduated from either the University of Washington or Seattle University and who are pursuing an advanced degree at SU. The Sinegal Fellowship is a 2 year award with a stipend of $5,000 for each year. Click here for additional information and complete the form to be considered.

    **SU Costco Scholars Alumni enrolled at UW for graduate programs may apply for UW Sinegal Graduate Fellowships at the following site,

    Dr. Marylou Wyse Award

    • Limited need-based scholarships available to new students admitted to select programs for up to two years.  
    • Students must complete the FAFSA.
    • Continuous enrollment of at least three credits per term, but a minimum of 12 credits per academic year, is expected to remain eligible for renewal of the graduate award.
    • Recipients receive up to $2,400 per academic year for a total of eight quarters if you remain in good standing. Total scholarship dollars cannot exceed $4,800
    • Awarded through the Graduate Admissions Office.  Separate application is not needed. 

    Federal Teach Grant

    • Students participating in Master's degree programs in special education or teaching may qualify for a Federal TEACH Grant.
    • In return for receiving a TEACH Grant, a student agrees to serve:
    • As a highly-qualified full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students and
    • For at least four academic years within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which they received TEACH Grant funding.
    • Failure to complete your service obligation can result in penalties.
    • The Federal Student Aid web site has more information about this program.

    Catholic School Special Tuition Grant

    • Provides up to a 50 percent tuition reduction for full-time teachers and principals in Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Seattle who are enrolled and fully admitted to a master's program in the College of Education.  
    • A separate application from the Seattle University's Student Financial Services Office is required.
    • The grant is not available for doctoral, pre-service teacher preparation (MIT) classes or to students eligible for Matteo Ricci College tuition remission.

    External Scholarships

    • The internet offers numerous scholarship search opportunities and resources. Do an internet search for "graduate student free scholarship search" to view a large number of options and possibilities.
    • Libraries are excellent resource centers; however, frequently scholarship listing publications cannot be checked out so allow time to browse.
    • Check with your employer for scholarship and tuition reimbursement opportunities.

    Departmental Opportunities for Scholarships and Grants

    Interested applicants should review the Financial Planning for Graduate Study and contact individual departments for information on departmental grants and scholarships.

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