Graduate Student Financial Services And Support

You’ve worked hard to finance your graduate program. Stay on top of your commitments with support from Seattle University’s student financial services. Look for new resources to help cover the costs.  

Student Financial Services: This team helps graduate students understand your financial aid, set up payment plans, note tuition deadlines, and build financial literacy skills. Set up an appointment to go over your awards each year and reach out to them early if you have trouble paying tuition – they can give you helpful guidance. 

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Graduate ScholarshipsMany programs offer scholarships during the application process. Reach out to your program to learn more. There are also other external scholarships listed. 

Graduate assistantships: Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions are jobs on campus related to your graduate program. Reach out to your program early and ask about GA positions and how to apply.

Tuition benefit: Check with your employer to see if they offer a tuition benefit or professional development funds. Seattle U offers a tuition benefit after 3 months of employment. 

Payment PlansGraduate students have multiple options for setting up tuition payment plans. 

Tuition Due DatesMark your calendar each quarter. Late payments can cause a registration hold, preventing you from registering for classes. 

Making a paymentThere is no cost to pay your bill with an e-check but there is a service charge if you charge to a credit card.  

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FAFSAFill out the FAFSA each year to apply for financial aid.  

Emergency SupportThe Office of Multicultural Affairs has one-time resources for emergencies. If graduate students encounter financial difficulties, it is best to reach out to Student Financial Services to help develop a plan. 

Financial Literacy SupportsLearn more about budgeting, loan management, and loan repayment options.