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Financial Aid

Several different types of financial aid can make up a financial aid package. Some aid is need-based; some aid is based on achievement. Some aid needs to be repaid and some aid does not. Earning money through work-study may be part of paying for school, in addition to gaining valuable work experience. We will help you navigate the types of financial aid.

Learn how to apply for financial aid with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

FAFSA School Code: 003790

$31,000 Average amount of individual aid

In 2018-19, the average amount of aid awarded to eligible full-time undergraduates.

$22,784 Grants & Scholarships

In 2018-19, the average SU Gift Aid award for undergraduates.

$135MM Aid awarded to undergraduates annually

Seattle University administers more than $135 million in aid to undergraduates each year.

Tuition and Fees

Room and Board


Freshmen and transfer students who complete an admissions application to Seattle University are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, which begin at $8,000. These scholarships are renewable for up to four years and are based on the information in the admissions application, not family finances. Institutional gift aid is guaranteed for the number of years remaining until expected degree completion (based on class standing).

The Sullivan Leadership Program seeks out a diverse group of first-year students for a four-year development program designed to cultivate ethical leadership. The award covers the entirety of their undergraduate tuition, housing and meals for four years of study, in addition to faculty mentorship and a number of development activities.

The Alfie Scholars Program offers a scholarship for underrepresented community college transfer students with the desire to become civility leaders who effect positive social change. In addition to a $30,000 scholarship, distributed over two years, the program provides civility leadership training, intensive summer programing and individual advising.

Learn more about these scholarships and others on the undergraduate admissions website.