Term Certification, Tuition Payment
Registration Validation and Tuition Payment
Confirmation of your registration is accomplished via the web on SUOnline, and you will be expected to pay fall term tuition by the end of the week of your first week of fall semester.
In the first part of August, the Office of the Registrar will send you an email newsletter with a lot of information, when you do receive it, please read it thoroughly and carefully. (If you are expecting a financial aid refund check by the end of the first week of class, your financial aid file and ABA Term Certification must be complete no later than Wednesday, Aug. 21 in order for the refund check to be prepared by the afternoon of Thursday, Aug. 29. Please be advised that even if you have a zero tuition balance, you must complete the ABA Term Certification process. Your registration is not considered official until you complete this process. If you fail to do the ABA Term Certification by Friday, Aug. 30, the end of the first week of classes, you will be dropped from your classes and assessed a $200 fee to be re-enrolled.
Fall Term Payment Schedule and Fees
Tuition for fall term is $1,347 per credit. Per-term tuition charges for each enrollment option are outlined in your financial aid package folder or online at www.law.seattleu.edu. (If you are beginning studies this fall, your $400 advance deposit will be credited to your fall term tuition charges. If you were enrolled in summer 2013, your tuition deposit of $250 was credited to your account last term.)
All students also pay a non-refundable Student Bar Association (SBA) fee. The student fee is $38 per semester for those in the full-time program; $27 per semester for those in the part-time program. (No SBA fee is charged during summer term.) This fee funds the Student Bar Association activities and other organizations.
There is a one-time-only matriculation fee of $100 charged to all students in their first term of enrollment. This matriculation fee will cover some of the following expenses: transcripts for current students, the student handbook, and cap and gown rental for graduation.
Fall Term Payment Options & Financial Aid information
To receive a Federal Direct Stafford Loan, you must complete (or may have already completed) a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) online. Once you have completed the promissory note and have submitted all other necessary paperwork (e.g. award letter or other documentation requested), the fall term net disbursement will be applied to your student account. (If you have received a scholarship, half of it will be applied to your account automatically.) There are additional steps to apply for a credit-based loan such as the Grad PLUS (complete the Grad Plus request form and MPN online).
Fall entry financial aid recipients who have not yet completed online entrance counseling must do so prior to fund disbursement for both Stafford and Grad PLUS loans. (Summer entry students should have already completed entrance counseling this summer and do not need to repeat this financial aid requirement.)
If your financial aid disbursement results in a credit to your account, funds will be deposited into your bank account or you will be issued a refund check within 5 to 7 working days after the first day of class. For direct deposit information, visit our Business Office page. However, you should always be prepared to pay for books and other expenses from your own resources for approximately two weeks of each term.
You must complete the ABA Term Certification process, even if there is a zero balance or credit on your student account.
If you are not receiving loan proceeds or if your financial aid does not cover your entire tuition balance, you are eligible to participate in the Law School's Deferred Payment Plan. Under this plan, one-half of your tuition is due on the last day of the first week of the fall term. Your remaining tuition charges may be made in two equal payments due October 10 and November 10. No interest is charged by the University for participation in the Deferred Payment Plan. There is however, a 1.5 percent deferred fee service charge per semester. If you wish to participate in this program, simply advise the Business Office. They are located on the 2nd Floor, Room 209. Contact them at 206-398-4050.
There is also a monthly payment option available to you if you are not receiving loan proceeds, or if financial aid does not cover your entire tuition balance. This plan enables you to pay your law school tuition in installments due throughout the year. Go to SallieMae for further information.