• All tuition and fees for each semester are due at the end of the first week of classes.
  • Make payments to your student account for all charges that may not be covered by financial aid, including for tuition, fees, and insurance.

Payment methods

  • Checks, money orders, cashier's checks, and cash accepted in person at the Business Office.
  • Pay by credit card or e-check online via the Student Account Center.

The following charges may be applied to student accounts:

  • Late payment fee of $100
    • charged to all accounts not paid in full by the end of the first full week of classes.
    • assessed to the student account if the financial aid award does not cover in full the amount due, and the student fails to pay the remaining balance by the end of the first full week of classes.
    • assessed if the student's failure to complete financial aid paper work by specified dates delays financial aid disbursements.
  • Late payment fee of $50 or 2% of outstanding balance, whichever is greater
    • Charged to all accounts enrolled in Deferred Payment Plan where payment is not received within 5 days of due date
  • Service fee of $25 - charged for all returned checks, plus late fees assessed if accounts are still open past the end of the first full week of classes. After three returned checks, payment must be made in cash, by money order or cashier's check.

Important Considerations

  • Holds on student transcripts are placed for failure to make payment during any semester, preventing further class registration.
  • Delinquent accounts may be referred to a collection agency and reported to national credit bureaus. All expenses and fees incurred by the School of Law during this process are added to the student account.
  • Failure to pay your tuition balance in full on time may result in being administratively withdrawn from your classes for the term.

Payment Plan

Deferred Payment Plan allows you to pay your balance in 4 (four) monthly installments (3 (three) installments in summer term):

  • First payment, due the first week of class, is 1/4 (1/3 in summer) of your balance (after scholarships and/or loans have been applied)
  • Remaining balance is split into three (two in summer) equal payments, due on set dates throughout the semester.
  • A 1.5% deferred payment fee will be added to the remaining balance.
  • A signed copy of the Payment Plan Agreement will be on file in the Business Office and will not reflect on your Student Account Center account.
  • Failure to complete payments within 5 days of scheduled dates will result in a late fee of $50 or 2% of the outstanding balance, whichever is greater. For more information, see PaymentPlan.pdf, page 2.

To enroll in the plan, or for additional information, contact the Business Office at lawbusinessoff@seattleu.edu or 206-398-4050.

Student Account Refunds/Direct Deposit

Refunds due to financial aid disbursements in excess of your account charges are issued no earlier than the Thursday of the first full week of classes, whether it is issued by check OR direct deposit.

Direct deposit of student account refunds is encouraged for your convenience, but not required. To sign up, please log on to the Student Account Center. Then, choose Refunds from the top menu just below the “SeattleU” logo, and complete the setup process.

Accounts are verified immediately, so the next refund you are due after you set up your account will be directly deposited to your bank.

Important Dates

Tuition Due Dates: Each semester's tuition due-date is the last day of the first week of classes.

For the 2022/23 Academic Year, tuition is due:

Fall Semester: August 26

  • Online MLS: September 9

Spring Semester: January 13

Summer Semester:

  • Online MLS: May 20
  • Continuing students: June 3
  • Crim Law Sect B: June 17
  • Crim Law Sect A & E: June 24

Registrar's Calendars of Academic and Other Important Dates

Contact Us

Student Financial Services (SFS)
Sullivan Hall, Second Floor
901 12th Avenue
P.O. Box 222000
Seattle, WA 98122-1090

SFS Hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Late Hours*
Monday and Thursday
4:30-6:00 p.m.

*By appointment only

Hours are subject to change during exams, holidays, and summer session. Changes will be posted outside of the entrance to the Administrative Offices.

A drop box is located to the left of the Administrative Office doors for after-hours correspondence.