• 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  • Failure to pay your tuition balance in full on time may result in being administratively withdrawn from your classes for the term.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

Important: The Law School Deferred Payment Plan is now on the Student Account Center!

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

  • First payment, due upon enrollment in plan, is 1/4 (1/3 in summer) of your balance (after scholarships and/or loans have been applied)
  • A $75 non-refundable fee is due upon enrollment.
  • Remaining balance is split into three (two in summer) equal payments, due on set dates throughout the semester.
  • Scheduled automatic payments are required. Returned payments may result in a returned payment fee of $25 in addition to a late payment fee of $50 or 2% of your remaining balance, whichever is greater.

Students can enroll in the payment plan online by logging on to mySeattleU and clicking the "Student Account Center". This will direct you to the Student Account Center where you can choose the Payment Plan option, pay the setup fee, and confirm your payment method for future payments.

With this plan in place (down-payment and enrollment fee paid by end of second week of classes), subsequent payments must be received by the following dates:

  • Fall Semester: September 15, October 15, and November 15
  • Spring Semester: February 15, March 15, and April 15
  • Summer Term: July 15 and August 1

Late payments are subject to the late fee. The student's payment plan will be canceled after two consecutive late payments. At that time, any remaining amount owed for the semester becomes immediately past due and payable in full and future registration will be blocked until the student's account is current.

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 2023/24 Academic Year, tuition is due:

Fall Semester: August 25

  • Online MLS: September 8

Spring Semester: January 12

Summer Semester:

  • Online MLS: May 19
  • Continuing students: June 2
  • Crim Law Sect B: June 16
  • Crim Law Sect A & E: June 23

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.