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Payment Information

Full payment is required with your registration. You have three options for paying for your course: pay with a check or credit card, or pay with a purchase order. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars.

If you mail or fax in your registration, you may pay by check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Do not send cash through the mail. If you choose to fax in your registration, you must also include credit card number, expiration date, and cardholder signature.

If you pay with a purchase order, do one of the following:

  • Submit your registration form to the organization or district paying the purchase order. That agency will submit all registrations with its purchase order to Seattle Pacific University.
  • Mail or fax your registration form with the purchase order number and organization or district name and address clearly indicated in the purchase order section of the registration form. If a purchase order is not submitted, students will begin receiving monthly statements including late fees.

For more information about course registration, visit the Registration Information page.

Course Materials

Any material not provided by the instructor will be available to purchase in the SPU Bookstore or other sources. In some cases, there are additional material fees that should be paid to the instructor.

Withdrawal and Refund Policies

If you need to withdraw from a course or courses, you must mail or fax a letter to SPU Student Academic Services, which includes the following:

  • Your SPU ID or your Social Security Number
  • Course(s) from which you are withdrawing
  • Your signature

Mail your letter to

Seattle Pacific University
Student Academic Services
3307 Third Ave. W., Suite 113
Seattle, WA 98119

Or fax your letter to 206-281-2669.

The date that SAS receives your withdrawal letter determines the amount of refund, if any, that you will receive. (See refund schedule below.)

If you do not provide proper written notification to SAS, financial obligations will remain binding, regardless of whether classes were attended or whether any contracted services were utilized, and a final grade will be posted to your transcript.

Refund Schedule

Refunds are determined based on the schedule listed below. 

Refund Policy A: Courses Lasting One Year. A student must submit a written request to SPU Student Academic Services within 21 days of the course start date to receive a refund. No refunds will be made after 21 days, and no withdrawal will be accepted after the final class session.

Refund Policy B: Conferences and Institutes. A student can receive a 95 percent refund prior to the first day of class. No refunds are made once the class has begun.

Refund Policy C: Travel Courses. A refund for students enrolled in travel courses is determined independently by each travel program.

Refund Policy D: Distance Learning Courses. Students registering online must request to withdraw from the course online as well. Others must submit a written request to the Distance Learning Office by mail or fax. Withdrawal requests submitted within 21 days of the course start date will receive a 95 percent refund. Please return all course materials you have received. No refunds will be given after 21 days, and no withdrawals will be accepted after the end date of the course.

Refund Policy E: Non-Distance Learning Courses That Require Phone-In Registration. Students must submit a withdrawal letter to SPU Student Academic Services within 48 hours of the first class session to receive a refund. No withdrawals will be accepted after the final class session.

Refund Policy F: Outside Agency Courses. Refunds are determined by the outside agency.

Refund Policy G: Online Courses. All requests for withdrawal should be made in writing and mailed (with course materials) to the Distance Learning office. Withdrawal requests submitted within seven days of the first day of class will receive a 95 percent refund. No refunds will be given after that date, and no withdrawals will be accepted after the end date of the course. Please contact the Distance Learning office at 800-482-3848 for more information regarding this policy before registering.

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