This world-class education is

closer than you might think.

Seattle Pacific students and their families

come from all income levels

Percentage of SPU family income levels

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over $120,000


under $40,000

It’s true – a private education is an investment. But remember:

SPU’s price tag is not your actual cost.



of our undergraduate students receive financial aid.

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average financial assistance per student last year.

Your actual bottom line

could be more like this:

Estimated Total Cost

Minus merit scholarships

Minus grants & other scholarships

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Minus student loans

Total = $ Actual cost

Estimated Total Cost

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2019–20 tuition and fees, plus room and board.

Minus merit scholarships

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Have good grades from high school? Depending on how good, you’ll automatically get a merit scholarship every year for all four years.

Minus grants & other scholarships

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up to

full tuition

Based on need, grants do not have to be paid back, and neither do scholarships. Thousands of them are available — you just need to apply.

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Hundreds of student jobs are available. (15 hours/week for 9 months at $16 minimum wage = $8,640.)

Minus student loans

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There are several different types of loans. Your financial counselor will work with you to find the best loan options for you.

Total = $ Actual cost

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Actual cost is often

much lower than the sticker price.

Find your cost.

Use our Net Price Calcualtor to find out what your actual cost will be:

Afraid of student loans?

You don’t need to be.

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Our students borrow

far less than the national average.

Student Loan Debt

Seattle Pacific


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National Average


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Plus –

34.20% of SPU students graduate with no debt at all!

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SPU students loan default rates are

5x less than the national average.

Student loan default rates

A default rate is the percentage of borrowers who are unable to pay a loan per its agreement.

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Seattle Pacific

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Washington State

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National Average

Our students graduate

ready to secure the future.

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current students work on campus

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part-time jobs posted each month on SPU’s employment website

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Seattle professionals are in SPU’s Mentor Program, available to mentor and network with students.

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of SPU students complete internships and other field experiences – one of the best ways to land your first job after college.

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of graduates surveyed are employed or in graduate school one year after graduation.

Meet some students

who made the investment.

Ben Madlena

Read his story

Crystal Senados

Read her story

Garrhett Petrea

Read his story

Mercy Alsworth

Read her story

Ignite your future today.