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Student Financial Services

Important Financial Information

Payment options

SPU offers both annual and quarterly payment plan options to help spread out your payments into manageable installments. Payment plans are available to currently registered students only.

Visit spu.edu/paymentplan for more information.

Making payment

For prompt credit to your account, remit your payment to the address below. You may also make payment in person to Demaray Hall, Room 10.

Seattle Pacific University
Student Financial Services
3307 Third Avenue West, Suite 114
Seattle, Washington 98119-1922

Always include your account number (Student ID number) with your checks. Do not mail cash.

Student Financial Services hours

9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Thursday

Parents, students, and others who plan to come from a distance to campus should telephone for an appointment to avoid unnecessary inconvenience. All offices are closed on Saturday, Sunday, and legal holidays. We are also closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

You can check your current account balance by logging into the Banner Information System. Under the Student menu, select Account Summary/Financial Aid.

Questions about items on the statement?

For an explanation of a specific charge, please call the originating department.
Please refer to the following list of departments:

Student Academic Services: 206-281-2031
Transcript and matriculation fees

Security: 206-281-2922
Parking charges and fines

University Services: 206-281-2188
Housing, meal plans, damage fines, judicial fines

Library: 206-281-2228

Health Center: 206-281-2231

Student Financial Services: 206-281-2061 or 800-737-8826
All other items

Calculation of late fees

A late fee equal to 1.25% of any unpaid account balance from the previous billing period will be applied each month the balance is outstanding.

FERPA information

In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Seattle Pacific University is committed to the rights of students who are attending or have attended the University.

Information Authorization Access (FERPA)

We cannot discuss the student’s account with anyone other than the student (including parents and spouse) without permission of the student.

The Information Access Authorization web page is available at on the website under the Banner Information System; personal menu. Account information will be released only to the student and those listed online.

Visit spu.edu/newferpa for more information.

You can authorize others to receive notification of your monthly bills and make online payments on your behalf. Visit spu.edu/authorize for more information.

Information Update

It is the responsibility of the student to inform Student Financial Services of any changes in address, phone, employment, and any information regarding the release of information as indicated in the previous section (FERPA). The University will not assume responsibility for locating students.

Explanation of the statement

This statement includes transactions that occurred on your account between the dates shown on the front of this statement or transactions that occurred since your last statement was generated.

If you are a financial aid recipient it may also show:

  1. Any outstanding requirements you need to complete.
  2. Aid that will pay once the quarter begins.
  3. Aid that requires your signature in order to pay.

If any of these items are listed below the transaction section of the statement, please be sure you understand your responsibilities regarding them. Please contact Student Financial Services with any questions about these items.

Financial obligation

A statement is made available to the student and person(s) authorized by the student. The amount due, indicated on the statement, is payable by the stated due date. Failure to pay scheduled charges will cause the account to be considered past due. Students with past-due accounts, including those accounts adjudged to be discharged, will be unable to register for the following quarter or receive a diploma. In addition, those students will receive monthly late fees until their balances are current.

Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) Checks

If you pay by check and it is returned to Seattle Pacific University due to insufficient funds (NSF), you will be charged a return check fee. On your third NSF check, you will no longer be able to make a payment to Seattle Pacific University by check; all payments must be made by credit card, cash, or cashier’s check. This restriction will be in place for an unlimited period of time and cannot be lifted by appeal.

Application for Re-Admission

Undergraduate students who have been away from Seattle Pacific University for nine quarters (two years) or more and would like to re-enroll must submit all new application materials. Contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Graduate students should contact Graduate Admissions. Students will not be able to register for coursework until their balance is current and will not receive an Offer of Financial Assistance until they are re-admitted.

Release of diplomas

The University reserves the right to withhold all information concerning the record of a student who has an unpaid account including those adjudged to be discharged. No diplomas are issued until all of the student’s financial obligations to the University have been met as set forth in the Catalog. This includes being current in repayment of any University student loan.

Debt collection

Accounts with a past due balance may be assigned to a collection agency or attorney. Appropriate charges for collections services, including courts cost if incurred, will be added to the account balance. Furthermore, if assigned to collection agency, record of delinquency and non-payment of a debt will be reported to national credit bureau records.

Credit balances/refunds

If financial aid overpays the student account, SFS will contact the student, via SPU email, when the credit balances are available. Housing deposits are released approximately three weeks after the student’s last quarter of attendance.