Scholarships & Financial Aid

After graduation
Your dream career awaits

Our professors, mentors, and faculty advisors will help you develop a personalized plan for how to get to your dream career.

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SPU vs. Public Universities: cost

Here are some of our important features you likely won’t find at public universities.

Washington state public university
Seattle Pacific University
Public universities often rely on grad students to teach classes.
At SPU your classes will always be taught by professors who are expert scholars and researchers in their fields.
Washington state public university
Seattle Pacific University
Other schools might not offer a full breadth of classes outside your major.
At SPU, you will gain a host of skills alongside your major studies. That’s why many employers look to hire graduates with liberal arts educations.
Washington state public university
Seattle Pacific University
Many state schools make students wait one to two years to apply for their desired major program — and even then, they might not get in!
SPU offers direct admission to majors, so you know from the beginning that you can pursue your calling.
Washington state public university
Seattle Pacific University
Only 33.3% of students at public colleges and universities graduate in four years.
On average, SPU students graduates in 3.9 years. This saves time — and money.
Washington state public university
Seattle Pacific University
Many state schools don't have the capacity to involve undergraduate students in research.
At SPU, undergraduate students are involved in cutting-edge research early on — invaluable experience for future employment and grad school options.
Washington state public university
Seattle Pacific University
Many public university classrooms are closed to faith discussion.
At SPU, we know faith connects to every discipline. Faith conversations happen inside and outside the classroom, fostering a deep-thinking, supportive community.
You borrow less
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SPU Families with incomes under $40,000.

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SPU Families with incomes from $40,000 to $80,000

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SPU Families with incomes under $80,000. (That's more than half!)

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SPU students who graduate with no debt at all!

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SPU student default rate. Compare to Washington state's default rate of 9% or the national default rate of 10.1%.

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Average amount SPU students have borrowed at graduation. The national average is $32,731.

Career outcomes

We could get you connected with a mentor working at the nearby Nordstrom or Starbucks headquarters, or landing an internship that turns into a full-time job after graduation.

Center for Career and Calling

Explore your career options and discover your vocational calling and purpose. Through career assessments, classes, resources, and appointments with career counselors, you'll have all the tools you need to find a path that fits you. The Center for Career and Calling can connect you with internship opportunities. The Center also offers personalized career, resume, and interview guidance. It doesn't stop after you get your diploma, either: SPU alumni have continued access to CCC resources even after graduation.

Mentor Program

Get a better idea of what jobs in your field best match your skills, interests, and gifts by meeting with a mentor. Our mentor database contains over 1,700 local professionals. Through the Mentor Program at Seattle Pacific, you can meet regularly with a mentor, schedule a half-day job shadow, or meet with several people from the same company.

Career Fair
Employers Who Recruit on Campus

Amazon, Alaska Airlines, Boeing, Center for Infectious Disease Research, Deloitte & Touche, Disney, F5 Networks, Getty Images, Gravity Payments, KOMO 4, Moss Adams, Nordstrom, Peace Corps, Porch, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders, Subsplash, Swedish Hospital, Tableau Software, Teach for America, Tesla, UW Hospital, World Vision, Zillow, and many more.