Scholarships and
Financial Aid

Define “affordable.”

Whether you’re a first-year or a transfer student, or whether you come from a long line of college graduates or you’re the first in your family to attend college, you might want to know the answer to this question: How do I pay for my education at Seattle Pacific?

To help break down your equation, take a look at the handy (and eye-opening) Net Price Calculator.

Keep in mind that 95 percent of SPU undergraduates currently receive scholarships and/or need-based financial aid.

And at SPU that aid isn’t just for valedictorians, which means our students borrow less money than the average college student. Most people say that’s a very good thing.

We’ll also show you how to apply for aid — starting with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form — and find a job or internship in one of the world’s coolest cities.

In the end, don’t let all the money-talk scare you. At SPU, you’ll get to know a full lineup of staff whose purpose and passion are to cheer you on, from your admissions application form to graduation gown.

Understanding Your Aid Offer


Questions? Student Financial Services is here to help! Assistant Vice President Jordan Grant explains your financial aid package and next steps.

Income Ranges (Fall ’14)

  • 27%

    (1 in 4) SPU Families with incomes under $40,000

    For families of SPU students who attended Fall Quarter, 2014

  • 23%

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

    For families of SPU students who attended Fall Quarter, 2014

  • 50%

    (that's half) SPU Families with incomes under $80,000

    For families of SPU students who attended Fall Quarter, 2014