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|Student Financial Services
This year the University will administer over $110 million dollars in financial assistance to undergraduates. These funds include gift aid, such as scholarships and need-based grants, and self-help opportunities like student loans and work-study jobs. Over 93% of this year’s entering freshmen are beneficiaries of Seattle University’s generous grants and scholarship program.
To be considered for need-based aid, you should access the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov; for the 2017-2018 academic year, please plan to file the FAFSA--using your family's 2015 income and tax information--by February 1, 2017.
When asked to list the schools to which you would like your FAFSA results to be sent, be sure to list SU’s federal school code: 003790 prior to or as part of filing via the web.
Need-based Aid Consideration
Fall quarter freshmen will receive priority consideration for Seattle University institutional financial aid provided that a completed FAFSA is received by the federal processor by February 1, 2017 (or within 30 days of admission if admitted after January 1).
Students whose FAFSAs are filed after these deadlines may be considered for any Seattle University scholarships and federal and state need-based financial aid that may remain.
Accessing Your Award
Typically, fall quarter applicants who meet the January 15 priority processing deadline receive financial aid notification by mid-March. A notification will be mailed to both your personal email as well as you Seattle University email account providing instructions to review your award once it becomes available. To access your award, visit www.suonline.seattleu.edu, log in and choose "Financial Aid" under the heading "Financial Aid - For 17-18." An Out-of-Pocket Costs Worksheet is available to help your family understand if Seattle University will be a good financial fit for your future.
It is important to contact Student Financial Services if there has been a significant change in either your or your family’s financial status after filing the FAFSA. Financial aid package adjustments may be possible in some cases.
The Student Financial Services Office will contact you if additional documentation is required. Contact Student Financial Services to check your file’s status if you do not receive acknowledgement from the U.S. Department of Education’s FAFSA processor within two weeks of submitting the FAFSA.