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School of New and Continuing Studies

Cost & Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

Tuition per Credit Hour$400
Application Fee Free
Recreation Fee per quarter) $65
Technology Fee (per quarter) $90

Course Specific Fees

Some NCS courses have additional associated fees. Those fees are listed in the course section details on SUOnline when conducting a search for classes. 

Financial Aid

NCS students are eligible for several types of financial aid including Federal Student Aid and Veterans Education Benefits. Additional programs that can help fund studies are offered through state and local agencies.

Federal Student Aid

All NCS courses and programs qualify for Federal Student Aid. You can use federal financial aid loans and grants to help pay for the cost of your education. To apply for Federal Student Aid, students must complete the following process:

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  2. Be sure to note "Seattle University" as a school you will be attending
  3. Submit your FAFSA
  4. Complete your application to the School of New and Continuing Studies and include your Social Security Number where requested. 

For more information regarding Federal Student Aid, contact the Student Financial Services office.

Federal Financial Aid Help

Veterans Education Benefits

All NCS programs are eligible for Veterans Education Benefits.

Additional Financial Aid Options

In addition to the assistance offered through the federal government, there are multiple state and local agencies that assist students of different types and backgrounds. 

Washington State Need Grants

The Washington State Need Grant is given based on financial need on a first-come, first-served basis. Early submission of the FAFSA is key to getting funding through this grant.

Washington State Career Bridge

This site provides WA State residents with information about career and education planning, including many regional vocational program.

AAUW Career Development Grants

Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or re-enter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

Washboard Scholarships

The Washboard connects WA State students to scholarship opportunities for all sorts of education funding.


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