Reading the Billing eStatement

The Billing eStatement is found at the Student Account Center and provides an overall view charges/fees, payments (including deposits), estimated financial aid, and total balance. The actual information shown on the invoice depends on the details of the student's individual registration, financial aid, personal or donor/sponsor payments and/or payment plan.


Charges include tuition for the current quarter's registration, fees and, if applicable, room and/or board charges, and payment plan setup fees, if applicable. Recent changes to registration, housing or meal plans prior to the date of the invoice may not be reflected.


Payments reflect any payments received, including financial aid and deposits, prior to the statement date.

Estimated Financial Aid 

Estimated Financial Aid reflects any estimated financial aid that is to be applied to the account.  This aid will be accounted for when setting up a payment plan, even if the aid has not yet been disbursed.  

Total Balance

The final total in the far right column, indicates the balance due or anticipated credit refund as of the statement date. A minus sign (-) before the amount due indicates a credit balance. In this case, payment should not be made and students should see Credit Balance Processing for more information.

Financial Aid Recipients

Financial aid recipients who have questions about the status of pending financial aid items should contact Student Financial Services.

Financial aid recipients have the right to reject or request a reduction in some or all aid funds awarded to them, even if that aid has been disbursed to their student account.  To do this, students must notify the Student Financial Services Office in writing within 14 days of disbursement.  An email from the student's SU email account satisfies the requirement for written notification. 

Cancellation of aid funds may result in an unpaid account with Seattle University unless the amount due is paid by the tuition due date for the current quarter. An unpaid balance on the student's account may prevent future registration and/or the ability to obtain transcripts and/or the student's diploma, so the Student Financial Services Office highly recommends that students contact their office to discuss all of the possible ramifications before taking this action.