Financial Information

Payment 

Full payment is required with your registration. You have three options for paying for your course: pay with a check or credit card, or pay with a purchase order. All payments must be made in U.S. dollars.

If you mail or fax in your registration, you may pay by check, Visa, MasterCard, or Discover. Do not send cash through the mail. If you choose to fax in your registration, you must also include credit card number, expiration date, and cardholder signature. 

If you pay with a purchase order, do one of the following: 

  • Submit your registration form to the organization or district paying the purchase order. That agency will submit all registrations with its purchase order to Seattle Pacific University. 
  • Mail or fax your registration form with the purchase order number and organization or district name and address clearly indicated in the purchase order section of the registration form. If a purchase order is not submitted, students will begin receiving monthly statements including late fees. 

For more information about course registration, visit the Registration page. 

Financial Aid 

Professional development courses are not eligible for financial aid, and they do not qualify for loan deferment. The full cost of the course is required at the time of enrollment. 

Loan Deferment 

The University has established that three graduate-level credits per quarter is equivalent to half-time status.  Effective September 1, 2011, 5000-level courses transitioned from a quarter-based term to a year-long term structure.  Therefore, 5000-level courses are not eligible and will not be verified for half-time enrollment. 

Employee Tuition Discount 

The tuition discount benefit will apply only to courses for which regular campus-based tuition rates apply.  This benefit does not apply to 5000-level courses. 

Veterans 

Seattle Pacific University’s undergraduate and graduate academic programs of study are approved by the Washington State Approving Agency (SAA) for enrollment for those eligible to receive educational benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, U.S. Code. 

For information on education benefits, contact the veterans’ coordinator in SAS by calling 206-281-2031. Professional advancement courses (5000–5999) are not approved by the Washington State Approving Agency (SAA). 

See more about available resources at SPU, visit Resources for Veterans and Dependents at Seattle Pacific University. 

1098T Tax Form 

Seattle Pacific University will report to the IRS the required information about students billed for at least one credit hour in any academic quarter of a tax year. 

SPU reports the amount of tuition charges for the year and will provide to students the IRS Tax Form 1098T as required by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. The tax form should be used by your tax preparer to determine your eligibility for a tax credit. The 1098T forms are mailed to students by January 31 of the following year. 

If you plan to seek tax deductions for educational expenses, we urge you to save your receipts. 

Because each taxpayer’s circumstances are unique, Seattle Pacific University cannot provide tax advice or assistance related to tax credits or how to claim the credit. Contact your tax adviser or the IRS for questions about the Lifetime Learning Credit or American Opportunity Credit. 

Visit the IRS Tax Benefits for Education: Information Center, the IRS YouTube Channel, and see tax breaks for higher education with the Annual Guide prepared by NASFAA

Social Security Numbers 

Students are prompted for their Social Security number at the time of enrollment to ensure accurate reporting to the IRS. SSN disclosure is mandatory to be eligible for the Tax Credit. The University is required by federal law to report your SSN and other pertinent information to the Internal Revenue Service pursuant to the reporting requirements imposed by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. The University also will use the SSN you provide to verify your identity. This notification is provided to you as required by the Federal Privacy Act of 1974.

If you find we have recorded an incorrect number, please provide us with written notice of the correct number.