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Additional 2017–18 Graduate Fees

  • Application fee (MA, MBA, MFA, MS, MSN): $50
  • Application fee (EdD and PhD, School of Education): $50
  • Application fee (PhD, School of Psychology, Family, and Community): $75
  • Matriculation fee: $100
    An admitted student who subsequently registers for courses is considered a matriculated student. This matriculation fee is assessed only once at the time of an admitted student’s initial registration; it covers the costs associated with initial advising, registration, and maintaining the student’s academic file over the duration of his or her stay at Seattle Pacific.(An academic file may contain admission records, transcripts, and evaluations of the coursework from other institutions, academic appeals, graduation check sheet, etc.)

  • Change of registration: $50
    You may register for evening courses (courses beginning at 4:30 p.m. and later) through the first class session. However, a $50 change of registration fee is charged when registration is completed after the first week of the quarter.

  • Credit-by-examination or challenge fees
    • Per-course examination fee: $100
    • Pre-credit-hour fee: $60
  • Dissertation fee: Varies
  • Thesis binding, per copy: Varies
  • Temporary SeaPac Pass replacement card fee: $5
  • SeaPac card replacement fee (for lost, stolen, or damaged card): $20
  • Official transcript fee: $5
Parking, per quarter

There is no charge for parking in commuter lots (C, N, NC, NW) after 4 p.m. weekdays, on weekends, and during Summer Sessions.

  • Commuter: $215
  • Ashton, Moyer, Hill residence halls, and apartments:  $215
  • Arnett, Emerson residence halls: $225
  • Motorcycle (50% discount): $108
  • Motorcycle for Arnett and Emerson residence halls: $112
  • 2-person carpool (50% discount): $108
  • 3-person carpool: Free

Any vehicle maintained, owned, or operated by an SPU student or employee must be registered with the Office of Safety and Security if it is to be parked on SPU's campus, including city streets. Registration/application forms are available online and in person. Any changes in parking status must be reported to Safety and Security within 10 days of the change by calling 206-281-2922. Parking refunds are calculated in accordance with the tuition-refund policy. Note: If you completely withdraw from the University, you must inform Safety and Security to be eligible for a refund of your parking fees.

Medical insurance fees

Change in student health insurance: The Affordable Care Act has changed SPU’s ability to offer health insurance to our students. Unfortunately, this means there will not be a health insurance plan offered to domestic (American) undergraduates or graduate students for the 2017–18 academic year.

In accordance with the national health care reform, Washington state has launched the Washington Health Benefit Exchange to assist people in obtaining affordable individual health insurance. These will be individual plans, not plans offered by SPU.

All students studying at SPU on a visa are required to enroll in the University student medical insurance plan year-round (including vacation periods). Exceptions to this policy require documentation of a comparable health care plan. Undocumented students may contact the International Student Services office for medical insurance information and guidance. 

Waivers may be obtained only at Health Services and must be completed by the fifth day of the quarter. 

Student who have not received a waiver will automatically be charged the health insurance premium fee. Though health insurance for students' dependents is not required, it is strongly recommended and can be purchased directly through the SPU insurance vendor. 

Certification and other program fees

College of Arts and Sciences


TESOL Internship

Per quarter


Graduation fee

MFA Residency Room & Board

Per residency (5 total)

School of Education


Teacher Education (MAT)

Per quarter


ARC Internship

Autumn, Winter quarters


ARC Internship

Spring Quarter


MTMS Internship

Autumn, Winter quarters

MTMS Internship

Spring Quarter

Group Counseling Course

Winter, Spring quarters

School Counseling Internship

Per quarter

School Counseling Theory and Practice

Per quarter

School of Health Sciences


Health Assessment Course

Per quarter

Nursing Internship

Per quarter
Amount Varies

Diagnostic Tools

Required resource for advanced practice students in health assessment courses


Typhon subscription

One-time, required for internship/practicum tracking

CPNW Modules

One time, required by some internship sites
$55, minimum

ADB Background Check

Required for internship

School of Theology/Seattle Pacific Seminary


SPS Student Council Fee

Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters