Reduced Tuition
Federal Aid and VA Benefits Available

Tuition and Fees for 2015-16 Academic Year*
Undergraduate NCS Tuition$400 per credit hour
Application FeeFree
Recreation Fee$65 per quarter (part-time)
Technology Fee$90 per quarter (part-time)

* All students registered in NCS programs receive a tuition discount of over 50%.

Tuition and Fees

School of New and Continuing Studies students can earn a prestigious Seattle University degree or certificate at less than half the cost, and there is no application fee for NCS programs.

Some NCS courses may have additional associated fees, which are listed in the courses section details on SUOnline.

Required Equipment

In order to have a smooth learning experience in a hybrid course environment with substanital online content, you will require some basic equipment and services. This recommended equipment will allow you to participate in our courses without difficulty.

Contact us if you have any questions about the suitability of your equipment.

  • A Working Computer
  • Mac OS X, Unix or Windows
  • At least 4GB of RAM
  • Reliable Internet access

Qualifed for Federal Student Aid and Veterans Benefits

All NCS programs are fully qualified for Federal Student Aid and Veterans Benefits. You can use federal financial aid dollars to cover the costs of completing our degree and certificate programs. The process for obtaining federal aid for the Digital Technology and Cultures B.A. is the same as when applying to any other University or degree program:

  1. Fill in your 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. Fill in an application to the Digital Technology and Cultures B.A. Degree Completion program and be sure to include your Social Security Number where requested

All NCS programs are eligible for Veterans Education Benefits.

You also need to send us your transcripts to complete the application process. At any point in time, feel free to email us at or call at 206-296-6943 to talk through any issues, questions or concerns you have about financial aid.

Additional Funding Opportunities

Washington State provides some additional funding opportunities to students. You are encouraged to reach out to these organizations and find out whether you can take advantage of the support they offer.

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.
Click here to learn more about WA State Need Grants.

Washington State Career Bridge

This site provides WA State residents with information about career and education planning including many regional vocational programs.
Click here to learn more about Career Bridge.

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.
Click here to learn more about AAUW Grants.

Washboard Scholarships

The Wash Board connects WA State students to scholarship opportunities for all sorts of education funding.
Click here to learn more about The Wash Board.


Attend Our Open House!

You are invited to attend an Open House showcasing Seattle University’s School of New and Continuing Studies, offering hybrid degree completion programs and professional certificates.

Date & Time:
Wednesday, August 3rd
SU Admissions Building
901 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122


Attend Our Open House!