Course Title Credits Tuition Tuition for F-1 visa holders
Cost per credit 1 $285 $340
Cost per course 3 $855 $1020
TESOL Certificate 15 $4,275 $5,100

This rate is effective for the 2019/20 academic year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020). This rate is subject to change for the 2020/21 academic year.

Payment Policies

City University of Seattle is a private, not-for-profit institution. The costs associated with the operation of the university and its academic programs are supported primarily by tuition and fee revenues. When you enroll at CityU, you assume responsibility for the payment of tuition and fees, in accordance with our financial policies:

  • Tuition is due on the 20th of the month prior to the month in which the course begins.
  • All fees are due at the time they are incurred.
  • Students are responsible for purchasing course materials and textbooks separately.
  • CityU reserves the right to change tuition and fee schedules for any given term without prior notice.
  • Once a term begins, no changes in tuition or fees will be made that affect that term.

Refund Policies

Each quarter includes two 5 week sessions: Session A and Session B. The refund policy is based on the calendar day rather than instructional day. The policy applies as follows:

Percentage of refund
100% 50% 0%
Up to day 1 Day 2 – 7 8+ days