Prospective Students

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We are happy to meet with you to discuss the opportunities available at the Alaska Law Campus. If you live in Alaska, or will happen to be in Anchorage, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Please see the admissions procedure for either the summer or 3L programs for more information.

Tuition

  • $1,550.00 per credit hour
  • A $300 non-refundable deposit is due upon application
  • Refunds: Refer to the Seattle U School of Law’s tuition refund policy for more information.

Housing

Graduate student housing is available on the campus of Alaska Pacific University (APU) for all students enrolled in programs at the Alaska Law Campus, space permitting. We will help you with the process to register for housing; please contact us for more information.

Financial Aid

Seattle U Law students

  • You must notify Student Financial Services of your intent to participate in an Alaska Law Campus program
  • To receive financial aid, you must take at least three credits during an academic term
  • If taking fewer than three credits, you must use your own resources to pay

Visiting students

  • You receive financial aid from your home institution
  • Seattle U School of Law’s FA office completes an agreement sent by your school verifying cost and financial aid responsibilities
  • Your school forwards your FA proceeds directly to Seattle U School of Law
  • If you’re due a refund, a check will be mailed directly to you

Scholarships for Alaska residents

All Alaska residents studying at the Alaska Law Campus are eligible for a $6,000 scholarship. Thanks to an endowed gift from the Sundborg family and the President of Seattle University, this scholarship was established to ensure that Alaskans have access to legal education opportunities.

  • Open to both Seattle U Law students and visiting students
  • Awarded to those who demonstrate exceptional aptitude for law, combined with a strong history of service and/or commitment to issues relevant to the Alaskan community.
  • Renewable for three years Learn more.

Other scholarships
Students may research scholarships at finaid.org or fastweb.com. The school regularly posts timely information about outside scholarships in the Important Dates section of the website.

Your law school experience

If you are from Alaska and want to stay close to home, or you’re drawn to Alaska for the first time, consider Seattle University School of Law. We have the only program offering year-round J.D. education within the state.

  • Proposed 3-year plan for studying in Alaska
    • First year – attend both semesters in Seattle
    • 1L summer – participate in the Alaska Summer program and complete an externship/internship
    • Second year – finish required and bar tested courses for two semesters in Seattle ex: Evidence and Legal Writing.
    • 2L summer – participate in the Alaska Summer program and complete an externship/internship
    • 3L – attend full-time in Alaska, completing a combination of courses and externship credits. 12 course credits offered in fall and 12 in spring. Students have the option to participate in a semester-long externship/internship at sites across the state.