Tuition is due 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.

Paying in Person

Payments may be made in person at any U.S. site for students attending in the U.S. and in our Vancouver, BC and Calgary, AB sites for Canadian students.

Paying by Mail

When paying by check, please make your check payable to City University and include your student number on the check.

All students except for Canadian students send payment to:

City University
Attn: Business Office
521 Wall Street
Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98121

Canadian Students send payment to:

City University
789 W Pender St., Suite 310
Vancouver, BC V6C 1HR

City University
1300 8th Street SW, Suite 630
Calgary, AB T2R 1BR

Paying by Phone

You can call your advisor, any site, or the Business Office to make a payment by phone. We accept: VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card. Please Note: Canadian students need to call their Canadian site to pay by phone.

Paying by Wire Transfer

International students needing to pay by wire transfer, please contact your advisor for more information.

Returned Check Handling Fee

If, for any reason, a check made payable to City University is returned or found uncollectible, the tuition (or fees) affected will be deemed unpaid. In addition, the University imposes a handling charge of $25.00 on all “NSF” or uncollectible checks.

Past Due Accounts

Tuition is due the 20th of the month prior to the month in which a course begins. Other fees are due at the time they are incurred. If, however, for some reason a part of the tuition and fees remain unpaid on the day following the 20th of the previous month, the student will be assessed a carrying fee of one percent of the unpaid balance per month.

Delinquent accounts may be referred to a commercial collection agency and may be reported to national credit bureaus. If, for any reason, an account is sent to collections, a collection fee of $50.00 will be assessed to the student’s account. All costs, expenses, and fees (including, but not limited to attorney fees, court costs, and other out-of-pocket expenses) incurred by City University in collection or attempting to collect a past-due account are the responsibility of the student, and shall be charged to the student’s account.


A hold will be placed on any student account if a balance remains after the tuition due date for the current quarter or if there is a balance remaining after receiving third party payments. The University further reserves the right to withhold grades, statement of honorable dismissal, transcript of record, diploma, or withhold the right of registration for a subsequent quarter or course, until all outstanding charges have been paid and the student’s account has been cleared. City University reserves the right to cancel the enrollment of any student failing to meet the financial obligations incurred by registration. Such action may not, however, cancel the financial obligations the student incurred by virtue of enrollment.

The University will also exercise the aforementioned rights if any student loan account is found to be delinquent or past-due.

Tuition Reimbursement and Third Party Billing

The tuition of many City University students is paid by their employers through company tuition payment programs. Students are encouraged to check with their employers to find out whether such a program is available to them.

An employer may offer tuition reimbursement or direct billing. Students receiving tuition reimbursement must pay for their tuition and fees according to City University financial policies and apply for reimbursement through their organization. Employer reimbursement of tuition directly to a student does not constitute an authorization for employer billing by City University. Direct billing is confirmed by means of a letter or voucher authorizing subsequent billing. Such letters or vouchers must be presented at time of registration. Any portion that is not covered by the student’s employer becomes the student’s responsibility and is due according to City University financial policies.

All grades, transcripts, diplomas, and certificate are subject to being withheld until payment in full is received from the third party payer.

Military Tuition Assistance Programs

U.S. active duty and reserve military students are eligible for several types of tuition assistance through their federal veterans’ benefits. The City University Veterans Affairs Office, an educational advisor at the Department of Veterans Affairs, or an education advisor at a military station can provide further information.