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Estimated Cost Breakdown*
8 Courses
@ $2000 Tuition
Fees $670
Domain Hosting $120
Developer Tools $120
Total Cost

Cost to Complete the Web Development Certificate

The Web Development Certificate requires the completion of 8 courses (40 credits). These courses are offered at a reduced tuition rate for part-time adult students.

The costs outlined in this table cover tuition and fees, as well as third-party services that will be used throughout the course of your studies, and in your career as a Web Developer.

* Cost estimate based on 2014-2015 school year prices.

Additional Equipment Needs

In order to have a smooth experience building your skills in Web Development, you will require some additional equipment and services. This recommended equipment will allow you to have an unhindered experience in class.

The Web Development Certificate is built around open source technology and open standards. This means that the tools we teach are available for a wide range of systems, and both hardware and software can be acquired for reasonable prices. Contact us if you have any questions about the suitability of your equipment.

Required Equipment

  • A Working Computer
  • Mac OS X, Unix or Windows
  • At least 4GB of RAM
  • At least 100GB of free disk space
  • Reliable Internet access

Qualifed for Federal Student Aid

The Web Development Certificate has been fully qualified for Federal Student Aid. You can use federal financial aid dollars to cover the costs of completing this certficate. The process for obtaining federal aid for the Web Development Certificate 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 Web Development Certificate and be sure to include your Social Security Number where requested

You also need to take the Basic Computing Skills Test and send us your transcripts to complete the application process. At any point in time, feel free to email us at or call at 206-296-6937 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.

How Do We Compare?

There are many options for gaining Web Development skills in the Puget Sound Region. In order to help you compare your options, we have created this chart.

  Seattle University* University of Washington** Seattle Central Community College*** Codefellows****
How long does it take? 12 months 29 months 12 months 5 months
Average workload per quarter? 10 credits (2 courses) 9 Continuing Education Units (3 courses, non-transferrable) 20 credits (4 courses) Full Time (40 hours per week)
Offers online courses and flexible schedules? Yes. Combination of online courses and in-person events. Some courses available via online video stream. No Yes. Some online courses offered.
Includes career advising? Yes, with dedicated staff and services No Yes, in capstone course Yes, with corporate sponsors
Helps you create a professional portfolio? Portfolio built throughout all courses No Portfolio built in capstone course Yes
Offers fully accredited college credits? Yes No Yes No
Can I get Federal Student Aid to help pay for this program? Yes No Yes No
Subjects Covered
HTML Yes Yes Yes Yes
CSS Yes Yes Yes Yes
Javascript Yes Yes Yes Yes
HTML5 / Responsive Web Techniques Yes Yes Yes Yes
Version Control Yes (Git) No No Yes (Git)
Accessibility Yes Yes Yes Yes
User Science Yes No No Yes
Professional Practice Yes No Yes Yes
Graphic Design No Yes Yes No

In order to provide a fair comparison, we have tried to determine offerings from our competitors that represent something close to what we offer. In order to be clear about what data we are using, we have noted the details of comparisons below.


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


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